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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Google Buys Zync Render For Visual Effects In The Cloud

Mountain View-based Google has expanded out its cloud services platform, saying today that it has acquired Zync Render, a service which helps movie studios render their special effects in the cloud. Financial terms of the buy were not annou...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dynamic Signal Raises $12M, Buys PaperShare

San Bruno-based Dynamic Signal, a developer of social media advocate management software, said this week that it has raised $12M in a funding round, and acquired PaperShare, a developer of content marketing software. The Series C round was ...

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Twitch Acquired By Amazon For $970M

San Francisco-based video gaming content site Twitch Interactive has been acquired by Amazon.com, in a deal worth $970M in cash. According to Amazon, Twitch had more than 55 million unique visitors in July, who watched more than 15 billion ...

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Omnicell Completes Surgichem Buy

Mountain View-based Omnicell said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Surgichem Limited, which is a subsidiary of Bupa Care Homes (CFG) plc. Financial details of the buy were not announced. Omnicell is a provider of medica...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Trimble Buys Manhattan Software

Sunnyvale-based Trimble has acquired Manhattan Software, a London developer of real estate and facility management software, the company said this week, to help bolster its portfolio of products. Financial details of the acquisition were no...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Unity Technologies Buys Tsugi

San Francisco-based Unity Technologies, which develops a game engine popular with a wide range of game devleopers, said today that it has acquired Tsugi, an Austin, Texas-based developer of game development tools. Financial details of the b...

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Yahoo Buys ClarityRay

Yahoo said last week that it has acquired ClarityRay, an Israeli developer of ad-malware detection and prevention tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ClarityRay said that the buy will enable the mass scaling of its technol...

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Google Buys Jetpac, Will Shut Down Service

San Francisco-based Jetpac, a developer of mobile city guides, has been acquired by Mountain View-based Google. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, Jetpac said it would be removing its apps from the A...

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Aptina Imaging Acquisition By ON Semiconductor Completes

San Jose-based Aptina Imaging is now part of On Semiconductor, as the $400M cash deal for the company completed, ON Semiconductor said this morning. The acquisition had been announced on June 10th. Aptina becomes part of a new, reporting se...

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Ask.com Buys Ask.fm

Oakland-based online question and answer site Ask.com said yesterday that it has acquired Ask.fm, a competing question and answer site which focuses on letting people ask other users random questions. Financial details of the deal were not ...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Telstra Buys Ooyala For $270M

Mountain View-based video streaming and analytics firm Ooyala is being acquired by Australian telecommunications firm Telstra, in a $270M deal. Telstra--which already owned 23 percent of Ooyala--said it will make Ooyala a subsidiary of Tels...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Yahoo Buys Zofari

Mountain View-based Yahoo has acquired Zofari, a developer of local recommendation apps and software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The startup--which likens itself to a Netflix or Pandora for places--will go to help Yahoo ...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Twitter's Pricetag For Gnip Was $134M

San Francisco-based Twitter paid $134M for social data API developer Gnip, Twitter revealed in its quarterly 10-Q filing yesterday. Twitter said it paid $107.3M in cash plus 0.6 million shares of its common stock for Gnip. The purchase was ...

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Ellie May Buys AllRegs

Pleasanton-based Ellie Mae, which provides software and services for the mortgage industry, said last week that it has agreed to acquire AllRegs, an information provider serving the mortgage industry. Ellie May is paying $30M in cash for Al...

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Slice Acquired By Rakuten

Palo Alto-based Slice, which makes apps to help users better track their online spending and purchases, has been acquired by Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Slice was venture backed by Lights...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Facebook Buys PrivateCore

San Francisco-based Facebook said this morning that it has acquired PrivateCore, a Palo Alto-based startup developing secure server technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Facebook said it will use the buy to bolster its ...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Practice Fusion Buys Ringadoc

San Francisco-based electronic health records software developer Practice Fusion said this morning that it has acquired Ringadoc, a developer of a cloud-based telephone answering service for doctors. Financial details of the acquisition wer...

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Google Buys Directr

Mountain View-based Google has acquired mobile video editing startup Directr, the companies said Wednesday afternoon, with Directr joining YouTube's video ads team. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Directr was based in Boston...

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tapjoy Acquires 5Rocks

San Francisco-based Tapjoy, which develops mobile app monetization tools, said this morning that it has acquired 5Rocks, a provider of mobile analytics and marketing software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. 5Rocks was based ...

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Google Buy Emu For Mobile AI Expertise

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Emu, a developer of text messaging apps which include such features as calendar scheduling, location sharing, reminders, and more. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Emu was founded by Gum...

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Aptina Completes Acquisition Of Micron Unit

San Jose-based Aptina, the developer of CMOS-based image sensors, has completed its acquisition of the Nampa, Idaho-based Color Filter Array (CFA) business of Micron, the two said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not announced....

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Square Picks Up Caviar

San Francisco-based payments technology provider Square said this morning that it has acquired Caviar, the operator of a local restaurant order delivery company, which serves the San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Los Angel...

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Monday, August 4, 2014

LeapFrog Buys KidZui

Emeryville-based LeapFrog Enterprises said this morning that it has acquired KidZui, the developer of kid-friendly, Internet browsers. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. KidZui's technology allows for kid-safe web browsing, an...

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Propeller Acquired By Palantir Technologies

San Francisco-based Propeller, which develops software tools for developing mobile apps, has been acquired by Palantir Technologies. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Propeller did not say if it would continue to offer its s...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Twitter Acquires Mitro For Technology Team

San Francisco-based Twitter has acquired password management software developer Mitro, Mitro said Thursday, and has open sourced Mitro's tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Mitro said that its team is joining Twitter to wo...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Poptip Acquired By Palantir

Poptip, a developer of social survey and feedback tools for brands, has been acquired by San Francisco-based Palantir, Poptip said this week. New York-based Poptip did not disclose financial details of the buy. Poptip founder Kelsey Falter ...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Glu Mobile Buys Cie Games

San Francisco-based Glu Mobile, the developer and publisher of mobile and social games, said yesterday afternoon that it has acquired Cie Games, developer of the social/mobile game Racing Rivals. Glu said it would pay $100M for Cie Games, s...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oracle Acquires TOA Technologies

Redwood Shores-based Oracle announced this morning that it has agreed to acquired TOA Technologies, a developer of cloud-based software for managing field service personnel. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. TOA Technologies de...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sifteo Acquired By 3D Robotics

San Francisco-based interactive toy maker Sifteo has been acquired by 3D Robotics, the personal drone and UAV maker headed by former Wired editor Chris Anderson. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. 3D Robotics is based ...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

EmpoweredU Acquired By Qualcomm

San Francisco-based EmpoweredU, the developer of mobile learning software led by Steve Poizner, has been acquired by mobile technology giant Qualcomm, the companies have announced this morning. Financial details of the buy were not disclose...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gyft Acquired By First Data

San Francisco-based Gyft, which operates a mobile gift card service, has been acquired by credit card processor First Data, the two said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Gyft was venture backed by A-Grade Invest...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Luvocracy Acquired By WalmartLabs

San Francisco-based social shopping service Luvocracy, which operates an online community focused on social discovery of products and sharing of product recommendations from friends and families, has been acquired by @WalmartLabs. Financial...

