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Yahoo reportedly in early stage talks to acquire Hulu

Yahoo reportedly in early stage talks to acquire Hulu

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The new Yahoo under Marissa Mayer is in early stage talks to acquire online video site Hulu, according to AllThingsD. The report says there hasn't been a formal offer put on the table yet, though Mayer has met several top-Hulu execs to see how the video... >>

Yahoo continues adding mobile apps, acquires to-do app Astrid

Yahoo continues adding mobile apps, acquires to-do app Astrid

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Yahoo has announced the acquisition of mobile task manager Astrid, as it works to build its mobile app arsenal under Marissa Mayer.  Available for Android, iOS, and web, Astrid is considered one of the go-to task managing apps out there. One of its... >>

Google buys Picnik

Google buys Picnik

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Online image editor Picnik has announced that it has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed, but "very, very happy" figure. The site allows users to crop, touch-up and add effects to images, along with a cloud storage service. However, the acquisition... >>

Google acquires social search co Aardvark

Google acquires social search co Aardvark

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There's been no official announcement from Google yet, but it's been confirmed by the other party involved that Google has bought out social networking start up Aardvark. Aardvark was founded in 2007 by two ex-Googlers and offers a different way to search... >>

Amazon to fight iPad with a "super Kindle"

Amazon to fight iPad with a "super Kindle"

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Amazon is not going to take the Apple iPad challenge lying down, suggests the New York Times, as it's reported the etailing giant is prepping a "super Kindle" to compete. The crux of this suggestion is the rumour that Amazon has snapped up Touchco, a... >>

Critical Path purchases ShoZu

Critical Path purchases ShoZu

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Critical Path, which specialises in providing messaging software, has announced that it has purchased ShoZu, a provider of mobile social media services, with the hope of significantly increasing its delivery of consumer-focused mobile and social networking... >>

Apple said to have acquired Quattro Wireless

Apple said to have acquired Quattro Wireless

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Although not yet confirmed by either company, it seems fairly certain that Apple has acquired Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising business. The deal - said to be worth around the $275 million mark - is an interesting move from Apple as Quattro Wireless... >>

Nuance buys SpinVox

Nuance buys SpinVox

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SpinVox has been bought out by speech recognition company Nuance. SpinVox, which converts voicemail messages into texts, was snapped up for £102 million, but has seen investment and loans of over £230 million. In recent months SpinVox had come under... >>

Google's AdMob purchase under FTC scrutiny

Google's AdMob purchase under FTC scrutiny

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It seems Google's $750 million acquisition of AdMob, a mobile display advertising company based in California, has not been as smooth as the online giant might have hoped. In a blog post, Google has revealed that the US Federal Trade Commission has been... >>

Twitter to get location-aware with Mixer Labs acquistion

Twitter to get location-aware with Mixer Labs acquistion

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Twitter users can look forward to a more location-aware service in the future, as the micro-blogging site has just revealed it's acquired Mixer Labs, the company that offers GeoAPI, describing the buy-out as "a major new step into the location-aware future".... >>