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Here’s What PRWeb Had To Say About The Google Acquisition “News” Flub Here’s What PRWeb Had To Say About The Google Acquisition “News” Flub

On Monday, a bogus press release was issued via Vocus-owned press release distribution service PRWeb indicating that Google had bought Wi-Fi company ICOA for $400 million. Both companies eventually told reporters that this news was false. Apparently, the companies had …

Google Buys Wireless Broadband Company ICOA for $400 Million? Nope. Google Buys Wireless Broadband Company ICOA for $400 Million? Nope.
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Update: This seemed kind of fishy from the beginning, but now reports are out that both Google and ICOA have denied that this is real. As noted in our report, the only source of the news seemed to be an …

Color Lawsuit Confirms Sale to Apple Color Lawsuit Confirms Sale to Apple

Details about Color Labs‘ sale to Apple have emerged in a lawsuit brought by a former employee of Color. The lawsuit shows that Color’s technology team and some Color intellectual property were acquired by Apple last month. The Color website …

GetGlue Acquired by Viggle to form “Clear Leader” in Social TV GetGlue Acquired by Viggle to form “Clear Leader” in Social TV

Today, social TV loyalty service Viggle has announced a merger with popular TV check-in app GetGlue. According to a release, Viggle will acquire GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares of stock. With the merger, GetGlue will …

Cisco To Acquire Cloud Networking Company Meraki For $1.2 Billion Cisco To Acquire Cloud Networking Company Meraki For $1.2 Billion

Cisco continues its acquisition, as the company announced that it intends to acquire Meraki (yet another cloud company). Cisco will pay about $1.2 billion in cash and retention-based incentives. Meraki is a privately held cloud networking company based in San …

Dell Acquires Infrastructure Automation Solutions Provider Gale Technologies Dell Acquires Infrastructure Automation Solutions Provider Gale Technologies

Dell announced that it has acquired Gale Technologies, a provider of infrastructure automation solutions. With the acquisition, the company has formed the Enterprise Systems & Solutions organization. Dell says it intends to keep Gale Technologies employees, and will continue to …

Cisco To Acquire Data Center Infrastructure Company Cloupia Cisco To Acquire Data Center Infrastructure Company Cloupia

Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Cloupia, a software company that automates converged data center infrastructure. The deal would extend the company’s existing data center portfolio. Cisco is paying $125 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange …

Priceline Buys Kayak: What Does This Mean For Fairsearch? Priceline Buys Kayak: What Does This Mean For Fairsearch?
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On Thursday, Priceline announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kayak. The deal is worth about $1.8 billion. “Kayak has built a strong brand in online travel research and their track record of profitable growth is demonstrative …

Priceline To Acquire Kayak For $1.8 Billion Priceline To Acquire Kayak For $1.8 Billion

Priceline announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kayak in a deal valued at $1.8 billion ( $40 per share of Kayak). Priceline will pay approximately $500 million in cash and $1.3 billion in equity and assumed …

George Lucas: When I First Made Star Wars, Everybody Said, “This Is A Movie Disney Should Have Made”

As you have no doubt heard, George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm (and Star Wars) to Disney. A new Star Wars is coming out in 2015. More on the deal here. George Lucas talks about the deal and his thoughts about …

Yahoo Gets More Former Googlers With Stamped Acquisition Yahoo Gets More Former Googlers With Stamped Acquisition
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer tweeted about a new acquisition the company has made (the first under her leadership. Yahoo has has acquired mobile recommendation app maker Stamped, which (believe it or not) is made up of former Googlers. Here’s the …

Yelp Acquires Qype, Shares Preliminary Q3 Financial Results Yelp Acquires Qype, Shares Preliminary Q3 Financial Results

Yelp has acquired European reviews site Qype. Yelp has acquired all of Qype’s shares, for about €18.6 million and 970,000 shares of Yelp’s Class A common stock, bringing the total purchase price to about $50 million USD. Qype is based …

Ancestry.com Sold To Private Equity Firm For $1.6 Billion Ancestry.com Sold To Private Equity Firm For $1.6 Billion
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Online genealogy site Ancestry.com has agreed to be purchased by European private equity firm Permira for $1.6 billion ($32.00 per share). Ancestry.com President and CEO Tim Sullivan and CFO and COO Howard Hochhauser will maintain a majority of their equity …

Apple Rumored to be Buying Color Apple Rumored to be Buying Color

The last big news from Color, the mobile broadcasting social app startup, was all the way back in May of this year. The company had announced a deal with Verizon (and only Verizon) to allow its subscribers to stream audio …

Jim Boykin (Internet Marketing Ninjas) Buys WebmasterWorld Forum Jim Boykin (Internet Marketing Ninjas) Buys WebmasterWorld Forum
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WebmasterWorld and Pubcon founder Brett Tabke has sold WebmsaterWorld to Jim Boykin, who runs Internet Marketing Ninjas. The announcement was made today at PubCon, which Tabke will continue to run. “Internet Marketing Ninjas, led by company founder Jim Boykin, is …

Microsoft Acquires Marketing Software Provider MarketingPilot Microsoft Acquires Marketing Software Provider MarketingPilot

Microsoft has acquired marketing software company MarketingPilot. Microsoft says it has a vision for integrated marketing solutions that aligns with its own. “We are excited to join the Microsoft team,” says MarketingPilot CEO Ken Kornbluh. “We think it will be …

Apple Acquired Justin Timberlake-Backed Particle Apple Acquired Justin Timberlake-Backed Particle
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Apple has acquired Particle, an HTML app company, which has received funding from superstar Justin Timberlake in the past. According to a report from CNET’s Josh Lowensohn, the acquisition happened last month, but nobody knew about it. The price is …

Twitter Acquires Mobile App Development Startup Cabana Twitter Acquires Mobile App Development Startup Cabana
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In order to put more talent on their platform team, Twitter has acqui-hired the team from mobile app development startup Cabana. The specifics behind the deal are still unknown, but Cabana has announced the acquisition on their blog and Twitter …

Microsoft Buys CiS Solutions Provider StorSimple Microsoft Buys CiS Solutions Provider StorSimple

Microsoft is acquiring Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) solutions provider StorSimple. Microsoft says the pick-up will advance its Cloud OS vision and help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing more efficiently. “Customers faced with explosive growth in data are looking to the cloud …

Softbank To Drop $20.1 Billion On Sprint Nextel Softbank To Drop $20.1 Billion On Sprint Nextel

Last week, there were reports that Softbank was about to acquire Sprint Nextel, and today, the companies made it official. Softbank and Sprint Nextel announced that they have entered into an agreement in which Softbank will invest $20.1 billion in …

Twitter Acquires Yet-to-Launch Video-Sharing Startup Vine Twitter Acquires Yet-to-Launch Video-Sharing Startup Vine

Twitter has just purchased a small video creation and sharing company based in New York for an undisclosed amount. What’s particularly interesting about the acquisition is that the startup has yet to actually launch. According to All Things D, Twitter …