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Yahoo! acquires URL-shortening startup Bread

Yahoo! acquires URL-shortening startup Bread

Bread, a startup that launched back in 2011 offering URL-shortening with a side order of monetization, has announced an acquisition by Yahoo. Such a move comes at a time when the startup was reportedly low on funds and actively pursuing a buyout from a bigger company, and brings with it a 30-day deadline to transition away from the company's shortened links.

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Lenovo HTC acquisition tipped to be in the works for months

Lenovo HTC acquisition tipped to be in the works for months

It's actually surprisingly common these days to hear about acquisitions of one major company by another, so today's suggestion that Lenovo is interested in picking up smartphone company HTC isn't all that off-the-wall. HTC hasn't been doing especially well in the profits department over the past few quarters, so acquisition rumors have appeared more than once over the past year. Here in the Fall of 2013, Lenovo has been suggested to have been in talks since August with HTC over a possible purchase.

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Samsung acquisitions aimed at gaming, social media, mobile search, and mapping

Samsung acquisitions aimed at gaming, social media, mobile search, and mapping

There's a document out there in the wild being reviewed by the press that suggests Samsung is in the market for a large cross-section of software startups in the near future. This document happened across the desks at the Wall Street Journal where they've suggested Samsung will be after games, mobile search, social media, and mapping-related services soon. A specific list of companies on this list includes Everything.me and Rounds from Israel, Glympse from Seattle, Green Throttle Games from Santa Clara, and Unity Technologies from San Francisco.

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BlackBerry acquired by Fairfax Financial: enterprise solutions the future

BlackBerry acquired by Fairfax Financial: enterprise solutions the future

It's been announced today by BlackBerry Limited that they've signed a letter of intent agreement with a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited to be acquired for approximately $4.7 billion USD. This deal would put BlackBerry shareholders in a position to receive $9 USD for each stock, each stock not currently already held by Fairfax to be attained for cash. Before this deal, Fairfax owned 10% of BlackBerry.

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AT&T wraps up Alltel assets aquisition, will add coverage in rural areas

AT&T wraps up Alltel assets aquisition, will add coverage in rural areas

AT&T previously announced an acquisition of Alltel assets from Atlantic Tele-Network Inc., and as with all acquisitions, it was a long process involving finalization before being wrapped up. Now the business matter is complete, with AT&T announcing that it will use some of the assets it has acquired to bring its 4G coverage to more rural places, including regions in the Carolinas, Ohio, and more.

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Bump acquired by Google: “magic” media transfers included

Bump acquired by Google: “magic” media transfers included

This week the folks at Bump have announced that they'll be moving to Google, the latter coming having acquired the former in a deal that'll bring new technology to Android and Chrome (more than likely). The app Bump currently works with Android and iOS devices to provide data transfer from one device o another with a rather unique means of attachment: smashing one's device against a desktop computer's spacebar. Being acquired by Google means that this - and similar - technology will be integrated into Google's services as a standard.

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Intel acquires Indisys for universal Natural Language Recognition

Intel acquires Indisys for universal Natural Language Recognition

Intel continues to expand into the always-on universe of computing, having made public their acquisition of Spanish startup Indisys today. This acquisition was completed all the way back in May of this year, but for whatever reason was only revealed here in September - it's possible that Intel was waiting to let this rain of next-generation technology news bits fall all the same time here at the tail end of summer. Indisys is known for their work in natural language recognition.

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Microsoft reveals acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services business

Microsoft reveals acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services business

In a move that isn't in the least surprising, Nokia has announced that Microsoft will buy its Devices & Services business, as well as licensing Nokia's patents and mapping services. Such is being done for 5.44 billion Euros in all-cash, something that breaks down into 3.79 billion Euros for the Devices & Services Business and 1.65 billion Euros for the patent licensing.

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Google acquires WIMM Labs for smartwatch finesse

Google acquires WIMM Labs for smartwatch finesse

If you've not heard a lot of chatter out of WIMM Labs over the past few months, there may be a very big reason why: it's been reported today that Google acquired the company as early as a year ago. While it's not immediately apparent why this news has broken just now, GigaOM suggests that staff members at WIMM have just now updated their profiles on LinkedIn to make the change to Google clear. Woodside Capital Partners have also listed a page which suggests they facilitated the acquisition in full.

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