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InMobi Acquires MMTG Labs, The Startup Behind AppBistro And AppGalleries

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We’re hearing that mobile ad network InMobi has acquired MMTG Labs, a San Francisco startup that operates AppBistro, an application marketplace for Facebook pages, and AppGalleries, which is a white-label app store platform that is in use by the likes of Brit Media. The financial terms of the deal aren’t...
InMobi Acquires MMTG Labs, The Startup Behind AppBistro And AppGalleries

Zynga reports highest ever bookings for Q1 at $329M

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Zynga’s made $329 million in bookings and $321 million in revenue for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 15 percent and 32 percent year-on-year, respectively. The developer reported net loss at $85.4 million, compared to a net income of $16.8 million for Q1 2011. Daily active users are...
Zynga reports highest ever bookings for Q1 at $329M

Cloud Sherpas buys two cloud consulting firms

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Cloud Sherpas is continuing its string of acquisitions of boutique consulting firms for cloud services, with the purchase of Innoveer Solutions and Navigis. Terms of the deals, which were announced Tuesday, were not disclosed....
Cloud Sherpas buys two cloud consulting firms

Zillow’s new Agent Hub looks to help agents gets organized

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As part of an ongoing plan to diversify its business beyond advertising, Zillow today is launching a new service called Agent Hub that’s designed to help real estate professionals manage sales leads, contacts and other information in one spot. The new tool includes an analytics dashboard to track listing metrics and...
Zillow’s new Agent Hub looks to help agents gets organized
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Centaur buying Econsultancy for up to £50 million

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This week, NewMediaAge and The Lawyer publisher Centaur negotiated a £40 million loan from Barclays to finance digital acquisitions to augment its traditional B2B operation. The first since is a very smart one. Centaur is buying the digital marketing publisher and analyst and training firm Econsultancy. The deal involves £12...
Centaur buying Econsultancy for up to £50 million

Security Manager's Journal: Acquisitions need early security review

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It's always best when you can do a security review ahead of the due diligence phase, but one will certainly be needed at some point....
Security Manager's Journal: Acquisitions need early security review

Marketing Biz: Smartphone Wars, Rocket Fuel & Twitter Evolution

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This week we saw the smartphone wars heat up and got more data on just why everyone is so crazed to get in on the action. Looking past the small screen there were acquisitions a funding news along with more Twitter changes and further indications for Facebook’s social commerce strategy.......
Marketing Biz: Smartphone Wars, Rocket Fuel & Twitter Evolution
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Who were the top ed tech acquirers in 2012?

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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?

Salesforce.com launches Social.com advertising platform

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Salesforce.com is taking steps to combine its acquisitions in social media monitoring and social advertising with its core CRM (customer relationship management) software through a new product called Social.com....
Salesforce.com launches Social.com advertising platform

Facebook's IPO Expected To Blow Google's Out Of The Water - Will Be The Largest VC Backed IPO Ever By 4X

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Dow Jones says Facebook is expected to smash three IPO records when it goes public. Google holds the current record for the largest IPO by a venture backed company which was valued at $24.6 billion in 2004. Facebook is expected to exceed that by about four times. Thanks in part...
Facebook's IPO Expected To Blow Google's Out Of The Water - Will Be The Largest VC Backed IPO Ever By 4X

FTC issues approval for Facebook-Instagram deal to move forward

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The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has closed its investigation of the Facebook-Instagram acquisition without taking any action, which will allow the deal to move forward. The commission was unanimous in its decision to end investigation into whether the deal violated antitrust laws. The FTC regularly looks into...
FTC issues approval for Facebook-Instagram deal to move forward

Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

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We knew CrunchBase was big. We knew because there are 2 million people using the startup database each month. We knew because more than 120k people have contributed 1.6MM data points on companies, entrepreneurs, fundings, exits and more. What we didn’t know, however, was what the investment community thinks about...
Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

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
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Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

