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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.
Michael Dell Told to Raise Dell Offer as Carl Icahn Ups the Stakes

Michael Dell Told to Raise Dell Offer as Carl Icahn Ups the Stakes

The founder has been advised to raise his $24.4 billion offer for Dell, coming under further pressure from billionaire investor Carl Icahn.
Sprint Shareholders Approve $21.6 Billion SoftBank Acquisition

Sprint Shareholders Approve $21.6 Billion SoftBank Acquisition

A vote on Tuesday ended a contentious takeover battle for the No. 3 U.S. wireless service provider.
First Tumblr, Now Hulu, Oh My! What's Driving Yahoo's Startup Appetite

First Tumblr, Now Hulu, Oh My! What's Driving Yahoo's Startup Appetite

With a string of recent acquisitions and a bid for more, CEO Marissa Mayer is turning Yahoo into a diversified media company.
Google and Facebook Said to be in Battle to Acquire Social Mapping App Waze

Google and Facebook Said to be in Battle to Acquire Social Mapping App Waze

Read about the growing interest in the Israel-based Waze, the problems with Twitter's two-step authentication process, Flickr's website malfunction and more social-media news.

Fast-Growing Organic Food Startup Acquired by French Food-and-Beverage Giant

Paris-based Danone has purchased a majority stake in Happy Family -- a deal reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
How Instagram Went From Idea to $1 Billion in Less Than Two Years

How Instagram Went From Idea to $1 Billion in Less Than Two Years

Here's a quick history of the meteoric rise of the popular file-sharing app, which is being acquired by Facebook despite its absence of revenue.
Selling Your Business? Serial 'Trep Gurbaksh Chahal Says Be Bought, Not Sold

Selling Your Business? Serial 'Trep Gurbaksh Chahal Says Be Bought, Not Sold

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, the young multimillionaire shares strategies on making your business attractive to a buyer.
Instagram Founders Agree to Facebook Buyout

Instagram Founders Agree to Facebook Buyout

The popular photo sharing app will likely be acquired for $1 billion, reports say.

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