Microsoft acquires trueSpace creator Caligari

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The Virtual Earth team has grown once again with the acquisition of Caligari Corporation, a small company that has been pioneering 3D modeling and animation since it was founded in 1986. In 1994, Caligari released...

THQ Acquires Big Huge Games

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Without disclosing how much it set them back, THQ is currently in the process of finalizing its latest purchase of Big Huge Games -the development studio which brought us such popular gems as Rise of...

Google acquires Zingku social networking platform

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Mobile social networking and communication platform Zingku announced it had entered into an agreement to have Google acquire its service, but Google remained silent of the move. The service, launched in the United States in...

Novell Acquires Senforce

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Novell has acquired endpoint security management vendor Senforce Technologies in a play to extend Novell's policy-management offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In July, Novell and Senforce, based in Waltham, Mass., announced...

Blockbuster Acquires Movielink

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The rivarly between two popular online movie rental businesses, Netflix and Blockbuster's Total Access, is about to heat up; Total Access, although reportedly adding subscribers faster than Netflix, lagged behind in one area: on demand...

Google acquires ImageAmerica to boost mapping

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Google has acquired ImageAmerica, a company that builds high-resolution cameras and uses them to take aerial photographs. The search engine giant announced the move Friday on its LatLong blog about Google Earth and its other...

Google acquires GrandCentral

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Google has acquired GrandCentral Communications for an undisclosed sum. GrandCentral lets users combine all their phone numbers and voicemail boxes under one phone number. From there, users can set up their accounts so that the...

Google acquires server software company Peakstream

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Google has acquired Peakstream, a Redwood City, California-based developer of software for multicore and parallel processors. The search giant declined to disclose terms of the deal. Peakstream's flagship product, PeakStream Workstation for Microsoft Windows, was...

News Corp. acquires Photobucket, Flektor

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Online photo sharing, storage and creativity Web site Photobucket is being acquired by Fox Interactive Media, a division of News Corporation. In a separate deal, News Corporation said it is also acquiring real-time video and...

eBay Acquires StumbleUpon

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eBay Incorporated has announced it has acquired StumbleUpon, an early-stage company that helps people discover and share content online, for an aggregate transaction value of approximately $75 million. StumbleUpon, currently servicing 2.3 million users, gives...

OCZ Acquires PC Power & Cooling

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OCZ has announced it has acquired American supplier of power supply units PC Power & Cooling. Originally founded in 1985, PC Power & Cooling has been a frontrunner in ultra high-performance power supplies and cooling...

Best Buy Acquires Speakeasy

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Speakeasy, one of the largest DSL providers in the United States, has been acquired by Best Buy for $97 million, which the companies put at 20% greater than Speakeasy's 2006 revenues. Best Buy’s plan is...

BitTorrent acquires µTorrent

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BitTorrent has acquired µTorrent, another file-sharing application that uses BitTorrent's software protocol, it announced Thursday. The acquisition is another move by BitTorrent to make itself into a legitimate competitor in the online content business. Late...

Adobe Acquires Serious Magic

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Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) today announced it has acquired Serious Magic Inc.™, maker of video software and communications tools for creative professional, business, consumer, and education markets. With Serious Magic solutions such as DV Rack...

Apple Acquires Silicon Color Technologies

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Apple has acquired the technolgies of Silion Color, which manufactures the FinalTouch range of colour correction software. A note on the company website says: "We are pleased to announce that all Silicon Color technology...

AOL acquires Gamedaily from Gigex

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Kotaku is reporting on a story which confirms that AOL has bought the Gamedaily website and it's "business" side of the fence Biz.Gamedaily from Gigex, Inc. Gamedaily is one of the top destinations...

Microsoft acquires Winternals Software

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On Tuesday, Microsoft announced it has acquired Winternals Software, a small maker of Windows utility programs, in a deal that the software maker hopes will add key technical talent to its operating system development team....

