Archive for category: deals

Apple Acquires Novauris Technologies
/ April 4, 2014 4:16 pm
Apple Acquires Novauris Technologies

Looking to improve the technology behind Siri, Apple has acquired U.K.-based Novauris Technologies, TechCrunch reported. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Novauris reportedly has been building its own speech recognition technology. Its founders were key team members at Dragon Systems. Read More

Ve Acquires adGENIE
/ April 3, 2014 4:09 pm
Ve Acquires adGENIE

Ve North America, the Boston-based subsidiary of London-based e-commerce company Ve Interactive, announced on Wednesday the firm has acquired adGENIE, an online prospecting and retargeting advertising services provider. Ve works across 19 languages and now has 11 offices worldwide. . Read More

Graham’s Post-Newsweek Stations Invests in Arlington-Based StormPins
/ April 3, 2014 3:54 pm
Graham’s Post-Newsweek Stations Invests in Arlington-Based StormPins

Post-Newsweek Stations (PNS), a broadcast television unit of former Washington Post parent Graham Holdings, said it has invested in Arlington-based StormPins, the developer of a crowd-sourced weather and breaking-news platform used by local TV news outlets. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. . Read More

AwesomenessTV Acquires YouTube Network Big Frame for $15 Million
/ April 3, 2014 3:33 pm
AwesomenessTV Acquires YouTube Network Big Frame for $15 Million

AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global teen community, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the YouTube multi-channel network Big Frame, a pioneer in digital talent and influencer management. . Read More

Apple Plans to Buy Japanese Chipmaker’s Smartphone Display Unit
/ April 2, 2014 4:16 pm
Apple Plans to Buy Japanese Chipmaker’s Smartphone Display Unit

VentureBeat reports that Apple is planning to acquire a smartphone display design division of Japanese chipmaker Renesas. Specifically, Apple is looking to acquire the Renesas stake in Renesas SP Drivers, a joint venture with Taiwan’s Powerchip and Sharp. . Read More

Rovi Sells Businesses for $75 Million
/ March 31, 2014 4:36 pm
Rovi Sells Businesses for $75 Million

Rovi, a Santa Clara-based developer of program search and navigation technology, said on Monday it will sell its DivX and MainConcept businesses to Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group. Under terms of the deal, expected to close on Tuesday, the company will receive $75 million in cash, plus additional payments based on the future performance of the businesses. . Read More

Songza And The Weather Channel Deliver Weather-Driven Music Recommendations
/ March 28, 2014 4:35 pm
Songza And The Weather Channel Deliver Weather-Driven Music Recommendations

Online music streaming service Songza and weather leader The Weather Company, parent to The Weather Channel, announced today a new partnership that leverages comprehensive data from The Weather Channel to enhance Songza's ability to deliver exactly the right music, based on what a user is doing or feeling at that moment. Read More

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