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IBM Closes Aperto Acquisition
IBM announced in February that it had signed an agreement to acquire Berlin-based digital agency Aperto, which would join the IBM Interactive Experien...
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Yahoo Said To Be Giving Interested Parties Longer For Opening Bids
On Thursday, a report from Bloomberg came out indicating that Verizon is poised to make a first-round bid for Yahoo and that Google parent Alphabet is...
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Google Parent May Try to Buy Yahoo?
Google parent Alphabet (formerly Google) is considering bidding on Yahoo as the deadline for first-round bids approaches. This is particularly interes...
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Salesforce Acquires MetaMind To Add AI to Services
Artificial intelligence startup MetaMind launched in late 2014 with $8 million in funding from Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff and Khosla Ventures. Now, S...
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Microsoft Buys Xamarin To Help Developers Build Apps On Any Device
Microsoft announced that it will acquire Xamarin to “empower more developers to build apps on any device.” Xamarin is a mobile app develop...
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Amazon Is Acquiring Software Company NICE
Amazon announced that Amazon Web Services is acquiring NICE, a software and services provider for high performance and technical computing. NICE will ...
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Pandora Is About to Start Slinging Concert Tickets
Streaming music platform Pandora has just announced it has acquired ticket-selling site Ticketfly, in a deal valued at around $450 million. Pandora sa...
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Verizon’s AOL Is Acquiring Millennial Media
AOL, which as a reminder, is now owned by Verizon, announced on Thursday that it has entered agreement to acquire mobile ad platform Millennial Media....
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Microsoft Is Acquiring Organizational Analytics Provider VoloMetrix
Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has completed an agreement to acquire VoloMetrix, an organizational analytics provider. “Today’s annou...
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AT&T / DirecTV Deal Gets Thumbs Up from FCC, with Conditions
After “careful, thorough review,” the Federal Communications Commission has given AT&T and green light to acquire DirecTV. The combin...
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Fake Twitter Buyout Article Fools Everyone, Sends Stock Soaring
Hoax articles – fooling everyone from your racist uncle on Facebook to top Wall Street investors. An article suggesting that Twitter had received a ...
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Netflix Snags Indies to Boost Its Big Film Push
After very successful TV series and documentary ventures, Netflix is getting serious about original feature films. That $60 million buy of Brad Pitt&#...
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AT&T, DirecTV Merger Reportedly Nearing Approval
It appears to be smooth sailing for AT&T in its acquisition of DirecTV, as the merger has reportedly cleared one major hurdle and is about to cle...
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Uber Makes a Big Mapping Play, Hires 100 Bing Engineers
Uber is continuing its quest for maps self reliance, and is set to acquire a chunk of Bing’s mapping assets. Both Microsoft and Uber confirmed t...
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Verizon Now Officially Owns AOL
Verizon announced on Tuesday that it has already completed its acquisition of AOL. That didn’t take long, did it? The $4.4 billion deal was only...
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The Verge Publisher Vox Media Acquires Re/code
There’s a lot happening in the world of tech news media. The latest piece of news in the publisher circuit is that Vox Media (The Verge, SB Nati...
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Now Charter Communications Is Going To Buy Time Warner Cable
Now that Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable has fallen apart, Charter Communications has swooped in to attempt an acquisition of TWC. In...
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The AT&T/DirecTV Merger Will Likely Be Approved: Report
It doesn’t appear that federal regulators are going to stand in the way of AT&T’s bid to acquire DirecTV. According to sources quoted...
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Netflix Doesn’t Like the AT&T/DirecTV Merger
If AT&T’s proposed merger of DirecTV is approved, it would create the largest pay-TV provider in the country. And according to Netflix, the...
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Comcast’s Final Tally on Failed Time Warner Cable Deal: $336 Million
Comcast spent $336 million to not acquire Time Warner Cable. In the company’s Q1 earnings report, it reported $99 in “transaction” c...
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