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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?

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.

Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base

Getting customers to notice your startup in a sea of competitors can be tough. Using the ‘roll-up' strategy, entrepreneurs are able to acquire new customers -- quickly.

Google Buys Digital Music Service Songza

Google expands into music streaming with purchase of context and curation-based Songza.

On the Heels of Cutting a Third of Its Staff, Fab Buys a Finnish Furniture Company

The troubled ecommerce site paid ‘tens of millions' for an Ikea-like company that makes "Nordic interior design originals."

Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash

The acquisition, expected to close later this year, represents the online travel company;s initial foray into the dining industry.

Google Just Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million

The acquisition will be used to improve Google Maps, and over time, could lead to global Internet access.

Google's Next Move: Music Streaming?

The digital giant is rumored to be purchasing streaming and music curation site Songza.

Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?

The tech giant has always been known for its innovation, but its latest move is leading some to question whether it's losing its edge.

Apple Confirms $3 Billion Deal for Beats, Its Largest Acquisition Yet

Beats Electronics celebrity co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join the tech giant's ranks.

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.

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