All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Acquisitions ’

Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition

The big news on Monday was that Microsoft is buying Mojang, the company behind the hugely popular Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. Naturally, the subject came up on Conan, who checked in with the inventor of the game to see how he’s celebrating: The actual founders are leaving the company, but Mojang says most of the team will probably stay on …

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Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

Rumors circulated throughout the media last week that Microsoft was preparing to acquire Mojang, the makers of the massively popular game Minecraft. On Monday, Microsoft officially announced that it is doing so. The company says it has reached an agreement to acquire the Stockholm-based game developer for $2.5 billion, and that the Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which is …

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Google Acquires Polar For Google+

Polar, which offered an online polling solution, is being acquired by Google. Polar announced the news on its website, and it was first reported by Re/code. A message on the Polar site says: Polar started with the simple idea that everyone has an opinion worth hearing. Since then one in every 449 Internet users told us what their opinion was …

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Google Acquires Lift Labs To Help Those With Parkinson’s

Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Lift Labs, with the team joining the tech giant’s “moonshot” branch Google[x]. Lift Labs makes a spoon that uses a stabilization technology to counter tremors for those with Parkinson’s disease. Here’s a look: “Their tremor-canceling device could improve quality of life for millions of people,” says Google in a Google+ post. “We’re …

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Apple Reportedly Set to Acquire Path

Here’s some Apple news that doesn’t involve the iPhone 6 or the Apple Watch – According to Pando Daily, a “single well-placed source inside Apple’s engineering team” says that the company is poised to buy Path, the social network and photo sharing service that famously limits connections to 150 people. From Pando: According to our source, this is more than …

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Hootsuite Acquires Brightkit To Launch ‘Campaigns’ Offering

Hootsuite announced that it has acquired social campaigns platform Brightkit, which it is using to launch its own new offering called Hootsuite Campaigns. The acquisition actually took place in July, but is just now being announced. “Hootsuite Campaigns helps brands take content to an audience that far exceeds their following on owned channels,” Hootsuite explains. “Marketers can quickly create flexible …

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Automattic Announces BruteProtect Acquisition

Automattic, the company that runs WordPress, announced that it has acuiqred BruteProtect, which makes a plugin and service for protecting sites from malicious logins, and saves server resources to help sites run faster. The plugin, according to the company, also keeps sites on the latest versions of WordPress core, plugins, and themes, lending to better security. While the plugin and …

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Yahoo’ s Acquisition Of Flurry Is Now Complete

Last month, Yahoo announced that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company announced on Tuesday that the transaction is now complete. “Together, Flurry and Yahoo will power more insightful analytics and relevant ads to create inspiring and entertaining mobile experiences,” Yahoo said. “We believe the deal benefits customers of both Flurry and Yahoo. Yahoo …

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Google Acquires Visual Effects Solution Zync Render

Google announced that it has acquired Zync, which makes Zync Render, a visual effects cloud rendering technology that was used on movies like Star Trek Into Darkness and Looper. The Zync team will join the Google Cloud Platform team. “Creating amazing special effects requires a skilled team of visual artists and designers, backed by a highly powerful infrastructure to render …

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Netflix to FCC: Say No to Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix, clearly unhappy with the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger from the outset, has finally made their concerns official with a petition to the Federal Communications Commission. In a just-filed Petition to Deny, Netflix argues that the entity formed by the merger would “have the incentive and ability – through access fees charged at interconnection points and by other means …

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Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated]

Update 3: It looks like Google backed out of the deal because of antitrust concerns. Forbes has the story. Update 2: And it’s official. Amazon just put out the press release. Here’s what it says: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., the leading live video platform for gamers. In …

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Google Acquires Gecko Design For Google [X]

Google has acquired Gecko Design for its Google (X) unit, which is responsible for projects like Google Glass, Driverless Cars, Project Loon, the Google contact lens, and surely many more “moonshot” ideas to come. It’s unclear exactly what the company’s intentions are for the pick-up, but it did confirm the authenticity of the news to Bloomberg. Gecko Design President and …

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