Acquisitions

Samsung Buys Mobile Payments Startup to Take on Apple Pay
Digital Wallets

Samsung Buys Mobile Payments Startup to Take on Apple Pay

The South Korean tech giant has agreed to buy LoopPay, a mobile wallet service.
Jason Fell
Buying a Rival: Zillow CEO Talks Trulia Deal, Integration and Layoffs
Acquisitions

Buying a Rival: Zillow CEO Talks Trulia Deal, Integration and Layoffs

Zillow has completed its $2.5 billion acquisition of online real estate rival Trulia.
Samsung Plans to Use Cash Pile to Fund Growth, Acquisitions
Samsung

Samsung Plans to Use Cash Pile to Fund Growth, Acquisitions

'Our primary objective is growth and that is what we are communicating to our shareholders.'
Microsoft Is Buying Startups People Love. Yahoo? Not So Much.
Acquisitions

Microsoft Is Buying Startups People Love. Yahoo? Not So Much.

Satya Nadella's recent acquisition strategy-Accompli, now Sunrise-takes a different tack than the one practiced by Marissa Mayer.
Erin Griffith
Microsoft Said to Buy Israel-Based N-trig for $200 Million
Acquisitions

Microsoft Said to Buy Israel-Based N-trig for $200 Million

Most of N-trig's 190 workers will be integrated into Microsoft Israel and will be part of a new research and development center.
With Big Acquisition, Canon Looks to Grow Video Surveillance Business
Acquisitions

With Big Acquisition, Canon Looks to Grow Video Surveillance Business

The company offered $2.8 billion for Axis AB.
Under Armour Rides High With Big-Ticket Fitness App Acquisitions
Growth Strategies

Under Armour Rides High With Big-Ticket Fitness App Acquisitions

The sports company has purchased MyFitnessPal and Endomondo for $560 million.
Nina Zipkin
Iconic Teen Makeup Brand Bonne Bell Is No More
Fashion

Iconic Teen Makeup Brand Bonne Bell Is No More

The maker of the world's first flavored lip balm is closing its doors for good, but sweet, sweet Lip Smackers will live on.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Jay-Z to Acquire Scandinavian Music Streaming Company for $56 Million
Jay Z

Jay-Z to Acquire Scandinavian Music Streaming Company for $56 Million

The rapper-turned-businessman is adding to his empire, which already spans clothing and sports bars.
This Entrepreneur Sold His Company to AOL and Bought It Back Two Years Later. Here's What He Learned.
If I Knew Then

This Entrepreneur Sold His Company to AOL and Bought It Back Two Years Later. Here's What He Learned.

Venture capitalist and About.me CEO Tony Conrad shares his thoughts on making tough choices.
Nina Zipkin
Expedia Acquires Travelocity in $280 Million Deal
Acquisitions

Expedia Acquires Travelocity in $280 Million Deal

Consolidation in the online booking industry continues.
Facebook Testing a Feature That Will Turn Voice Clips Into Text
Facebook

Facebook Testing a Feature That Will Turn Voice Clips Into Text

The idea is to make it easier for users to get audio messages when they are in situations that make listening to a recording inconvenient.
Laura Entis
Israel's High-Tech Boom Is Double-Edged Sword
Israel

Israel's High-Tech Boom Is Double-Edged Sword

While the country's high tech industry is a major growth engine and investment magnet, increasingly startups acquired by foreign buyers are then either shut down or turned into R&D centers.
Hungry for Patents, Samsung Approaches BlackBerry About a Buyout
Acquisitions

Hungry for Patents, Samsung Approaches BlackBerry About a Buyout

The South Korean tech company could be offering $7.5 billion.