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TechMedia Network Acquires Bestofmedia Group, Aims To Take On CNET TechMedia Network Acquires Bestofmedia Group, Aims To Take On CNET

Online publishing company TechMedia Network, which runs brands like LAPTOP, Space.com and LiveScience, announced that it has acquired Bestofmedia Group, which runs brands like Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s Guide and Tom’s IT Pro. This is the first acquisition TechMedia Network has …

Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins, Will Integrate Into Yahoo Fantasy Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins, Will Integrate Into Yahoo Fantasy

Yahoo just announced that it has acquired Bignoggins Productions, makers of a mobile fantasy app that lets users manage football, basketball, baseball and hockey fantasy teams from their smartphones. “We will integrate the Bignoggins technology into our Yahoo! Fantasy experience …

Society6 Not Being Integrated With Other Demand Media Properties (At Least For Now) Society6 Not Being Integrated With Other Demand Media Properties (At Least For Now)

Demand Media announced this week that it has acquired artist marketplace Society6 for $94 million. Users worried about changes under new corporate management don’t have much to be concerned about from the sound of it. At least not in the …

Sprint Shareholders Vote to Approve SoftBank Merger Sprint Shareholders Vote to Approve SoftBank Merger

Sprint Nextel shareholders today voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger of Sprint and SoftBank during a special shareholders meeting. Almost 98% of the votes cast in the meeting, which represent around 80% of Sprint’s common stock, were in favor …

Demand Media Acquires Artist Marketplace Society6 For $94 Million Demand Media Acquires Artist Marketplace Society6 For $94 Million

Demand Media just announced that it has acquired Society6, an ecommerce marketplace for artists. “All an artist needs to do is upload their artwork or design and consumers can customize a wide range or products, from iPhones to T-shirts to …

Vodafone To Buy German Cable Giant Kabel Deutschland In $10 Billion Deal Vodafone To Buy German Cable Giant Kabel Deutschland In $10 Billion Deal

Vodafone is buying German cable company Kabel Deutschland for about $10.1 billion dollars. The company announced its takeover plans today, which include Vodafone acquiring all shares of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG by way of a voluntary public takeover offer. Earlier …

Google Said To Be Under FTC Review For Waze Google Said To Be Under FTC Review For Waze

Google acquired Israel-based navigation company Waze earlier this month, after about a year’s worth of rumors that competitor Facebook would do so. Now, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is making sure the move is not anti-competitive. The Wall Street Journal …

Sprint Ups Clearwire Acquisition to $5 Per Share Sprint Ups Clearwire Acquisition to $5 Per Share

In December 2012, Sprint Nextel announced that it would acquire the 50% of Clearwire that it did not already own for $2.2 billion. Sprint would pay $2.97 per share of Cleawire, valuing the company at around $10 billion. The acquisition …

Cisco Plans To Acquire Composite Software Cisco Plans To Acquire Composite Software
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Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Composite Software, a privately-held data virtualization software and services company. Cisco aims to pay $180 millino in cash and retention-based incentives for all shares of the company. Cisco says the acquisition builds …

The Yahoo/Tumblr Deal Is Now Officially Official The Yahoo/Tumblr Deal Is Now Officially Official

Yahoo has just announced that they have completed the acquisition of popular blogging platform Tumblr – a deal that was set into motion back in May. Yahoo reportedly payed $1.1 billion for Tumblr, in cash. For a comparison, that’s just …

Twitter Acquires Mobile App Spindle Twitter Acquires Mobile App Spindle
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Twitter has acquired check-in app Spindle. Twitter will shut the service down, and utilize the team for its own efforts. Spindle says in a post on its blog: We’ve spent the past two and a half years building a product …

TripAdvisor Acquires Flight Info App GateGuru TripAdvisor Acquires Flight Info App GateGuru

TripAdvisor announced today that it has acquired mobile flight info resource GateGuru for an undisclosed price. GateGuru, which has apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, includes information about flights, detailed itineraries, airport info, amenity information, maps, airport tips, rental …

Yahoo Said To Be Close To Buying Qwiki Yahoo Said To Be Close To Buying Qwiki

Yahoo is said to be in the advanced stages of discussion to acquire Qwiki for $50 million. Kara Swisher at All Things D cites sources close to the company. Qwiki launched to the public back in January of 2011, with …

Yahoo Acquires Conference Call Company Rondee Yahoo Acquires Conference Call Company Rondee
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Yahoo has acquired conference call company Rondee, marking its second acquisition in a day’s time. As previously reported, Yahoo also acquired Ghostbird Software to roll into its Flickr property. Yahoo will be shutting down Rondee as it folds the team …

Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr
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Yahoo just keeps on acquiring companies.This time it’s GhostBird Software, which the company will use to enhance the recently enhanced Flickr even further. GhostBird makes the photo apps KitCam and PhotoForge2. “We’ll integrate many of the mobile photography experiences from …

Google Buys Waze, Who Promises That ‘Nothing Practical Will Change’ Google Buys Waze, Who Promises That ‘Nothing Practical Will Change’

Yesterday, reports emerged that Google was on the verge of buying Israel-based navigation company Waze. Today, it’s official. Google has announced that they’ve closed the acquisition. Both Google and Waze make a point to say that Waze will operate independently …

Google Reportedly Wins Waze Acquisition Google Reportedly Wins Waze Acquisition
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Numerous reports have come out indicating that Google is getting ready to buy Israel-based navigation company Waze. After hearing about Facebook getting ready to buy the company for close to a year, talks between those two companies reportedly fizzled out …

Yahoo Said To Be Possibly Acquiring Xobni Yahoo Said To Be Possibly Acquiring Xobni
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Yahoo could be getting ready to buy address book app company Xobni, according to a report. Xobni makes the Smartr Contacts app. Liz Gannes at All Things D reports that the two companies have been in talks for quite some …

Salesforce To Buy ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion Salesforce To Buy ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion

Salesforce announced on Tuesday that it has entered an agreement in which it will acquire ExactTarget for about $2.5 billion. Salesforce will commence a tender offer for all outstanding shares of ExactTarget at $33.75 per share, in cash. Salesforce says …

Cisco To Acquire IT Energy Management Firm JouleX Cisco To Acquire IT Energy Management Firm JouleX

Cisco announced on Wednesday its intent to acquire IT engergy management company JouleX. Cisco says the Atlanta-based company complements its existing portfolio by using capabilities of its network to gain visibility into and control energy usage across global IT environments. …

Adobe Acquires Ideacodes Team For Creative Cloud Adobe Acquires Ideacodes Team For Creative Cloud

Adobe announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the team behind Ideaclouds, for use in the Creative Cloud department. Ideacodes is a creative consultancy, which Adobe says will help it “continue to create an excellent Creative Cloud experience.” The San …