Google and Waze, two of the leading companies in the mapping industry, may be a match made in heaven. But Google’s $1.1 billion acquisition of the social driving company has, not surprisingly, signaled some alarm bells with antitrust authorities.
Yahoo’s huge $1.1 billion deal to buy popular blogging service Tumblr has now closed.
Zynga has purchased Spooky Cool Labs in a major push for more real-money casino gaming that could help it generate more revenue.
Streaming media-device/service startup Boxee is expected to announce that it’s been acquired sometime next week, VentureBeat has learned from sources familiar with the matter.
While Google and Waze prepare to come together, Consumer Watchdog is urging the FTC and DOJ to stop the sale lest the two create a maps monopoly.
Web and mobile security firm AVG has agreed to acquire LPI Level Platforms in a bid to add remote monitoring and mobile management to its lineup of business services.
Japanese telecom company SoftBank is sweetening its offer to purchase the third largest wireless carrier in the U.S.
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced today that it would be acquiring Inkiru, a small startup that uses data analysis to improve e-commerce.
Enterprise software titan has agreed to buy Hybris, a Switzerland-based ecommerce player with big customers.
After numerous rumors that it was going to happen, IBM has agreed to acquire Dallas-based infrastructure-as-a-service provider SoftLayer.
Enterprise software behemoth Salesforce has agreed to buy digital marketing firm ExactTarget for a massive $2.5 billion. This will be Salesforce’s biggest acquisition ever.
CBS has purchased the remaining 50 percent stake of TV Guide’s digital properties, including the TV Guide website and mobile apps, the company announced today.
One Waze suitor leaves the field.
Design tech company Adobe has acquired San Francisco-based creative consulting firm Ideacodes, the company announced today.
Fresh from wrapping up its $1.1 billion purchase of blogging platform/community Tumblr, Yahoo is poised to once again put up a massive amount of money to buy streaming video service Hulu.
Yahoo has officially placed a bid to acquire popular video streaming service Hulu, along with Time Warner Cable, Amazon, Guggenheim Digital Media, and former News Corp. President Peter Chernin.
While rumors have been swirling for days, Yahoo finally confirmed this morning that it has acquired popular blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion.
Yahoo’s board has reportedly approved a $1.1 billion, all-cash offer to acquire Tumblr, a rapidly-growing and very popular microblogging server.
If you can’t be cool, why not buy someone who is? That’s what Yahoo is looking to do with a potential investment in hot blogging service Tumblr, according to Adweek and All Things D.
The latest company rumored to be interested in buying streaming video service Hulu is Yahoo.
After spending $1 billion on Instagram last year to keep pace with the mobile photo explosion, Facebook is now reportedly jumping into entirely new territory by spending a similar amount on the popular social driving app Waze.
It’s been a slowish day for funding news, but with big dollar signs on many of the deals that did happen. Here’s a rundown on the days’ deals.
“We focus on the order at NetSuite,” said NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson in a recent VentureBeat interview. “Order management is at the heart of our transactions.”
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has acquired seven companies since taking the helm of the once-foundered search/media company. Each of the first six has been shut down.
Security heavyweight McAfee has agreed to acquire network firewall business Stonesoft for $389 million in cash so it can offer more powerful firewall protection to its clients.
Tunigo’s app will remain inside Spotify and its team will move to Spotify’s offices in Stockholm and New York.
It was a big, big day for funding today with no fewer than nine startups getting funding, including one getting acquired for $33 million.
Yahoo is apparently no longer interested in purchasing France-based streaming video Dailymotion, according to a Wall Street Journal report today.
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After many rumors and reports, news summarization app Wavii has officially been acquired by Google and the app has been shut down.
Enterprise app business Software AG has acquired cloud platform vendor LongJump.
Database vendor Actian has acquired “big data” and analytics startup ParAccel, the two companies announced today.
Wavii, a content summary startup, is likely going to close a deal to be acquired by Google in the next week.
IBM has acquired software delivery startup UrbanCode to better help businesses push out updates of mobile, cloud, social, and big data applications.
Softbank remains unfazed by Dish’s higher competing offer to acquire Sprint.
It’s a takeover that would satisfy the satellite TV company’s wireless ambitions, while also squashing takeover efforts by Japan’s Softbank.
Continuing its focus on mobile technology, Facebook has purchased mobile software startup Osmeta.
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Popular travel advice and booking site TripAdvisor has acquired luxury travel site Jetsetter from Gilt Groupe for an undisclosed sum.
You can write off the latest rumor about a potential suitor for the popular messaging app WhatsApp.