All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Acquisitions ’

HP Acquiring ArcSight for $1.5 Billion

HP announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ArcSight, a security and compliance company, for $1.5 billion at $43.50 per share. There were rumors of the acquisition going around over the weekend, but the companies have now made it official. 

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Glam Media Extends Reach In Men’s Content Market

Glam Media has acquired Fantastic Zero, a men’s online media company, with the aim of extending its reach into the male market in Germany.

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RIM Reportedly Acquires DataViz Assets

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has reportedly acquired most of the DataViz team. broke the news, which was confirmed by John Paczkowski at Digital Daily. DataViz is known for developing Documents to Go.

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Amazon Acquires Amie Street Music Startup

Amazon has acquired music startup Amie Street, which the company actually helped fund. Unfortunately for Amie Street users, the service will be shut down.

Amie Street has an interesting business model, which lets musicians upload music, which starts out free to users. The more downloads the songs get, the more the price goes up (up to a $1). Interesting as it may be, it apparently didn’t work. 

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Dell Appears to Lose 3PAR to HP

Update 2: It looks like Dell has lost the bidding war for 3PAR after all. The company issued a release saying it has ended discussions and will recieve a $72 million break-up fee from 3PAR. This comes after 3PAR accepted an increased bid from HP of $2.4 billion.

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comScore Acquires Nedstat to Create the iPad of Analytics

comScore announced today that it has acquired Nedstat, an online analytics and optimization firm based out of Amsterdam.

The acquisition enables comScore to substantially expand its presence in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Sweden. The company says this will help it reach out to new clients in these markets.

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SocialDeck Announces Acquisition by Google

Google continues its pattern of social gaming-related acquisitions with the acquisition of SocialDeck. Inside Social Games has discovered a letter posted to SocialDeck’s website, announcing the acquisition. The letter says:

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Google Draws New Round of Scrutiny Over ITA Deal

Even before an acquisition was announced, talks between Google and ITA software were causing a stir in the travel industry. Once Google announced its intent to acquire the company at the beginning of July for $700 million, plenty of talk about regulatory obstacles ensued.

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Cisco Plans to Acquire ExtendMedia for IP Video Management

Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire ExtendMedia, a content management systems provider out of Newton, Massachusetts.

ExtendMedia’s systems manage video content through monetization for pay media and ad-supported business models. Cisco says that with ExtendMedia, it will be able to help service providers deliver multi-screen offerings as the market transitions to IP video.

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HP Acquires Stratavia for Undisclosed Sum

HP has acquired Stratavia, a database and application automation company out of Denver.

HP says the addition of Stratavia will help strengthen its software and solutions portfolio, adding deployment, configuration, and management solutions for enterprise databases, middleware, and packaged applications.

HP’s goal is to simplify app deployment and management in hybrid IT environments.

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Motorola Buys 280 North to Foster Android Growth

While no official announcement has been made by either party, Motorola has reportedly acquired 280 North, a startup known for developing the Cappuccino programming language.

TechCrunch claims to have confirmed the acquisition, and has heard that the price is around $20 million, though this is not confirmed. Michael Arrington shares this quote from a Motorola spokesperson:

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AT&T Sells Centennial Comm. Assets to Verizon

AT&T announced that it has completed the sale of certain wireless assets of Centennial Communications to Verizon Wireless. The release says:

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Facebook Catches a Hot Potato

Last month, rumors emerged that Facebook may have been buying Hot Potato. As Doug Caverly described, "Hot Potato is a check-in service that takes possibilities other than physical locations into account.  Users can, for example, say they’re listening to a particular song or reading a certain novel, not just check in at a concert or a bookstore."

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Nokia to Acquire Mobile Analytics Firm Motally

Nokia announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Motally, a mobile analytics firm. The company provides in-app tracking and reporting, enabling developers and publishers to optimize the development of their apps.

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Intel Buys McAfee for $7.68 billion

Intel has announced it is acquiring McAfee for about $7.68 billion at $48 per share in cash.

"With the rapid expansion of growth across a vast array of Internet-connected devices, more and more of the elements of our lives have moved online," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "In the past, energy-efficient performance and connectivity have defined computing requirements. Looking forward, security will join those as a third pillar of what people demand from all computing experiences.

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Zynga Buys Social Game Company Conduit Labs

Zynga, makers of popular social games Farmville and Mafia Wars, announced that it has acquired Conduit Labs, another social games company based out of Boston.

Zynga will turn the Conduit Labs office into simply "Zynga Boston", where the company will focus on new product development. The company currently has locations in San Francisco, Austin, Baltimore, Bangalore, Beijing and Los Angeles.

