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Twitter Buys App Development Tool Clutch.io Twitter Buys App Development Tool Clutch.io
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Clutch.io, a company that provides software to help iOS developers design and test their apps, announced today that it has been acquired by Twitter. On its website, the company describes itself as “an easy to integrate library for native iOS …

Best Buy Offer: Founder Wants To Buy His Company Back For $24 To $26 Per Share Best Buy Offer: Founder Wants To Buy His Company Back For $24 To $26 Per Share
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Best Buy founder Richard Schulze has made an offer to buy Best Buy back, and to take it private. The offer, estimated at $8 billion, is for a price of $24.00 to $26.00 per share in cash. Best Buy stock …

AT&T Is Buying NextWave Wireless For Potentially $50 Million AT&T Is Buying NextWave Wireless For Potentially $50 Million
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AT&T announced today that it has agreed to acquire NextWave Wireless. The price is $25 million, plus a contingent payment of up to an additional $25 million. Through a separate agreement, AT&T will also acquire NextWave’s debt for a total …

Zuckerberg’s Sister Was In Israel On Birthright When She Found Out She Is A Google Employee Zuckerberg’s Sister Was In Israel On Birthright When She Found Out She Is A Google Employee
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As previously reported, Google announced this week that it is acquiring social media marketing platform company Wildfire. It didn’t take long for reports to bring up the fact that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister is part of the Wildfire team, …

Here’s Footage Of The Wildfire Team Reacting To The Google Acquisition Here’s Footage Of The Wildfire Team Reacting To The Google Acquisition

As previously reported, Google has acquired social media marketing platform company Wildfire. As if it was not interesting enough that Google acquired a company that helps businesses market their brands on Facebook and other social media competitors, the Wildfire team …

Google Acquires Wildfire To Offer Social Media Marketing Services Google Acquires Wildfire To Offer Social Media Marketing Services
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Google has gotten into the social media marketing business with the acquisition of Wildfire. The company has been around for about four years, and has managed to grow to 400 employees and 16,000 customers. Its social media brand management services …

Oracle Buys Network Virtualization Firm Xsigo Systems Oracle Buys Network Virtualization Firm Xsigo Systems

Oracle announced on Monday that it has agreed to acquire network virtualization technology provider Xsigo Systems. “The proliferation of virtualized servers in the last few years has made the virtualization of the supporting network connections essential,” said Oracle Executive Vice …

Apple Is Buying Mobile Security Firm AuthenTec Apple Is Buying Mobile Security Firm AuthenTec
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It appears that Apple is buying mobile and network security provider AuthenTec. 9to5Mac points to an SEC filing shared by Reuters, which says: On July 26, 2012, AuthenTec, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement and Plan …

VMware Pays Large Sum To Acquire Nicira VMware Pays Large Sum To Acquire Nicira
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VMware has agreed to acquire software-defined networking (SDN)/network virtualization provider Nicira for $1.05 billion in cash plus about $210 million of assumed unvested equity awards. “VMware has led the server virtualization revolution, and we have the opportunity to do the …

Hopefully, Facebook’s Acquisition Of Spool Will Help Out That “Improved” iOS App We’ve Been Hearing About Hopefully, Facebook’s Acquisition Of Spool Will Help Out That “Improved” iOS App We’ve Been Hearing About

Over the weekend, Facebook acquired Spool, makers of the popular Spool apps fro iOS and Android. Spool, on the surface, is basically an app that allows users to store web content for offline viewing – that includes text, audio, and …

Digg Parted Out, Sold For Significantly More Than $500,000 [REPORT] Digg Parted Out, Sold For Significantly More Than $500,000 [REPORT]
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Late yesterday, we told you that once-popular link aggregation site Digg had been sold to Betaworks, the company behind bit.ly, news.me, and Chartbeat. Considering Digg’s massive decline over the past few years, news of it selling wasn’t too shocking. But …

Salesforce Is Rumored To Be Paying Big Bucks For Another Company [Updated] Salesforce Is Rumored To Be Paying Big Bucks For Another Company [Updated]

Update: It’s no longer a rumor. GoInstant made the announcement. According to AllThingsD, the price was $76 million. Saleforce is getting ready to buy GoInstant for over $70 million, according to the Wall Street Journal, who cites “people familiar with …

Weather Underground Moving Under The Weather Channel Umbrella Weather Underground Moving Under The Weather Channel Umbrella

Popular weather data site Weather Underground is bring acquired by the best-known weather news source in the U.S., The Weather Channel Companies. Although the specifics of the acquisition have yet to be released, we’ll known pretty soon as they expect …

Ask Looks To Spread Its Q&A To 30,000 Publishers With nRelate Acquisition Ask Looks To Spread Its Q&A To 30,000 Publishers With nRelate Acquisition

Ask.com has acquired content recommendation company nRelate for an undisclosed sum. nRelate is a service that serves up related article content on publishers’ pages in a box, similar to the one pictured. There is also an ad component, which enables …

Dell Acquires Quest Software for $2.4 Billion Dell Acquires Quest Software for $2.4 Billion
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Today, Dell announced definitive plans to acquire end-to-end IT software provider Quest Software. The deal is all part of Dell’s most recent initiative to grow their enterprise solution portfolio and further distinguish their capabilities from those of their largest competitors. …

GigaOm For Sale, According To Rumors GigaOm For Sale, According To Rumors

This is certainly only in rumor stage at this point, but Business Insider is reporting that popular tech blog network GigaOm may be for sale. Nicholas Carlson reports that a couple “insiders” have said GigaOm is “on the block,” with …

Meebo: Save Chat Logs before Final Curtain Call Meebo: Save Chat Logs before Final Curtain Call
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Meebo announced earlier this month that it would be shutting down in July due to its acquisition by Google. The Meebo team is now sending out email notifications to users who might not be in the know about the acquisition …

Facebook Acquires Face.com And Its Facial Recognition Technology Facebook Acquires Face.com And Its Facial Recognition Technology
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Facebook may not have applied for the .face gTLD, but the company has now acquired Face.com. With this acquisition, however, Facebook is getting much more than a good domain name. The acquisition isn’t a total surprise. We’ve reported on rumors …

Buddy Media CEO Dispels Fear with Video on VSD Buddy Media CEO Dispels Fear with Video on VSD

Yesterday, we brought you the news that enterprise cloud computing giant, Salesforce.com, intends to acquire Buddy Media. It’s great news for Michael Lazerow, chairman and co-founder of Buddy Media who will be on the receiving end of the near $690 …

Google Acquires Meebo, Following Rumors Google Acquires Meebo, Following Rumors
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The rumors have been going around for a month or so, but not it’s official. Google is buying Meebo. Meebo just posted the following message to its blog: We are happy to announce that Meebo has entered into an agreement …

Google Trusted Stores Program Should Get Boost From KikScore Acquisition Google Trusted Stores Program Should Get Boost From KikScore Acquisition

Google debuted Trusted Stores last fall, and now the company has acquired the assets and patents of Kikscore to make the program better. Kikscore offers its own online trust score system, which is about to be discontinued, in favor of …