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Apple acquires Toronto-based startup Locationary

Apple has acquired Locationary, a Toronto-based startup that organizes data on local businesses for an undisclosed amount. Apple which confirmed the deal on Friday, describes the small Canadian startup as a Wikipedia for local business listings. The company maintains a database of continuously updated business listings by pooling crowdsourced data with business-provided data. By synchronizing… Read More »

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Yahoo buys Qwiki for $50M

In an attempt to increase its internet presence, on Tuesday Yahoo acquired Qwiki, an iOS app that allows Apple iPhone users to turn photos, music and videos into slideshow videos in their camera roll. Yahoo did not reveal how much they paid for Qwiki, but according to sources, the app cost between $40m and $50m… Read More »

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Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins

Earlier this week Yahoo announced that they’d acquired Silicon Valley startup Bignoggins Productions, a one-man iPhone development shop which had previously built a handful of fairly popular Fantasy Sports mobile apps. The acquisition of Bignoggins announced on Monday is the latest in a series of mostly small deals that Yahoo Inc has completed since the… Read More »

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CenturyLink acquires AppFog, Inc.

CenturyLink, Inc., the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, enhanced its Savvis Cloud suite through the acquisition of AppFog, Inc., a fast-growing Platform-as-a-Service provider used by more than 100,000 developers who have deployed more than 150,000 applications. The acquisition adds AppFog’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) capabilities, which are specifically tailored to software developers, to the… Read More »

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Yahoo buys conference call startup Rondee

Barely 24 hours after purchasing GhostBird software, a developer of photo-editing apps for iOS devices, .Yahoo Inc. acquired a free conference-call app . Rondee, the six-year-old startup was acquired under undisclosed terms. Over the past few months Yahoo has been on a shopping spree and has acquired startups from diverse markets. The most notable acquisition… Read More »

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Yahoo acquires iOS photo app maker GhostBird

  Internet giant Yahoo! Inc on Wednesday announced it has bought a startup GhostBird Software, which developed photo-editing apps for iOS devices. Yahoo did not disclose how much it paid for GhostBird Software, the company behind KitCam and PhotoForge2 apps for Apple’s popular smartphones. Yahoo confirmed the news via Twitter on Wednesday, specifying that the… Read More »

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Intel to Buy ST-Ericsson’s GPS Chip Business

Intel is set to buy ST-Ericsson’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) which includes personal receivers that interact with GPS technology and GLONASS–a radio-based satellite navigation system operated by the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces. ST-Ericsson is a joint venture between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson was formed in 2008 between Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson and French-Italian semiconductor… Read More »

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Yahoo set to buy Tumblr for about $1.1b

On Sunday, the board of Yahoo agreed to buy the popular blogging service Tumblr for about $1.1 billion in cash. The deal, expected to be announced on Monday, would be the largest acquisition of a social networking company in years, surpassing Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram last year. This is a bold move for… Read More »

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