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Google Never Tried to Buy WhatsApp, Says SVP

The rumor coming on the heels of the biggest acquisition in recent memory–Facebook’s $19 billion buy of messaging service WhatsApp–was that Google also wanted to snatch up the wildly popular app and at one point had offered a handsome sum. Fortune cited multiple sources who claimed that Google had offered WhatsApp $10 billion–an amount that more than quadrupled the company’s …

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Square Acquires Appointment-Booking Software Maker BookFresh

Square announced on Wednesday that it has acquired BookFresh, makers of appointment booking software. “Sellers use Square for far more than accepting payments: They manage their point of sale with Square Register, run loyalty programs and promotions for customers, and access important analytics that help them make better business decisions,” writes Suare product engineering lead Gokul Rajaram. “Sellers of all …

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Oracle Is Buying BlueKai For Big Data Marketing

Oracle announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire cloud-based big data platform BlueKai, which offers a solution for personalizing marketing campaigns. According to Oracle, BlueKai has the “world’s largest third party data marketplace to augment a company’s proprietary customer data with actionable information” with over 700 million profiles. The company intends to integrate BlueKai with its …

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IBM To Acquire DBaaS Provider Cloudant

IBM announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire database-as-a-service provider Cloudant. Cloudant, which IBM will use to expand its big data/analytics, cloud computing and mobile offerings, lets developers create next-gen mobile and web apps “easily and quickly.” It’s already in use by various companies in gaming, financial services, online learning, retail, healthcare, and mobile device …

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Google Acquires Spider.io To Get Better At Fighting Ad Fraud

Google announced on Friday that it has acquired spider.io, an ad fraud-fighting technology company. Google will include this technology in its video and display ad products as a complement to measures it has already taken. Google VP of Display Advertising Neal Mohan recaps some of these in a blog post: Advertising helps fund the digital world we love today — …

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Yes, Tesla Talked to Apple, But Acquisition Is Unlikely

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that people at Tesla did meet with people at Apple, but it’s unlikely that any rumored merger will take place. Musk did say that “if” the talks had anything to do with a possible acquisition, he’d be unable to talk about it anyway. This comes in response to a big rumor floating around the tech …

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Google Reportedly Offered WhatsApp $10B Before Facebook Snatched It Up for $19B

The big news yesterday afternoon came from Facebook, who announced that they were acquiring popular cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion–a staggering sum that dwarfs the nearly $1 billion Facebook paid for Instagram back in 2012. But it looks like Facebook wasn’t the only suitor who offered big bucks for WhatsApp. According to Fortune, multiple sources say that Google …

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Check Out What eBay Can Do Now That It Owns PhiSix

eBay announced that it has acquired computer graphics company PhiSix, which creates 3D models of clothing from photos, pattern files and other sources. These graphics, according to the company, can simulate the actual behavior of the clothes, so people can see how they would fit, look, and move in different environments. “PhiSix’s technology enables consumers to understand the fit and …

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Google Has Acquired SlickLogin, Which Lets You Log In Using Sounds You Can’t Hear

Google has acquired SlickLogin for an undisclosed figure. The startup launched only five months ago at TechCrunch Disrupt, and quickly managed to catch the interest of the technology giant. SlickLogin has not even become available to the public yet, but what it does is let you log into a site without a password by holding your phone up to your …

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Yahoo Buys Another Company (Distill)

Apparently Yahoo has no intention of stopping its acquisition spree. Just days after news came out that the company has acquired Wander, we learn that it has now acquired recruiting tool maker Distill. The company’s homepage has the announcement: We are excited to share the news that the Distill team is off to start a new adventure! We are joining …

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Comcast To Purchase Time Warner Cable For $45 Billion

Comcast is the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider whereas Time Warner Cable is the nation’s second largest. The two are also some of the most universally reviled among American consumers. Now both companies are joining forces. Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced today that the two companies would be merging thanks to a deal that will see Comcast buy …

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Google Now Officially Owns Nest

Google officially closed its acquisition of Nest on Friday, just after gaining approval from the Federal Trade Commission. The company revealed in an SEC filing (via Re/code) that the transaction closed on February 7th. Here’s the relevant snippet: In January 2014, we entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Nest Labs, Inc. (Nest), a company whose mission is to …

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