Networking giant Cisco has agreed to acquire femtocell and small cell manufacturer Ubiquisys for $310 million in nearly all-cash deal.
Almost exactly a year after Zynga bought one-hit wonder OMGPOP for a cool $200 million, OMGPOP chief executive Dan Porter has been replaced by Zynga VP Sean Kelly.
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Cisco has announced its intent to buy cloud services management business SolveDirect, and it will join the Cisco Services group.
Showing its intent to get cozy with wireless carriers, Oracle has agreed to acquire Tekelec, a provider of network signaling, subscriber data management, and policy control.
Pin board social network Pinterest has just acquired local recommendation service Livestar, the company announced today.
Enterprise software titan Oracle has agreed to acquire Nimbula — a cloud infrastructure management software company founded by former Amazon Web Services gurus.
Salesforce announced plans to offer $1 billion in convertible senior notes in a private placement to institutional investors.
Practice Fusion has acquired 100Plus, a startup that provides personalized health predictions to consumers, for a combination of stock and cash.
Private company research firm Privco has ranked the top 20 merger and acquisitions of the top 20 technology VC firms of 2012, including Ancestry.com’s $1.6 billion sale to private equity firm Permira and other top tech acquisitions such as Yammer, Meebo, Instagram, and NextG networks.
Yahoo took a big step toward making its mobile experience better today by acquiring location discovery app Alike.
The Apple CEO has a lot to say to investors. His company’s stock has been ravaged by Wall Street in the past year, causing the company’s valuation to drop over $200 billion in the last half-year.
Domain registrar and web services company GoDaddy has purchased mobile website builder startup M.Dot.
In 2012, 2,357 private technology companies were bought for a combined total of $84 billion, according to a new report from research firm PrivCo. That’s slightly up 22 percent from 2011, but the real surprise is who is doing the acquiring.
U.S. cable giant Liberty Global has agreed to purchase hot U.K. cable and broadband provider Virgin Media in a $23.3 billion cash-and-stock deal, the two companies announced this morning.
Contrary to what it sounds like, Twitter’s acquisition of Bluefin Labs does not signal a desire by the social network to get into the fishing business. It is, however, stepping up its game when it comes to social TV analytics.
Jawbone, the wearable computing maker, today acquired MassiveHealth, a maker of apps to promote healthy eating, and Visere, the design firm behind the Unstuck life coach app for an undisclosed sum.
Twitter is dead set on playing a vital role in the media industry, which is why rumors of its latest acquisition would make a lot of sense.
Oracle yet again shows its willingness to buy tech rather than create it.
Twitter is acquiring developer tool Crashlytics, a crash-reporting tool for helping mobile developers debug their apps.
WordPress maker Automattic is now the proud owner of data synchronization startup Simpermium, the companies announced today.
News that Avis Budget Group plans to buy top car sharing network Zipcar for $500 million opened some eyes this morning. But the deal could have some trouble going through, with a law firm announcing it is investigating whether Zipcar didn’t get the best deal possible.
Enterprise storage and security business Imation has agreed to buy smaller storage provider Nexsan for $120 million in cash and stock. The deal could help Imation out of a long-standing slump.
Rental car giant Avis Budget Group has agreed to buy car sharing network Zipcar for $500 million in cash.
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Dropbox has had no trouble convincing consumers to use its tools, but it will need a dedicated sales team to reach large enterprises. To lead these efforts, the company has brought on Harvard Business School alum Kim Malone Scott, who ascended the proverbial ladder at Google and Apple.
Open-source cloud software provider Red Hat has agreed to acquire cloud management startup ManageIQ for $104 million in cash.
Dropbox has agreed to acquire photo-focused startup Snapjoy, a move that could help Dropbox own the photo organization and backup space.
Nielsen has agreed to purchase radio measurement firm Arbitron for a massive $1.26 billion.
Editor’s Pick The Taploid, a social engine that sends out weekly tabloid-like updates about your Facebook friends, is closing down today after difficulties obtaining visas for its engineers.
Credit reports leader Equifax has agreed to buy the credit services unit of Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) for $1 billion in cash.
HP’s failed acquisition of Autonomy is arguably even worse than the AOL-Time Warner merger in 2000. What’s more, the company ignored a long list of warning signs about Autonomy ahead of the acquisition.
Autonomy founder Michael Lynch and HP, which acquired the company last year, are trading public statements over alleged financial improprieties at Autonomy that led HP to write off $8.8 billion recently.
HP’s former CEO cleanly avoids blame over missing Autonomy’s accounting issues.
Lionsgate is reportedly in advanced negotiations to sell off TVGuide.com, with Yahoo at the forefront of those negotiations.
Networking behemoth Cisco has agreed to acquire cloud software business Cloupia for $150 million.
Ziff Davis finds a new owner in a cloud tech firm.
Shortly after going public, Kayak is getting gobbled up by one of its biggest competitors.
Enterprise social networking business Jive Software has acquired social startups Meetings.io and Producteev, the company announced today along with its third-quarter earnings report.
The Force is strong with Mickey Mouse, apparently. In a landmark media deal, Disney has agreed to pay $4 billion to buy Lucasfilm, the owner of the Star Wars properties.