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Google's Venture Arm Is Backing A Rival To Whatsapp, The Messaging Startup Rumored To Be Worth $1 Billion

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The crowded, fragmented mobile messaging app market, one of the hottest sectors in Silicon Valley, just got more crowded. Keith Teare, a veteran Valley entrepreneur, on Wednesday launched just.me, a service that claims to combine email, multimedia messaging and cloud storage in a single iPhone app....
Google's Venture Arm Is Backing A Rival To Whatsapp, The Messaging Startup Rumored To Be Worth $1 Billion

News Corp. Offers Bid for Consolidated Media

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News Corp. has offered 1.97 billion Australian dollars (US$2 billion) to buy Consolidated Media Holdings Ltd. in a move that, if successful, would strengthen the company’s interest in Australia’s largest pay TV service. The takeover bid, valued at A$3.50 a share, includes a 25 percent stake in pay TV operator...
News Corp. Offers Bid for Consolidated Media

Fits.me Closes $7.2M Series A To "Aggressively Expand" Its Virtual Fitting Room Tech In Europe, Start Prepping For U.S. Push

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Try-for-size-before-you buy virtual fitting room startup Fits.me has closed a €5.5 million ($7.2 million) Series A round. It’s not all new money — we covered the first €1.5 million tranche, back in January 2012 — but the startup has now added €4 million to complete the round. Backers include existing investor SmartCap, plus...
Fits.me Closes $7.2M Series A To "Aggressively Expand" Its Virtual Fitting Room Tech In Europe, Start Prepping For U.S. Push

Today in Tech: Are mobile messaging apps a threat to Facebook?

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Also: Is all that hands-on tablet time bad for your child? Youth flock to mobile messaging apps, may be threat to Facebook [REUTERS] The hot apps include Kik and Whatsapp, both products of North American startups, as well as Kakao Inc's KakaoTalk, NHN Corp's LINE and Tencent Holdings Ltd's WeChat, which...
Today in Tech: Are mobile messaging apps a threat to Facebook?

Sina, Tencent Shut Down Commenting on Microblogs

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BEIJING—China mounted a broad Internet crackdown beginning Friday, putting temporary restrictions on popular microblogging services run by Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. and detaining individuals that it accused of spreading rumors of a coup attempt in Beijing. The moves are among the most dramatic censorship efforts undertaken by Beijing...
Sina, Tencent Shut Down Commenting on Microblogs

Gaming Boosts Tencent's Profit

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Chinese online gaming and social-media company Tencent Holdings Ltd. said its fourth-quarter net profit rose 37 percent from a year earlier on rising revenue from a number of online services including gaming and sales of virtual products. Tencent, China’s largest listed Internet company, has in recent quarters buffeted a slowdown...
Gaming Boosts Tencent's Profit
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Alibaba Buys Into Mapping Company

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is spending again to gain the upper hand as it competes to sell to China’s rapidly growing number of smartphone users. In its second deal in as many weeks, China’s largest e-commerce company will pay $294 million for a 28 percent stake in Internet mapping company...
Alibaba Buys Into Mapping Company

Enterprise, Video Led The $25.1B In M&A Deals Last Quarter, Ernst & Young Says

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Instagram, Schminstagram. While flashy consumer deals keep getting all the headlines, it was actually cloud computing, enterprise and video that fueled the biggest deals of last quarter’s $25.1 billion in mergers and acquisitions, according to top-tier accounting firm Ernst & Young. The total value of all deals fell by 12 percent...
Enterprise, Video Led The $25.1B In M&A Deals Last Quarter, Ernst & Young Says

China's Youku to Buy Chief Rival Tudou

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Chinese online video company Youku Inc. reached an agreement to acquire its chief competitor, Tudou Holdings Ltd., in a stock-for-stock transaction that will solidify the companies’ dominance of the sector. Under the terms of the agreement, Youku shareholders and ADS holders will own approximately 71.5 percent of a newly combined...
China's Youku to Buy Chief Rival Tudou
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