Acquisitions

Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

Staples Looks to Get Personal With Latest Acquisition

The office-supplies retailer has nabbed Silicon Valley startup Runa to personalize the online shopping experience.
Technology

eBay to Buy Online Payment Services Startup Braintree for $800 Million

Acquisition aimed at expanding and accelerating PayPal's mobile payments business
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Marketing

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.

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