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Virgin America Files For IPO

San Francisco-based Virgin America said today that it has filed for an IPO, looking to raise up to $115M in its offering. The company has not yet selected and exchange or trading symbol. The offering is being run by Barclays and Deusche Ban...

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Monday, July 28, 2014

WideOrbit Buys Admeta

San Francisco-based WideOrbit said last week that it has acquired Admeta, a developer of sell-side, digital programmatic advertising platforms. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. WideOrbit provides advertising management softwar...

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Apple Acquires BookLamp For Book Recommendation Software

Cupertino-based Apple has acquired a small startup in the book recommendations algorithm area, according to reports over the weekend. Apple acquired BookLamp, which was developing software for categorization of books based on their content,...

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Trulia Acquired By Zillow For $3.5 Billion

San Francisco-based Trulia is being acquired by Zillow in a $3.5 billion, stock-for-stock transaction, the two companies said this morning, in a deal expected to close in 2015. According to the two, they will continue to operate both consum...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Equinix Buys Rest Of Brazilian Data Center Provider ALOG For $225M

Redwood City-based data center operator Equinix said Thursday that it has paid $225M for a Brazilian data center operator, ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A.. Equinix already owned a major chunk of ALOG, having purchased a 53 percent share of...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LinkedIn Buys Bizo

Mountain View-based LinkedIn said Tuesday afternoon that it has agreed to acquire Bizo, a company which develops technology for display and social advertising. LinkedIn said it will pay approximately $175M, including 10 percent stock and 90...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Yahoo Buys Flurry

Mountain View-based Yahoo has acquired Flurry, which develops mobile advertising and analytics software. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. However, reports place the acquisition at more than $200M. Flurry was backed by Boreali...

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Friday, July 18, 2014

TubeMogul Prices IPO, Starts Trading Today

Emeryville-based TubeMogul, which offers up a video buying platform for advertisers, priced its IPO last night, saying it is offering up 6,250,000 shares of its common stock at $7.00 per share. The company will begin trading today on the NA...

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Twitter Buys CardSpring

San Francisco-based Twitter said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired CardSpring, provider of software APIs used to connect companies to credit card and debit card data. Financial terms of th ebuy were not disclosed. CardSpring was vent...

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Freshplum Acquired By TellApart

San Francisco-based Freshplum, a provider of e-commerce personalization and analytics tools, has been acquired by Burlingame-based TellApart. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Freshplum was venture backed by New Enteprise Assoc...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Myraqa Acquired By Illumina

Redwood City-based Myraqa, which provides regulatory and quality consulting services for the molecular diagnostics market, has been acquired by Illumina. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Myraqa provides regulatory strategy an...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Salesforce.com Buys RelateIQ

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com said last week that it has acquired RelateIQ, a developer of relationship management software which helps salespeople automate the frequency of activity with contacts. Financial terms of the buy were not d...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

LinkedIn Buys Newsle

Mountain View-based LinkedIn said this morning it has acquired Newsle, a startup which uses natural language processing and machine learning to identify articles about a users' contacts. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Linked...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Trimble Buys The Omega Group

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said this morning that it has acquired the assets of The Omega Group, a developer of mapping software for the public safety market. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The Omega Group provides mapping, ana...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

InMage Systems Acquired By Microsoft

San Jose-based InMage Systems, the developer of cloud-based, business backup software headed by storage veteran Kumar Malavalli, has been acquired by Microsoft. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Malavalli was the co-founder of ...

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Friday, July 11, 2014

ServiceNow Buys Neebula Systems For $100M

Santa Clara-based ServiceNow, which develops enterprise IT automation software, said this week that it has agreed to acquire Neebula Systems, an Israeli company which provides software for automating the discovery, mapping, and monitoring o...

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Particles Plus Acquires Airy

Particles Plus, a developer of particle measurement equipment with operations in Los Altos and Fremont, said yesterday that it has acquired handheld particle counter maker Airy Technology. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announc...

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sitecore Acquires Komfo

San Francisco-based Sitecore, which develops marketing software for brands, said yesterday that it has acquired Komfo, a Danish company developing social media marketing and community engagement applications. Financial terms of the buy were...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CEVA Buys RivieraWaves

Mountain View-based DSP technology developer CEVA has acquired RivieraWaves, a developer of wireless technology incorporated into Systems-on-a-Chip (SOC) platforms. CEVA said it will pay $19M in total for RivieraWaves, split between an init...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Box Raises $150M Ahead Of IPO

Los Altos-based online cloud storage service provider Box disclosed Monday that it had raised $150M in a funding round, even while the company is in IPO registration. The new funding came from private equity investors TPG and Coatue Managem...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Facebook's Oculus VR Buys Raknet

Oculus VR, the virtual reality headset and technology developer owned by Facebook, has acquired another, videogame technology company, Raknet. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Raknet develops C++, networking engine software wh...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Atmel Acquires Newport Media

San Jose-based chipmaker Atmel said this morning that it has acquired Newport Media, a developer of low power, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth semiconductors. Atmel said it would pay $140M in cash plus up to $30M in earnout for Newport Media. Newport M...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Facebook Buys LiveRail

San Francisco-based Facebook has acquired video advertising company LiveRail, the two companies said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Facebook said it will use the acquisition to make its video ads better and mor...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Yodlee Files For IPO

Redwood City-based Yodlee has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $75M in an offering on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company is looking to trade as YDLE. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Songza Acquired By Google

Music streaming and discovery service Songza has been acquired by Google, Songza said this afternoon. Financial terms of the buy wer enot disclosed. Songza said that no immediate changes to the service are currently planned. Songza was base...

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Twitter Buys TapCommerce

San Francisco-based Twitter said this afternoon that it has acquired TapCommerce, a developer of mobile ad retargeting technology. Financial terms of the deal were not announced, however, reports place the price tag at around $100M. Twitter...

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Lending Club Seeks IPO

San Francisco-based Lending Club, the online, personal loan marketplace service, is seeking an IPO, and has hired an investment banker, according to reports today. According to the WSJ, the company has selected Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sa...

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Grow Mobile Acquired By Perion For As Much As $42M

San Francisco-based Grow Mobile, a provider of mobile advertising software used for buying, tracking, optimizing, and otherwise managing user acquisition campaigns, has been acquired by Perion. Perion operates a wide range of Internet and m...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Pulpo Media Acquired By Entravision

Berkeley-based Pulpo Media, which provides online advertising services focused on the Hispanic market, was acquired this week by Spanish language media company Entravision. The deal was worth $15M in an upfront payment, and $3M in contingen...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

GoPro Prices IPO

San Mateo-based wearable, sports action camera maker GoPro priced its IPO last night at $24.00 per share, and will start trading this morning on the NASDAQ Global Market as GPRO. GoPro priced at the high end of its initial, estimated IPO ra...

