Tag "M&A"

Airbnb to buy social payments startup Tilt

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to become one-stop destination for all the travel related services, Airbnb is acquiring social payments platform Tilt. Apparently, the two companies had been discussing the acquisition for over a month but it has now been confirmed by

Apple reportedly acquires facial recognition startup RealFace

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In a bid to take its security and Artificial Intelligence services a notch higher, Apple reportedly has acquired Israeli cyber security firm RealFace that specialises in facial recognition technology. The Times of Israel reported on Sunday that the startup, founded

SoftBank is acquiring Fortress Investment Group for $3.3bn

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In a bid to broaden its business strategy, and its portfolio of investments, Japan’s SoftBank has announced that it is buying asset manager, the Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion in cash. The investment group has significant holdings in Lyft,

Airbnb in talks to acquire Montreal-based Luxury Retreats

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Airbnb is planning to move upmarket by buying Montreal-based Luxury Retreats International Inc., according to a TechCrunch report. Citing people in the know of the things, the report said that though the terms of the deal haven’t been finalized as

Hootsuite acquires social media ads manager AdEspresso

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After relaunching Hootsuite Ads, the social media management company Hootsuite has acquired AdEspresso. The financial details of the acquisition are yet to be disclosed. Founded in 2013, AdEspresso offers users a set of tools to create, A-B test, and post advertisements

LogMeIn completes merger with Citrix’s GoTo business

BANGALORE, INDIA: LogMeIn has completed its merger with Citrix Systems‘ GetGo, a wholly owned subsidiary consisting of Citrix’s GoTo family of service offerings. The transaction is valued at approximately $1.8 billion. The combination brings together two innovators with a shared belief in simplifying the way people connect to customers, colleagues

Woo acquires Los Angeles-based dating app DUS to bridge the Indian diaspora

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Dating app Woo has acquired DUS, a Los Angeles-based dating application focused on the South Asian community to connect Indians all over the world. The move will increase Woo’s foothold in one of the largest markets for the online dating

Razer acquires Nextbit and its Robin ‘cloud phone’

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Looks like, Razer is steadily moving beyond the confines of hardware and software for the gaming community. So, three months after acquiring legendary audio tech company THX, the company is now making a dive in the mobile segment with the

On-demand cleaning service provider MyDidi acquires rival TimeMyTask

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On-demand cleaning services provider MyDidi has announced an acquisition of its rival TimeMyTask in an all-stock deal. TimeMyTask’s entire team will now be joining MyDidi and the Mumbai-based company will also absorb the startup’s technology stack. The terms of the

Wipro buying InfoSERVER, an IT services provider for BFSI in Brazil

BANGALORE, INDIA: Wipro today signed an agreement to acquire InfoSERVER, an IT services provider focussed on the Brazilian market for $8.7mn. InfoSERVER provides custom application development and software deployment services. Two-decade old InfoSERVER, which counts some of the largest Brazilian

Cisco buys AppDynamics for $3.7 billion just before its IPO

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Cisco has announced that it would be acquiring application intelligence software company AppDynamics that had filed to go public just last month, for $3.7 billion in cash and assumed equity awards. This is Cisco’s second big acquisition after Jasper Technologies

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires AI-powered search engine startup, Meta

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The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative has acquired an AI-powered research engine startup, Meta to make it easier for researchers to get access to all the content they need in order to work upon some of the most challenging technologies of our time.

Google buys Twitter’s developer platform Fabric

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Google is acquiring Twitter’s app development platform Fabric, along with its developer team. Not just this, the search engine company is also taking over Twitter’s Crashlytics crash reporting system, Answers mobile app analytics, Digits SMS login system and FastLane development

Microsoft acquires 3D optimization platform Simplygon

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Barely days after acquiring deep learning startup Maluuba, Microsoft has announced a new purchase- Simplygon, a Swedish startup that develops 3D-optimization solutions for game developers and other industries that need to visualise 3D data. “Simplygon’s technology and talent will strengthen

HPE to acquire data-management platform SimpliVity for $650mn

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced a $650 million cash deal to acquire data-storage startup SimpliVity. SimpliVity was founded in 2009 and combines storage, computing and networking into a single system. This category of hardware, known as hyper-converged infrastructure, is a

Fitbit acquires smartwatch startup Vector Watch

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After acquiring Pebble last month, fitness wearables brand Fitbit has made yet another acquisition in the form of European smartwatch maker Vector Watch. Though the terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, the year-old startup has been acquired for its

Practo acquihires BI startup Enlightiks to boost its offerings for healthcare enterprises

BANGALORE, INDIA: Online healthcare platform, Practo has acquihired Bangalore-based Enlightiks that offers business intelligence (BI) solutions to healthcare enterprises for an undisclosed amount. Enlightiks’ primary offering is called Querent, which is a business intelligence and predictive analytics platform that provides actionable insights

Google acquires smartwatch startup, Cronologics to help improve Android Wear

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Google has acquired a smartwatch startup, co-founded by former Google employees, Cronologics aimed at improving its capabilities in the Android Wear division. The specific financial details of the purchase were not disclosed but Cronologics’ team will now be working on

Delivery Hero acquires rival Foodpanda

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Online food takeaway service Delivery Hero is acquiring rival foodpanda that should help the Berlin-based company to consolidate its position in the European market and add 20 new Asian, MENA and East European countries to its arsenal. Though the terms

GoDaddy acquires WordPress services startup WP Curve

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Web-hosting firm GoDaddy has acquired bootstrapped startup WP Curve as it continues to increase focus towards WordPress services. Though the transaction details of the deal remain undisclosed but GoDaddy will now pick up the customer base of WP Curve along