Fab keeps expanding its operations around the globe, and it’s next steps take it to the populous Indian subcontinent.
Lithium Technologies discloses $5.6 million, likely behind its recent acquisition of Social Dynamx.
Flag Capital Management expands Asian presence with purchase of Squadron Capital.
TechStars’ New York greatest success story to date? ThinkNear, a hyper-local mobile ad service that was acquired today by Telenav for a whopping $22.5 million.
Japanese mobile social network Gree continues to bulk up for the U.S. market as it acquires mobile-game developer App Ant Studios.
One of the East Coast’s most promising startups, Duolingo, has raised $15 million in second round funding just three months after launch.
Shutterfly, the website to store and print digital photos, is stepping up its mobile offering in a bid to stay relevant. Today, the company acquired Penguin Digital, the New York-based creator of the popular “MoPho” app.
Companies like Google have to be especially cautious when it comes to security. They build out whole departments dedicated to protecting its internals, so it’s no wonder the search giant bought its own little security company today, VirusTotal.
Last night we broke the news that HootSuite, the social media management solution for companies, acquired Loic Le Meur’s often-pivoting Seesmic. Today I spoke with Ryan Holmes about the acquisition and about the future of the social media management space.
The “billion-dollar” transaction that has since become a $741 million deal — due to Facebook’s stock price collapse — is now final.
You know what they say: If ya can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em! Or at least that’s what the folks at Gannett are saying today. The traditional media titan has just snapped up Blinq, a social media marketing shop.
Cash-rich Braintree buys scrappy Venmo; can the duo continue to take over the mobile payments world?
The stock photo site to end all stock photo sites has been acquired by the Carlyle Group and several key Getty Images management personnel.
99designs, the crowdsourced design marketplace “real” designers love to hate, has acquired 12designer, the Berlin-based crowdsourced design marketplace that had become 99designs’ number-one rival in the European market.
Saban Brands buys The Playforge, maker of mobile games like Zombie Farm, Zombie Life, and Tree World.
Funding news flooded our wire today with so many announcements and releases, it was like swimming upstream in a hurricane to keep up with it all. We’re having to include a lightning round below just to cover all the bases. Grab a life vest, a paddle, and check out what happened today in the maelstrom.
Ten years ago today, eBay announced an acquisition that might rank as one of the most successful Silicon Valley purchases ever. In fact, it sits third on Ranker’s list of smartest tech acquisitions.
Education startup Rafter announced today that it has acquired HubEdu in a move that Rafter says will help it further lower the cost of higher education.
James Proud is only 20 and he’s already sold his first company. Proud is part of the 2011 class for the Peter Thiel Fellowship – the one that encourages college students to drop out for $100,000 and the shot at developing a business — and he just sold his company Giglocator in a six-figure deal.
Although nothing is certain until cash is in the bank, Microsoft’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Yammer looks pretty much like a done deal. VentureBeat asked some industry analysts and experts what they think this deal will do to Yammer, Microsoft, and the enterprise social networking industry as a whole.
Microsoft is deep into the process of buying business social network provider Yammer, according to internal sources and conversations “overheard at the Creamery,” a cafe near Yammer’s office.
Cvent, probably the world’s largest cloud-based online registration and event management company, has bought mobile event apps maker Seed Labs for an undisclosed sum in its first-ever corporate acquisition. It’s the latest act in a stunning turn-around for the Virginia-based company, which was left for dead years ago after a high-flying dot-com start.
Restaurant and hospitality point of sale startup Breadcrumb has joined the Groupon family. The Chicago-based online couponing firm has acquired the New York-based startup, Groupon reported Tuesday in a blog post.