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Facebook To Acquire WhatsApp

on February 20, 2014 | Facebook | Comments (0)
Facebook To Acquire WhatsApp

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook will be acquiring WhatsApp. The deal is worth a combined USD $16 billion – $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares. The WhatsApp service is currently used by over 450 Million people, with 1 million new users signing up everyday. Post by Mark Zuckerberg.

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Microsoft Acquire Yahoo, Take 2?

on October 6, 2011 | Microsoft Yahoo | Comments (0)
Microsoft Acquire Yahoo, Take 2?

There are rumors floating around that Microsoft may be looking to make another bid to acquire Yahoo Inc. In 2008 Microsoft put forward a bid of $44 Billion, which the Yahoo management team rejected. This lead to Yahoo stock price tumbling and Jerry Yang who was CEO (and also Founder of Yahoo) was removed from […]

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Twitter buys TweetDeck

on May 3, 2011 | Tweetdeck Twitter | Comments (1)
Twitter buys TweetDeck

There are rumors floating around that in the next couple days Twitter will announce their purchase of TweetDeck. TweetDeck is a mobile application that allows users to easily manager their Twitter stream, timeline, @replied and messages – and was one of the first 3rd Party Mobile applications for Twitter. Twitter themselves were very slow to […]

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Google acquires ITA Software for $700million USD, enhancing Travel Search

on July 2, 2010 | Google Search | Comments (0)
Google acquires ITA Software for $700million USD, enhancing Travel Search

Google has purchased ITA Software (www.itasoftware.com), a company known for its airfare search and pricing system QPX. The ITA Software is used by many US and international airlines. The acquisition was done in $700 million USD, cash. No stock purchase this time from Google. This is an area Google feels they have some ground to […]

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