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AOL Buys buy.at

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In a move designed to cash in on the growing ecommerce trend AOL announced today that it has acquired buy.at, a leading independent affiliate marketing network which enhances sales by partnering publishers with advertisers. Unlike...

Seagate Buys MetaLincs

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Seagate Technology, the No. 1 player in the cutthroat hard-disk drive business, said today that it will beef up its services division by acquiring MetaLincs, a company that makes "e-discovery" software that helps corporations, attorneys...

Symantec buys Vontu

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Symantec said Monday that it will spend $350 million to purchase data leak prevention vendor Vontu, making it the latest security vendor to enter this new but crowded market. The acquisition is expected to close...

Uruguay buys first '$100 laptops'

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The first official order for the so-called "$100 laptop" has been placed by the government of Uruguay. The South American country has bought 100,000 of the machines for schoolchildren aged six to 12. A further...

McAfee buys into encryption market

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McAfee has agreed to acquire encryption expert SafeBoot for $350m in cash. SafeBoot markets data protection software that uses encryption and access protection. The technology primarily targets mobile computers. The privately held firm is based...

EBay Buys Via-Online

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EBay Inc., the world's largest Internet auctioneer, announced yesterday that, in a move to expand its support for local sellers, it had bought Via-Online GmbH, the German software company that runs the Afterbuy.com Web site...

Yahoo Buys BuzzTracker

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Search engine company Yahoo announced yesterday that it would buy BuzzTracker, owned by Participate Media, in an attempt to attract more visitors to its site. BuzzTracker is uses a combination of editorial selection and complex...

Yahoo Buys BlueLithium Ad Network

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Yahoo agreed today to buy online ad network BlueLithium for $300 million in cash, in a move to fortify the company's position versus Google and Microsoft in the competitive market for placing ads on the...

Oracle Buys Netsure Telecom

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Oracle has agreed to acquire Netsure Telecom, a provider of network intelligence, analytics and network data integrity software. Netsure's technology is targeted at communications service providers with traditional and next-generation networks, with the company's clients...

China buys an IBM supercomputer

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A lot depends on the weather, and apparently during the Olympics it is a particularly necessary to be on the ball. The 2008 Olympic Summer Games are to be hosted in China and so the...

BSkyB buys Amstrad for £125m

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Satellite giant BSkyB is set to buy Sir Alan Sugar's electronics group Amstrad in a £125m takeover that will see the star of The Apprentice collect £34.5m. For BSkyB the deal means bringing one of...

Western Digital buys Komag

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Western Digital Corporation has agreed to buy component maker Komag Incorporated for about $1 billion in cash. Western Digital would pay $32.25 a share for all of the outstanding shares of Komag, a supplier of...

New Yahoo boss buys sport website

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Jerry Yang has made his first move as chief executive of Yahoo, buying the college sports website Rivals.com for an undisclosed sum. The site reports on American football, basketball and other sports in more than...

IBM Buys Watchfire

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IBM Corporation plans to purchase Watchfire Corporation for an undisclosed sum and expects to close the deal in the third quarter, subject to regulatory approval. Watchfire develops software for identifying vulnerabilities in Web applications and...

Google Buys More Web Security

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Google Incorporated has acquired anti-malware firm Green Border for an undisclosed sum. A Google spokesperson said the company will not disclose additional terms of the deal, but added that GreenBorder's engineers will help build products...

Home Office buys iPods for staff

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The UK Home Office is turning to iPods to teach some civil servants leadership skills. A Times Online report explains that twenty leading civil servants have been given top-of-the range iPods for the purpose, as...

Microsoft buys mobile ad company ScreenTonic

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Microsoft has announced plans to buy ScreenTonic, a company that specializes in delivering localized ads to mobile devices, for an undisclosed sum. ScreenTonic, based in Paris and founded in 2001, will become part of Microsoft's...

Google buys DoubleClick so Yahoo buys Right Media

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Last October, Yahoo bought 20% of Right Media, which operates an online advertising exchange. Now the internet giant will pay about $680 million in cash and stock for the remainder. The acquisition will extend Yahoo's...

Google buys DoubleClick so Yahoo buys Right Media

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Last October, Yahoo bought 20% of Right Media, which operates an online advertising exchange. Now the internet giant will pay about $680 million in cash and stock for the remainder. The acquisition will extend Yahoo's...

