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HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650M in cash

HPE today announced that it has acquired data management platform SimpliVity for $650 million in cash. SimpliVity is one of the many companies in this space focused on what is often called “hyp

RadPad gets acquired by LandlordStation after nearly shutting down

Layoffs and an office auction sparked rumors that home rental startup RadPad was on its deathbed last year. After raising more than $12 million in funding, hefty legal fees from a “data scraping”

Atlassian acquires Trello for $425M

Atlassian today announced that it has acquired project management service Trello for $425 million. The vast majority of the transaction is in cash ($360 million), with the remainder being paid out in

DJI acquires majority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company

Last year DJI took a minority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company. The companies also announced a partnership to work together on high-end camera drones that would combine DJI&#8217

Glu Mobile acquires QuizUp in deal valued at $7.5 million

The developers of popular celeb-themed games including Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Nicki Minaj: The Empire, Glu Mobile, acquired Plain Vanilla Corp., and its mobile social trivia game QuizUp this

Yahoo shares tumble as investors fear Verizon acquisition trouble

Yahoo shares tumbled 6% on Thursday as investors feared that the latest Yahoo hack could spell bad news for its sale to Verizon. This is the second major hack revelation in recent months and there’s

Pandora shares up 11% on acquisition report

Internet radio pioneer Pandora, saw its shares jump over 11% on Friday to $12.77, amid renewed acquisition speculation. A report from CNBC indicated that Pandora and SiriusXM are expected to discuss a

Sprinklr acquires Little Bird, a tool for finding experts on anything via Twitter

New York marketing tech firm Sprinklr has acquired Portland-based Little Bird, according to Sprinklr founder and CEO Ragy Thomas. Little Bird was founded in 2011 to help researchers quickly find the t

GE acquires Wise.io to deepen its machine learning stack

GE Digital today announced that it has acquired Wise.io, a machine-learning powered service that helps businesses find patterns and trends in their vast data stores. At first glance, that may seem lik

Confirmed: AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85.4B in cash and shares

After days of speculation, the deal is now official: AT&T is acquiring Time Warner for $85 billion in a mix of cash and shares, paving the way for another behemoth in the converged media horizon.

Verizon says Yahoo privacy breach had “material” impact 

It looks like those 500 million hacked Yahoo accounts may affect its sale to Verizon (TechCrunch’s parent). At a company public policy round table in DC this afternoon, Verizon general counsel Craig

Report: Verizon wants $1 billion discount after Yahoo privacy concerns

It’s bad news for Yahoo. The company is in the midst of finalizing its sale to Verizon, but recent revelations about hacking and spying may be costing them a pretty penny. A story from the New York

Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo

Rackspace, which is still best known as a hosting company even as it has expanded aggressively into offering services for businesses that use other platforms, went public in 2008. Now, however, it&#82

LaunchKit team heads to Google and open-sources its tools for helping devs launch their apps

The team behind LaunchKit, a set of tools that helps developers launch their apps, is heading to Google and joining the Developer Product Group. It doesn’t look like LaunchKit’s product

Expedia acquires travel photography community Trover

Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “At Expedia, it’s fair to say we belie

Google acquires Anvato, a media streaming and monetization platform for broadcasters

Google is getting deeper into the tech side of the video and broadcasting business. The company today announced that it has acquired Anvato, a platform for encoding, editing, publishing and distribut

Future Publishing buys Imagine for $21m, broadening number of titles

U.K.-based publisher Future Publishing today announced it is in the process of acquiring Imagine Publishing for $21 million worth of shares, continuing the trend of media consolidation in the world of

Samsung will acquire cloud-computing company Joyent

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has agreed to acquire cloud-computing company Joyent. In a statement, the Korean tech giant said that the transaction (its financial terms were undisclosed)

Bed Bath & Beyond acquires One Kings Lane for undisclosed sum

Home furnishings site One Kings Lane has found a home of its own, with  Bed Bath & Beyond. The retailer announced a cash acquisition of the e-commerce startup, but the price was not disclosed. Be

Branding Brand acquires conversational commerce company WaySay

E-commerce giant Branding Brand announced today that it acquired Waysay, a company specializing in customer engagement tech like marketing automation, in-app messaging and other technologies to help b
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