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Microsoft Completes Yammer Acquisition
Jul21

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...

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Zynga Acquires Four Mobile Games Companies
Jan19

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...

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Amazon Acquires Yap
Nov11

Amazon Acquires Yap

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 possible. CLT just managed to piece together the story....

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Swype Bought For $102.5Mn By Nuance
Oct08

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. 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 within the next 18 months. Swype was...

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NetLogic To Be Bought By Broadcom For About $3.7Bn
Sep12

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. 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 NetLogic to “extend its product line with a number of new processors.” The all-cash...

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