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Belkin finalizes deal to acquire Linksys

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As expected, Belkin has finalized the deal to purchase Cisco's home networking business unit. Belkin is going to maintain the brand and all associated services, and will support Cisco's products, including warranty support and repair. With the acquisition, Belkin now holds 30 percent of the entire US home and small...
Belkin finalizes deal to acquire Linksys
Twitter loses 2 heavy hitters: Platform director Ryan Sarver & TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth

Pinterest Acquires Livestar

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Livestar's founder Fritz Lanman is also an investor in Pinterest. Pinterest is acquiring Livestar, a mobile recommendation app, the companies announced on Wednesday. "If you're not familiar with Pinterest, it's an online tool that helps people discover things they love and inspires them to do these things in their...
Pinterest Acquires Livestar
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Google Announces Rebuilt AdMob Developer Tools With Smarter App Promotion, Local Currency Support

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Mobile app developers using Google’s AdMob ad network will start seeing a new version that has been rebuilt “in a ground up sort of way,” according to Jonathan Alferness, director of product management for mobile ads. The update, which starts rolling out today, also brings AdMob more in line with...
Google Announces Rebuilt AdMob Developer Tools With Smarter App Promotion, Local Currency Support
Any Google Play developer now has the ability to reply to app reviews

Yahoo board approves $1.1B acquisition of Tumblr -- WSJ

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Twitter that Yahoo's board has given the green light for the company's $1.1 billion purchase of the blogging site. [Read more]...
Yahoo board approves $1.1B acquisition of Tumblr -- WSJ
Amazon Will Acquire Goodreads, The Leading Book Recommendation Site (AMZN)

Wavii confirms acquisition by Google, starts to wind down its own service

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There was an odd level of uncertainty surrounding Google's reported buyout of Wavii: where Google usually mentions acquisitions in short order, mum's been the word for much of the past week. Thankfully, we won't be left hanging over the weekend -- Wavii has stepped forward to confirm the deal...
Wavii confirms acquisition by Google, starts to wind down its own service
As expected, Otterbox acquires fellow case maker LifeProof

The 17-Year-Old That Yahoo Paid $30 Million Was Renting His Startup's Core Technology

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Yahoo's weird-looking Summly acquisition is looking weirder by the minute. Yahoo made big news this week when it bought Summly, a startup with a 17-year-old CEO named Nick D'Aloisio, for $30 million. The acquisition was led by Yahoo HR boss Jackie Reeses. Before Yahoo shut it down, Summly was an...
The 17-Year-Old That Yahoo Paid $30 Million Was Renting His Startup's Core Technology

BMC going private in $6.9 billion deal

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BMC has agreed to sell itself to a private investment consortium headed up by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital in a deal worth approximately US$6.9 billion.The acquisition, which had been rumored for some time, was announced on Monday and is expected to close this year. However, under its...
BMC going private in $6.9 billion deal

Yahoo announces Tumblr acquisition deal - live blog

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Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer to talk publicly about deal to buy blogging platform for $1.1bn. Follow it live hereAmanda Holpuch    ...
Yahoo announces Tumblr acquisition deal - live blog

Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

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Former Omniture CEO Josh James, now running the upstart business intelligence software outfit Domo, has just hired another one of his old buddies from Omniture. Domo is expected to announce shortly that it has hired former Omniture CTO Brett Error (picture from his Twitter account). His title will be chief...
Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform

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Monetization and user acquisition provider W3i today announced that it has rebranded the company, changing its name to NativeX. The company’s name change comes alongside its other announcement, pivoting the business to providing native ad units for its customers, a form of in-app advertising where publishers can integrate ads into...
W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform
With Metrics Up Since Acquisition, Parse Could Get Developers Integrating Facebook And Buying Ads

IBM to invest $1 billion in R&D for flash storage

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With the move, Big Blue is the latest on the bandwagon to aggressively push flash into data centers. IBM's flash push comes courtesy of its Texas Memory Systems acquisition. [Read more]...
IBM to invest $1 billion in R&D for flash storage
Google updates Google+ apps for mobile, adds photo filters to iPhone app

The Day Facebook Turned Down $1 Billion

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. The Day Facebook Turned Down $1 Billion (Inc.)Peter Thiel, the...
The Day Facebook Turned Down $1 Billion

Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

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Tumblr is wasting no time in ramping up the amount of advertising it serves now that its $1.1 billion acquisition by Yahoo has been announced. Tumblr will launch a test of "in-stream" ads on its desktop users' dashboards as soon as tomorrow, a source tells Business Insider. A company representative...
Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

Dell's final earnings report falls short of Wall Street estimates

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Dell today announced fiscal 2014 first quarter results, with revenue of $14.1 billion, as the company grew revenue from Enterprise Solutions, Services and Software 12 percent year over year to $5.5 billion, or 8 percent growth, excluding the recent acquisition of Quest Software. The company earned $0.21 per share, not...
Dell's final earnings report falls short of Wall Street estimates

Gartner: Worldwide CRM revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012

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Global CRM (customer relationship management) revenue grew 12.5 percent last year to US$18 billion, a rate three times that of all enterprise software segments on average, as companies look to acquire more business and serve existing customers better, according to a new Gartner report.Salesforce.com overtook SAP as the largest...
Gartner: Worldwide CRM revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012
Google acquires natural language enginge Wavii for over $30M

Would Facebook Have Sold To Yahoo for $1.6 Billion? We'll Never Know

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Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel talks about Facebook rejecting a $1 billion offer from Yahoo in 2006. He and Accel’s Jim Breyer were on the same page – “take the money and run.” But Zuckerberg said no. He “barely humored the idea of selling,” says Thiel. Which is about the same...
Would Facebook Have Sold To Yahoo for $1.6 Billion? We'll Never Know

GiftCards.com gives digital gifting startup Giftly an exit

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Popular gift card website GiftCards.com has acquired Giftly, a two-year old startup that enables consumers to buy and deliver digital gifts via its website and free app. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. San Francisco-based Giftly offers a platform that enables people to send gift credits to recipients...
GiftCards.com gives digital gifting startup Giftly an exit

Yahoo buying iOS app Summly, removes it from App Store for 'power nap'

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Internet giant Yahoo continued its acquisition push on Monday, bringing iOS news summarization app Summly into the fold for an undisclosed sum....
Yahoo buying iOS app Summly, removes it from App Store for 'power nap'
UK government opens investigation into free games, in-app purchases aimed at children

Google said to ponder $1B WhatsApp acquisition

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Popular messaging app WhatsApp is the subject of acquisition rumors yet again, this time with search giant Google said to be considering buying the app for as much as $1 billion. The move is said to be part of a wider push by Google to solidify its standing in the...
Google said to ponder $1B WhatsApp acquisition

HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down amid discontent over Autonomy

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Hewlett-Packard's Ray Lane is giving up his role as chairman amid ongoing shareholder disapproval of HP's troubled Autonomy acquisition....
HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down amid discontent over Autonomy

The 14 Lucky Early Employees And 3 Investors Behind The $1.1 Billion Tumblr Deal

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Tumblr was recently acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion. Which early employees hit the jackpot with their stock options? We rounded up 14 of the earliest employees at Tumblr. They were the site's first users, template designers, and friends of David Karp's. The first employee was Marco Arment, who went...
The 14 Lucky Early Employees And 3 Investors Behind The $1.1 Billion Tumblr Deal
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