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Yahoo acquihires social advertising startup 'Bread'

With the number of smaller acquisitions Yahoo has made over the last year, I have to wonder whether it’s recent purchase of startup Bread was mistaken for an item of food you can always use more of. Then again, maybe not — as Bread’s social advertising tech could prove useful to Yahoo’s ongoing push to refresh its own ad products.

Don't just throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks

The secret to making acquisitions stick

My company has made nine acquisitions in the past seven years. How did we keep a high percentage of the founders that joined us in the process happy and fired up?


Comment platform Livefyre buys Storify

Livefyre, a popular comment platform used by many news blogs and active forums, has acquired social startup Storify, the company announced today. Neither company disclosed financial terms.