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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
Biz Stone's Answer to the Search Engine Has Arrived, But Will Anyone Use It?

Biz Stone's Answer to the Search Engine Has Arrived, But Will Anyone Use It?

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has launched a Q&A app called Jelly with the mission of making the world 'a more empathetic place.'
January 8, 2014 in News and Trends
Pinterest Buys Startup Specializing in Visual Search Technology

Pinterest Buys Startup Specializing in Visual Search Technology

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Pinterest has announced its acquisition of VisualGraph, a San Francisco-based purveyor of image recognition and visual search technology.
January 6, 2014 in Social Media
Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

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The Silicon Valley tech giant has acquired eight robotics companies in the past six months. And it isn't done yet.
December 16, 2013 in News and Trends

Intuit Agrees to Buy Docstoc

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Looking to become the go-to company for small businesses, Intuit acquires another startup.
December 4, 2013 in News and Trends
Fast Facts on Apple's Recent Buying Spree

Fast Facts on Apple's Recent Buying Spree

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Apple's purchase of Topsy rounds out what has been a busy year of acquisitions by the consumer-electronics giant.
December 3, 2013 in News and Trends
How This Startup Got GoDaddy to Open Its Wallet

How This Startup Got GoDaddy to Open Its Wallet

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Locu didn't just win the attention of domain-powerhouse GoDaddy, the web-services startup is also Entrepreneur's newest Startup of the Month.
November 5, 2013 in Grow Your Business
BlackBerry Takeover Bid Falls Apart, CEO to Depart

BlackBerry Takeover Bid Falls Apart, CEO to Depart

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Unable to raise the necessary funds, investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings will invest only $1 billion as Thorsten Heins leaves the troubled tech company.
November 4, 2013 in News and Trends
In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Israel-Based Data Analytics Startup Onavo

In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Israel-Based Data Analytics Startup Onavo

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The $200 million acquisition could also help in Facebook's mission to bring the internet to the masses.
October 14, 2013 in Mobile
BlackBerry Founders Consider Takeover

BlackBerry Founders Consider Takeover

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Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin, co-founders of the company now known as BlackBerry, are considering a bid that could save the embattled smartphone maker.
October 11, 2013 in News and Trends
Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's Reputation Questioned in New Book

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's Reputation Questioned in New Book

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A book written by a New York Times writer says Dorsey's role as a founder may have been overhyped.
October 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Staples Looks to Get Personal With Latest Acquisition

Staples Looks to Get Personal With Latest Acquisition

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The office-supplies retailer has nabbed Silicon Valley startup Runa to personalize the online shopping experience.
October 2, 2013 in News and Trends
eBay to Buy Online Payment Services Startup Braintree for $800 Million

eBay to Buy Online Payment Services Startup Braintree for $800 Million

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Acquisition aimed at expanding and accelerating PayPal's mobile payments business
September 26, 2013 in Mobile
Google Buys Bump, a Popular File-Sharing App That Fought to Find its Groove

Google Buys Bump, a Popular File-Sharing App That Fought to Find its Groove

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It will remain business as usual for the teams at Bump and sister photo-sharing app Flock -- for now.
September 17, 2013 in Apps & Software
Done Deal: A Look at the Long, Contentious Road to Buying Dell Inc.

Done Deal: A Look at the Long, Contentious Road to Buying Dell Inc.

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In this interactive timeline, we look back at how founder Michael Dell's proposal to acquire the company and take it private played out.
September 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Fast Facts on Twitter's Startup Buying Spree

Fast Facts on Twitter's Startup Buying Spree

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The 7-year-old social network has been snapping up companies left and right as it expands into mobile, analytics and social television.
September 10, 2013 in Social Media
Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Drops Campaign to Derail Dell's Takeover Bid

Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Drops Campaign to Derail Dell's Takeover Bid

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In letter to the SEC, Icahn says he's done opposing Michael Dell but just getting started recruiting Twitter followers.
September 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Zillow Buys Rival StreetEasy to Corner the New York Market

Zillow Buys Rival StreetEasy to Corner the New York Market

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Real-estate information powerhouse Zillow said it will buy StreetEasy for $50 million and also announced a secondary stock offering.
August 19, 2013 in News and Trends
NBC News Snaps Up Tech Startup to Drive Citizen Journalism

NBC News Snaps Up Tech Startup to Drive Citizen Journalism

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With user-generated content becoming increasingly important for TV and digital news operations, NBC News is hoping to add something new: live streaming video.
August 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Dell Founder Stands Firm on Buyout Offer

Dell Founder Stands Firm on Buyout Offer

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Michael Dell will not raise his $24.4 billion bid for the PC maker, even if a vote on the offer is delayed, sources say.
July 17, 2013 in News and Trends
Michael Dell Told to Raise Dell Offer as Carl Icahn Ups the Stakes

Michael Dell Told to Raise Dell Offer as Carl Icahn Ups the Stakes

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The founder has been advised to raise his $24.4 billion offer for Dell, coming under further pressure from billionaire investor Carl Icahn.
July 3, 2013 in News and Trends
Sprint Shareholders Approve $21.6 Billion SoftBank Acquisition

Sprint Shareholders Approve $21.6 Billion SoftBank Acquisition

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A vote on Tuesday ended a contentious takeover battle for the No. 3 U.S. wireless service provider.
June 25, 2013 in News and Trends
First Tumblr, Now Hulu, Oh My! What's Driving Yahoo's Startup Appetite

First Tumblr, Now Hulu, Oh My! What's Driving Yahoo's Startup Appetite

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With a string of recent acquisitions and a bid for more, CEO Marissa Mayer is turning Yahoo into a diversified media company.
May 28, 2013 in News and Trends
Google and Facebook Said to be in Battle to Acquire Social Mapping App Waze

Google and Facebook Said to be in Battle to Acquire Social Mapping App Waze

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Read about the growing interest in the Israel-based Waze, the problems with Twitter's two-step authentication process, Flickr's website malfunction and more social-media news.
May 24, 2013 in Social Media

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