Mergers/Acquisitions

Everything you need to know about mergers & acquisitions, including which companies are making deals, downsizing, and outsourcing IT, and how you can bring together corporate cultures for smoother transition.

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Sorry, Facebook, Google Snatches Up Drone Maker

Google, which has been looking for new ways to deliver Internet connectivity, has bought Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based company known for making solar-powered drones. Full Story »
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What Does a Social-Media-Meets-Virtual-Reality World Look Like?

Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus has given virtual reality a major boost. By delivering an altered sense of reality with a social experience Facebook could give users a more compelling reason to come back regularly.

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Amazon Embraces its Inner Geek By Buying Comixology

The book giant is now a comic book giant, with its purchase of the leading digital-comic technology company.

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IBM Acquires Silverpop to Boost its Online Marketing Personalization Products

Silverpop builds profiles of individuals and crafts promotions to target them

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Comcast defends proposed Time Warner Cable deal

The acquisition would bring faster broadband speeds and its low-income program to Time Warner customers, Comcast says

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China Obtains Patent Concessions in Return for Approving Microsoft-nokia Deal

China has given conditional approval to Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's handset business, in return for promises on fair patent licensing

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Apple in Talks to Buy Renesas Chip Joint Venture

Apple is apparently seeking to enhance displays and battery life with the acquisition.

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Facebook's Oculus Buy a Smart Move

Whether the $2 billion deal to buy a startup proves successful isn't the point; tech companies must make bold moves to get 'the next big thing.'

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Alibaba Invests $692 Million for a Presence in Physical Retail

Alibaba said it is acquiring a stake in department store operator Intime Retail

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Facebook May Lure Teen Users Back with Virtual Reality Promise

With its acquisition of virtual reality gaming company Oculus VR, Facebook may have found a way to lure back younger users to the social network.

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SAP Buys Fieldglass for Temp Worker Management

The Fieldglass platform will be combined with SAP's Ariba and SuccessFactors software

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Facebook's Oculus Buy is a Bet on the Future of Computing

Why would a social network buy a virtual reality headset manufacturer? Because VR is the next big platform.

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IaaS Vendor Dyn Buys Out Nettica for DNS Services, Talent

New Hampshire-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service company Dyn announced today that it would purchase managed DNS provider Nettica. Terms were not disclosed.

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Facebook Spends $2B on Virtual Reality Firm, But Analysts Are Skeptical

Facebook said late Tuesday that it is shelling out $2 billion to scoop up Oculus VR, a company that makes virtual reality gaming glasses.

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Facebook Buying Oculus VR Virtual-reality Company for $2 Billion

CEO Mark Zuckerberg called virtual reality one of the 'platforms of tomorrow'