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PayPal Acquires Mobile App Platform Developers StackMob PayPal Acquires Mobile App Platform Developers StackMob
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PayPal has acquired mobile application development firm StackMob. The company’s engineers will join the PayPal team. The StackMob team has roots coming from JBoss/Red Hat, NexTag, Zynga, Cisco and Salesforce. The company has been backed by Trinity Ventures, Harrison Metal, …

Facebook Acquires Sports Conversation Analysis Firm SportStream Facebook Acquires Sports Conversation Analysis Firm SportStream

Facebook announced an agreement to acquire SportStream, a San Francisco-based builder of sports conversation analysis technology. The company’s technology (which is apparently patent-pending) surfaces what it deems to be the highest quality Facebook posts and tweets, as well as Instagram …

Amazon Has Reportedly Acquired Gopago Amazon Has Reportedly Acquired Gopago

Update: It looks like Amazon only bought certain technologies and hired certain talent from Gopago, while Doublebeam actually acquired the rest. According to reports, Amazon has acquired Gopago, a PoS solutions company. The reports (later picked up by TechCrunch) appear …

Square Acquires Expense-Sharing Service Evenly Square Acquires Expense-Sharing Service Evenly

Square has just added another mobile transactions company to their team, announcing the acquisition of Evenly today. “[W]e’re pleased to announce that the Evenly team is joining Square. Evenly’s app made it easy for anyone to send or collect payments …

Yahoo Said To Be Eyeing Imgur Acquisition (Imgur: No Story Here) Yahoo Said To Be Eyeing Imgur Acquisition (Imgur: No Story Here)

Update: When asked for comment, a spokesperson for Imgur tells us, “There really isn’t any story there.” Yahoo is reportedly trying to buy Imgur. At least it has been trying. It’s unclear whether or not the two companies are still …

Yahoo Acquires Yet Another Company In QuikIO (Sort Of) Yahoo Acquires Yet Another Company In QuikIO (Sort Of)

Yahoo, apparently trying to see how many it can squeeze in before the end of the year, has acquired yet another company (sort of). The company this time is QuikIO, not to be confused with Qwiki, which Yahoo acquired back …

The Google Robots Are Coming (Really) The Google Robots Are Coming (Really)
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The Google robots are coming. It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Speaking with former Android chief Andy Rubin, The New York Times revealed that he is now leading a secretive robotics lab at the company, and has …

Yahoo Acquires Ptch (How Many Acquisitions Can Yahoo Squeeze In This Year?) Yahoo Acquires Ptch (How Many Acquisitions Can Yahoo Squeeze In This Year?)

Yahoo must be trying to see how many acquisitions it can squeeze in before the new year. The company has now added Ptch to its roster. Ptch, backed by DreamWorks Animation, was essentially an Instagram for video before Instagram had …

Square Acquires Viewfinder Team To Expand In NYC Square Acquires Viewfinder Team To Expand In NYC

Square announced today that it has acquired Viewfinder for its engineering talent. Viewfinder built a photo organization app, but they won’t be working on that any longer. “The team is incredibly talented, having built an app that blends beautiful design …

Apple Acquires Topsy, Which Recently Launched A Twitter Search Engine Apple Acquires Topsy, Which Recently Launched A Twitter Search Engine

Apple has acquired social media analytics firm Topsy Labs for over $200 million, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the matter”. Topsy made headlines a few months ago when it launched a new …

Yahoo Acquires SkyPhrase For Natural Language Processing Yahoo Acquires SkyPhrase For Natural Language Processing

Yahoo announced today that it has acquired SkyPhrase, a developer of natural language processing technology. The company will become part of Yahoo Labs. “The team of four has built amazing natural language processing technology and we’re excited to welcome them …

Yelp Adds SeatMe Reservation Booking To Business Listings Yelp Adds SeatMe Reservation Booking To Business Listings

Yelp announced today that it is finally incorporating SeatMe directly into the Yelp experience. Yelp users can now book restaurant and bar reservations from the venue’s Yelp listing. Yelp announced the acquisition of SeatMe back in July. The price was …

Shareholders Reportedly Approve Microsoft Nokia Deal Shareholders Reportedly Approve Microsoft Nokia Deal

Nokia shareholders today reportedly voted to approve the company’s sale of its phones unit to Microsoft. “At an extraordinary general meeting in Helsinki, the chairman of the meeting said 99.7 per cent of investors to have voted before the meeting …

Groupon Announces Q3 Earnings, Ticket Monster Acquisition Groupon Announces Q3 Earnings, Ticket Monster Acquisition

Groupon just released its earnings report for the third quarter, and announced an agreement to acquire Ticket Monster from its rival LivingSocial for $260 million cash and stock. Revenue was up 5% year over year at $595.1 million. Gross profit …

Michael Dell’s Dell Acquisition Now Complete Michael Dell’s Dell Acquisition Now Complete
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Dell today announced that its acquisition by Dell founder Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners has officially completed. The transaction, which cost Dell and his partners $24.9 billion, has taken the Dell company private. Michael Dell has stated …

GoDaddy Buys Media Temple, Will Keep It As Separate Company GoDaddy Buys Media Temple, Will Keep It As Separate Company

GoDaddy announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Media Temple, a web hosting and cloud services company based in Los Angeles. GoDaddy says the acquisition will give it direct access to Media Temple’s “hosting gurus”. These, the company says, will …

Yahoo Acquires Bread (The Company, Not The Food) Yahoo Acquires Bread (The Company, Not The Food)

Yahoo has acquired URL-shortening service Bread. This is a talent acquisition, not a product acquisition. Bread CEO Alan Chan made the announcement on the company’s homepage. He writes: When we launched Bread in 2011, our goal was to help social …

Twitter Will Reportedly Launch Mobile Ad Network With MoPub Acquisition Twitter Will Reportedly Launch Mobile Ad Network With MoPub Acquisition

Last month, Twitter announced its intent to acquire mobile ad exchange MoPub. Twitter said that it plans to use the technology to build real-time bidding into the Twitter Ads platform. On Monday, a report from the Financial Times indicates that …

Facebook Acquires Mobile Data Firm And Internet Ally Onavo Facebook Acquires Mobile Data Firm And Internet Ally Onavo

Facebook has acquired Onavo, a mobile data compression and analytics company out of Israel. Onavo announced the news in a blog post on Sunday. In that, co-founders Guy Rosen and Roi Tiger write: As you know, Facebook and other mobile …

Amazon Is Buying TenMarks Amazon Is Buying TenMarks

Amazon announced on Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire parent/teacher math resource company TenMarks. TenMarks provides personalized online math instructions and videos at the K-12 levels. “Amazon and TenMarks share the same passion for student learning. TenMarks’s …

Google, Cisco Could Make Offers For BlackBerry Google, Cisco Could Make Offers For BlackBerry
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BlackBerry’s last-ditch effort to stay relevant in the smartphone industry with its BlackBerry 10 devices has failed, and the company is now for sale. Investors led by FairFax Financial Holdings announced last month that they will be raising money for …