Acquisitions

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Microsoft's Missed Opportunity: Not Getting Minecraft's Founders?
Founders

Microsoft's Missed Opportunity: Not Getting Minecraft's Founders?

The tech giant snagged Mojang, the maker of the popular game Minecraft, but its founders are out.
Laura Entis
Microsoft's Rumored $2 Billion Bid for Minecraft: Smart Move or Epic Fail?
Acquisitions

Microsoft's Rumored $2 Billion Bid for Minecraft: Smart Move or Epic Fail?

Microsoft is reportedly nearing a deal to buy the maker of the wildly popular video game, but at least one analyst calls the move a 'real head scratcher.'
Laura Entis
Apple May Scoop Up This Struggling Social Network
Social Media

Apple May Scoop Up This Struggling Social Network

It has been reported that Apple is looking to give social another shot by acquiring this startup.
Nina Zipkin
The Bizarre Ways Niche Dating Services Are Pairing People Off
Online Dating

The Bizarre Ways Niche Dating Services Are Pairing People Off

You can now find a mate based on the compatibility of your pheromones, voice pitch and dietary restrictions.
Laura Entis
In $11 Billion Deal, Burger King Scoops Up Tim Hortons and Heads to Canada
Legal Center

In $11 Billion Deal, Burger King Scoops Up Tim Hortons and Heads to Canada

It's official: Burger King is buying coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for approximately $11 billion, with financing help from Warren Buffet.
Kate Taylor
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Crumbs Buyer's Bid Goes Unchallenged as Chain Prepares to Emerge From Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy

Crumbs Buyer's Bid Goes Unchallenged as Chain Prepares to Emerge From Bankruptcy

Lemonis Fischer's $6.5 million bid for the cupcake chain went unchallenged by the public, meaning the final sale of the company is less than a week away.
Kate Taylor
The Art of Acquisition Comes Down to 4 Essential Variables
Acquisitions

The Art of Acquisition Comes Down to 4 Essential Variables

Develop your company into a well-rounded, attractive business that lures investors, partners and clients by implementing best practices when it comes to the team, technology, traction and trajectory.
Leslie Stretch
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Gannett Splits Broadcast and Publishing Into Two Separate Companies
Growth Strategies

Gannett Splits Broadcast and Publishing Into Two Separate Companies

Following the lead of fellow media giants like E.W. Scripps, News Corp and Time Warner, Gannett is spinning off its publishing division.
Nina Zipkin
What Does a Multibillion-Dollar Corporation Want With Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding

What Does a Multibillion-Dollar Corporation Want With Crowdfunding?

Equity crowdfunding company Circle Up announces a partnership with the behemoth Johnson & Johnson.
Catherine Clifford
Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation
Red Lobster

Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation

Now that Golden Gate Capital has acquired Red Lobster from Darden Restaurants, the seafood chain is trying to emphasize its quality.
Kate Taylor
In an Effort to Up Its Mobile Ad Game, Yahoo Acquires Flurry
Acquisitions

In an Effort to Up Its Mobile Ad Game, Yahoo Acquires Flurry

The mobile ad and analytics company is one of Yahoo's most expensive acquisition to date under CEO Marissa Mayer.
Laura Entis
Facebook Pilots 'Buy' Button as Twitter Snaps Up Payments Startup CardSpring
Ecommerce

Facebook Pilots 'Buy' Button as Twitter Snaps Up Payments Startup CardSpring

The line between social network and ecommerce platform is looking increasingly blurred.
Geoff Weiss
Beats $3.2B Sale Proves It's Great, But Not Necessarily at Headphones
Branding

Beats $3.2B Sale Proves It's Great, But Not Necessarily at Headphones

Why did Apple really acquire the Dr. Dre-led company, which audiophiles argue develops inferior products?
Chris Kocek
Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring
Mergers and Acquisitions

Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring

Even when a company is small, it can grow in a hurry by acquiring a compatible company that is even smaller.
Benjamin Young