After a week of rumors, Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired GitHub, the popular Git-based code sharing and collaboration service. The price of the acquisition was $7.5 billion in Microsoft
Beauty-in-a-box brand Birchbox has changed up its ownership structure. The New York-based startup, which has raised almost $90 million in funding from noted venture firms like Accel Partners and Fir
Groupon founder Andrew Mason’s audio tour startup Detour has been sold to Bose. The acquisition, which involves only the software and tour content — not the team — was quietly announ
Pandora announced this morning it’s acquiring digital audio ad technology firm AdsWizz for $145 million, as a combination of at least 50 percent cash, with the remaining paid in either cash or s
The largest tech acquisition offer in history wasn't enough. Qualcomm's board of directors issued a statement on Thursday saying that they are turning down Broadcom's $121 billion bid to buy the compe
The European Commission has announced a review of Apple's acquisition of music discovery service Shazam -- agreeing to a request made by several countries to weigh competition concerns.
GoDaddy is acquiring Main Street Hub, an Austin-based social media marketing platform. The deal is for $125M in cash plus up to $50M in potential future earn outs, and is expected to close late in Q2
Assembla, which offers a version control service for the enterprise with a strong focus on Subversion, today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone, one of the most popular Subversion clients for
New York-based Boxed, the startup for buying food and household items in bulk, is in talks to be acquired by Kroger for about $500 million. Other retailers are also expected to be making bids. The ne
Appcanary, a Y Combinator-incubated service that helps developers scan the third-party packages and libraries they use to write their code for potential security vulnerabilities, today announced that
Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a €51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense group Thales -- in a deal worth around $5.43BN.
Marketing tech company Zeta Global is making good use of its recent $140 million Series F funding round. After acquiring Boomtrain, the company today announced it has acquired Disqus, a service you're
Last month Qualcomm rejected a $70 per share acquisition offer from Broadcom -- but the rival chipmaker isn't stepping away. Today it's announced it's nominated a slate of eleven directors for Qualco
Private equity giant Thoma Bravo has agreed today to buy Barracuda Networks in a take-private deal that’s valued at $1.6 billion. The company was offered $27.55 per share, about 16% above Friday
Qualcomm's board of directors has unanimously voted to reject an acquisition offer from rival chipmaker Broadcom.
In an announcement about a set of new discovery tools, Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch also unveiled that it recently acquired Palo Alto-based video indexing platform ClipMine. The start
Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Cycle Computing, a twelve-year-old Connecticut-based company that focuses on helping enterprises orchestrate high-performance computing jobs, large data
Adobe today announced it has acquired all of Mettle's SkyBox technologies and plug-ins for building transitions, titles and effects in VR applications and 360-degree videos. Mettle had made a name for
Sources tell us that Google is acquiring Kaggle, a platform that hosts data science and machine learning competitions. Details about the transaction remain somewhat vague, but given that Google is
Airbnb has finalized its deal to buy social payments startup Tilt, TechCrunch has confirmed. We reported on the acquisition talks last month, but now everything has been made official. We are told t