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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 …

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 …