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Twitter Geeks Out on Data, Acquires Gnip
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Twitter has snagged six-year-old social data startup Gnip for an undisclosed amount.
April 15, 2014 in Social Media
Spinning Viral Stars Into One-Man Empires: The Rise of YouTube's Multi-Channel Networks

Spinning Viral Stars Into One-Man Empires: The Rise of YouTube's Multi-Channel Networks

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MCNs have been called the movie studios of the future, but even Hollywood wants a slice of the YouTube pie.
April 11, 2014 in Social Media
My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap

My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap

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For our series My Biggest Mistake, the co-founder of GroSocial opens up about being completely consumed by his entrepreneurial endeavor and how that lifestyle had major consequences.
April 1, 2014 in The 'Treps
Lithium Scores Klout in All-Stock Deal

Lithium Scores Klout in All-Stock Deal

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Lithium Technologies plans to combine the 100 million consumers on its platforms with the 500 million 'touched by Klout.'
March 27, 2014 in Social Media
Disney Snags Leading YouTube Network for $500 Million

Disney Snags Leading YouTube Network for $500 Million

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In a watershed moment for short-form online video, Disney has agreed to purchase the YouTube network Maker Studios in a deal that could total $950 million.
March 25, 2014 in Business News
In Push For T-Mobile Takeover, Sprint Owner Calls U.S. Broadband Sluggish, Overpriced

In Push For T-Mobile Takeover, Sprint Owner Calls U.S. Broadband Sluggish, Overpriced

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Sprint owner Masayoshi Son -- the richest man in Japan -- is lately making the press rounds in America to hype a potential acquisition of T-Mobile.
March 12, 2014 in Technology
Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal

Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal

Cerberus Capital Management, which already owns grocery chain Albertsons, will purchase the 1,600-store Safeway chain.
March 7, 2014 in Business News
Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

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Startups are constantly needing to innovate to stay alive in the dog-eat-dog world of entrepreneurship. Large corporations are taking notice and looking for opportunities to capitalize on new concepts and ideas.
March 6, 2014 in Starting a Business
Report: Facebook Wants Its Own Drones

Report: Facebook Wants Its Own Drones

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Facebook is reportedly in talks to acquire Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-flying, solar-powered drones, as it looks to bring internet access to every corner of the world.
March 4, 2014 in Technology
Are Candy Crush and WhatsApp Really in it for the Long Haul?

Are Candy Crush and WhatsApp Really in it for the Long Haul?

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People are betting big on Candy Crush and WhatsApp, but some fear a social-gaming bubble is building.
February 27, 2014 in Technology
BlackBerry CEO: I Would Sell BBM for $19 Billion

BlackBerry CEO: I Would Sell BBM for $19 Billion

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The smartphone maker's comments come a week after Facebook purchased the WhatsApp messaging service for the same price.
February 25, 2014 in Technology
What Does WhatsApp's Win Mean For the Future of Texting?

What Does WhatsApp's Win Mean For the Future of Texting?

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With the success of mobile messaging apps like Viber and WhatsApp, will texting be left behind?
February 24, 2014 in Technology
The Story of Sequoia Capital's $6.4 Billion 'Revenge' on Mark Zuckerberg

The Story of Sequoia Capital's $6.4 Billion 'Revenge' on Mark Zuckerberg

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How the top venture capital firm had the last laugh -- all the way to the bank.
February 22, 2014 in Technology
WhatsApp Co-Founder's Reaction to Snapchat: 'I Don't Give a Sh-t About This'

WhatsApp Co-Founder's Reaction to Snapchat: 'I Don't Give a Sh-t About This'

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Competition gets us fired up -- sometimes with entertaining results.
February 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

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The social media juggernaut acquires the web-based messaging service in a stock and cash deal.
February 19, 2014 in News and Trends
How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

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While there are many books, resources and advisers dealing with M&As at large corporations, there isn't a whole lot of information about acquiring small companies. Here are a few tips to make the road less bumpy.
February 18, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Google Acquires Security Startup to Let Users Log In With 'Ultrasonic Sound'

Google Acquires Security Startup to Let Users Log In With 'Ultrasonic Sound'

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The technology could serve as a replacement for one-time use PINs, passwords or both.
February 17, 2014 in Security
Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

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The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
February 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Yahoo Picks Up Social Diary Startup for a Reported $10 Million

Yahoo Picks Up Social Diary Startup for a Reported $10 Million

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The team at Wander, which launched its social journaling app just last May, will become part of Yahoo's mobile and emerging products division.
February 12, 2014 in News and Trends
LinkedIn Buys Another Startup, Its Largest Acquisition So Far

LinkedIn Buys Another Startup, Its Largest Acquisition So Far

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This latest deal rings in at $120 million in cash and stock.
February 7, 2014 in Social Media
Zynga Makes Its Biggest Buy Yet, Announces Fresh Round of Layoffs

Zynga Makes Its Biggest Buy Yet, Announces Fresh Round of Layoffs

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The struggling gaming company is letting 15 percent of its employees go while making way for a new addition in the acquisition of U.K. competitor NaturalMotion.
January 31, 2014 in News and Trends
IBM to Sell Server Business to China-Based Lenovo for $2.3 Billion

IBM to Sell Server Business to China-Based Lenovo for $2.3 Billion

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The deal is expected to be the largest merger in Chinese history.
January 23, 2014 in Office Tech
Time Warner Cable Says No Thanks to Charter's $61 Billion Bid

Time Warner Cable Says No Thanks to Charter's $61 Billion Bid

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Charter Communications hoped to purchase Time Warner Cable for $61.3 billion, or $132.50 a share, but the 'grossly inadequate' bid was rejected.
January 14, 2014 in Business Management
The Real Reason Why Google Bought Nest for $3.2 Billion

The Real Reason Why Google Bought Nest for $3.2 Billion

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Here's a hint: It has to do with things people do 'twice a day.'
January 14, 2014 in Office Tech
Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

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Facebook has snapped up Branch for a reported $15 million and appointed the Branch team to run its new Conversations group in New York.
January 13, 2014 in News and Trends

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