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Apple Acquires Burstly, Startup Behind TestFlight and SkyRocket

Apple Acquires Burstly, Firm Behind TestFlight and SkyRocket

Apple has acquired the maker and owner of in-app ad management platform SkyRocket and app testing platform TestFlight, called B...

Feb 22 2014, 2:23am CST

Yahoo Acquires Distill

Yahoo Acquires Distill

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer is on a shopping spree for the umpteenth time in a row. This time the Distill team will be working for Ya...

Feb 14 2014, 6:55am CST

Google Acquires DeepMind for $400 Million, Outbids Facebook

Google Acquires DeepMind for $400 Million, Outbids Facebook

Google has just acquired the artificial intelligence setup DeepMind. The bargain was finalized for a cool $400 million. Google...

Jan 27 2014, 2:23am CST

Yahoo Acquires Cloud Party

Yahoo Acquires Cloud Party

Yahoo has made an acquisition in the form of the virtual gaming system Cloud Party. Furthermore, it is all set to be shut down...

Jan 25 2014, 2:22am CST

It is no Wonder that Apple Will Enter The Phablet Market

It is no Wonder that Apple Will Enter The Phablet Market

Having created the tablet market with the iPad, Apple has been woefully slow into Phablets. As yet it does not have a large scr...

Jan 21 2014, 8:57am CST

Year Of The Internet of Things

Year Of The Internet of Things

“Internet of Things –” the theme of last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and yesterday’s announcement from Google...

Jan 14 2014, 4:16pm CST

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Google Acquires Smart Thermostat Maker Nest For $3.2 Billion

Three years after redefining what thermostats are capable of, Palo Alto-based Nest is being bought by Google for $3.2 billion....

Jan 13 2014, 4:21pm CST

Facebook - The One Stock to Own/Buy in 2014

Facebook - The One Stock to Own/Buy in 2014

Most investors really aren’t. They are traders.  They sell too fast, and make too many transactions. That’s why most small “inv...

Jan 8 2014, 4:41pm CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: agRe (Intelligent Agent Reasoner) from AIBrain Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: agRe (Intelligent Agent Reasoner) from AIBrain Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: agRe (Intelligent Agent Reasoner) from AIBrain Inc...

Jan 8 2014, 9:24am CST

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Zola Acquires Bookish But It's Really About Amazon

Last year, when Bookish launched, I asked the question on this blog, “will [start-up book retailer backed by three of the large...

Jan 6 2014, 2:06pm CST

Apple acquires SnappyCam app developer SnappyLabs

Apple acquires SnappyCam app developer SnappyLabs

Apple has acquired its first company this year....

Jan 5 2014, 8:58pm CST

Demand For Larger Screen Size To Drive Corning's Display Technology Business In 2014

Demand For Larger Screen Size To Drive Corning's Display Technology Business In 2014

Corning’s revenues from its display business are expected to increase in the coming year driven by growing demand for larger di...

Dec 30 2013, 4:01pm CST

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News Corp. buys start-up Storyful for $25 million

Media company News Corp. buys social news agency Storyful for $25 million News Corp., the newspaper publisher and...

Dec 20 2013, 3:31pm CST

Sprint T-Mobile Merger to Occur Despite Anti-Trust Hurdles

Sprint T-Mobile Merger Could Occur Next Year

Sprint is trying to woo T-Mobile towards its side. Sprint is preparing a bid to buy T-Mobile US in 2014. A merger is most likel...

Dec 14 2013, 3:17am CST

Google Acquires Boston Dynamics, Maker of Advanced Research Robots

Google Acquires Boston Dynamics, Maker of Advanced Research Robots

Google is adding to its pre-existing repertoire. It recently acquired Boston Dynamics, which happens to be a maker of large-sca...

Dec 14 2013, 2:14am CST

Yahoo Acquires Evntlive

Yahoo Acquires Evntlive, A Live Concert Streaming Startup

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has added quite a bunch of acquisitions to her shopping list. The latest acquisition is called Evntlive a...

Dec 7 2013, 7:08am CST

Yahoo acquires movie-making mobile app Ptch

Yahoo acquires movie-making mobile app Ptch

Yahoo has acquired another startup to boost its video and photo technology....

Dec 3 2013, 11:08pm CST

Apple Acquires Twitter Search Analytics Specialist Topsy for More Than $200M

Apple Acquires Twitter Search and Analytics Specialist Topsy for More Than $200M

Apple has acquired the social analytics organization, Topsy for $200 million. Since Topsy is a specialist firm in Twitter searc...

Dec 3 2013, 2:02am CST

Apple Acquires 3D Sensor Provider “Prime Sense”

Apple Acquires 3D Sensor Provider “Prime Sense”

Apple confirms about the acquisition of Prime Sense, but declines to mention the value of the deal...

Nov 26 2013, 9:34am CST

FCC Chairman Gives Orders to Unlock Cell Phones

FCC Chairman Gives Orders to Unlock Cell Phones

The new FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler has given orders to the CTIA Wireless Association to unlock cell phones for the sake of the c...

Nov 15 2013, 7:46am CST

Vox Media Acquires Curbed Network

Vox Media Acquires Curbed Network

Vox Media has acquired the rights of Curbed.com. The company which already has three big brands under its aegis buys Curbed.com...

