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Merjerz puts a crowdsourcing spin on M&A
A Super Detailed Graphic Laying Out All The Biggest Tech Acquirers

Secrets of the acquisition process from EA and Zynga (straight from the horse’s mouth!)

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The corporate development folks over at Electronic Arts and Zynga shared some insider advice last night on how the acquisitions process works at both companies. I’ve excerpted some advice from the panel, which was held last night at Pillsbury, a law firm in downtown San Francisco. Michael Chang, a director...
Secrets of the acquisition process from EA and Zynga (straight from the horse’s mouth!)
Knowing where the exits are
Mobile dominates new game sector investments in Q1

Nielsen: Android and iOS are over 90% of US smartphone market, and growing

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…and for the first time ever, two thirds of new phone acquirers are buying smartphones. Smartphone use is exploding in the US even as PC sales are dropping.  If 66% of mobile phone buyers are buying smartphones and 36.3% of them are buying iPhones, that means almost a quarter of all phones bought...
Nielsen: Android and iOS are over 90% of US smartphone market, and growing
For startups with university roots, an exit is priority number one

Partnerships Provide The "Muscle" In The Mobile Payments War

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LevelUp is eyeing 250,000 new merchant locations for its mobile payments tech through a new partnership with the biggest payments player you've never heard of. Heartland Payment Systems is the unfamiliar engine behind ubiquitous major credit cards: Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover. Now Heartland is lending its might...
Partnerships Provide The "Muscle" In The Mobile Payments War

IBM, Epicor could be among potential JDA acquirers

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IBM, Epicor and other vendors could be eyeing a purchase of supply-chain software vendor JDA, analysts said Tuesday following a published report that the company was looking for suitors....
IBM, Epicor could be among potential JDA acquirers

Who were the top ed tech acquirers in 2012?

gigaom.com
A new report from M&A database CB Insights gives an overview of the 2,277 tech acquisitions it tracked last year (you can see my colleague Eliza Kern’s post on the breakdown here or view the entire report here.) But to give GigaOM a better view of the ed tech sector...
Who were the top ed tech acquirers in 2012?

Half of all U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones

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Market research firm Nielsen on Thursday announced that as of February 2012, about half of all mobile subscribers in the United States own a smartphone. In the same month last year, only 36% of U.S. mobile subscribers owned smartphones. Almost half of all smartphones, or 48%, are powered by Google’s...
Half of all U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones

Why it's the right time for the Lean Startup Accelerator

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For the last year and a half, I’ve been working with one of Europe’s top accelerators, HackFwd, as their marketing geek. But now it’s time to make the entrepreneurial leap: I’m founding Vuact, a platform for finding and delivering interesting video to the right audiences. Suddenly being outside the accelerator...
Why it's the right time for the Lean Startup Accelerator

Content recommendation firm Outbrain paid at least $9.5m for Visual Revenue

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Earlier this month, New York-based content recommendation and discovery technology company Outbrain announced its acquisition of Visual Revenue, which offers tools to help editors in data-driven newsrooms produce better content through real-time analytics. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a recent regulatory filing shows that Outbrain...
Content recommendation firm Outbrain paid at least $9.5m for Visual Revenue
With the bleeding stopped, ShoeDazzle is in the market for a strategic acquisition or investment
Rapportive Confirms It's Been Bought by LinkedIn; Contact Product Not Being Shut Down

EA chief suggests that Zynga overpaid for OMGPOP/Draw Something

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Electronic Arts chief executive John Riccitiello took a not-so-subtle shot at Zynga today during EA’s conference call with analysts. He said that EA would not pay a large amount of money “just to buy a brand” or to buy a “instant one-hit wonder.” That was a not-so-veiled reference to...
EA chief suggests that Zynga overpaid for OMGPOP/Draw Something

Ingenico Agrees To Acquire European Online Payment Services Provider, Ogone, For €360M To Build Out Multi-Channel Payments Strategy

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A spot of consolidation in the payments space today. Ingenico, a global payment provider which focuses on secure electronic transactions at point-of-sale, said it has reached an agreement in principle with Summit Partners to acquire Brussels-based, pan-European online merchant payment services provider Ogone for €360 million — paying €120 million in cash and €240 million...
Ingenico Agrees To Acquire European Online Payment Services Provider, Ogone, For €360M To Build Out Multi-Channel Payments Strategy