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Oracle Pays $5.3 Billion For MICROS Systems

Oracle said today that it is in an agreement to acquire MICROS Systems, a provider of software and hardware for the hospitality and retail industry. The deal is worth around $5.3 billion. MICROS is based in Maryland. Oracle said that the t...

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Oracle Pays $5.3 Billion For MICROS Systems

Oracle said today that it is in an agreement to acquire MICROS Systems, a provider of software and hardware for the hospitality and retail industry. The deal is worth around $5.3 billion. MICROS is based in Maryland. Oracle said that the t...

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Google Buys Dropcam For $555M

Mountain View-based Google said late Friday that it has acquired Dropcam, which makes Wi-fi based video security monitoring equipment. Dropcam was venture backed by Menlo Ventures, Accel Partners, Bay Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & By...

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Oracle Buys LiveLook

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said Friday that it has agreed to acquire LIveLOOK, a developer of real time co-browsing and screen sharing technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Oracle said that it is already using the co-b...

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Twitter Buys SnappyTV

SnappyTV, a developer of software to make it easy for people to capture video, edit it, and post it to Twitter, has been acquired by Twitter. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SnappyTV said it will help provide a better produ...

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

GI Partners Completes Peak 10 Buy

San Francisco-based private equity investor GI Partners said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Peak 10, a provider of data center services such as colocation, cloud infrastructure, and managed services. Financial details of...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dropbox Buys Parastructure

San Francisco-based file storage service Dropbox has acquired Parastructure, a developer of analytics software, according to multiple reports today. Financial details have not yet been announced, however, the deal is apparently worth betwee...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SolarCity Buys Silevo For $350M

San Mateo-based solar financing firm SolarCity said this morning that it has agreed to acquire Silevo, a developer of solar modules. SolarCity said it will pay $350M for Silevo in stock and earnout. Silveo was based in Fremont. The move wil...

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Box Buys Streem

Los Altos-based Box, which provides cloud-based file storage, disclosed this morning that it has acquired Streem, a Y-Combinator startup offering up cloud-based, storage services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Streem said t...

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Monday, June 16, 2014

SanDisk Acquires Fusion-io In $1.1 Billion Deal

Milpitas-based flash storage maker SanDisk announced this morning that it is acquiring flash storage developer Fusion-io, in a deal worth $1.1 billion. According to SanDisk, it will use the buy to bolster growth in the enterprise area for t...

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Trimble Buys Mining Information Systems

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said this week that it has acquired Mining Information Systems, an Australian company developing software used for the business of mining. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Trimble said Mining Informat...

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Autodesk Buys Bitsquid

San Francisco-based Autodesk said this week that it has acquired Stockholm-based Bitsquid AB, which creates a 3D game engine. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Autodesk said the move will help bolster its expertise in 3D gam...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GoPro Sets Estimated IPO Pricing Range

San Mateo-based action sports camera maker GoPro has set the initial estimated IPO pricing range for its IPO, saying it now expects its stock to price at between $21.00 and $24.00 per share. The company is selling 17.8 million shares of its...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Amobee Buys Adconion, Kontera

Redwood City-based advertising technology developer Amobee said last night that it has acquried two companies, paying $209M for online advertising company Adconion, and paying $150M for contextual ad technology provider Kontera Technologies...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Google Buys Skybox Imaging For Satellite Surveillance Network

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Skybox Imaging, a developer of a network of "microsatellites" which take very high resolution photos of the Earth's surface. Google is paying $500M in cash for Skybox. Skybox said it will use Skybox n...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Aptina Imaging Acquired By ON Semiconductor For $400M

San Jose-based Aptina Imaging, a developer of CMOS-based image sensors, has been acquired by ON Semiconductor, in a deal worth $400M in cash. ON Semiconductor says it will use the acquisition to help bolster its business in the industrial a...

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Vertical Communications Merges With Fulton

Santa Clara-based Vertical Communications, which provides business communications software and other related products, said this week that it has merged with Fulton, a systems integrator in the voice, data, and video area. Financial details...

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Speck Acquired By Samsonite For $85.0M In Market Expansion

Mountain View-based Speck, which makes protective cases for smartphones and other electronic devices, has been acquired by Samsonite International, in a deal worth $85.0M in cash. Speck was owned by private equity firm VMG Partners. Samsoni...

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Arista Networks Surges In IPO Debut

Santa Clara-based Arista Networks debuted on the NYSE this morning as ANET, raising around $226M for the company. The developer of software defined networking products priced its IPO last night at $43.00 per share, above an initial estimate...

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Serus Acquired By E2open

Santa Clara-based Serus, a developers of software for managing manufacturing operations, has been acquired by E2open. Foster City-based E2open said it would pay $18.5M at close, plus up to $7.5M in earn out for Serus. Serus was venture back...

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Twitter Buys Namo Media

San Francisco-based Twitter said late Wednesday that it has acquired fellow, San Francisco company Namo Media. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, but reports are pegging the buy at around $50M. Namo Media develops mobile, native...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Chegg Buys InstaEDU

Santa Clara-based Chegg said yesterday that it has agreed to acquire InstaEDU, which operates an online tutoring marketplace. The deal was worth $30M in cash. InstaEDU's online platform helps connect students with tutors across a wide range...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cloudera Buys Encryption Software Company Gazzang

Palo Alto-based Cloudera has acquired encryption software developer Gazzang, according to the two companies. Financial details of the acquisition deal were not announced. Gazzang develops software encryption tools for open source databases,...

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Monday, June 2, 2014

iParadigms, Bane Of Cheating Students Everywhere, Acquired For $752M

Oakland-based iParadigms, the company behind the education site TurnItIn, has been acquired by Insight Venture Partners in a $752M deal. According to iParadigms, the deal also included Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC. iParadigms had be...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

iHance Acquired By InsideSales.com

San Francisco-based iHance, a developer of sales email tracking tools, has been acquired by sales software developer InsideSales.com. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. iHance's founders and employees have all joined InsideSales...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Symantec Buys NitroDesk

Mountain View-based Symantec has acquired mobile email client developer NitroDesk, Symantec said Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. NitroDesk develops email client software for enterprise clients, helping them provide...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Apple Confirms Purchase Of Beats For $3 Billion

Cupertino-based Apple said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired Beats Electronics, and will pay $3 billion for the company, split between $2.6 billion upfront and $400M vested over time. The deal includes both Beats Electronics line of ...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

AngioScore Acquired By Spectranetics

Fremont-based AngioScore, a devleoper and manufacturer of balloon catheters used for cardiac surgery, has been acquired by Spectranetics, the two said Tuesday. Spectranetics will pay $230M plus unspecified earnout for AngioScore. AngioScore...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blurb Acquires Graphicly Team

San Francisco-based Blurb said this morning that it has acquired the key team members behindGraphicly, which develops electronic book and comic book publishing software. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Blurb said it would ...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Intuit Picks Up Check For Mobile Bill Payment

