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Comcast wraps up FreeWheel acquisition

Comcast wraps up FreeWheel acquisition

A handful of days ago, word surfaced by way of anonymous sources that Comcast was in the process of acquiring slightly-aged startup FreeWheel, which specializes in serving up advertisements for Web videos, having bragging rights to many big-name clients. Today, sources have again surfaced, this time saying the business matter has been wrapped up.

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Yahoo acquires graph-centric Vizify

Yahoo acquires graph-centric Vizify

Yahoo is no stranger to acquisitions, nabbing up scores of startups during CEO Marissa Mayer's reign. The latest among these is a startup based out of Porland, Vizify, which keeps itself busy by turning rote statistical information and data into visually-appealing interactive infographs. Vizify revealed the acquisition on its website today.

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Twitter acquires 900 IBM patents

Twitter acquires 900 IBM patents

Late last year, Twitter was on the receiving end of a letter from IBM claiming the microblogging website was infringing on three of its vast trove of patents. IBM proposed an amicable "business resolution" to the budding legal dispute -- teaspoon of honey and all that -- and it seems such a resolution has been struck, with Twitter acquiring more than 900 of the company's patents.

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