Google Buys in to Video Conferences

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Google never seems to cease with the acquisitions. This time, the web search giant has swallowed video-conferencing software from Swedish company Marratech AB as well as their technical team, which will continue to be located...

Cisco buys another social-networking firm

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Cisco Systems bought selected assets of Utah Street Networks, a seven-person San Francisco company founded in 2003, and in this way effectively continues to buy its way into social networking. The San Jose, California-based company...

Warner Buys Halo Soundtrack and Other Microsoft Game Music

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Warner/Chappell Music, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corporation, and Microsoft Corporation announced a worldwide music publishing administration agreement, whereby Warner/Chappell lays claim to compositions for Halo, Halo 2, Age of Empires, Fable, Kameo...

Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 billion

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Google, the Internet's leading search engine, announced Monday that it is buying popular online video site YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock. YouTube, which was founded in February 2005, has quickly become the most well-known...

Microsoft's Buys Out Map Maker Vexcel

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To boost its local search and online mapping services, Microsoft has acquired a company that makes products for creating maps from aerial and satellite photographs. Microsoft on Thursday announced its acquisition of Vexcel Corp. without...

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2K Games buys up Ghost Rider

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Gamespot is reporting that 2K Games has indeed bought the license to the Ghost Rider name and a game will be made based around the upcoming Nicholas Cage movie and of course the famous Marvel...

Viacom/MTV Networks buys Xfire

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Rumors have been flying about the internet for weeks now that Xfire was about to be bought. Some rumors even speculated that Yahoo itself would buy the company after the lawsuit between the two companies...

Yahoo! Buys del.icio.us

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On Friday, the popular internet tagging site del.icio.us announced in their blog that search engine giant Yahoo! purchased the site. Yahoo! plans on giving the del.icio developers plenty of resources to expand and further develop...

Ziff-Davis buys Filefront

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Ziff Davis Media Game Group today announced that it has acquired FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads. The acquisition immediately adds substantial new audience and reach to the Game Group's growing online portfolio...

AOL Buys MusicNow from Circuit City

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AOL said on Thursday it bought Circuit City Stores Inc.'s digital music subscription service MusicNow LLC, a move that thrusts Time Warner Inc.'s Internet unit into competition with RealNetworks, Yahoo, Napster and other subscription services....

AOL Buys Blog Publisher Weblogs

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America Online has acquired internet blogging site Weblogs for an undisclosed amount, the company revealed today. Weblogs is an internet blogging portal of more than 85 sites, and is only one of many blogging...

Yahoo Buys Up Konfabulator

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Yahoo Inc. has acquired Konfabulator, the software maker who created widgets -- mini applications which monitor weather, sports, news and more -- for the Macintosh in 2003. Yahoo confirmed the purchase was finalized late last...

Avid buys Pinnacle for $462 million

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Avid Technology, the leading player in video and film editing tools, has revealed it is to buy rival video-editing maker Pinnacle Systems in a deal reported to be worth $462 million. The move is the...

Gamer buys $26,500 virtual land

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A 22-year-old gamer has spent $26,500 (£13,700) on an island that exists only in a computer role-playing game (RPG). The Australian gamer, known only by his gaming moniker Deathifier, bought the island...

Google buys satellite image firm Keyhole

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Thanks to Mr. Peabody for posting this in the Neowin BPN. Search giant Google said Wednesday that it has acquired Keyhole, a company specializing in Web-based software that allows people to view satellite...

Warner Bros. Buys Monolith

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Media giant Warner Bros. today announced that it has acquired developer Monolith Productions, according to various news reports. Monolith, best known for its work on Tron 2.0, The Matrix Online, and the No One Lives...

AOL buys Mailblocks in spam-fighting effort

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America Online Inc. (AOL) has snapped up Web-based e-mail company Mailblocks Inc. in an effort to bolster its own e-mail services with greater antispam protection, mail management, and interface improvements, it said Wednesday. AOL did...

MSN Buys Desktop Search Startup

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The tech giant announced yesterday that it has acquired the company Lookout Software LLC. According to eWeek this company offered "add-on to Microsoft Outlook that indexes and searches e-mail as well as desktop files."...

From Software buys Tenchu rights

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A Japanese publisher From Software has acquired rights to the Tenchu series from Activision. They will now be handling the publishing and development of future Tenchu series games. The deal covers the worldwide trademark and...

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