Neowin News Feed for: Buys Neowin News Feed for: Buys en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 AOL Buys <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a move designed to cash in on the growing ecommerce trend AOL announced today that it has acquired, a leading independent affiliate marketing network which enhances sales by partnering publishers with advertisers. Unlike... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 06 Feb 2008 03:12:32 +0000 Seagate Buys MetaLincs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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 &quot;e-discovery&quot; software that helps corporations, attorneys... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 08 Dec 2007 02:19:18 +0000 AVG Technologies buys web protection vendor <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security vendor AVG Technologies has acquired internet protection vendor Exploit Prevention Labs. AVG was acquired by anti-virus vendor Grisoft in August this year (CRN, 24 August), and the combined company was rebranded AVG Technologies. Roger... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 07 Dec 2007 09:45:43 +0000 Symantec buys Vontu <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 06 Nov 2007 10:34:55 +0000 Uruguay buys first '$100 laptops' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The first official order for the so-called &quot;$100 laptop&quot; 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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:43:41 +0000 McAfee buys into encryption market <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 09 Oct 2007 09:25:32 +0000 EBay Buys Via-Online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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 Web site... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 05 Oct 2007 19:25:21 +0000 Yahoo Buys BuzzTracker <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 15 Sep 2007 18:48:53 +0000 Yahoo Buys BlueLithium Ad Network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 05 Sep 2007 02:01:13 +0000 Oracle Buys Netsure Telecom <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 03 Sep 2007 17:37:55 +0000 China buys an IBM supercomputer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 17 Aug 2007 00:43:52 +0000 BSkyB buys Amstrad for £125m <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 01 Aug 2007 10:26:14 +0000 Microsoft buys 28-acre parcel from Nintendo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nintendo of America is feeding a large chunk of land in Redmond to Microsoft, which seems to have a nearly insatiable appetite for office and parking spaces lately. The unused, 28-acre parcel sits between Nintendo's... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 04 Jul 2007 08:49:15 +0000 Western Digital buys Komag <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 29 Jun 2007 23:08:31 +0000 New Yahoo boss buys sport website <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jerry Yang has made his first move as chief executive of Yahoo, buying the college sports website for an undisclosed sum. The site reports on American football, basketball and other sports in more than... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 25 Jun 2007 01:21:22 +0000 IBM Buys Watchfire <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 06 Jun 2007 19:00:45 +0000 Google Buys More Web Security <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 29 May 2007 19:59:59 +0000 Home Office buys iPods for staff <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 22 May 2007 09:21:14 +0000 Microsoft buys mobile ad company ScreenTonic <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 03 May 2007 13:32:19 +0000 Google buys DoubleClick so Yahoo buys Right Media <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 30 Apr 2007 21:12:05 +0000 Google Buys in to Video Conferences <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 20 Apr 2007 20:44:45 +0000 Cisco buys another social-networking firm <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 05 Mar 2007 22:32:20 +0000 Warner Buys Halo Soundtrack and Other Microsoft Game Music <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 02 Mar 2007 01:12:58 +0000 Cisco Buys E-mail Security Specialist IronPort <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Cisco Systems announced on Jan. 4 that it has agreed to buy IronPort, a provider of messaging and Web security appliances, for approximately $830 million. The San Jose, Calif.-based networking giant reported that the deal... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 05 Jan 2007 16:47:51 +0000 Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 09 Oct 2006 20:44:37 +0000 Google Buys Garage Where It All Started <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Internet search leader Google Inc. has added a landmark to its rapidly expanding empire &mdash; the Silicon Valley home where co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin rented a garage eight years ago as they set... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 02 Oct 2006 08:01:12 +0000 Comcast Buys Start-up for Online Video Expansion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Comcast Corp., the No. 1 U.S. cable operator, has bought theplatform, a small online video start up, which has a client list including ABC and the Wall Street Journal, as part of its plans to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dave Legg) Thu, 29 Jun 2006 15:21:43 +0000 PowerUser.TV e47: Hacker-U, EA Buys Mythic, and More! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week Brad makes his triumphant return from somewhere up north (and Kristin gets told exactly where! ) In news, the team discusses the French backing down against Apple on DRM, a 500 GHz (yes,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 27 Jun 2006 19:59:40 +0000 Microsoft's Buys Out Map Maker Vexcel <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 05 May 2006 14:29:52 +0000 2K Games buys up Ghost Rider <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Mon, 01 May 2006 19:59:21 +0000 Fox buys two (more) web startups <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Media on Monday said it had purchased two small Internet companies aimed at letting users remix their own music and media on the Internet. Fox purchased Newroo and kSolo for an... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Mon, 01 May 2006 18:44:33 +0000 Viacom/MTV Networks buys Xfire <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:34:01 +0000 Yahoo! Buys <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>On Friday, the popular internet tagging site 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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 11 Dec 2005 20:43:44 +0000 Ziff-Davis buys Filefront <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ziff Davis Media Game Group today announced that it has acquired, the leading destination site for videogame downloads. The acquisition immediately adds substantial new audience and reach to the Game Group's growing online portfolio... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Tue, 08 Nov 2005 01:01:39 +0000 AOL Buys MusicNow from Circuit City <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher Vendemio) Mon, 07 Nov 2005 07:07:11 +0000 AOL Buys Blog Publisher Weblogs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 06 Oct 2005 21:20:01 +0000 Yahoo Buys Up Konfabulator <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:31:52 +0000 Sony Buys SN Systems; Signs key Middleware Products for PS3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>British company SN Systems, the world leader in development tools for videogames platforms, has been acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment as part of a drive to sign up key development tools for the PS3 platform.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:41:34 +0000 Xbox 360 Buys Backwards Compatibility Rights From Nvidia <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After E3 Microsoft left gamers wondering if they would be able to play their Xbox games on their Xbox360 after refusing to answer questions on it. They did announce though that &quot;the best selling&quot; Xbox... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Joe Cashman) Thu, 16 Jun 2005 14:19:22 +0000 EA buys up another exclusive license <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In another major move by Electronic Arts, they have now bought the exclusive license to the CLC (College Licensing Company) for a term of six years. Under the new agreement, EA will have exclusive rights... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Mon, 11 Apr 2005 18:39:06 +0000