Mountain View-based Intuit said this morning that it has agreed to acquire Check, a developer of software and apps to help consumers keep up with their bills and financial accounts. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Check will ...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Nimbic Acquired By Mentor Graphics

Mountain View-based Nimbic, a developer of electromagnetic (EMI) simulation software, was acquired by Mentor Graphics last week. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Nimbic was venture backed by Austral Capital, Madrona Venture...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

AOL's Adap.TV Acquires PrecisionDemand

AOL's digital video advertising arm, Adap.tv, said today that AOL has acquired television and digital video information provider PrecisionDemand. Financial temrs of the buy were not disclosed. AOL said it will use PrecisionDemand as a key c...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Wikia Buys Huddler

San Francisco-based Wikia, the online pop culture and entertainment site, said today that it has acquired fellow San Francisco company Huddler. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Huddler operates an online network of websites fo...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Google Eyes Skybox Imaging

Mountain View-based Google is reportedly eyeing micro-satellite maker Skybox Imaging, offering to pay as much as $1 billion for the startup, according to multiple reports. Skybox Imaging offers up satellites used to transmit live, high defi...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Defense.net Acquired By F5 Networks

San Jose-based Defense.net, a provider of services to help companies manage and mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, has been acquired by networking hardware maker F5 Networks. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cisco To Buy ThreatGRID

San Jose-based Cisco said yesterday that it plans to buy New York cybersecurity software developer ThreatGRID. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ThreatGrid develops malware analysis and threat intelligence and detection softwar...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Homejoy Buys Get Maid

San Francisco-based home cleaning service Homejoy has acquired New York-based home cleaning service Get Maid, the company said Wednesday, and hired on Get Maid Co-founders Steven Gutentag and Demetri Karagas. Financial terms of the acquisit...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Proofpoint Buys NetCitadel

Sunnyvale-based Proofpoint, a provider of cloud-based, security software, said today that it has acquired netCitadel, a developer of automated, security incident response software, for approximately $24.0M in cash. Proofpoint said it would ...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

GoPro Files For IPO

San Mateo-based action sports camera maker GoPro has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise $100M on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as GPRO. The company's IPO is being undewritten by J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Barclays, Allen ...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Twitter Eyes Soundcloud, Say Reports

San Francisco-based Twitter is eyeing an acquisition of German music sharing company Soundcloud, according to reports. Details on the funding have not yet been confirmed by either company. Soundcloud operates an online music and sound shari...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Yahoo Buys Blink

Yahoo has acquired the instant, disappearing message app developer Blink, Blink told its users Tuesday, to help Yahoo with future development. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Blink, it will be "bringing t...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

GE Buys Wurldtech

GE said Friday that its San Ramon-based software unit is buying Wurldtech, a Canadian developer of cyber security products. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. GE said that it will use Wurldtech to advance its cyber secur...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Thoma Bravo Completes TravelClick Buy

San Francisco-based private equity firm Thoma Bravo said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of TravelClick, which develops cloud-based software for the hotel industry. The deal was worth $930M. TravelClick had been owned by ...

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Apple Paying $3.2B For Beats Electronics

Cupertino-based Apple looks to be paying approximately $3.2 billion for headphones maker and streaming music provider Beats Electronics, according to multiple reports--plus a leaked YouTube video from Dr. Dre. Details and confirmation of th...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ScaleXtreme Acquired By Citrix

San Mateo-based ScaleXtreme, a developer of cloud systems management software, has been acquired by Citrix, as part of the launch of Citrix Workspace Services, a cloud-based desktop deployment service. Financial terms of the acquisition wer...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Coinbase Acqhires Kippt Team

San Francisco-based Coinbase said Tuesday that it has acquired the team behind the Kippt content sharing service, to bolster its Bitcoin wallet products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Kiipt developed a service to help user...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Google Buys Stackdriver

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Stackdriver, a developer of cloud app monitoring applications, the company said Wednesday morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Stackdriver, which was founded in 2012, becomes part o...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Google Buys Adometry For Advertising Analytics

Mountain View-based Google has acquired online advertising analytics software developer Adometry, the two announced Tuesday afternoon. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Adometry was based in Austin, Texas, and was backed by S...

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Google Acquires Rangespan

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Rangespan, a provider of services and technology to e-commerce retailers. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. UK-based Rangespan's products were used by retailers for forecasting and other ...

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Zinio Buys Audience Media

San Francisco-based >Zinio, which develops digital publishing services that help publishers get their magazines and other properties onto tablets and mobile devices, said this week that it has acquired Audience Media. Audience Media was a d...

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Friday, May 2, 2014

ProteinSimple Files For IPO

Santa Clara-based ProteinSimple has filed for an IPO, saying yesterday that it is looking to raised up to $86.25M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as PRTN. The startup--which develops protein analysis software and tools--is vent...

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

WideOrbit Buys Fivia

San Francisco-based WideOrbit, which develops advertising management software, has acquired French digital advertising software developer Fivia. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to WideOrbit, the investment will help...

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Awe.sm Acquired by Unified

San Francisco-based Awe.sm, which develops social media measurement software, has been acquired by Unified, a developer of cloud marketing software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Awe.sm was venture backed by FOundry...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Modria Buys Juripax

San Jose-based Modria, a developer of online dispute resolution software, said today that it has acquired Juripax B.V., a provider of online mediation software. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Juripax is based in the Netherla...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Automattic Buys Scroll Kit

San Francisco-based Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress blogging and web software, has acquired Scroll Kit, a developer of software to help users create their own websites without having to write code. Financial terms of th...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Zynga Sells YoVille To Big Viking Games

San Francisco-based online social game developer Zynga has sold its online, YoVille game to game studio Big Viking Games, the two announced Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to YoVille's game forums, the tr...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

JasperLabs Acquired By DataXu

San Francisco-based JasperLabs, a developer of programmatic advertising software which helps brands better hone their online advertising, has been acquired by DataXu. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. DataXu is based in Boston....

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Fliptop Sells Social Data Matching Business Unit To D&B

San Francisco-based Fliptop and D&B said Thursday that D&B has acquired Fliptop's social data matching business. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The two said that Fliptop will continue as an independent, non-affiliated compa...

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Dropbox Buys Loom

San Francisco-based Dropbox has acquired photo and video storage service Loom, Loom said Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Loom said that its team will work on Dropbox Carousel. As part of the acquisition, Loom will b...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Atypon Buys Metapress

Santa Clara-based Atypon Systems, a developer of a software-as-a-service product aimed at electronic publishing, said it has acquired the Metapress business from information provider EBSCO Online. Financial terms of the buy were not disclos...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Twitter Buys Gnip For Social Data APIs

Twitter has acquired social data provider Gnip, accoridng to the companies this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Gnip is a major provider of third party, API access to Twitter's firehose of data. The company was ventu...

