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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 …

The Yahoo Acquisition Train Keeps Rolling With PlayerScale The Yahoo Acquisition Train Keeps Rolling With PlayerScale

While we don’t expect it to attract as much attention as the Tumblr acquisition, Yahoo announced that it has acquired gaming platform PlayerScale. That’s not to say it isn’t a big one. “The team has built an incredible gaming platform …

Google Acquires Wind Energy Company Makani Power Google Acquires Wind Energy Company Makani Power
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Back in 2007, Google announced that it would be putting hundreds of millions of dollars into a “strategic initiative to develop electricity from renewable energy sources that will be cheaper than electricity produced from coal.” This included eSolar and Makani …

Can Yahoo Keep Its Promise Of Not ‘Screwing Up’ Tumblr? Can Yahoo Keep Its Promise Of Not ‘Screwing Up’ Tumblr?
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On Monday, Yahoo announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the massively popular social blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Like most major Internet acquisitions, the move has proven controversial. Is this acquisition going to be good or …

Tumblr Porn Is Here to Stay, Yahoo Won’t Restrict Content Tumblr Porn Is Here to Stay, Yahoo Won’t Restrict Content
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According to one recent analysis, over 11% of Tumblr’s top 200,000 domains are full of “adult” content. Yes, a big part of Tumblr is the porn – it’s not the biggest part by any means, but it’s significant. And ever …

Tumblr Is Full of Porn, Just as We Suspected Tumblr Is Full of Porn, Just as We Suspected
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Before Yahoo announced their plans to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion, some analysts wondered if and to what end the fact that Tumblr is full of porn would affect that decision. Apparently, not too much, as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer …

168,000+ Angry Tumblr Users Sign Petition to Thwart Yahoo Deal 168,000+ Angry Tumblr Users Sign Petition to Thwart Yahoo Deal

This petition has absolutely no chance of changing Marissa Mayer and David Karp’s minds, but it does show that there is a significant chunk of Tumblr users who are less-than-thrilled with the popular blogging platform’s impending move to Yahoo. As …

Tumblr Porn Not Likely to Be a Problem for Mayer, Yahoo Tumblr Porn Not Likely to Be a Problem for Mayer, Yahoo
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The news the Yahoo is acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion has brought along its fair share of grumbling from the Tumblr community. Though Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promised “not to screw it up,” Tumblr users are worried that Yahoo will …

Tumblr CEO David Karp on Joining Yahoo: ‘F*ck Yeah’ Tumblr CEO David Karp on Joining Yahoo: ‘F*ck Yeah’
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After a few days of speculation, Yahoo and Tumblr made their deal official this morning. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced that her company would acquire popular blogging platform in a $1.1 billion, all cash deal. “We promise not to screw …

Yahoo Acquires Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, Promises ‘Not to Screw It Up’ Yahoo Acquires Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, Promises ‘Not to Screw It Up’
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It’s official. After rumors swirled last week, Yahoo and Tumblr have announced an agreement that will see Yahoo acquire the popular blogging platform for approximately $1.1 billion (all cash). For comparison, that’s just a little more than Facebook wound up …

Yahoo Could Buy or Invest in Tumblr, Talks Have Been ‘Serious’ [REPORT] Yahoo Could Buy or Invest in Tumblr, Talks Have Been ‘Serious’ [REPORT]
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According to a report from Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher at All Things D, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has her sights on wildly popular blogging platform Tumblr. Quoting “sources close to the situation,” Yahoo may be looking to invest in, …

Twitter Acquires Data Visualization Company Lucky Sort Twitter Acquires Data Visualization Company Lucky Sort

Twitter has just announced that data visualization company Lucky Sort has just joined the flocked. Terms of the deal have not be released. Lucky sort is a two-year-old data analytics service that “makes huge document sets easier to analyze, summarize …

Twitter Has Acquired Ubalo, According to Ubalo Twitter Has Acquired Ubalo, According to Ubalo
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While Twitter has not confirmed the news itself, the company has apparently acquired Ubalo, a “scalable computation” startup. The news appears to have been broken by TechCrunch, and Ubalo has posted the following message on its homepage: We’ve got some …

Yahoo Acquires Milewise, GoPollGo For Mobile Team Yahoo Acquires Milewise, GoPollGo For Mobile Team

Yahoo announced that the teams from both Milewise and GoPollGo have joined Yahoo. In an email, a spokesperson said, “Today Milewise and GoPollGo joined the Yahoo! mobile team. GoPollGo created a cool social polling app. The team has joined our …

Facebook Reportedly Getting Ready To Buy Waze Facebook Reportedly Getting Ready To Buy Waze

While we’ve seen nothing official, and Facebook has specifically said that it will not comment on speculation, reports have come out that the company is buying mapping/traffic app Waze for up to $1 billion. TechCrunch points to reports in the …

McAfee Set To Acquire Firewall Provider Stonesoft McAfee Set To Acquire Firewall Provider Stonesoft
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Intel’s antivirus software company, McAfee, is acquiring Stonesoft. The company announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to initiate a conditional tender offer to do so. Stonewall, if you’re unfamiliar, creates firewall products. The deal is worth $389 million. …

Spotify Buys Music Discovery App Tunigo Spotify Buys Music Discovery App Tunigo

Unlike Twitter, Spotify isn’t looking to build an entire standalone music service – they already have that. But they are interested in discovery, like Twitter, and to that end the company has just acquired a Swedish music discovery app called …

Yahoo Makes Yet Another Acquisition With Astrid Grab Yahoo Makes Yet Another Acquisition With Astrid Grab
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Yahoo continues its hiring spree with to-do list application Astrid. Marissa Mayer announced the news on Twitter: Follow @marissamayer marissamayer @marissamayer Welcome to @Yahoo, @astrid!! Excited to have you :). http://t.co/ysNSD67Hej  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite9 hours ago via Twitter …