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LinkedIn acquires Pulse for $90m stock and cash

LinkedIn acquires Pulse for $90m stock and cash

While normally an acquisition like this would have a title devoid of the "stock and cash" bit, the LinkedIn purchase of Pulse is a bit more unique. Here the $90 million USD has been announced to be about 90% made up of stock options while the other 10% is made of cash. LinkedIn has made it clear in their announcement of this acquisition that they believe LinkedIn can be "the definitive professional publishing platform" and that Pulse is "a perfect compliment to this vision."

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Google tipped to pick up WhatsApp for $1 Billion

Google tipped to pick up WhatsApp for $1 Billion

It's just a billion bucks, why not purchase one of the quickest growing multi-platform message ecosystems in the mobile universe: WhatsApp? That's what Google has been rumored to be chatting about this week, as an inside source speaking with Digital Trends tells it. This is a story that feeds quite well into the idea that Google is creating their own every-device messaging app system the likes of which would transform their multi-tiered systems into a singular hero.

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Facebook acquires Social-Blogging group Storylane

Facebook acquires Social-Blogging group Storylane

This week the folks at Facebook have both revealed a brand new set of features for their News Feed - for you and I - and have acquired a platform for social blogging by the name of Storylane. The acquisition of this group has been announced by Facebook as a key acquisition that'll bring their ability to showcase "real identity through sincere and meaningful content" up to the forefront, per the previous work done by the acquired group. This acquisition moves the team of five employees that make up Storylane into the fold - the Facebook fold.

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