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Twitter Gets a Vote of Confidence - and a Big Check - From Madison Avenue

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More momentum for Twitter’s growing ad business – a commitment from a big ad buyer to funnel “hundreds of millions” of its clients money to the social network. As the Financial Times reports, Twitter has struck a deal with Starcom MediaVest Group to give its clients “special access to preferred...
Twitter Gets a Vote of Confidence - and a Big Check - From Madison Avenue

Flush with cash, lynda.com buys European online learning site video2brain

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One month ago, when online learning site lynda.com announced that it had raised $103 million in its first venture round since launching in 1995, we noted that the company would be well-positioned to buy up other companies in its space. On Wednesday, the Carpinteria, Calif. company said it had started...
Flush with cash, lynda.com buys European online learning site video2brain

Who Will Win The Google-Amazon-Microsoft Cloud Computing Price War?

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It's a great time to jump into cloud computing. If your business runs on the Web, you can reap the benefits of a good old fashioned price war among Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The trio is lowering prices for their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud-computing platforms in order to attract developers. For...
Who Will Win The Google-Amazon-Microsoft Cloud Computing Price War?

Baidu acquires controlling stake of iQiyi

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Chinese Internet search giant Baidu announced last week that it had reached an agreement with Providence Equity Partners to purchase the equity firm's share of video streaming site iQiyi. The search company's announcement did not disclose the financial details of the deal. The acquisition of Providence's stake in iQiyi will...
Baidu acquires controlling stake of iQiyi

TVGuide.com buys online programming guide Fav.tv

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San Francisco-based Fav.tv, the site that wanted to be a kind of TV Guide 2.0, has been bought by none other than TVGuide.com itself. TVGuide.com’s GM Christy Tanner declined to give any financial details about the transaction during a recent phone conversation, but she described it to me as an acqui-hire,...
TVGuide.com buys online programming guide Fav.tv

ZTE agrees to Android, Chrome patent licensing from Microsoft

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Microsoft has inked an agreement with China's ZTE for its Android and Chrome patent licensing program.Financial details of deal were not disclosed. But the agreement gives ZTE access to Microsoft patents covering phones, tablets, computers and other devices running Google's Android and Chrome operating systems.ZTE joins others, including Samsung,...
ZTE agrees to Android, Chrome patent licensing from Microsoft

After buying a music streaming service, Dropbox nabs Snapjoy to strengthen its photo offerings

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Snapjoy, a service which lets you store and categorize your photos, has been acquired by Dropbox. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. With this news, Snapjoy will no longer accept signups, which essentially means the photo service will not live on independently. The company explains that...
After buying a music streaming service, Dropbox nabs Snapjoy to strengthen its photo offerings

Raising your hand is so passé: Pearson buys real-time student feedback and polling startup

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Pearson  – the big kahuna of ed tech — has snapped up another startup. The company on Monday said it had purchased Learning Catalytics, a company founded at Harvard University by a trio of academics. Like services from Top Hat Monocle, Socrative and other student response systems, Learning Catalytics turns...
Raising your hand is so passé: Pearson buys real-time student feedback and polling startup

Microsoft secures Android patent agreements from two more vendors

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Two more Android vendors have agreed to pay Microsoft licensing fees in response to the company's claims that Google's free mobile OS contains Microsoft patented technology. The latest vendors to pay up are EINS SE, which sells Android tablets under the Cat brand in Germany, and Hoeft & Wessel,...
Microsoft secures Android patent agreements from two more vendors

Twitter expands its advertising ambitions with WPP global partnership

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Just a few weeks after signing a substantial advertising deal with Starcom Mediavest Group — a major global ad buyer for companies like Walmart and Coca-Cola — Twitter has signed a similar agreement with WPP Group, one of the world’s largest advertising firms. Although no financial details have been released,...
Twitter expands its advertising ambitions with WPP global partnership

Apple reportedly acquires HTML5 consulting company Particle

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Apple is believed to have snatched up Particle, a creative consultancy specializing in HTML5 and design, according to CNet. Though the publication was unable to discover the financial details of the deal, it appears to have been a talent acquisition. San Francisco-based Particle offers HTML5, Webkit and design UI/UX services...
Apple reportedly acquires HTML5 consulting company Particle

Cisco Acquires Czech Republic's Cognitive Security

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Cisco just announced in a corporate blog post that it intends to acquire privately held Cognitive Security. It’s a small company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, that specializes in applying artificial intelligence to the field of network security. Financial details were not disclosed. Cognitive’s employees will join Cisco’s Security Technology...
Cisco Acquires Czech Republic's Cognitive Security

Adobe Loses CTO But Beats Q1 Estimates: $1.01B Revenue, $0.35 Non-GAAP EPS, 479K Paying Creative Cloud Subscribers

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Adobe just announced its Q1 2013 earnings, which generally beat analyst estimates. Overall revenue for the first quarter was $1.01 billion and GAAP earnings per share of $0.12 and non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.35, ahead of the analyst consensus of $0.31 non-GAAP EPS on revenue of $986 million....
Adobe Loses CTO But Beats Q1 Estimates: $1.01B Revenue, $0.35 Non-GAAP EPS, 479K Paying Creative Cloud Subscribers

