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Microsoft has announced that they have purchased FantasySalesTeam, a platform that helps drive sales internally by creating teams of employees and incentivizing collaboration among employees.
The European Commission has approved Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, a wireless technologies company. It is one of the company's latest milestones, after transitioning to a telecoms company.
It seems Microsoft has made another acquisition, reportedly purchasing Israeli firm Adallom for $320m, with plans to establish a new cyber security center there for its cloud business.
Microsoft is said to have purchased 6Wunderkinder, the company behind a popular to-do app called Wunderlist, which falls in line with Microsoft's efforts to help people be more productive.
Talks between Microsoft and Salesforce.com have reportedly come to an end as the companies failed to reach an agreement on price, with Salesforce reportedly wanting as much as $15 billion more.
Hutchison Whampoa, the parent company of the Three brand, has announced plans to sell 33 percent of the combined Three and O2 network once its buyout of O2 UK is completed.
Microsoft has announced that they have acquired a mobile business intelligence company called Datazen who has a specialty in data visualization on Windows, iOS and Android devices.
Professional social network, LinkedIn, has announced its plans to acquire online training and tutorials website lynda.com in a deal worth $1.5 billion in cash and stock.
Microsoft has once again bought out a small startup company. This time in the form of LiveLoop, which allows users to share their PowerPoint presentations without having to download addition software.
After acquiring a few startups in the past, Microsoft is looking to purchase the social news reader Prismatic, for $30 million. Google, Yahoo, Apple, and Facebook are also reportedly interested.
Pixelapse, the online collaboration platform, has announced it has been acquired by Dropbox. It will continue to offer it's standalone services for the next year while they get ready for the merge.
After acquiring Moodle and Equivio in the past couple of days, Microsoft has also announced its plans to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with statistical analysis.
Apple's Beats is being sued again. Co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre are accused by Monster of "fraudulently acquiring" the headphone line by exploiting a loophole in the 2011 contract with HTC.
Datto announces its acquisition of market leader Backupify in a major consolidation of services in the SaaS backup industry across both cloud-to-cloud and hybrid cloud solutions.
Microsoft has announced this morning that it has acquired HockeyApp, a company that makes it easy to test and distribute apps on many different platforms.
Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of "Minecraft," has penned a post on his blog saying the decision to sell his studio to Microsoft wasn't about the money, but about keeping his sanity.
The rumors were true - Microsoft has announced this morning that the company is going to be buying the studio that makes the popular cross-platform game, Minecraft.
Google's latest acquisition is Gecko Designs -- a Los Gatos, California-based industrial design firm that will help develop Google X products including self-driving cars and internet balloons.
Google's $1bn acquisition of popular gaming video-streaming service Twitch has reportedly been finalized, and although the companies have not yet confirmed it, the deal could be announced soon.
A leaked document offers some insights into the branding decisions behind Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business, although many questions still remain.
The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile is said to have been agreed, and the new combined carrier will apparently be named SoftBank USA, with brands including Virgin Mobile and MetroPCS being scrapped.
It's a done deal, Apple has announced that it has purchased Beats headphones but it will leave the brand in-tact, for now, as it works to integrate the products into its portfolio of goods.
It appears that the nearly $50 billion merger is contingent on one very important DirecTV asset: NFL Sunday Ticket. Without it, AT&T will back out of the deal and not purchase the satellite company.
Twitter is reportedly considering making an offer for online music sharing service SoundCloud to facilitate a re-entry into the music industry in a deal that could be worth up to $700 million.
Confirming the rumors, AT&T has announced it will acquire the satellite TV provider DirecTV for a total of $48.5 billion in a combination of cash and stock. The deal is supposed to close in 12 months.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will take on senior roles at Apple following the $3.2 billion acquisition, which was first reported earlier this week.
Moves offers unique movement interpretation algorithms which collect data from sensors inside mobile device which makes it an attractive buy for Facebook.
Microsoft has officially completed its acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services unit, according to a press release issued by the companies early Friday.
Dropbox has announced acquisitions of two companies over the last few days which include the cloud photo storage startup Loom and online document collaboration firm Hackpad for an undisclosed amount.
Solar powered drone company Titan Aerospace has been acquired by Google, who plans to use their products for its 'Project Loon' global internet venture.
Nokia has just announced that it has received clearance from Chinese authorities to sell its devices business unit to Microsoft and is moving closer to completion of the deal.
Microsoft's Greg Sullivan has confirmed that the company will be keeping the Lumia brand but declined to comment whether the same can be said about the Nokia brand which it will have license for.
A new report based on information from industry sources has claimed that Google had offered $10 billion for WhatsApp before it turned towards Facebook for a deal valued at around $19 billion.
Sony has denied claims that it is planning to sell off its international PC business to Chinese rival Lenovo, but says that it is considering "various options" for its loss-making Vaio unit.
Sources close to Yahoo have revealed that the company under Marissa Mayer might be looking at another acquisition with popular photo sharing website Imgur and talks have already begun.
As rumours swirl that its $4.7bn deal to sell to Fairfax may collapse, BlackBerry executives reportedly met with Facebook last week to discuss the possibility of it bidding for the struggling company.
Microsoft agreed to purchase Nokia's devices unit early Tuesday morning, with the deal expected to become complete in early 2014, though it will have more impact for both companies than smartphones.
Current Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will return to Microsoft, where he once oversaw development of the Office suite, as part of the two company's acquisition agreement announced Tuesday.
Samsung has confirmed that they have acquired Boxee. The company's internet streaming products will, most likely, be integrated into Samsung's strategy for their smart and internet connected TVs.
What was once old is new again: DirecTV is once again rumored to be interested in purchasing Hulu, but will they pull the trigger or once again balk at the high price tag?
Yahoo have announced a 'product-focused' event will take place on Monday amid rumours of a possible acquisition of Tumblr. Will the rumours prove to be true or is this unrelated?
Yahoo supposedly wants the buy the super popular Tumblr to invigorate its user base and get a foothold in mobile marketing. However, they are scared of competing with Facebook for Tumblr's graces.
Twitter is expected to launch Twitter Music, a search & discovery app based on a user's follows and interactions with musicians. The service is based on We are Hunted, which Twitter recently acquired.
Yesterday, it appeared that the Whatsapp messenger service might be Google's next big acquisition in a potential $1 billion buyout. Today, it's nothing more than fantasy talk and denial.
Microsoft has acquired analytics firm Netbreeze, planning to integrate its social-monitoring tools with CRM offerings. Officials announced the acquisition at Convergence Conference in New Orleans.
After the freshly designed 'Mailbox' app was released on the App Store just under a month ago after much anticipation, file hosting service Dropbox has made the move to acquire the company.
For the second time this year, comments from a Lenovo executive have hinted at interest in a possible takeover of BlackBerry, with Lenovo's CEO stating that such a deal "could possibly make sense".
Microsoft's recent acquisition, R2 Studios, holds a unique patent for a universal remote that will allow users to control a wide range of technology, from computers to household appliances.
Beats Electonics has today confirmed that it has acquired music streaming service MOG for an undisclosed sum, ending MOG's search for a potential buyer and marking a significant milestone for Beats.