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Google Buys Out E-mail Client Developer Sparrow for Less Than $25 Million

The new trend in tech acquisitions it appears is not direct acquisitions. Direct acquisition is your standard acquisition–a company buys out another company and incorporates the product into either a standalone subsidiary or an existing product category and the product remains alive and supported. The acquired company’s product goes through future upgrades and updates. The […]

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Facebook buys facial recognition company

As we’ve reported earlier, Facebook was in acquisition talks with, a start up specializing in facial recognition software technology. In a post on its blog, has announced that Facebook has indeed pulled the trigger and bought the company. This is quite a momentous purchase for Facebook as it seeks to shore up its […]

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Google buys Meebo only to shut it down on July 11

Wow, that was quick. It took only a week from Google’s purchase of social platform Meebo for the search giant to announce Meebo’s shutdown. What gives? Apparently, according to rumors, Google plunked down somewhere in the neighborhood of a cool $100 million to score Meebo. The rationale for the purchase, it is becoming clear now, […]

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SAP Buys SuccessFactors for $3.4 Billion

SAP America announced that it is acquiring SuccessFactors this week for US$3.4 billion in cash. In order to boost its cloud strategy, SAP executives expressed their zeal over the boost that this acquisition will bring to the business. SuccessFactors provides cloud-based human capital management tools that is “highly complementary” to SAP’s offerings like the Business […]

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DBG buys Digital Sports Ventures

Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG), one of the biggest online video content advertisement networks has announced its acquisition of Digital Sports Ventures. DBG who distributes and produces branded web videos marks its first purchase signaling its crucial move into producing and distributing original videos in niche verticals across the Web. Digital Sports Ventures is a platform […]

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