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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.

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

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 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

This latest deal rings in at $120 million in cash and stock.

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

The deal is expected to be the largest merger in Chinese history.

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.

The Real Reason Why Google Bought Nest for $3.2 Billion

Here's a hint: It has to do with things people do 'twice a day.'

Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook has snapped up Branch for a reported $15 million and appointed the Branch team to run its new Conversations group in New York.

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

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has launched a Q&A app called Jelly with the mission of making the world 'a more empathetic place.'

Pinterest Buys Startup Specializing in Visual Search Technology

Pinterest has announced its acquisition of VisualGraph, a San Francisco-based purveyor of image recognition and visual search technology.

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

The Silicon Valley tech giant has acquired eight robotics companies in the past six months. And it isn't done yet.

Intuit Agrees to Buy Docstoc

Looking to become the go-to company for small businesses, Intuit acquires another startup.

Fast Facts on Apple's Recent Buying Spree

Apple's purchase of Topsy rounds out what has been a busy year of acquisitions by the consumer-electronics giant.

How This Startup Got GoDaddy to Open Its Wallet

Locu didn't just win the attention of domain-powerhouse GoDaddy, the web-services startup is also Entrepreneur's newest Startup of the Month.

BlackBerry Takeover Bid Falls Apart, CEO to Depart

Unable to raise the necessary funds, investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings will invest only $1 billion as Thorsten Heins leaves the troubled tech company.

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