Midway acquires rights to Epic back catalogue

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Midway has acquired the rights to some of the titles that make up Epic Games' back catalogue - and plans to release an "Unreal Anthology" this autumn. Priced $29.95 in the US, Unreal Anthology will...

Activision Acquires James Bond License

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Number-two publisher takes over spy-film-inspired game license after archrival Electronic Arts ends agreement; now holds PC, handheld, and console rights until 2014. Since 2002, Electronic Arts has held the license to publish games based...

Corel Acquires WinZip, Completes IPO

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Corel Corporation has completed the acquisition of WinZip Computing. WinZip has faced increased competition in recent years, notably the inclusion of basic Zip compressed folder handling within Windows XP itself, but WinZip is still the...

Asustek Acquires New Orders From Apple

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Asustek Computer Inc., one of Taiwan's major contract manufacturersof notebook (NB) personal computers, reportedly is ready to swallow upApple Computer's orders for 1.2 million Intel processor-powered iBooks. Appleis expected to launch the...

Dell Acquires Alienware

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Thanks to bangbang023 and C-Squarez from the forums for the heads up on this one: Dell just announced that it is indeed acquiring Alienware:...

Google Acquires Writely

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Thanks to Aaron Meck (Armeck) & DigeratiPrime for the heads up on this Discussion of a web based productivity suite from Google hasbeen making the...

Sony Acquires Killzone Developer Guerrilla Games

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Sony Computer Entertainment has announced the acquisition ofGuerrilla Games, developer of hit PS2 title Killzone, as part of a longterm strategy to expand its development arm. The two companies have already had a close working...

Autodesk Acquires Alias

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3D Studio Max and Maya are now owned by the same company. Autodesk has acquired Alias, makers of the popular 3D modeling program Maya for $182 million in cash. Most 3D...

Microsoft acquires £6m FCO deal

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Microsoft has recently secured a contract at The Foreign & Commonwealth Office for another three years, signing a £6m contract which promises to have Microsoft update and support the department's Windows-based applications. ...

Google acquires Dodgeball.com!

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Google has acquired New York-based Dodgeball, the cellular SMS hook-up service. "You're two guys doing some pretty cool stuff, why not let us help you out and let's see what you can do with it"...

Elevation Partners acquires Eidos

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UK publisher accepts $135 million bid from US venture capital firm partly run by Irish rocker Bono. Just one day after the well-regarded British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported that Eidos was...

SEGA acquires Creative Assembly

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SEGA Europe today announced that in addition to publishing UK-based Creative Assembly's first console game, as reported earlier this week, it has bought the entire company. Reports suggest SEGA paid as little as $30m for...

Microsoft Acquires Anti-Spyware Leader GIANT Company

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Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has acquired GIANT Company Software Inc., a provider of top-rated anti-spyware and Internet security products. Microsoft will use intellectual property and technology assets from the acquisition to provide Microsoft®...

Midway Acquires Paradox Development

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Midway Games has announced their acquistion of Paradox Development (not to be confused with Paradox Entertainment in Europe), who is currently working on Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. Midway purchased the privately held Moorpark, California developer...

Tiger Telematics acquires Warthog

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Today Tiger Telematics announced that they have aquired Warthog. Warthog is a UK-based game developer. This $1.1 millionn deal is expected to bring Warthog's game library to its handheld system. The Gizmondo mobile gaming device,...

Yahoo Acquires Musicmatch Inc.

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Internet heavyweight Yahoo has just announced that it will be acquiring Musicmatch Inc. for $160 million in cash. Set to close in Q4 of this year, the deal will see Musicmatch Inc. become a direct...

Microsoft Acquires Rare Ltd. It's official

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REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 24, 2002 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has purchased U.K.-based Rare Ltd., one of the world's leading video game developers, further demonstrating Microsoft's commitment to providing the most innovative interactive...

Apple acquires Zayante

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Apple Computer on Thursday announced it bought Zayante, a privately held FireWire technology design company, for an undisclosed sum. Zayante, based in Scotts Valley, California, specializes in building components for consumer electronics products to...

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