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Google is said to be near a deal to acquire Groupon- for like 6 Billion big ones!

November 30, 2010


Google rumoured to be in the market for Groupon, the online discounter, for about 6 Billion bucks. Before you read the details from this article, this commentator thought it would be interesting to post a list of the acquisitions Google has made, for they are making more deals than any other company or fund out […]

Oracle to Buy Art Technology Group (ATG) for $1 Billion

November 2, 2010


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Art Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTG), the leading provider of eCommerce software and related on demand commerce optimization applications, today announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Oracle Corporation for $6.00 per share in cash, or approximately $1.0 billion. The transaction is subject to stockholder and regulatory approval and other customary […]

Disney’s acquisition of Playdom and the effect on social gaming industry

October 26, 2010


(Inside Social Gaming) In a new industry like social gaming, a single acquisition can have a disproportionate effect on the ecosystem. The buyout of a prominent company changes perceptions across the market, whether the price is high or low. Disney’s July acquisition of Playdom has certainly had that effect, setting off a new round of […]

EA snaps up Angry Birds publisher Chillingo

October 21, 2010


The M and A market has been booming for companies in social gaming and gaming in the mobile space for the past few months. EA picks up Angry Birds (7 million downloads and counting) as well as Chillingo’s  global network of independent development studios, leveraging its marketing and publishing channels to distribute games across platforms including […]

DeNA Acquires ngmoco creating world’s largest mobile social games platform company

October 12, 2010


(Release) DeNA today announces it is acquiring ngmoco, Inc., for up to US$400 million in cash and securities, creating the world’s largest mobile social games platform company. “The opportunity to be a part of creating the number one social mobile game platform company and to benefit from the unique learning and knowledge that DeNA possesses […]

Google buys BlindType, typing may never be the same

October 5, 2010


Google has acquired a start-up called BlindType that aims to dramatically improve typing on Android and iOS mobile devices. “We’re excited to join Google, and look forward to the great opportunities for mobile innovation that lie ahead,” BlindType announced on its blog Friday. The company hasn’t released the software, though one review in July was […]

Amazon acquires Amie Street after 4 year courtship- now the shotgun wedding!

September 8, 2010


Amazon finally bought Amie Street. After 4 years of investing money, I guess Amazon finally broke down and said they ought to just fold it under the corporate umbrella. SAN FRANCISCO — Inc., seeking to expand its position in the music download market against rivals like Apple Inc.’s iTunes Store, has purchased online music retailer […]