Archive for category: deals

salesforce.com to Acquire Palo Alto-based RelateIQ for $350 Million
/ July 11, 2014 11:58 am
salesforce.com to Acquire Palo Alto-based RelateIQ for $350 Million

Salesforce.com, the maker of customer relationship management tools, said it will pay approximately $350 million to acquire Palo Alto-based RelateIQ, developer of a platform that automatically captures data from email, calendars and smartphone calls and provides insights in real time. . Read More

Oracle to Obtain Co-Browsing Technology from its LiveLOOK Acquisition
/ June 23, 2014 5:50 pm
Oracle to Obtain Co-Browsing Technology from its LiveLOOK Acquisition

VentureBeat reports that Oracle is acquiring a company called LiveLOOK, which developed technology that allows service and salespeople to navigate webpages at the same time as potential or current customers, the tech company announced today. The acquisition should boost Oracle’s product line for companies’ service desk departments and offer Oracle some new amazing features that contender Salesforce.com lacks. LiveLOOK, a cloud-based service, falls in with Oracle’s focus on cloud options, not just software that functions in companies’ on-premises data centers. . Read More

Yandex Purchases Auto.Ru for $175 Million, Integrate Car Classifieds to Its Search Business
/ June 16, 2014 6:20 pm
Yandex Purchases Auto.Ru for $175 Million, Integrate Car Classifieds to Its Search Business

TechCrunch reports that Yandex, the search engine frequently called the Google of Russia, announced yet another acquisition deal today that will lengthen its business into another vertical: it is purchasing Auto.ru, an online classifieds business for selling cars, for $175 million in cash. This will add to Yandex’s current efforts in the automotive sector, where it has a portal combining classified listings across a number of car classified advertisements sites. Read More

SanDisk to Acquire Fusion-io in $1.1 Billion Deal
/ June 16, 2014 6:20 pm
SanDisk to Acquire Fusion-io in $1.1 Billion Deal

SanDisk, the developer of flash storage products, said on Monday it will acquire Fusion-io, developer of an application acceleration platform with offices in San Jose, in an all-cash deal valued at $1.1 billion. Under the agreement, SanDisk will launch a cash tender offer, paying $11.25 a share. The deal is expected to close during the third quarter. . Read More

Intuit Completes $360M Acquisition of Check
/ June 16, 2014 6:20 pm
Intuit Completes $360M Acquisition of Check

Intuit, the publisher of business and financial management software, said on Monday it has completed its $360 million acquisition of Check, a developer of mobile bill pay services. Intuit said the deal, first announced in May, will help accelerate its ability to offer bill pay across small business and personal finance products. Read More

Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Purchases European Competitor Yunait
/ June 16, 2014 6:20 pm
Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Purchases European Competitor Yunait

TechCrunch reports that European daily deal aggregator Bownty has purchased local competitor Yunait, which claims to be the frontrunner in Southern Europe — though, particularly, along with Italy, Spain, Portugal and the UK, it also functions in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Competing with the likes of Buyometric, Deal Zippy, and City Treats, Bownty totals deals from more than 100 daily deal sites each day, including Living Social, Groupon, KGB Deals and Wowcher. . Read More

Twitter to Acquire Namo Media
/ June 5, 2014 4:56 pm
Twitter to Acquire Namo Media

Twitter said it will acquire San Francisco-based startup Namo Media, a creator of tools designed to let developers add native ads to mobile apps. TechCrunch pegged the value of the deal at around $50 million. The company said the deal builds on last October's acquisition of MoPub. Read More

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