Nov 11 2013, 8:06am CST

Facebook acquires mobile analytics company Onavo

Facebook acquires mobile analytics company Onavo

Facebook has just acquired Onavo, a company that develops mobile apps. The news has been confirmed by Onavo CEO and co-founder,...

Oct 14 2013, 4:20am CDT

Pinterest Acquires Hackermeter and will Shut it Down

Pinterest Acquires Hackermeter and will Shut it Down

Pinterest has acquired the Y Combinator setup called Hackermeter. And as far as its plans go, it is will most probably shut the...

Oct 12 2013, 5:49am CDT

Google Acquires Gesture Recognition App Flutter for $40 Million

Google Acquires Gesture Recognition Technology Startup Flutter for About $40 Million

Google has acquired the hand gesture interface startup known as Flutter. The amount Google paid to get hold of this enterprise...

Oct 3 2013, 4:20am CDT

PayPal Acquires Braintree Payments For $800M In Cash

eBay Acquires Braintree Payments For $800M In Cash

eBay's PayPal has just acquired Braintree payments platform for an all-cash amount of $800 million....

Sep 26 2013, 7:43am CDT

Google Acquires Mobile App Bump for $30 Million

Google Acquires Mobile App Bump for $30 Million

Google acquired the mobile data sharing app Bump for at least $30 million. The acquisition rate could even be close to $60 mill...

Sep 17 2013, 3:45am CDT

Twitter Acquires MoPub for $350 Million

Twitter Acquires MoPub for $350 Million

Twitter has welcomed a new member on board to push forward its mobile advertising business and that too for a hefty sum of mone...

Sep 10 2013, 4:18am CDT

Microsoft buys Nokia's Devices & Services division

Microsoft buys Nokia's Devices & Services division

Boom! That's was the sound accompanying today's news that Microsoft is buying Nokia. Yes, the subject of many people's fantasie...

Sep 2 2013, 11:15pm CDT

Twitter Acquires Real-Time TV and Media Trend Tracker Trendrr

Twitter Acquires Real-Time TV and Media Trend Tracker Trendrr

Twitter has acquired its rival social analytics firm Trendrr to boost its real-time tracking of TV and social media trends....

Aug 28 2013, 11:28pm CDT

Apple Reportedly Acquires Advanced Mobile Solutions Firm AlgoTrim

Apple Reportedly Acquires AlgoTrim for Advanced Mobile Data Compression and Media

Apple has reportedly acquired a Swedish software firm AlgoTrim that develops advanced mobile data compression algorithms along...

Aug 28 2013, 6:38am CDT

 ARM Acquires Sensinode Oy

ARM Acquires Sensinode Oy Amid to Support 30 Billion Devices by 2020

ARM has decided to widen its domain to accelerate 'Internet of Things' besides tablets and phones. In order to be abl...

Aug 27 2013, 6:46am CDT

Instagram Acquires Video Editing App Luma

Instagram Acquires Video Sharing App Luma

Instagram has just acquired Luma which is now one of its chief assets. The HD video sharing app has landed in Instagram’s lap a...

Aug 24 2013, 4:40am CDT

Apple Acquires Matcha.tv for About $1 Million

Apple Acquires Matcha.tv for About $1 Million

Apple has acquired the video search and advice company, Matcha.tv for about $1 million. This latest acquisition may see it thro...

Aug 14 2013, 4:36am CDT

NBC acquires video service startup Stringwire

NBC acquires video service startup Stringwire

NBC buys live video service startup, Stringwire, in a bid to gather more "user-generated" content....

Aug 11 2013, 11:57pm CDT

Yahoo Acquires Rockmelt for $60 to $70 Million

Yahoo Acquires Rockmelt for $60 to $70 Million

Yahoo has acquired the social browser company Rockmelt on Friday for a cool $60 to $70 million. This acquisition will help Yaho...

Aug 3 2013, 3:35am CDT

Apple Acquires Low-Energy Wireless Chip Maker Passif Semiconductor

Apple Acquires Low-Energy Wireless Chip Maker Passif Semiconductor

Apple recently acquired chipmaker Passif for an undisclosed sum of money. The buy-out of Passif Semiconductor may rev up commun...

Aug 2 2013, 4:45am CDT

Telefonica  to Buy KPN’s German Subsidiary E-Plus for $6.58 Billion

Telefonica to Buy KPN’s German Subsidiary E-Plus for $6.58 Billion Plus Shares

Telefonica, being a top Spanish telecom service, has made a deal with Dutch telecom company KPN to acquires its German subsidia...

Jul 23 2013, 4:42am CDT

Apple Acquires HopStop Transit Navigation App to Improve its Maps

Apple Acquires HopStop Transit Navigation App to Improve its Maps

Apple purchases HopStop, the transit navigation app. The high tech giant bought the set up right after its merger with Location...

Jul 20 2013, 3:08am CDT

Intel Reportedly Acquires Omek for $40 Million

Intel Reportedly Acquires Omek for $40 Million

Intel Inc. has reportedly acquired Omek Interactive Ltd. Omek is a gesture recognition and tracking technology firm based in Is...

Jul 16 2013, 11:22am CDT

Kim Dotcom's Mega Acquires an Android App and Launches Free on Google Play

Kim Dotcom's Mega Acquires an Android App and Launches Free on Google Play

Kim Dotcom's Mega hits Google Play Store with its Android version. The cloud storage company acquires an Android app and r...

Jul 5 2013, 5:48am CDT