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IBM To Launch Super Security Lab With Big Trusteer Acquisition IBM To Launch Super Security Lab With Big Trusteer Acquisition

IBM announced on Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire security company Trusteer. With the news, IBM is launching a cybersecurity software lab in Israel, which it says will bring together over 200 Trusteer and IBM …

Apple Reportedly Acquires Matcha, Presumably As Part Of Its TV Plans Apple Reportedly Acquires Matcha, Presumably As Part Of Its TV Plans

Apple has reportedly acquired Matcha.tv, former provider of an iOS app, which served as something of a TV guide for cable, online streaming services and online video stores like iTunes and Amazon. Matcha.tv was shut down a few months ago, …

Twitter Acquires Tech Training Company Marakana to Help Run New ‘Twitter University’ Twitter Acquires Tech Training Company Marakana to Help Run New ‘Twitter University’

Twitter wants to make sure its engineers are some of the best around, and in order to assure that they’ve just acquired an open source training company to help. The company is Marakana, a company that has developed courses for …

Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company Mobile Technologies, Makers of Offline Translation App Jibbigo Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company Mobile Technologies, Makers of Offline Translation App Jibbigo
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Facebook has just announced that they have acquired Mobile Technologies, a language software developer who is best known as the makers of the Jibbigo app. Mobile Technologies’ team will head to Menlo Park to join Facebook’s engineering team. “I’m excited …

AOL Buys Adap.tv In Armstrong’s Biggest Deal Yet AOL Buys Adap.tv In Armstrong’s Biggest Deal Yet
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AOL just announced that it is acquiring Adap.tv for $405 million ($322 million in cash and about $83 million in stock). As some have pointed out, this is the biggest acquisition the company has made since Tim Armstrong took over …

Jeff Bezos Is Buying The Washington Post Jeff Bezos Is Buying The Washington Post
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The Washington Post Company just announced that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying its publishing business, including The Washington Post newspaper for $250 million. I bet you didn’t see that coming. To be clear, Bezos is buying it. …

Yahoo Buys Rockmelt, Acquisition Train Keeps A Rollin’ Yahoo Buys Rockmelt, Acquisition Train Keeps A Rollin’
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Yahoo just announced that it has acquired Rockmelt, which you may remember launching a social browser a few years back. The browser was based on Chromium, but added a lot of social functionality that is for the most part already …

It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Lexity It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Lexity
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Earlier this week, rumors emerged that Yahoo was close to acquiring e-commerce app platform provider Lexity. It was unclear just how close the companies were to a deal, but apparently it was really, really close, because Yahoo and Lexity just …

Yahoo May Soon Acquire Lexity [Report] Yahoo May Soon Acquire Lexity [Report]
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Yahoo is reportedly close to acquiring e-commerce app platform company Lexity, which is currently run by long-time Yahoo employee, Amit Kumar. The news/rumor comes from All Things D, which has recently called other Yahoo acquisitions like Qwiki and Xobni before …

Cisco Is Acquiring Sourcefire For $2.7 Billion Cisco Is Acquiring Sourcefire For $2.7 Billion
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Cisco announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire security firm Sourcefire in a deal worth $2.7 billion. Cisco wil pay $76 per share in cash for all shares of Sourcefire, and will assume outstanding equity awards. Retention-based …

Yahoo Acquires Ztelic, a Beijing-Based Social Analytics Startup Yahoo Acquires Ztelic, a Beijing-Based Social Analytics Startup

Yahoo is keeping the acquisitions coming at a fast and furious pace, today announcing that they have snatched up eight employees from Beijing-based Ztelic in a “talent acquisition.” Ztelic is a social data analytics startup that first launched last year. …

Facebook Acquires Monoidics Assets, Technical Team Facebook Acquires Monoidics Assets, Technical Team

Facebook announced that it has agreed to acquire “certain assets” of code verification software company Monoidics. The company’s technical team will also be joining Facebook. Facebook software engineer announced the news on Facebook. “This asset acquisition represents our investment in …

Yahoo Acquires Ad Tech Startup Admovate Yahoo Acquires Ad Tech Startup Admovate

A day after the company posted its Q2 revenues (which are down, by the way), Yahoo announced yet another acquisition – Admovate, a mobile ad tech startup. Yahoo says the acquisition is part of its efforts to further invest in …

AT&T to Buy Leap Wireless For $1.2 Billion AT&T to Buy Leap Wireless For $1.2 Billion

AT&T this week announced that it intends to acquire Leap Wireless for $15 per share – nearly $1.2 billion. The deal will give AT&T ownership of Leap’s licenses, network, and stores. AT&T will also get over 5 million subscribers, edging …

$21.6 Billion Sprint-SoftBank Merger is Now Complete $21.6 Billion Sprint-SoftBank Merger is Now Complete

Sprint Nextel shareholders recently voted overwhelmingly to approve a proposed merger between Sprint and SoftBank. Earlier this week, the deal cleared one final hurdle with the unanimous decision by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to approve the merger. Today, …

Tumblr Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell To Celebrate Yahoo Acquisition Tumblr Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell To Celebrate Yahoo Acquisition

Sure, Yahoo acquiring Tumblr seems like pretty old news at this point, but the two joined companies are still celebrating. They commemorated the event this morning in New York with Tumblr CEO David Karp ringing the NASDAQ Stock Market opening …

Sprint’s Clearwire Acquisition is Complete Sprint’s Clearwire Acquisition is Complete

Last December, Sprint Nextel announced that it intended to pay $2.2 billion to fully acquire the portion of telecom company Clearwire that it did not already own. Today, Sprint announced that the transaction is finally complete. Clearwire shareholders approved the …

Sprint-SoftBank Merger Approved by U.S. FCC Sprint-SoftBank Merger Approved by U.S. FCC

In late June, Sprint Nextel shareholders voted to approve the proposed merger of Sprint and SoftBank during a special shareholders meeting. The only hurdle left for the companies was the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which needed to approve the …

Yahoo Acquires Xobni To Improve Yahoo Messenger Yahoo Acquires Xobni To Improve Yahoo Messenger
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Yahoo is confirming all kinds of acquisition rumors this week. Well, at least two. Yesterday, it was Qwiki, which the company acquired for somewhere around $50 million, according to one report. Today, Yahoo has officially announced its acquisition of Xobni, …

Yahoo Officially Acquires Qwiki Yahoo Officially Acquires Qwiki

A couple weeks ago, reports came out that Yahoo was close to a deal to acquire Qwiki. Now, it’s official. A Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews, “Today we acquired Qwiki, an app that turns pictures and videos on your iPhone into …

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 …