Acquisitions

Klout

Lithium Scores Klout in All-Stock Deal

Lithium Technologies plans to combine the 100 million consumers on its platforms with the 500 million 'touched by Klout.'
Acquisitions

Disney Snags Leading YouTube Network for $500 Million

In a watershed moment for short-form online video, Disney has agreed to purchase the YouTube network Maker Studios in a deal that could total $950 million.
Mobile

In Push For T-Mobile Takeover, Sprint Owner Calls U.S. Broadband Sluggish, Overpriced

Sprint owner Masayoshi Son -- the richest man in Japan -- is lately making the press rounds in America to hype a potential acquisition of T-Mobile.
Acquisitions

Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal

Cerberus Capital Management, which already owns grocery chain Albertsons, will purchase the 1,600-store Safeway chain.
Innovation

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

Startups are constantly needing to innovate to stay alive in the dog-eat-dog world of entrepreneurship. Large corporations are taking notice and looking for opportunities to capitalize on new concepts and ideas.
Drones

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.
Investing

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

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.
Mobile

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?
Facebook

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

The social media juggernaut acquires the web-based messaging service in a stock and cash deal.
Growth Strategies

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.

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