Acquisitions

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Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution

Former Apple exec Matt Rogers co-founded Nest, a smart-home product company that went from a garage startup to a $3.2 billion business.

Longtime Owner Sells TGI Fridays for $800 Million

After nearly four decades of ownership, Carlson sold the restaurant chain to two private-equity firms.

Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch

Described as the YouTube on online gaming, Google is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for upwards of $1 billion.

Welcoming New Team Players (After Their Startup Joined Yours)

During the transition following an acquisition, employee nerves can become frayed. Here's how to stave off the jealousy, resentfulness and disenchantment of existing staff.

3 Reasons It May Be Time to Sell Your Business

An inside look at the decision to move on.

Nothing But Net: Oprah Eyeing Bid for the LA Clippers

If the NBA board of governors votes that Donald Sterling must sell the Clippers following his leaked racial tirade, none other than Oprah herself is poised to make a play.

Facebook Buys Popular Fitness-Tracker App So It Can Know Even More About You

With its acquisition of Moves, the social network is getting into the fitness-tracking game alongside Fitbit and Nike.

Etsy Just Bought an Electronics E-Tailer Called Grand St. Here's Why.

In a deal rumored to be worth just under $10 million, Etsy has acquired Grand St., an online marketplace where indie hardware makers vend cutting-edge tech.

Twitter Geeks Out on Data, Acquires Gnip

Twitter has snagged six-year-old social data startup Gnip for an undisclosed amount.

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

MCNs have been called the movie studios of the future, but even Hollywood wants a slice of the YouTube pie.

My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap

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.

Lithium Scores Klout in All-Stock Deal

Lithium Technologies plans to combine the 100 million consumers on its platforms with the 500 million 'touched by Klout.'

Disney Snags Leading YouTube Network for $500 Million

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.

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

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.

Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal

Cerberus Capital Management, which already owns grocery chain Albertsons, will purchase the 1,600-store Safeway chain.

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

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.

Report: Facebook Wants Its Own Drones

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.

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

People are betting big on Candy Crush and WhatsApp, but some fear a social-gaming bubble is building.

BlackBerry CEO: I Would Sell BBM for $19 Billion

The smartphone maker's comments come a week after Facebook purchased the WhatsApp messaging service for the same price.

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

With the success of mobile messaging apps like Viber and WhatsApp, will texting be left behind?

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

How the top venture capital firm had the last laugh -- all the way to the bank.

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

Competition gets us fired up -- sometimes with entertaining results.

Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

The social media juggernaut acquires the web-based messaging service in a stock and cash deal.

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

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.

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