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Google Buys Robotic UAV Maker Titan Aerospace

Mountain View-based Google has acquired robotic drone maker Titan Aerospace, the two said Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition deal were not disclsoed. Titan Aerospace makes robotic drones which are being at at such applications as he...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Zendesk Files For IPO

San Francisco-based ZenDesk, the developer of cloud-based, IT support and helpdesk software, has filed for an IPO, saying Thursday that it is hoping to raise up to $150M in an IPO on the NYSE. The company has applied to list as ZEN. The IPO...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Google's Waze Deal Worth $1.15 Billion

The acquisition of Israeli navigation software developer Waze--which was announced in June of last year--was indeed worth $1.15 billion, according to Waze's CEO, Noam Bardin. Bardin confirmed the rumored acquisition price in a post on Linke...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Twitter Buys Cover For Android Development Chops

San Francisco-based Twitter has acquired Cover, a developer of Android lock screen applications, which make it easier for Android users to switch between different apps on their phone. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cover sa...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Apple Buys Novauris

Mountain View-based Apple said last week that it has acquired Novauris Technologies, a developer of speech recognition software. ovauris was led by Yoon Kim, and co-founded by Melvyn Hunt and John Bridle (who also co-founded Dragon Systems)...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Seagate Buys Xyratex

Cupertino-based Seagate said this week that it has completed its acquisition of data storage testing equipment provider Xyratex. Seagate said the acquisition will add revenues of approximately $500M to $600M. Xyratex will be removed from th...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Rovi Sells DivX, MainConcept

Santa Clara-based Rovi, the provider of entertainment guide and recommendations technology, said Monday that it has sold its DivX and MainConcept businesses. Rovi said it would sell DivX and MainConcept to Parallax Capital Partners and Step...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Readmill Acquired By Dropbox, To Shut Down

Readmill, a developer of social reading apps for iOS and Android, has been acquired by Dropbox, the company announced Friday, and will be shutting down its services and turning away new users. According to the company, Dropbox has hired its...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Aerohive Raises $75M In IPO

Sunnyvale-based Aerohive Networks has raised $75M in its IPO, pricing its IPO last night at $10 per share. The company debuted this morning on the New York Stock Exchange as HIVE. Aerohive priced at the midrange of its initial estimated IPO...

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Klout Acquired By Lithium Technologies

San Francisco-based Klout, the developer of software to attempt to measure the social impact of people by their social media footprint, has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, the companies said today. Lithium is also based in San Franc...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TubeMogul Files For $75M IPO

Emeryville-based digital video advertising software developer TubeMogul has filed for an IPO, saying it is hoping to raise up to $75M in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The company has applied to list as TRUE. Underwriters are BofA M...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Facebook Buys Oculus VR For $2 Billion

Menlo Park-based Facebook has acquired virtual reality headset developer Oculus VR, in a deal worth approximately $2 billion. Facebook said it would pay $400M in cash, plus 23.1 million shares of its stock (valued at $1.6 billion) for Oculu...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

North Coast Medical Acquires ActivaTek

Gilroy, California-based North Coast Medical announced this morning that it has acquired ActivaTek, a manufacturer of trandermal drug delivery patches used for anti-inflammatory drugs. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Activ...

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Box Files For $250M IPO

Los Altos-based cloud storage provider Box.com has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing that it is looking to raise up to $250M in its IPO. The company said it has applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange as BOX. The IPO is being unde...

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Palo Alto Networks Buys Cyvera

Santa Clara-based Palo Alto Networks announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire Cyvera, a developer of cybersecurity software. The deal was worth $200M. Cyvera was based in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Palo Alto Networks said the acquisition...

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Friday, March 21, 2014

A10 Networks Up In IPO

San Jose-based A10 Networks was up in its IPO Friday, after pricing its stock at $15.00 per share late Thursday evening. A10, which makes web security application products, sold 12,500,000 shares of its common stock at $15.00 per share. The...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dropbox Buys Zulip

San Francisco-based Dropbox has acquired Zulip, a developer of software to allow users share messages with their coworkers. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Zulip was basedin Cambridge, Mass, and had been angel backed ...

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello Vino Buys Corkbin

San Francisco-based Hello Vino, which develops mobile apps that provide wine recommendations, said last week that it has acquired Corkbin, the developer of a social networking app for wine enthusiasts. Financial details of the acquisition w...

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Embarcadero Buys Business From CA Technologies

San Francisco-based Embarcadero said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired the data modeling business line from CA Technologies, CA ERwin. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. CA's ERwin Data Modeling product is aimed at...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Google Buys Green Throttle Games

Mountain View-based Google said today that it has acquired Green Throttle Games, a developer of videogame peripherals for Android smartphones and tablets. Financial terms of the acquisition wer enot disclosed. Green Throttle founders Matt C...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Achaogen Up In IPO

South San Francisco-based Achaogen raised $72M in its IPO, and was up in trading during the day, after debuting at $12 per share this morning on the NASDAQ Global Market as AKAO. The company, which develops antibiotics aimed at drug-resista...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Versartis Sets IPO Range

Moutain View-based Versartis, a biopharmaceuticals firm developing treatment for endocrine disorders, has set its IPO range at between $16.00 and $19.00 per share. The startup said it is looking to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as VSAR. ...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Castlight Health Ups IPO Pricing Range

San Francisco-based Castlight Health, which develops cloud-based enterprise healthcare management software, has upped its IPO pricing range, saying in a filing that it now expects to IPo at between $13.00 and $15.00 per share. The company i...

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Serena Software Acquired By HGGC

San Mateo-based application development software provider Serena Software has been acquired by HGGC, in a deal reportedly worth $450M. Serena Software as owned by private equity firm Silver Lake. HGGC is a middle market private equity firm....

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Monday, March 10, 2014

DocuSign Expands In Latin America With Acquisition Of Brazil's Comprova

San Francisco-based DocuSign is kicking up its Latin American market outreach with an acquisition, of Brazilian firm Comprova, the company said this morning. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. DocuSign said that Comprova is Br...

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Kabam Buys Phoenix Age

San Francisco-based Kabam, the casual and mobile games developer, said this morning that it has acquired fellow San Francisco game studio Phoenix Age. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Kabam said the buy would bolster its game ...

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Monday, March 10, 2014

YourTrove Acquired By Live Nation Labs

San Francisco-based YourTrove, a developer of social search tools, has been acquired by Live Nation Labs, a unit of LiveNation developing next generation music products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Live Nation Labs said i...

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Vobile Acquires Blayze For YouTube Analytics

Santa Clara-based Vobile, which develops video and audio content identification software, has acquired Blayze, a developer of YouTube analytics and content marketing software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Vobile sa...

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Coupons.com Pops In IPO Debut

Mountain View-based Coupons.com popped in its IPO debut Friday morning, trading as high as $33 per share in trading during the day, a huge win for the secondary investors who took a big stake in Coupons.com back in 2011. Coupons had priced ...

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Flipboard Buys Zite, Inks Deal With CNN

Palo Alto-based tablet content and news reader software developer Flipboard said Wednesday that it is acquiring Zite, the news reader application owned by CNN. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. CNN's Zipe runs on iOS an...

