Editor's Pick Advanced positioning technology company Trimble has acquired mobile GPS company Spime, VentureBeat has learned.
Chinese antitrust and competition authorities have approved Google’s deal to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. The merger, which was announced nine months ago in August 2011, will likely close next week.
Digital notebook Evernote has acquired digital handwriting notebook app Penultimate, a move that will bring more handwritten notes to Evernote.
Twitter purchased social-media analytics company and YCombinator alumn Hotspots.io for an unknown amount of money on Monday, according to Hotspots.io’s website. According to the company, Twitter’s revenue-engineering team will gain Hotspots.io’s employees.
As long as consumers are crazy about mobile apps, developers will build them — and as long as developers are cranking out mobile apps, companies like Appcelerator will continue to flourish and snap up companies like Cocoafish.
Group deals company Groupon has acquired e-commerce data firm Adku for an undisclosed price, the startup announced today.
TaskRabbit, a San Francisco-based startup that lets you hire people to do simple tasks like wait in line to pick up your dry cleaning, has acquired SkillSlate, a New York-based startup that lets you auction your skills, services and time.
Mergers, acquisitions and IPOs for venture-backed startups were down in 2011 by some metrics and up by others.
Asian web powerhouse Alibaba has taken yet another step toward snatching up Yahoo.
Amazon has bought Quorus, a shopping startup focusing on bringing social interactions and conversations into e-commerce. The deal seems to have been completed in November 2011.
Daily deals company Groupon has reportedly snatched up Campfire Labs, a still-in-stealth social-media startup based in San Francisco.
Google has acquired mobile app maker Clever Sense, the companies announced today.
Topguest, a San Francisco-based startup focused on loyalty programs and travel, has been acquired by ezRez Software, Inc.
Google’s proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility has hit a roadblock, courtesy of European Union regulators.
Verizon may be preparing to acquire Netflix with the end goal of offering its own streaming video service.
Code host GitHub has acquired dev shop Ordered List, hired all its employees and adopted the company’s entire product line as its own.
Regulators in the European Commission will give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility sometime in January 2012.
Android security startup Whisper Systems has been acquired by Twitter, the startup announced on its blog today.
Motorola Mobility shareholders voted today to allow Google to buy the mobile company.
Would Google+ be a better social network if it were capable of auto-sorting your contacts into Circles? We might soon find out, because Google has acquired Katango, a maker of technologies to auto-organize friends into groups.
Rakuten, the largest online shopping mall operator in Japan, has acquired e-reader manufacturer Kobo for $315 million in cash.
Struggling daily deals site BuyWithMe has been scooped into the shopping cart of Gilt City, a subsidiary of flash-sales business Gilt Groupe.
The rumors are true: Urban Airship has acquired SimpleGeo.
A boatload of BuyWithMe employees are about to take a permanent “Gilt trip” after the startup’s acquisition.