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Intel Increases Cable Presence with Purchase of Texas Instruments’ Cable Modem Unit

Intel just announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Texas Instruments’ cable modem unit. Intel says this will enhance its focus on in the cable industry and related markets.

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Facebook Acquiring Search Company with Google Connections

According to a report from Kara Swisher at Boomtown, Facebook has acquired a company called Chai Labs, though this has yet to be confirmed by either company. Also not confirmed is the price, but it is estimated to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 million.

Swisher speculates that the acquisition is more focused on acquiring talent, which would certainly fall in line with past Facebook acquisitions.

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Google Reportedly Acquiring

Google is reportedly acquiring for over $100 million. According to Michael Arrington, the companies are in the final stages of the deal, based on word from "multiple sources".

At first glance, looks like your ordinary, run of the mill e-commerce site, but the technology behind it has apparently caught Google’s eye.

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IBM Acquires Marketing Software Player Unica for $480 Million

IBM has announced that it is acquiring marketing software company Unica for about $480 million in cash. IBM says the Unica will expand its ability to help organizations analyze and predict customer preferences and develop more targeted marketing campaigns.

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Google Buys Game Company Slide

Update: Right on schedule, Google has now formally announced its acquisition of Slide. On the company’s oficial blog, David Glazer says:

For Google, the web is about people, and we’re working to develop open, transparent and interesting (and fun!) ways to allow our users to take full advantage of how technology can bring them closer to friends and family and provide useful information just for them.

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Zynga Buys Japanese Gaming Company Unoh

Zynga has acquired Japanese social gaming company Unoh, which will become a major part of Zynga’s mobile strategy. The company’s mobile product efforts will be a joint venture between SoftBank Group and Zynga.

Popular Unoh games include Machitsuku!, Band Yarouyo!, and Kaizoku Chronicle. Zynga says that in addition to maintaining Unoh’s games on mixi, Mobage-town, and GREE, Zynga Japan will also localize Zynga games and develop new games targeted at the Japanese market.

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Google Acquires Developer Tools Provider Instantiations

Google has apparently acquired yet another company – Instantiations. This is a provider of Java and Ajax development tools.

As MG Siegler (who first reported the news) points out, the company is known for its Google Web Toolkit designer, which is likely the reason for the acquisition.

Instantiations greets its site visitors with the following message:

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IBM Closes Coremetrics Acquisition

IBM has announced the closing of its acquisition of web analytics firm Coremetrics, based in San Mateo, CA. The acquisition will boost IBM’s business analytics offerings through cloud services.

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Adobe to Acquire Day Software for $240 Million

Adobe announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire Day Software, a content management software company. Adobe has launched a public tender offer to acquire all of the publicly held registered shares of the company for about $240 million.

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Disney Acquires Social Gaming Company Playdom

Last week, rumors surfaced that Disney was in late stage acquisition talks with social game company Playdom. Today, Disney has announced that it has indeed agreed to acquire it.

Playdom shareholders will receive total consideration of $563.2 million, subject to certain conditions, and a performance-linked earn-out of up to $200 million.

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Nokia Siemens to Acquire Motorola Wireless Network Infrastructure for $1.2 Billion

Nokia Siemens Networks and Motorola today announced that Nokia Siemens  will acquire the majority of Motorola’s wireless network infrastructure assets. Said assets come at the price of $1.2 billion in cash.

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Google Announces $700 Million Acquisition of ITA Software

Google announced that it has signed an acquisition agreement with ITA Software. Reports of talks surrounding such an acquisition were revealed in April, but talk heated up again this week, mostly regarding issues of concern expressed by many in the travel industry.

Marissa Mayer, Google’s VP, Search Products & User Experience, has now posted to the Official Google Blog that an agreement has been signed. She writes:

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Disney Reportedly Acquires Tapulous, Makers of Tap Tap Revenge

TechCrunch is reporting that Disney has acquired Tapulous, the makers of popular iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge. Very few details are given around this news or its source, but the publication says Tapulous founder Bart Decrem, who will join Disney as a VP.

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HP’s Acquisition of Palm is Complete

Update: The acquisition is now complete. See releases from HP and Palm.

Original Article (04/28): Hewlett-Packard just announced its intent to buy Palm for $1.2 Billion at $5.70 per share. The transaction has already been approved by the HP and Palm boards of directors.

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Local search site has acquired Octane360, a provider of domain-based local ad solutions for small businesses, domain portfolio owners, agencies and channel partners. is paying $5 million in cash and stock, with an earnout of up to $5.9 million if certain performance criteria are met in the two-year period following the closing.

