According to TechCrunch, Amazon will be integrating its newest acquisition, Goodreads, into the Kindle's "social experience," in addition to keeping the site fairly independent. The deal was reportedly worth $150 million.
Founded by husband-wife t[...]
Apple has purchased indoor-GPS location service WiFiSLAM for $20 million, according to VentureBeat.
WiFiSLAM was founded in 2010 by Joseph Huang and Jessica Tsoong (three guesses where they went to school...starts with an S...), and develops techn[...]
Summly -- a news summary app built in 2011 by then 15-year-old Nick D'Aloisio -- has been purchased by Yahoo for a reported sum of $30 million, according to The Next Web.
Summly officially launched in November, and offers simple browsing and 400-c[...]
Gabor Cselle -- a former Google product manager -- has announced a $1.9 million seeding round for his new mobile advertising startup, Namo Media, led by Google Ventures and with participation from Andreseen Horowitz, Trinity Ventures and Betaworks. [...]
According to The Next Web -- and just about everyone in the Twittersphere -- Dropbox has acquired mobile e-mail service Mailbox, in addition to hiring the 13-person team from Orchestra, the Palo Alto company which makes the app.
Mailbox will remai[...]
According to TechCrunch, Google has acquired DNNresearch, a startup based on neural network research and founded by University of Toronto computer science professor Geoffrey Hinton and two of his grad students, Alex Krizhevsky and Ilya Sutskever.
The five-person team behind Storylane -- a two-year-old San Francisco startup -- has been acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed sum, according to The Next Web. Facebook will not acquire any of the data, content or technology behind Storylane -- a s[...]
Silicon Valley is still the top region for tech company acquisitions, with 226 total acquisitions in 2012, according to VentureBeat. New York City had 100 total acquisition, and Boston had 62.
The largest private tech acquisition overall belonged [...]
Of the multiple social casino game acquisitions last year, "every acquirer has done phenomenally well and is making out like a bandit," according to VentureBeat.
High-profile land-based casinos have gotten in on the action, most notably Caesars En[...]
Vimeo – known as Youtube’s hipster cousin for ‘user-made’ content – has acquired Gif-making app Echograph from Clear Media, with the aim of expanding presence in the mobile space. TechCrunch reports that Echograph, previously sold at $2.99, will now [...]