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Groupon just announced via its blog that it has acquired Breadcrumb, the creators of an affordable point of sale system and iPad app that targets local restaurants. While the terms of the acquisition have not yet been disclosed, Groupon has made a run of acquisitions over the last six months,...
Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

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The announcement of the merger between Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou caught many off guard in March, but a recent filing from Youku reveals that representatives from both firms had discussed the possibility informally as early as 2009. Of the details included in Youku’s recent F4 filing — spotted...
Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics

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Two months ago, Boston-based app analytics company Crashlytics turned down an acquisition offer. Today, it’s turned the tables and acquired a company of its own. Crashlytics has acquired Firetower app, a company that makes bug detecting instruments for Javascript. Crashlytics swiped Firetower from the hands of a competing acquirer at...
Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics

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

Tracking 1m+ user acquisitions, Science-backed HelloInsights launches as Pinterest-focused analytics

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Los Angeles-based tech incubator, Science Inc. has just funded another startup, this time focused on creating an analytics tool for marketing campaigns on Pinterest. Known as HelloInsights, this platform will target brands who have a desire to run a marketing campaign on the social network while preserving Pinterest’s core essence....
Tracking 1m+ user acquisitions, Science-backed HelloInsights launches as Pinterest-focused analytics

The Star Of Zynga's Mobile Guy, David Ko, Is On The Rise (ZNGA)

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Zynga has shaken up its management after a disastrous quarter, and its chief mobile officer, David Ko, is a chief beneficiary. Bloomberg reports that Ko and another executive, Steve Chiang, are now reporting directly to CEO Mark Pincus instead of to COO John Schappert. A Zynga spokeswoman declined to comment. In...
The Star Of Zynga's Mobile Guy, David Ko, Is On The Rise (ZNGA)

Another Enterprise Company Gets Social as Workshare Acquires IdeaPlane

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Cloud-based work collaboration company Workshare announced Wednesday that it had acquired IdeaPlane, an enterprise social networking company. The plan is to integrate IdeaPlane’s social products into the Workshare platform. It’s in line with a string of recent enterprise-level social acquisitions over the past year, including Salesforce’s purchase of Buddy Media...
Another Enterprise Company Gets Social as Workshare Acquires IdeaPlane

Nvidia Open to Acquisitions

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Graphics chip maker Nvidia Corp., which is developing its own portable gaming device, is looking at acquisition targets, Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang said....
Nvidia Open to Acquisitions

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

How FilterMania 2 was downloaded 1 million times in 6 days

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The free photo filter app FilterMania 2 was downloaded 1 million times in the 6 days that followed its launch, its developer Dropico Mobile announced today. Over the last few days, more than 22 million filters have been downloaded. This made it the second most popular free photography app in the...
How FilterMania 2 was downloaded 1 million times in 6 days

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.

Are GREE's U.S. Efforts Starting to Pay Off With $29M In First-Half Studio Revenue?

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The Japanese mobile gaming companies came. They saw. And they still have yet to conquer Western consumer markets, but at least they’re showing some financial progress. Japan’s GREE today said that its U.S. studios have now seen about $29 million in revenue in the first-half. No word on profits though,...
Are GREE's U.S. Efforts Starting to Pay Off With $29M In First-Half Studio Revenue?

Facebook Picks Up The Mobile Development Team From Pieceable

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How many mobile acquisitions and team hires can Facebook do in one month? Too many to count, apparently. There was mobile commerce startup Karma, then they hired the team from Android developer shop Lightbox. Now the developers from Pieceable, which created an easy way for publishers to build their apps...
Facebook Picks Up The Mobile Development Team From Pieceable

Zynga picks up Wild Needle in $3.8 million talent deal

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Zynga’s latest mobile acquisition appears to be an estimated $3.8 million deal for San Francisco-based mobile-social game company Wild Needle, according to TechCrunch. Reportedly a talent deal, Wild Needle is the latest in a long series of relatively low priced mobile buys from Zynga. The company’s largest mobile acquisitions to...
Zynga picks up Wild Needle in $3.8 million talent deal
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