Marketers Will See Tumblr The Way They See Facebook And Twitter

Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr will lead to more advertising on the blogging platform and allow it to compete with Facebook and Twitter, the way advertisers see it, said Fred Wilson, an early investor of

Dell Completes Acquisition of Quest Software

Dell has announced it has completed the acquisition of Quest Software, an award-winning IT management software provider. Quest offers a broad selection of software solutions that simplify and solve the most common and challenging IT problems for organizations around the globe.
“The close of the Quest acquisition is a tremendous milestone in Dell’s journey to strengthen our end-to-end IT capabilities, empowering our customers to unlock greater value in their Dell technology investments, as …

Google Buys VirusTotal; Strengthens Chrome Browser Security

Google has bought VirusTotal, a web-based security tool developer, to fortify the defenses of its Chrome web browser.
The search giant said it will uphold the maintenance of VirusTotal’s online malware scanning tool and keep its team operations a separate entity.
VirusTotal is an online security service that allows users to scan files and websites for potential malware infections through its web-based scanning tool.
The company said the Google deal will give pull in more resources and allow …

Facebook Completes $1 Billion Instagram Acquisition

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking company, has completed its acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram.
Facebook revealed its plans to acquire Instagram in April this year, and now it announces the US$1 billion buyout is complete after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) authorized the deal two weeks earlier.
The company reassured it will keep Instagram completely separate from its business operations.
“As we said from the beginning, we are committed to building and …

HootSuite Acquires Seesmic

HootSuite, makers of the social media management system, has announced its acquisition of one-time rival Seesmic.
“We’ve always been big fans of Ryan Holmes and the HootSuite team, since the days we were all pioneering the Social Media landscape,” says Loic Le Meur, CEO of Seesmic and organizer of popular blogging conference LeWeb.
“We’re thrilled today to announce that Seesmic is joining HootSuite, and we’re excited for our users: they are becoming part of …

Microsoft Completes Yammer Acquisition

Microsoft has finally closed its deal with the acquisition of enterprise social networking firm Yammer today, less than a month after both companies met an agreement.
Yammer will now be joining software development leader Microsoft in its Office Division, following the software firm’s acquisition of the enterprise network worth $1.2 billion USD in cash. Announced last month, current Microsoft Chief Executive Officer David Sack himself led the negotiation.
Jared Spataro, senior director of …

Zynga Acquires Four Mobile Games Companies

Zynga has expanded with the acquisition of four smaller mobile games companies, the social gaming giant told Reuters on Wednesday.
The move is in line with a push by Zynga to bolster its lineup of mobile games as the smartphone and tablet industry continues to boom, the news organization says.
The news comes from David Ko, chief of Zynga mobile division, Reuters says, who told the news organization that it has acquired Gamedoctors in December.
The other companies Zynga bought are Page44 …

Amazon Acquires Yap

Amazon has acquired Yap, a provider of solution for voice recognition on mobile offerings. Image:

Amazon has reportedly acquired Yap, an automated voice recognition services provider for mobile applications, reports note.
The acquisition was first dug up by Charlotte blog CLT which tacked down a Securities and Exchange Commission filing which alerted it to the acquisition.
Nonetheless, Amazon seemingly wants its acquisition of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Yap to be as quiet as …

Swype Bought For $102.5Mn By Nuance

Swype, the company responsible for the now-popular touchscreen typing technology, has been bought by Nuance Communications in a $102.5 million deal, various reports reveal.

Swype has been acquired by Nuance Communications for $102.5 million. Image: hahatango / Flickr (CC)

According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Nuance paid $77.5 million after the deal was finalized and will split the remaining $25 million to complete the purchase of Swype in payments to be made …

NetLogic To Be Bought By Broadcom For About $3.7Bn

NetLogic Microsystems will be bought by Broadcom in an all-cash deal worth about $3.7 billion, a report from The Associated Press says.

Broadcom will acquire NetLogic in for about $3.7 in cash in a deal expected to be finalized during the first half of 2012. Image:

According to the report, Broadcom has revealed that it has agreed to a deal which will see it paying a 57 percent premium over NetLogic share price on Friday for the acquisition.
The AP says that Broadcom is buying …