Today in Tech: Why AT&T's flip-flop on FaceTime cellular should worry you

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Also: Priceline buying Kayak for $1.8 billion; how Gangham Style went viral. Priceline to buy Kayak for $1.8 billion [SKIFT] I think this a great deal, and Priceline is probably among the best acquirers in Internet history, I would even say as good as Cisco of yore. Booking.com turned out...
Today in Tech: Why AT&T's flip-flop on FaceTime cellular should worry you
Tech IPO Activity Softens
Percolate is Solving the One Problem its Social SaaS Competitors Won't Touch

OMGPOP’s resurgence draws interest from investors, acquirers abound

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A couple months ago, OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter had his speaking proposal rejected by Game Developers Conference, the big industry conference this week in San Francisco. This week, he’s practically swimming in term sheets. The company’s Pictionary-like game Draw Something has been an unbelievable home run, delivering 10 million...
OMGPOP’s resurgence draws interest from investors, acquirers abound

Le Web London Hears A Warning - Big Cos. Are About To Start Copying Startup Sharing Strategies [TCTV]

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Long-time analyst and noted commentator Jeremiah Owyang, partner at research company Altimeter Group, spoke at Le Web in London today about the so-called ‘sharing economy’ and had a few home truths to impart, especially to big businesses being disrupted by startups. Owyang thinks there are two things going on...
Le Web London Hears A Warning - Big Cos. Are About To Start Copying Startup Sharing Strategies [TCTV]

Who's About to Acquire News Reading App Pulse? Because Someone Is.

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According to several sources close to the situation, the nifty news reading app Pulse is in advanced talks to be acquired by a major “platform” company. I’ve been trying to track down who among many suitors who have looked at acquiring the mobile-focused startup that allows a user to...
Who's About to Acquire News Reading App Pulse? Because Someone Is.
Tumblr: 108M blogs and 51 billion posts are worth more than $1.1B
Trending: The Touch Era of Acquisitions Begins

Twitter Has Moved Into Its New Office, And It's Gorgeous

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It's a beautiful day in San Francisco: sunny but not too hot, a nice breeze but not too windy. So a lot of Twitter employees had lunch out on the rooftop garden of their office. Their brand-new office, that is—three floors of 1355 Market Street in what real-estate developers are...
Twitter Has Moved Into Its New Office, And It's Gorgeous

Zuck’s So Busy Buying Billion $ Companies, Facebook May Delay IPO. And That’s Good.

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Would you prefer a CEO who’s in the trenches making their company worth more, or one who sings and dances for potential investors? In Facebook’s case, having Mark Zuckerberg remain the visionary rather than become a celebrity salesman will be crucial to the company staying on top. Zuckerberg’s steered Facebook around...
Zuck’s So Busy Buying Billion $ Companies, Facebook May Delay IPO. And That’s Good.

Patents Are Worthwhile For Startups To Pursue In the US, But Not Abroad

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Editor’s Note: Leonid (“Lenny”) Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Lenny focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions in computer-related technology areas. He specializes in developing IP strategy for young technology companies and blogs on this topic at...
Patents Are Worthwhile For Startups To Pursue In the US, But Not Abroad

Google, Amazon Are Potential Buyers for Deal Site Travelzoo

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Travelzoo’s stock soared by nearly 30 percent today on news that the 14-year-old deals site is planning to sell itself. Shares of the New York-based company gained $6 to close at $27.06 today after Reuters reported that the company was in the process of hiring a financial adviser after it...
Google, Amazon Are Potential Buyers for Deal Site Travelzoo

ICOA debunks report of Google acquisition deal #thecircuit

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ICOA, Google: ICOA has publicly denied that it has been in acquisition talks with Google, refuting an errant and apparently false press release sent over PRWeb Monday morning. Google is not acquiring the company, and ICOA chief executive George Strouthopoulos told TechCrunch that his firm is not in any...
ICOA debunks report of Google acquisition deal #thecircuit
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