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

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.

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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'

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

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)

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

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

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

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

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
Yahoo Picks Up Social Diary Startup for a Reported $10 Million

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

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

LinkedIn Buys Another Startup, Its Largest Acquisition So Far

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

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

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.
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

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

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

Charter Communications hoped to purchase Time Warner Cable for $61.3 billion, or $132.50 a share, but the 'grossly inadequate' bid was rejected.

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