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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.
The Real Reason Why Google Bought Nest for $3.2 Billion

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 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?

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BlackBerry Founders Consider Takeover

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

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

A book written by a New York Times writer says Dorsey's role as a founder may have been overhyped.
Staples Looks to Get Personal With Latest Acquisition

Staples Looks to Get Personal With Latest Acquisition

The office-supplies retailer has nabbed Silicon Valley startup Runa to personalize the online shopping experience.
eBay to Buy Online Payment Services Startup Braintree for $800 Million

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

Acquisition aimed at expanding and accelerating PayPal's mobile payments business
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

It will remain business as usual for the teams at Bump and sister photo-sharing app Flock -- for now.
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.

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

Fast Facts on Twitter's Startup Buying Spree

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

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

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

Zillow Buys Rival StreetEasy to Corner the New York Market

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

NBC News Snaps Up Tech Startup to Drive Citizen Journalism

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

Dell Founder Stands Firm on Buyout Offer

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.

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