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Google Acquires Gecko, Which Did Mechanical Design For The Original FitBit | TechCrunch

Google Acquires Gecko, Which Did Mechanical Design For The Original FitBit  | TechCrunch | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Google has acquired Gecko Design, a firm operating out of Los Gatos, California, to help with its Google X special projects laboratory. The acquired company..
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What’s Twitch? Gamers Know, and Amazon Is Spending $1 Billion on It

What’s Twitch? Gamers Know, and Amazon Is Spending $1 Billion on It | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Twitch, a hugely popular streaming video service, has helped turn gaming into a spectator event as much as a participatory activity.
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Google Has Acquired Music Streaming Startup Songza - Forbes

Google Has Acquired Music Streaming Startup Songza - Forbes | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Forbes Google Has Acquired Music Streaming Startup Songza Forbes Google announced today that it has acquired New York based Songza, a music streaming company that is known for curating playlists and recommending them using a signature Concierge...
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Facebook Makes MASSIVE Virtual Reality Purchase

Facebook Makes MASSIVE Virtual Reality Purchase | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Facebook's stepping into the world of virtual reality.

The company announced on Tuesday afternoon it has reached a deal to acquire Oculus VR, a company paving new roads in the field, for $2 billion. The deal is comprised of $400 million in cash an...
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Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, as the world's largest social network looks for ways to boost its popularity, especially
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Apple taps into Twitter, buying social-media analytics startup Topsy

Apple taps into Twitter, buying social-media analytics startup Topsy | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Apple has acquired social-media analytics firm Topsy Labs for more than $200 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The startup specializes in Twitter data.
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Suning, Hony to Invest $420 Million in China Video Site PPTV

Suning, Hony to Invest $420 Million in China Video Site PPTV | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Suning Commerce Group Co., China’s largest electronics retailer, said it plans to invest $420 million in video website PPTV.com together with private-equity firm Hony Capital Ltd.
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China’s Alibaba offers 10TB worth of free personal cloud storage as it buys Dropbox-like Kanbox

China’s Alibaba offers 10TB worth of free personal cloud storage as it buys Dropbox-like Kanbox | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has officially stepped into the cloud storage race in China, as it announced today that it is acquiring personal cloud storage service Kanbox for an undisclosed amount.

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SAP plans KXEN buy to widen appeal of big data analytics

SAP plans KXEN buy to widen appeal of big data analytics | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
The proposed acquisition of predictive-analytics firm KXEN is designed to help SAP automate more business modelling tasks for non data scientists.
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Storify is fittingly acquired by Livefyre social curation platform

Storify is fittingly acquired by Livefyre social curation platform | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Both companies help direct social media for high-profile customers like The New York Times, The White House, HBO, and Microsoft, so, it only makes sense they would come together. Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.
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La SNCF s’offre la startup de co-voiturage 123envoiture.com

La SNCF s’offre la startup de co-voiturage 123envoiture.com | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Déjà au capital de la société depuis 2009, la SNCF vient de finaliser l'acquisition de la startup…

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Nokia's handset business bought by Microsoft for €5.44bn

Nokia's handset business bought by Microsoft for €5.44bn | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it

Microsoft has swooped in to buy the handset business of Finland's Nokia, an audacious move that confirms the Redmond software company's intention to compete with Apple and Google head-on as a "devices and services" business.

 

The deal, for €5.44bn (£4.6bn), gives Microsoft a company which used to dominate the mobile and smartphone market in 2006 but has been overshadowed by the rise of Apple and, latterly, Samsung and companies using Google's Android software.

 

 

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Scoop: Google acquired WIMM Labs to bolster its own smartwatch plans

Scoop: Google acquired WIMM Labs to bolster its own smartwatch plans | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Samsung isn’t the only one looking to launch a smartwatch. Google quietly snapped up a smartwatch company last year that could lay the foundation for its own wrist-bound products.
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One year ago, Google quietly acquired WIMM Labs (smartwatches).

Now that's becomming a real deal, Google has a one year advance.

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Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup

Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Samsung is making a big push into being the center of the smart home today with its acquisition of SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets onto a single smartphone app and hardware hub. The company isn't releasing the acquisition price, but TechCrunch reported a $200 million pricetag [...]
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Square Confirms Acquisition of Food Delivery Service Caviar

Square Confirms Acquisition of Food Delivery Service Caviar | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Payments processor Square announced today that it has bought Caviar, a US-based service which allows its users to order food for delivery from restaurants that would not otherwise offer delivery....
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TripAdvisor buys European online restaurant reservation service La Fourchette - Boston Business Journal

TripAdvisor buys European online restaurant reservation service La Fourchette - Boston Business Journal | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
On the heels of releasing its first-quarter earnings, Newton-based TripAdvisor Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP) announced it has made an offer to acquire La Fourchette, an online restaurant booking service with a network of more than 12,000 restaurant partners across Europe.
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Criteo Acquires Tedemis, Expanding Customer Reach Across Channels

Criteo Acquires Tedemis, Expanding Customer Reach Across Channels | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
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Exclusive: Google to Buy Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind for $400M

Exclusive: Google to Buy Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind for $400M | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
The deal appears to be a talent acquisition.
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The Dropbox computer vision acquisition that slipped under the radar - GigaOM

The Dropbox computer vision acquisition that slipped under the radar - GigaOM | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
The Dropbox computer vision acquisition that slipped under the radar GigaOM Admittedly, the Anchovi acquisition slipped under my radar too, until I heard a couple recent references from people in the know about the computer vision team Dropbox is...
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Ebay buys payments startup Braintree for $800M, yet another win for PayPal

Ebay buys payments startup Braintree for $800M, yet another win for PayPal | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Big news in the payments world this morning, as eBay just announced that it has snapped up popular e-commerce payments processor Braintree for $800 million in cash. Braintree's technology gives com...

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Google buys Bump, more than just data-transferring fist bumps may ensue

Google buys Bump, more than just data-transferring fist bumps may ensue | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Google plans to keep the Bump and Flock apps running for now, yet it may have its sights set on improving Google+ and device synching.
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Twitter Acquires MoPub for $350 Million In Order To Build A Mobile Ad Exchange

Twitter Acquires MoPub for $350 Million In Order To Build A Mobile Ad Exchange | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Consolidation in mobile adtech continues.
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Twitter confirms its business model

 

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Groupon Acquires Blink App to Expand Last-Minute Travel Offerings

Groupon Acquires Blink App to Expand Last-Minute Travel Offerings | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Groupon has acquired Blink Booking, the Madrid-based startup behind last-minute hotel booking app Blink, the deals service announced Monday.
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Making Its First Acquisitions, Eventbrite Buys Ticketing Service Eventioz And Event Data Company Lanyrd

Making Its First Acquisitions, Eventbrite Buys Ticketing Service Eventioz And Event Data Company Lanyrd | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Ticket company Eventbrite is announcing what it says are the first two acquisitions in its seven-year history — London-based event data company Lanyrd and Argentina-based ticketing service Eventioz.
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Exclusive: Japan’s Rakuten Acquires Viki Video Site for $200 Million

Exclusive: Japan’s Rakuten Acquires Viki Video Site for $200 Million | IT start-ups acquisitions | Scoop.it
Crowdsourced premium video site gets bought for global expansion by the Amazon of Japan.
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