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Yahoo Buys Vizify

Yahoo has acquired social media and vanity domain provider Vizify, Vizify said Wednesday, and will be shutting down the service. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to VIzify, Yahoo will be sunsetting the Vizify...

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Touchstone Semiconductor Acquired By Silicon Labs

Milpitas-based Touchstone Semiconductor, a developer of low power analog IC products, has been acquired by Silicon Labs. The deal was an asset purchase, and was worth $1.5M. Silicon Labs, which makes analog and mixed signal ICs, said it wil...

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Riverbed Gets New Buyout Offer

San Francisco-based Riverbed, which develops wide area networking equipment, has received a new buyout offer at $25 per share, according to Bloomberg. The new offer for Riverbed comes from Silver Lake Partners, KKR, and Thoma Bravo. Riverb...

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Aeria Games Sells Off PC Game Business

Santa Clara-based Aeria Games said last week that it is selling off its PC games business. Aeria said it would sell its worldwide PC game business and European subsidiary to ProSiebenSat.1 Games. Financial terms of the sale were not disclo...

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Good Technology Buys BoxTone

Sunnyvale-based Good Technology said this week that it has acquired BoxTone, a developer of mobile service management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BoxTone was based in Columbia, Maryland. Both companies develop s...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Coupons.com Sets IPO Pricing Range

Mountain View-based Coupons.com has set its IPO pricing range, saying in a filing earlier this week that it expects its IPO to price between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. Coupons.com is looking to list on the New York Stock Exchange as COUP....

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

BookFresh Acquired By Square

San Francisco-based BookFresh, a startup developing scheduling and appointment booking software for small businesses, has been acuqired by mobile payments firm Square. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BookFresh was venture bac...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Walmart Labs Acquires Yumprint

@WalmartLabs, the Silicon Valley research and development arm of retail giant Walmart, said today that it has acquired Yumprint, a developer of mobile software used for recipe, menu, and meal planning. Financial details of the acquisition w...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TalentBin Acquired By Monster

San Mateo-based TalentBin, which develops social recruiting software, has been acquired by Monster Worldwide. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. TalentBin had been venture backed by Lightbank, New Enterprise Association,...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Dolby Buys Doremi Labs

San Francisco-based Dolby Laboratories said Monday afternoon that that has signed a definitive agreement to acquired Doremi Labs, a developer of digital video playback hardare, servers, format converters, and other products, in a deal worth...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

iSearch Media Acquired By 3Q Digital

San Francisco-based iSearch Media, a search engine marketing and analytics agency, has been acquired by fellow Bay Area search marketing company 3Q Digital, the two said last week. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. The two sa...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Apple Buys Burstly For App Testing Tools

Mountain View-based Apple has acquired Burstly, a startup which develops iOS app testing and analytics tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Burstly's tools include TestFlight--which helps develops deploy their pre-r...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Oracle Buys BlueKai

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said today that it has acquired BlueKai, a developer of cloud-based, big data software for personalizing marketing campaigns. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Oracle said it would use the bu...

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Synopsys Buys Coverity For $350M

Mountain View-based semiconductor design software firm Synopsys said this week that it has acquired Coverity, the San Francisco-developer of software quality, testing, defect management, and other tools, in a deal worth $375M, or $350M net ...

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Google Buys Spider.io

Mountain View-based Google has acquired UK-based Spider.io, a developer of tools to detect click fraud and malware embedded in online ads. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Spider.io develops web security tools that helps detec...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Facebook Buys WhatsApp For $16 Billion

Menlo Park-based Facebook said Wednesday that it will pay $16 billion for WhatsApp, a developer of mobile messaging apps, splut between $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in Facebook stock. According to Facebook, the deal will help it accel...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PhiSix Acquired By eBay

eBay has acquired PhiSix, a startup developing virtual fitting room technology, accordnig to the companies today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. PhySix develops 3D models of clothing based on photos, pattern files, and other...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Google Buys SlickLogin

Mountain View-based Google has acquired mobile security developer SlickLogin, SlickLogin announced Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. SlickLogin, based in Israel and Palo Alto, develops sound-based, security and login t...

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Yahoo Buys Distill

Mountain View-based Yahoo has acquired Distill, which had been developing video interview and programming testing tools for the job and human resources market. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Accoridng to Distill, it has stop...

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Aerohive Files For IPO

Sunnyvale-based Aerohive Networks has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $75.0M on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HIVE. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Bo...

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Data Physics Acquired By Battery Ventures

San Jose-based test and measurement equipment provider DataPhysics has scored an investment from Battery Ventures, the two said this week, giving Batery Ventures a controlling stake in Data Physics. Financial terms of the deal were not disc...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Yahoo Buys Travel Startup Wander

Mountain View-based Yahoo disclosed this morning that it has acquired Wander, a New York-based startup focused on sharing travel experiences via a mobile app. Wander was part of TechStars NY. Financial details of the acquisition were not di...

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Supertex Acquired By Microchip Technology

Sunnyvale-based Supertex, which develops high voltage, analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, has been acquired by Microchip Technology, the two companies announced this morning. The deal was worth $394M, or $33 per share, and has an ...

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Friday, February 7, 2014

GoPro Announces Plans For IPO

San Mateo-based action sports camera maker GoPro announced Friday that it plans to conduct a registered, initial public offering of its stock. Timing and details of the IPO have not yet been released. GoPro made a confidential submission of...

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Autodesk Completes Delcam Buy

San Rafael-based Autodesk said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Delcam, a British developers of computer aided manufacturing software. The deal was worth approximately $286M in cash. The deal had originally been announced i...

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Friday, February 7, 2014

OpenTable Buys Ness Computing

San Francisco-based OpenTable said late Thursday that it has acquired Ness Computing, a provider of personalized restaurant recommendation apps, in a deal worth $17.2M in cash. According to OpenTable, the enterprise value is $11.3M net of t...

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

SET Media Acquired By ValueClick

San Francisco- and New York-based SET Media, which develops digital video advertising technology, has been acquired by online ad giant ValueClick. ValueClick recently renamed itself Conversant. Financial details of the buy were not disclose...

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cadence Buys Forte Design Systems

San Jose-based Cadence Design Systems said yesterday that it is acquiring Forte Design Systems, a provider of high level synthesis tools for the semiconductor industry. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Forte Design Systems de...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

LS9 Acquired For $61.5M

South San Francisco-based biofuels developer LS9 has been acquired by Renewable Energy Group, in a deal worth $61.5M. According to Renewable Energy Group, it will continue to operate LS9 out of its headquarters in South San Francisco, under...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Thoma Bravo Buys GHX

San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo said this morning that it has acquired GHX, a provider of healthcare supply chain software and services. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. GHX, ...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sunrun Buys Solar Installation Businesses From Mainstream Energy

San Francisco-based solar installer Sunrun said late Tuesday that it has acquired the residential solar installation division of REC Solar, AEE Solar, and SnapNrack--all of which were part of Mainstream Energy. Financial terms of the deal w...