Telefónica Digital buys WebRTC and video chat expert Tokbox

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Telefónica Digital has acquired San Francisco-based real-time communications specialist Tokbox and now aims to bring the startup’s video chops to its own BlueVia platform, eventually offering developers access to voice and video communication as well as SMS and billing all out of one hand. Tokbox CEO Ian Small told me...
Telefónica Digital buys WebRTC and video chat expert Tokbox
You Get A Router! And You Get A Router! Meraki Is Giving Startups $15K In Free Wi-Fi Gear

Looking to repeat the mega success of its racing title, NaturalMotion acquires Boss Alien

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While it’s public knowledge that Zynga is having a rough time of it, not all gaming companies are struggling. One such firm is NaturalMotion, whose title ‘CSR Racing’ is currently generating revenues of some $12 million monthly. The company lists eight other titles as part of its current portfolio. The...
Looking to repeat the mega success of its racing title, NaturalMotion acquires Boss Alien

IBM buys SoftLayer as part of public cloud push

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IBM has signed an agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, as it looks to accelerate the build-out of its public cloud infrastructure. The company is also forming a services division to back up the push. The financial details of the deal were not announced, but SoftLayer is the world's largest...
IBM buys SoftLayer as part of public cloud push

Google And MPEG LA Sign Licensing Agreement Covering Google's VP8 Video Codec, Clearing The Way For Wider Adoption

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Google’s VP8 video compression format, which the company acquired from On2 Technologies, is an open standard and covered by a free patent license. That, however, didn’t stop MPEG LA, the guardians of the H.264 patent and license, from looking into creating a patent pool in 2011 and potentially suing Google...
Google And MPEG LA Sign Licensing Agreement Covering Google's VP8 Video Codec, Clearing The Way For Wider Adoption

Facebook’s (other) major milestone

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The social network’s IPO is a milestone — and it could join the Fortune 500 list in record time. By Sierra Jiminez, contributor FORTUNE — Facebook’s blockbuster IPO isn’t the only milestone the company is passing by going public. If all goes well in 2012, the company is expected to...
Facebook’s (other) major milestone

Groupon Taiwan resets user passwords after hack, but credit card details not leaked

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Groupon Taiwan has revealed that it has been the victim of a hack which saw usernames and passwords belonging to its 4.1 million registered users compromised. On the positive side, the intruders did not access credit cards and financial details, the company said. As Inside Taiwan reports [Chinese], the attack...
Groupon Taiwan resets user passwords after hack, but credit card details not leaked

Last-minute hotel app Hotel Tonight makes its first acquisition: PrimaTable

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Hotel deals startup Hotel Tonight is growing up fast. Almost two years into its existence of bringing iOS and Android users the best last-minute room deals at handpicked hotels, the San Francisco company is making its first acquisition: fellow SF startup PrimaTable. Oddly enough, PrimaTable isn’t in the hotel business...
Last-minute hotel app Hotel Tonight makes its first acquisition: PrimaTable

Google Buys Photo-Editing Site Picnik

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Google has bought up online photo-editing service Picnik—the latest in its string of recent acquisitions. In a blog post, Picnik says that nothing will change immediately at its site and that its staffers will continue to work on Picnik from Google’s offices in Seattle. One obvious result, however, could...
Google Buys Photo-Editing Site Picnik

Gracenote buys Bulldog to take on video recognition

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Media data specialist Gracenote has bought video content recognition startup Bulldog United to strengthen its own content recognition play, the company is set to announce Tuesday. Gracenote didn’t disclose any financial details of the deal, but CEO Stephen White told me during a phone call Monday that the acquisition was...
Gracenote buys Bulldog to take on video recognition
Yahoo acquires to-do app Astrid, to continue service 'as is' for 90 days
Grubwithus buys The Social Feed, expands dining network to Canada

Rubicon Project expands into mobile with Mobsmith acquisition

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Highlighting the growing importance of mobile advertising, Rubicon Project today announced that it had acquired the San Fracisco-based mobile ad tech platform Mobsmith. The Los Angeles-based ad tech company said the new acquisition would combine with its real-time trading platform to give publishers and ad buyers a consolidated marketplace for...
Rubicon Project expands into mobile with Mobsmith acquisition
ReadyForZero Helps Users Pay Off $12.5M In Debt; Now Launching Offers Platfrom

Google acquires Canadian neural networks startup DNNresearch, aims to improve image and voice search

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Google this week acquired Canadian neural networks startup DNNresearch, a three-man team working out of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but all three will be working for Google as well as continuing their research at the university....
Google acquires Canadian neural networks startup DNNresearch, aims to improve image and voice search

Microsoft Acquires Cloud Performance Management Service MetricsHub, Makes It Available For Free On Azure

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Microsoft just announced that it has acquired MetricsHub, a service that automates cloud performance management and helps its customers manage their cloud services more efficiently. MetricsHub participated in the Microsoft Azure Accelerator, a competitive three-month accelerator program the company hosts in collaboration with TechStars. The program provides these companies with...
Microsoft Acquires Cloud Performance Management Service MetricsHub, Makes It Available For Free On Azure

Hulu: Don’t Worry About Us, We’re Doing Just Fine, Thanks

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After two years of silence about its business, Hulu has finally issued some details about its financials, including some major revenue numbers and — surprise — profitability. For those who missed it, Hulu told the world last night that it generated more than $100 million in revenues last year, and...
Hulu: Don’t Worry About Us, We’re Doing Just Fine, Thanks
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