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Opera acquires Skyfire Labs for up to $155 million

Opera acquires Skyfire Labs for up to $155 million

Opera has acquired Skyfire Labs, a company that deals with mobile cloud solutions and mobile video optimization and is best known for its Rocket Optimizer software. By combining the two companies, both will offer joint products, with the announcement saying that Opera's Web Pass is one of the main focuses. The deal is expected to be final before March 15.

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Vimeo acquires animated GIF app Echograph

Vimeo acquires animated GIF app Echograph

With the popularity of animated GIFs being what it is, it makes sense that companies are wanting in the action. Vimeo, the popular video-streaming service, has announced that it has acquired animated GIF-making app Echograph for an undisclosed amount of money. The company behind the app, Clear-Media will remain on its own -- it's merely just the app that Vimeo is after it seems.

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Twitter announces Bluefin Labs acquisition

Twitter announces Bluefin Labs acquisition

Twitter has announced that it acquired Bluefin Labs, a social TV analytics company, a move taking it further into the world of television. Twitter has shown interest in television for years, with people using it as a way to interact with televised events using hashtags. According to the social network, the acquisition will aid in both ad product innovation and the creation of social TV consumer experiences.

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HP reacts to Dell’s own buyout, says they have a “very tough road ahead”

HP reacts to Dell’s own buyout, says they have a “very tough road ahead”

If you haven't heard yet, Dell went private today, thanks to some company cash and even a loan from Microsoft. If you thought that other companies were going to stay mum about the news, think again. HP has issued a statement regarding Dell's buyout plan, and essentially, the company says that Dell has a "very tough road ahead," and that the transition "will not be good for its customers."

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Lenovo discredits RIM acquisition rumors

Lenovo discredits RIM acquisition rumors

Lenovo was a hot topic last week after it was reported that CFO Wong Wai Ming said that the company was looking into an acquisition of RIM, as well as possibly a couple of other companies. However, the company has released an official statement downplaying the significance of the quotes from Ming, saying that Ming "was speaking broadly about M&A strategy" and the interviewer specifically asked about RIM.

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Belkin gears up to acquire Cisco’s home networking division

Belkin gears up to acquire Cisco’s home networking division

Today Belkin announced that it has big acquisition plans for the future, revealing that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Cisco's home networking business. This means that Belkin will be buying the Linksys brand, among other things. Hearing that, it becomes immediately clear how big of a deal this is for Belkin, considering that Linksys large installed base will be coming along with the brand.

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Lenovo looking into RIM acquisition to bolster mobile offerings

Lenovo looking into RIM acquisition to bolster mobile offerings

Lenovo has been slowly creeping its way into the mobile market, and we saw a few of the things that the company is working on at CES a couple of weeks ago, including the IdeaPhone K900, which looks to take on flagship handsets from other companies. However, it looks like Lenovo is wanting to step in the mobile market for good, because the company is thinking about possible acquisition strategies to bolster their mobile offerings.

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