Acquisitions

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3 Ways to Lower Your Startup's Acquisition Risk Factor
Acquisitions

3 Ways to Lower Your Startup's Acquisition Risk Factor

Buyers look for stability and high potential for ROI. Here's how to position your company as a safe bet.
Daniel Wesley
After Three Pivots, This Founder Sold His Gaming Company for $800 Million
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After Three Pivots, This Founder Sold His Gaming Company for $800 Million

At Dallas Startup Week, Kevin Chou of Kabam discusses taking risks, the need for entrepreneurs to pivot and advice for aspiring founders.
Andrea Huspeni
6 Tips From Tinder Execs on Finding Enough Success to Be Acquired
Acquisitions

6 Tips From Tinder Execs on Finding Enough Success to Be Acquired

While acquisition should never be a founding goal, it sometimes becomes an option for strategic startups.
Lydia Belanger
How to Deal When a Tech Giant Tries to Take Over Your Sandbox
Acquisitions

How to Deal When a Tech Giant Tries to Take Over Your Sandbox

In this age of looming tech giants and super brands, your young-gun startup may seem an appealing morsel. Here's how to resist the giants and still keep your investors happy.
Tony Tie
Snapchat Is Buying an Israeli Augmented Reality Startup
Snapchat

Snapchat Is Buying an Israeli Augmented Reality Startup

Cimagine will become Snapchat's research and development center in Israel.
Verizon Wants a Better Deal for Yahoo After Latest Hack Revealed
Yahoo

Verizon Wants a Better Deal for Yahoo After Latest Hack Revealed

The top American wireless carrier still expects to go through with the deal, but is looking for 'major concessions' in light of the most recent breach.
Alaska Air Completes Virgin America Acquisition
Acquisitions

Alaska Air Completes Virgin America Acquisition

Alaska Air completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America to become the fifth-largest U.S. carrier.
A Look Back at Pebble's Rise and Fall
Pebble

A Look Back at Pebble's Rise and Fall

After record-setting Kickstarters, Pebble found popularity wasn't everything.
AngelList Buys Product Hunt for Around $20 Million
Acquisitions

AngelList Buys Product Hunt for Around $20 Million

Thanks to its Reddit-like system for surfacing news, Product Hunt has become one of the most important ways for tech startups to get noticed in Silicon Valley.
Twitter Changes Product Head for Third Time in a Year
Twitter

Twitter Changes Product Head for Third Time in a Year

Jeff Seibert, who was recently head of product, stepped down from in June after being in the role for about five months.
With No Partner in Sight, Twitter Faces Tough Choices
Twitter

With No Partner in Sight, Twitter Faces Tough Choices

Technology and media companies including Salesforce, Disney and Google looked at the company but ultimately passed on buying it.
5 Ways to Prepare for the Season of Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions

5 Ways to Prepare for the Season of Acquisitions

Acquisitions have led to a flurry of activity in the business world in the last year and the pace isn't letting up.
Ash Rust
Twitter Charts Solo Path as Salesforce Rules Out Takeover
Twitter

Twitter Charts Solo Path as Salesforce Rules Out Takeover

Twitter and Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey may now have to chart an independent course in the face of stagnant user growth, heavy losses and mounting competition from the likes of Instagram and Snapchat.
Twitter Could Take Many Forms, Depending on New Owner
Twitter

Twitter Could Take Many Forms, Depending on New Owner

Companies like Salesforce, Disney and Google have shown interest in the microblogging company.