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Microsoft acquires Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 billion, Notch will not stay on
Microsoft acquires Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 billion, Notch will not stay on
Microsoft has confirmed it is acquiring Minecraft creator Mojang AB for $2.5 billion, a huge bet that the popular game will remain popular into ...... 16 Sep 2014
Microsoft on verge of deal to purchase Minecraft creator Mojang
Microsoft on verge of deal to purchase Minecraft creator Mojang
According to multiple sources, Microsoft is in deep discussions to buy 'Minecraft' maker Mojang AB, at a $2 billion price tag. The Swedish ...... 10 Sep 2014 - 3 comments
Amazon to purchase video game live footage service Twitch for almost a billion
Amazon to purchase video game live footage service Twitch for almost a billion
Amazon has acquired video game live streaming video service Twitch.tv for $970 million, following an earlier rumor that the company was looking ...... 26 Aug 2014
Yahoo to buy analytics firm Flurry for over $200 million
Yahoo to buy analytics firm Flurry for over $200 million
Flurry, well known in the mobile industry for its in-depth analytics, has been acquired for over $200 million by Yahoo. Yahoo continues to ...... 22 Jul 2014
Google to possibly acquire video search startup Baarzo
Google to possibly acquire video search startup Baarzo
According to sources, Google is actively in talks to acquire video search startup Baarzo, although it remains unclear whether a final agreement ...... 22 Jun 2014
Vevo could be worth $1 billion
Vevo could be worth $1 billion
Vevo, the massive music video streaming service, has now put itself up for sale with an estimated value of $1 billion. The company hired ...... 04 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Apple finally confirms $3 billion purchase of Beats
Apple finally confirms $3 billion purchase of Beats
Nearly two weeks after it was first reported, Apple has confirmed their acquisition of premium headphone and streaming music company Beats Electronics. ...... 29 May 2014 - 3 comments
Google ended up passing on huge $5 billion acquisition of foreign company last year
Google ended up passing on huge $5 billion acquisition of foreign company last year
Google has disclosed that it passed on a $5 billion deal for an unknown foreign company last year, a deal that would have been one of its largest ever. ...... 22 May 2014 - 2 comments
AT&T makes DirecTV acquisition official
AT&T makes DirecTV acquisition official
After a week of speculation, AT&T has officially announced a $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV giant DirecTV. "This is a unique opportunity ...... 18 May 2014 - 1 comment
Apple looking to purchase Beats Audio for $3.2 billion as its innovation sputters
Apple looking to purchase Beats Audio for $3.2 billion as its innovation sputters
According to the Financial Times, and later vetted by other outlets, Apple is preparing to purchase Beats Electronics for up to $3.2 billion. ...... 09 May 2014 - 10 comments
Social media influence company Klout sells for reported $200 million
Social media influence company Klout sells for reported $200 million
Klout, the service that hooks up to your social media and measures your influence on followers with an extremely controversial score, has been ...... 27 Mar 2014
Google acquires Green Throttle Games, controller maker for Android set-tops, tablets
Google acquires Green Throttle Games, controller maker for Android set-tops, tablets
Google has acquired Green Throttle Games, perhaps signaling that a true Google Android set-top box may be on the way with gaming foundations. ...... 13 Mar 2014
Yahoo keeps acquiring startups and then eventually shutting them down
Yahoo keeps acquiring startups and then eventually shutting them down
Ever since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo in 2012, the company's stock and its reputation has soared. The executive has made a ...... 08 Mar 2014 - 2 comments
Comcast acquires FreeWheel, a large ad-serving platform for streaming TV content
Comcast acquires FreeWheel, a large ad-serving platform for streaming TV content
Comcast, in their ongoing efforts to own the world, is preparing to acquire FreeWheel, one of the largest ad-serving platforms for streaming ...... 02 Mar 2014
Verizon purchases remaining 45 percent of Verizon Wireless for $130 billion
Verizon purchases remaining 45 percent of Verizon Wireless for $130 billion
Verizon Communications has agreed to purchase Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion in one of the largest acquisitions ...... 02 Sep 2013 - 3 comments
DOJ approves Google's sale of Motorola Home to Arris
DOJ approves Google's sale of Motorola Home to Arris
After four months, the Department of Justice has approved Google's sale of its Motorola Home set-top division to Arris for $2.35 billion. ...... 13 Apr 2013
It's official: LinkedIn purchases Pulse app for $90 million
It's official: LinkedIn purchases Pulse app for $90 million
After months of rumors, it's official; LinkedIn has purchased popular newsreader app startup Pulse. The sale price is reported to be $90 ...... 12 Apr 2013
Google rumored to be buying WhatsApp for $1 billion
Google rumored to be buying WhatsApp for $1 billion
Popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp is rumored to be in negotiations with Google over a buyout, one that could cost the search giant $1 billion. ...... 08 Apr 2013 - 1 comment
LinkedIn buying popular newsreader app 'Pulse' for $50 million
LinkedIn buying popular newsreader app 'Pulse' for $50 million
According to sources, professional social network LinkedIn will be buying popular newsreader app 'Pulse' for at least $50 million. The purchase ...... 12 Mar 2013
Twitter acquires social TV analytics company Bluefin Labs
Twitter acquires social TV analytics company Bluefin Labs
According to sources, Twitter has acquired social TV analytics company Bluefin Labs. The price is not known but the acquisition is said to ...... 05 Feb 2013 - 1 comment
Zynga tried to buy Rovio for $2 billion
Zynga tried to buy Rovio for $2 billion
According to a new report, Zynga tried to purchase 'Angry Birds' maker Rovio for $2 billion but was obviously rebuffed. The offer came late ...... 18 Apr 2012 - 2 comments
AOL to purchase Huffington Post for $315 million
AOL to purchase Huffington Post for $315 million
AOL has announced today that they will purchase the popular news/lifestyle website The Huffington Post, which started in 2005 and now has 25 ...... 07 Feb 2011
SecureWorks acquired by Dell
SecureWorks acquired by Dell
Dell has announced today that it will be purchasing firm SecureWorks in an all-cash deal. The purchase will give Dell its first managed security service. ...... 05 Jan 2011
Facebook tried to buy Twitter in 2008
Facebook tried to buy Twitter in 2008
According to the Financial Times, social networking giant Facebook tried to purchase microblogging site Twitter in 2008 for $500 million, but was rejected. ...... 03 Jan 2011 - 4 comments
     

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