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Zynga Buys NaturalMotion

San Francisco-based casual games maker Zynga said last week that it has acquried NaturalMotion, a developer of mobile gaming and animation technology. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Zynga announced the acquisition with its q...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Federated Media Sold To Television Media Operator

San Francisco-based Federated Media Publishing, the online blog advertising broker which helps place advertising and sponsorship from brands and agencies on blog and online publishing sites, has been sold to television operator LIN Media. F...

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Google Buys DeepMind

Mountain View-based Google said Monday that it has acquired Deepmind, a company developing artificial intelligence technology. Deepmind was based in London. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. DeepMind was founded by Demis Hassab...

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

QA Studio Acquired By Dairy.com

Turlock, California-based QA Studio -- a developer of software used for quality assurance in the dairy industry -- has been acquired by Dairy.com, the two said Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Turlock is near Modest...

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

VMware Buys AirWatch For $1.54 Billion

Palo Alto-based virtualization software maker VMware said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquired AirWatch, a developer of security and mobile management software. The deal was worth $1.18 billion in cash plus $365M more in earn out. AirWa...

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

ServiceSource Buys Scout Analytics

San Francisco-based ServiceSource, a provider of recurring revenue management software, said yesterday afternoon that it has acquired Scout Analytics, a developer of cloud-based, recurring revenue management software. ServiceSource paid $32...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

IdenTrust Bought By HID Global

San Francisco-based IdenTrust, a provider of SSL certificates and other digital identity products, has been acquired by HID Global. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the company. IdenTrust provides digital identific...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Yahoo Buys SPARQ

Mobile marketing provider SPARQ said Tuesday that it has been acquired by Yahoo, and will be shutting down its service. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SPARQ said its team will be joining Yahoo to work on unspecified products...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PICT Acquired By PopSugar

PICT, the San Francisco startup developing tools to make it easier for companies to insert information into photos being shared on social sites like Facebook, has been acquired by PopSugar. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. PIC...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Intel Sells Off Cloud TV Unit To Verizon

Santa Clara-based Intel, and communications provider Verizon Communications announced this morning that Verizon has agreed to purchase the assets of Intel Media, Intel's cloud television products and services unit. Financial details of the ...

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Impermium Acquired By Google

Redwood City-based Impermium, a developer of cybersecurity software to filter out spam, fraud, and abuse on the web, has been acquired by Google. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Impermium was venture backed by Acce...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SolarCity Buys Common Assets

San Mateo-based SolarCity said today that it has acquired Common Assets LLC, a company developing financial technology to allow individuals and institutions to invest in renewable energy projects. Financial terms of the acquisition were not...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Stretch Acquired By Exar

Sunnyvale-based Stretch, a startup developing software configurable processors for the video surveillance market, has been acquired by Exar, the companies said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Stretch was venture...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Stretch Acquired By Exar

Sunnyvale-based Stretch, a startup developing software configurable processors for the video surveillance market, has been acquired by Exar, the companies said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Stretch was venture...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Google Buys Nest For $3.2 Billion

Mountain View-based Google said Monday afternoon that it has acquired Nest, the maker of smart thermostats and smoke alarms, for $3.2 billion in cash. Google said that Nest will continue to operate as its own brand, headed by Nest founder T...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Facebook Buys Branch

Mountain View-based Facebook has acquired Branch, a New York-based startup which develops a pair of mobile conversation and social networking applications (Branch and Potluck). Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The deal was rep...

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Aviate Acquired By Yahoo

Mobile app developer Aviate, a developer of mobile apps which simplify the interaction of users with mobile phones, has been acquired by Yahoo. Financial details of the buy were not announced. Aviate was founded by Mark Daiss, Paul Montoy-W...

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Palo Alto Networks Buys Morta Security

Santa Clara-based Palo Alto Networks, a developer of cybersecurity software, said today that it has acquired stealthy security company Morta Networks. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Palo Alto Networks said the acquisition w...

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Alverix Acquired By BD For $40M

San Jose-based Alverix, a developer of point-of-care diagnostic instruments, has been acquired in a $40M deal by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company). According to BD, it has been using Alverix' instruments since 2008, as part of a collaborat...

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Monday, January 6, 2014

VisualGraph Acquired By Pinterest

San Francisco-based VisualGraph, a developer of machine vision, image recognition, and visual search technology, has been acquired by Pinterest, the companies said today. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. VisualGraph was founde...

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Perion Buys Conduit's ClientConnect Business

Israeli technology firm Perion Network Ltd. said this week that it has acquired the ClientConnect business of San Francisco-based Conduit, an an all-stock transaction. Perion said it issued approximately 54.8 million shares of its stock to ...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

GoPago Acquired By DoubleBeam

San Francisco-based mobile point-of-sale and payments firm GoPago has been sold to DoubleBeam, according to DoubleBeam Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were announced. The sale came in contrast to (apparently incorrect) earlier re...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Oracle Acquires Responsys

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said Friday that it has agreed to buy Responsys, the developer of email marketing software. The deal was worth approximately $1.5 billion, net of Responsys' cash, or $27.00 per share in cash. Oracle said it will ...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Yahoo Buys PeerCDN

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo has acquired PeerCDN, the developer of peer-to-peer, content delivery network (CDN) software. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. PeerCDN's technology is based on the emerging WebRTC standard. The firm was ...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

OpenTable Buys Quickcue For $11.5M

San Francisco-based OpenTable, the online restaurant reservations service, said Monday that it has acquired Quickcue, a developer of guest management systems for restaurants. OpenTable will pay $11.5M in cash for Quickcue, which was based i...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SignalDemand Acquired For $13.5M

San Francisco-based SignalDemand, a developer of pricing software for the agri-business, food, chemicals, mill products and wholesale distribution, has been acquired for $13.5M in cash. SignalDemand was acquired by PROS, a developer of big ...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

LSI Acquired By Avago For $6.6 Billion

San Jose-based LSI was acquired by Avago Technologies Limited in a deal worth $6.6 billion on Monday. Avago said it would acquire LSI for $11.51 per share in an all-cash deal. Avago said the deal was backed by a $4.6 billion term loan from ...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Google Buys Technology For Robot Army

Need your own robot army? Mountain View-based Google confirmed Friday that it has acquired Boston Dynamics, a company which develops uncannily agile robots for the Pentagon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The company...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Solta Medical Acquired By Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Hayward-based Solta Medical has been acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, in a deal worth approximately $250M. Valeant said it will pay $2.92 per share in cash for Solta, which develops aesthetic medicine medical devices, including RF devic...

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lemon Acquired By LifeLock For $42.6M

Palo Alto-based Lemon, a developer of mobile wallet software, has been acquired by LifeLock for $42.6M in cash plus earnout. Lemon was venture backed by Maveron, Lightspeed Venture Partners, CampVentures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and The So...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Square Buys Evenly

San Francisco-based Square said today that it has acquired Evenly, a developer of mobile payment apps which were geared at helping users send and collect payments from friends. As part of the acquisition, Evenly said it would be shutting do...

