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Salesforce.com to Acquire Buddy Media Salesforce.com to Acquire Buddy Media

Enterprise cloud computing company, Salesforce.com has entered into a deal with social media platform provider, Buddy Media, to acquire their company and pay them almost $690 million in cash and common stock. Salesforce.com hopes to have the acquisition of Buddy …

Facebook Boots Chrome, Adds Opera To Supported Browser Page Facebook Boots Chrome, Adds Opera To Supported Browser Page
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This is not as much of a big story as it is fuel to a previous rumor. According to a screencap courtesy FavBrowser, Facebook has ditched Chrome on its recommended browser landing page and opted to suggest users download the …

Salesforce to Acquire Buddy Media Salesforce to Acquire Buddy Media

Enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce is set to acquire Buddy Media, the makers fo social enterprise software. The purchase would augment Salesforce’s enterprise offerings with a ready-made solution for social media brand management. The news was first reported by All …

Facebook May Buy (Part of) Face.com [RUMOR] Facebook May Buy (Part of) Face.com [RUMOR]

UPDATE: TechCrunch is now saying that this acquisition is a done deal. The rumor gears are getting warm in regard to Facebook. Of course, rumors are only fun because there’s an innate uncertainty about them that excites people into believing …

Facebook May Be Looking to Purchase Opera [RUMOR] Facebook May Be Looking to Purchase Opera [RUMOR]
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According to a source close with Pocket-lint, Facebook is said to be on the prowl to acquire Opera Software, maker of the Opera web browser. There are a few reasons for why this sounds plausible and one or two for …

Twitter Pulls the Curtains Down on Summify Twitter Pulls the Curtains Down on Summify

Barely four months after Twitter acquired the company, Summify has announced that it will be closing up shop next month. This isn’t entirely surprising given recent developments in Twittervile. Summify’s purpose was generating personalized digests of users’ Twitter feeds, which …

Oracle Acquires Virtue, A Social Marketing Platform Oracle Acquires Virtue, A Social Marketing Platform

Oracle announced an agreement to acquire cloud-based social marketing platform Virtue. Virtue is designed to let marketers manages social marketing campaigns across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ from one place. Oracle wrote in a blog post: The proliferation of social …

Facebook Acquires Karma, A “Social And Mobile Gifting” Service Facebook Acquires Karma, A “Social And Mobile Gifting” Service

It’s been quite the busy day for Facebook. You may have heard: the company went public. They also acquired Karma, which is described as a social and mobile gifting service. The way Karma works, is: you send a gift, with …

Google May Be Close to Meebo Acquisition [RUMOR] Google May Be Close to Meebo Acquisition [RUMOR]

According to the reliable sources of All Things D, Google is involved in talks to acquire Meebo, the social platform that integrates cross-service chats as well as a social overlay for many websites. All Things D reports that the price …

LinkedIn Interested in Buying Monster LinkedIn Interested in Buying Monster
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Reuters is reporting that “people familiar with the matter” have told them LinkedIn, the popular social network devoted to professional networking, may be interested in purchasing Monster Worldwide, the company that owns the job search websites monster.com and hotjobs.com. In …

LinkedIn Acquires Document Presentation Startup SlideShare LinkedIn Acquires Document Presentation Startup SlideShare
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LinkedIn, the popular professional networking social network, today announced that it will soon acquire SlideShare, a startup that hosts documents and presentations for sharing and display on the web. The company will be purchased for approximately $118.75 million, in a …

Discovery Channel Buys Revision3, Enters WebTV Fray Discovery Channel Buys Revision3, Enters WebTV Fray

After a couple of days when rumors began to circulate that the Discovery Channel was in talks to purchase Revision3, an internet-only television network and distributor of original content, the two media companies apparently shook hands today and finalized the …

Washington Post Hires Digg Tech Team Washington Post Hires Digg Tech Team

Some thought it was going to be an acquisition, others thought it would just be talent acquisition, but it turns out, the Washington Post is just hiring some members of Digg’s technology team. The Next Web initially reported that the …

Facebook’s Instagram Days of Antitrust Scrutiny Ahead Facebook’s Instagram Days of Antitrust Scrutiny Ahead

So now that we have learned that Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram wasn’t so much a Facebook purchase as it was a Mark Zuckerberg joint, the next arbitrary aspect that we must speculate upon is whether or not Facebook …

Facebook Buys Tagtile, a Marketing Solutions Company Facebook Buys Tagtile, a Marketing Solutions Company

Facebook has extended its shopping spree by buying Tagtile, a loyalty and direct marketing solutions designer for businesses. Tagtile is the second company Facebook has bought this week. It bought social photo-sharing mobile app company Instagram on Monday. Tagtile is …

Instagram Tops App Store Following Facebook Purchase Instagram Tops App Store Following Facebook Purchase

That lead image, a screencap I took about thirty minutes ago, says it all: Instagram is the top free app in the iTunes App Store. So much for people risking Facebook unfriending due to Instagram over-sharing. So much for iPhone …

Facebook Owns Instagram: You Got A Problem With That? Facebook Owns Instagram: You Got A Problem With That?
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As previously reported, Facebook has purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The app is enormously popular, and being Facebook-owned will most likely make it even more so. Still, some users have a problem with the news, whether it be the expansion …

Google Acquires TxVia To Bolster Google Wallet Google Acquires TxVia To Bolster Google Wallet

Google announced last night that it has acquired TxVia, a payments technology company, which will become part of Google Wallet. “Since 2008, TxVia has supported the management of more than 100 million accounts,” says Osama Bedier, Vice President of Wallet …

Interview: SalesCrunch to Acquire Cisco’s WebEx for $1 Plus Equity? Interview: SalesCrunch to Acquire Cisco’s WebEx for $1 Plus Equity?

This week, online meeting platform SalesCrunch made an offer to buy WebEx from Cisco. What’s interesting about the offer is the fact that it offered Cisco $1 plus a 15 percent stake in the new company.

eBay Sells Rent.com To Primedia eBay Sells Rent.com To Primedia

eBay has sold Rent.com to Primedia, which also owns ApartmentGuide.com, Rentals.com, RentalHouses.com and NewHomeGuide.com. The property search site should fit right in. eBay says Rent.com had “limited synergies” with its core business, and that the company is “focusing on enabling …

Zynga Acquires “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP Zynga Acquires “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP
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Earlier we reported that Zynga had made a deal to acquire OMGPOP, and now it is official. The social gaming giant behind such popular games as Words With Friends and Farmville has bought the makers off breakout hit “Draw Something” …