Acquisitions

Technology

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

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

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.
Marketing

LinkedIn Buys Another Startup, One of Its Largest Acquisitions

This latest deal rings in at $120 million in cash and stock.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Technology

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.'
Technology

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.
Technology

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.'
Social Media

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

Intuit Agrees to Buy Docstoc

Looking to become the go-to company for small businesses, Intuit acquires another startup.
Technology

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.
Growth Strategies

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.

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