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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.

Benjamin Kabin

· 2 min read

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

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

Benjamin Kabin

· 2 min read

Yahoo Picks Up Social Diary Startup for a Reported $10 Million

The team at Wander, which launched its social journaling app just last May, will become part of Yahoo's mobile and emerging products division.

Benjamin Kabin

· 2 min read

Jason Fell

· 2 min read

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.

Nina Zipkin

· 2 min read

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.

Benjamin Kabin

· 2 min read

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.

David Faber and Julia Boorstin

· 2 min read

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.'

Nicholas Carlson

· 2 min read

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.

Nina Zipkin

· 2 min read

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.'

Nina Zipkin

· 3 min read

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.

Geoff Weiss

· 2 min read

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.

Brian Patrick Eha

· 3 min read