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Google tipped to attain Wavii natural language startup

Google tipped to attain Wavii natural language startup

Google has been said to have acquired Wavii, a natural language processing startup. Wavii is a service that is said to operate the same way as Summly, the news app that was recently swiped up by Yahoo. Both services search for news stories from all around the web, and then create short summaries of the main points of these stories. While Summly gathers separate news articles, Wavii collects entire stories, and provides links to several different sources reporting on the story.

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UrbanCode acquisition made by IBM for DevOps tools

UrbanCode acquisition made by IBM for DevOps tools

In order to provide its customers with improved software development, IBM has acquired UrbanCode, which is a provider of tools that are suited for rapid software development called DevOps. UrbanCode has provided their services to many big companies, like Wells Fargo, Fidelity, Walmart, Disney, and Expedia.

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Google acquires Behavio: social prediction connects with the big G

Google acquires Behavio: social prediction connects with the big G

When Google comes to your door - or your digital door - and tells you they'd like you to join their collective, generally you say yes, let's do it! That's what Behavio has announced they've done this week. Behavio is a company that was Knight Foundation funded and aimed to develop apps that would accurately detect social and behavioral trends of you, your friends, and everyone around you.

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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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Verizon completes acquisition of Mohave Wireless

Verizon completes acquisition of Mohave Wireless

While it may not be as big of an acquisition between T-Mobile and MetroPCS, Verizon announced today that its acquisition with regional carrier Mohave Wireless is now complete. The Mohave, Arizona-based wireless carrier (hence the name), is now in the hands of Verizon, and Big Red now has 100% control and ownership of the smaller carrier, buying them from Frontier Communications and Rio Virgin.

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