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AOL Sells Market Research Firm DMS Insights to uSamp

Market research company uSamp has acquired DMS Insights (Digital Marketing Services) from AOL.

uSamp says it will combine with DMS to offer "best-in-class" online sample and panel management solutions, with the combined global panel reaching 2.7 million. The company notes that this includes an extensive Hispanic panel of over 100,000.

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Alibaba Buys Vendio, Gains 80,000 eBay, Amazon Sellers has announced its acquisition of Vendio, a multi-channel e-commerce company offering solutions for small businesses that let them sell through channels such as eBay, Amazon, and their own Vendio-supported stores.

Through the acquisition, Alibaba is gaining access to over 80,000 targeted small businesses in the U.S. and can direct them to Alibaba’s own Aliexpress wholesale transaction platform.

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Six Apart Acquires NaturalPath Media

Six Apart, the company behind TypePad, has announced the acquisition of NaturalPath Media, an online ad/media network geared toward "sustainable, healthy, and conscious lifestyles." Some of its more popular sites include:,, and

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IBM Pays $1.4 Billion to Acquire Sterling Commerce from AT&T

IBM and AT&T announced today that IBM is acquiring Sterling Commerce from AT&T for the price of $1.4 billion. Sterling Commerce provides B2B solutions for 80% of the Fortune 500.

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Google Picks Up 3D Desktop Maker BumpTop

Google’s acquisition spree continues with its latest pickup – BumpTop, makers of the BumpTop desktop environment, which is designed to bring a more 3D and "visceral" user interface to the operating system. The product has been available for Windows and Mac, but Android is the likely destination for its technology in Google’s hands.

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Opera Acquires Email Service Provider FastMail

Opera announced today it has acquired web-based email provider Opera’s offered its own email client since 2000, and now it will use FastMail to expand its own messaging product across various devices from mobile to TVs and gaming consoles.

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Apple Buys 2 Companies For Edge in Competition with Google

Apple and Google are becoming increasingly competitive, and it would seem that they’re even competing for who can acquire the most companies in the shortest amount of time. Apple has now acquired Siri and Intrinsity.

Siri is a voice command-based personal assistant app that lets you tell it what you want to do, and it will do most of the work for you, whether that be find the right restaurant and book a reservation, get a cab, or whatever. Watch this clip to see how it works:

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Google Acquires Widget Developer Labpixies

Google has acquired widget developer Labpixies, which developed some of the first gadgets for Google’s personalized homepage iGoogle. It also develops apps for Android and iPhone.

"Over the years, we worked closely together on a variety of projects, including the launch of a number of global OpenSocial based gadgets. Recently, we decided that we could do more if we were part of the same team…" says Don Loeb of Google’s iGoogle team.

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Does Google Have a “Secret” Weapon in Apple Battle with Agnilux?

Google continues down its path of acquisitions, as it has now scooped up the mysterious tech startup Agnilux. It’s mysterious because there is very little information about it on the web, and even publications like the New York Times have had a hard time uncovering much information about it.

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Google to Bolster Google Goggles with Plink Acquisition

Google has acquired the UK-based visual search engine company Plink, which makes PlinkArt, a mobile app that lets users take a picture with their phone and identify paintings and artworks. Google is adding Plink to work on its Google Goggles project.

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Google Acquires Video Monetization Platform Episodic

Update: Google gave us the following statement:

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Google Buys Cloud Photo Editing Service

Google announced today it has acquired Picnik, a cloud-based photo editing service. The company consists of about 20 employees.

"Google processes petabytes of data every day, and with their worldwide infrastructure and world-class team, it is truly the best home we could have found. Under the Google roof we’ll reach more people than ever before, impacting more lives and making more photos more awesome," says Picnik in its announcement.

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AOL Acquires Video Creation/Distribution Company StudioNow

AOL has acquired a video platform company called StudioNow. The company says the deal will allow it to integrate a "fully functional video creation platform" into its newly launched content management system, StudioNow will also continue to operate its existing business as well. This includes online video creation, management, storage, and syndication.

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Opera Scoops Up Mobile Advertising Firm AdMarvel

Opera announced today that it has acquired mobile advertising firm AdMarvel. Opera says the acquisition will enable it to expand its portfolio of products and services to include "highly scalable ad monetization services" for Opera branded mobile products and services.

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Apple Acquiring AdMob Competitor Quattro Wireless

Update: The acquisition has been confirmed, and competitor AdMob issued the following statement:

"We believe that Apple’s proposed acquisition of Quattro serves as yet another validation of the vibrant mobile advertising industry and can help accelerate the pace of innovation and competition in this space."

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