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Untangle Buys eSoft

Sunnyvale-based Untangle, which develops firewall and Internet management appliances, said Thursday that it has acquired eSoft, a developer of an integrated firewall, email and web threat security appliance. Financial terms of the buy were ...

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Critical Path Acquired By Openwave Messaging

San Mateo-based Critical Path, the developer of email communications, email security, and other related services, has been acquired by Openwave Messaging, the companies said Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Openwave...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Square Buys Viewfinder To Bolster New York Offices

Mobile payments company Square has acquired New York-based photo sharing app developer Viewfinder, Viewfinder announced today, but will no longer support and release version of the mobile app. Viewfinder, which is based in New York, said it...

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Yahoo Buys SkyPhrase

Yahoo has acquired SkyPhrase, a developer of natural language processing software, SkyPhrase revealed today, saying that it will become part of Yahoo Labs. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SkyPhrase develops software used to a...

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Livefyre Buys Realtidbits

San Francisco-based Livefyre announced today that it has acquired Realtidbits, a developer of social commenting, gallery, pin boarding, forums, and other tools. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Realtidbits was based in San Di...

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Trinet Files For IPO

San Leandro-based Trinet, a provider of human resources management for small and medium sized businesses, technology startups, and others, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $250M. The IPO is being underwritten b...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

TechBargains.com Acquired By Ziff Davis

San Francisco-based TechBargains.com, an online deal aggregation site focused on consumer electronics, has been acquired by Ziff Davis, the companies said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Ziff Davis, which is a unit o...

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chegg Drops In IPO Debut

Santa Clara-based textbook rentals site Chegg dropped in its IPO Wednesday, with shares at one point at 23 percent below its $12.50 IPO price. The company was trading around $9 per share in its second day of trading. Chegg was backed by Kle...

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Synaptics Buys Validity Sensors

San Jose-based Synaptics said last week that it has acquired Validity Sensors, a developer of biometrics sensors. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Validity Sensors was venture backed by Crosslink Capital, DDS, Intel Capital, P...

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Monday, November 11, 2013

8x8 Buys Voicenet Solutions

San Jose-based cloud communications provider 8x8 said today that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire UK-based Voicenet Solutions. According to 8x8, it will pay $18.4M in cash for Voicenet, which provides cloud business telephony and ...

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sincerely Acquired By Provide Commerce

San Francisco-based mobile gifting app startup Sincerely has been acquired by e-commerce firm Provide Commerce, the two said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Sincerely had been founded by Matt Brezina and Bryan K...

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Twitter Surges In IPO

Twitter debuted on the NYSE in its IPO this morning, pricing at $26.00 per share, and trading as high as $50 per share this morning under the symbol TWTR. The company priced well above its initial estimated offering range of $17.00 and $20....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Symbio Merges With Freeborders For Outsourced Software Development

San Francisco-based Symbio, and San Jose-based Freeborders, two providers of outsourced software product development, said yesterday that they have merged to become a single company. Financial terms of the merger were not announced. The two...

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Monday, November 4, 2013

SunPower Buys Greenbotics For Solar Panel Cleaning Robots

San Jose-based SunPower announced this morning that it has acquired Greenbotics, a Davis, California-based provider of solar panel cleaning products and services for the large, utility-scale solar power market. Financial terms of the deal w...

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Extreme Networks Acquires Enterasys Networks

San Jose-based Extreme Networks said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Enterasys Networks, a developer of data center networking products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Extreme Networks said it expects t...

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Aggregate Knowledge Acquired By Neustar

San Mateo-based Aggregate Knowledge, a provider of predictive analytics software for the advertising and brand marketing industry, has been acquired by Neustar, the companies said this week. Aggregate Knowledge is a developer of analytics ...

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Intuit Buys Scheduling Software Firm Full Slate

Intuit has acquired online business scheduling software provider Full Slate, Full Slate announced Wednesday. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Full Slate develops online appointment scheduling software aimed at businesses,...

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cisco Completes WHIPTAIL Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said this week that it has completes its acquisition of solid state memory systems maker WHIPTAIL. The deal was worth $415M in cash plus retention incentives. WHIPTAIL becomes part of Cisco's Computing Systems Product G...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

LitePoint Acquires ZTEC

Sunnyvale-based LitePoint, which develops wireless testing equipment, said this morning that it has acquired ZTEC Instruments, a manufacturer of modular wireless testing products. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. ZTEC was b...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Shipwire Acquired By Ingram Micro

Palo Alto-based Shipwire, a provider of e-commerce fulfillment and supply chain management, has been acquired by Ingram Micro, the two said Monday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Shipwire will become a whol...

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Monday, October 28, 2013

NextBio Acquired By Illumina

Santa Clara-based NextBio, a developer of big data platforms for the clinical and genomic information market, has been acquired by life sciences equipment giant Illumina. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Illumina said ...

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Twitter Looks To Raise $1.6 Billion In IPO

San Francisco-based Twitter revealed Thursday that it is looking to sell 70 million shares of its common stock, at between $17.00 and $20.00 per share, netting the company more than $1.6 billion. The plans--revealed in an updated S-1--would...

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Yahoo Buys LookFlow For Image Recognition

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said earlier this week that it has acquired LookFlow, a developer of image recognition technology. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Yahoo is using LookFlow to bolster features for Flickr, its onli...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Barracuda Networks Sets IPO Pricing Range

Campbell-based network storage and security appliance provider Barracuda Networks has set an estimated IPO range, saying in a filing that it now is looking to offer up 4,140,000 shares of its common stock at between $18.00 and $21.00 per sh...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NetSuite Buys TribeHR

San Mateo-based NetSuite said yesterday that it has acquired TribeHR, a developer of human resources management software for the small and midsized business market. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. TribeHR was founded in 2009,...

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

eBay Acquires Shutl

Mountain View-based eBay announced this morning that it has acquired Shutl, a local delivery service based in the UK. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Shutl operates a marketplace that connects couriers with companies for l...

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Google Buys FlexyCore

Mountain View-based Google said this morning that it has acquired FlexyCore, a developer of Android software used for optimizing the performance of Android-based devices. Financial terms of the buy were not announced, however, French report...

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Symmetricom Acquired By Microsemi

San Jose-based timing chip developer Symmetricom said Monday that it is being acquired by Microsemi, a semiocnductor developer based in Aliso Viejo, California. The deal is worth $230M, or $7.18 per share. Symmetricom is a developer of time...

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oracle Acquires Compendium

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said this morning that it has acquired Compendium, a provider of cloud-based content marketing services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Oracle said Compendium helps marketers plan, produce, and de...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Veeva Systems Surges in IPO

Pleasanton-based Veeva, a developer of cloud-based software for the life sciences industry, surged its its IPO, and is now trading as high as $38.00--up 85 percent from its IPO price of $20.00 per share. The company--which is backed by Emer...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

VMware Buys Desktone

Palo Alto-based VMware said Tuesday that it has acquired virtual desktop developer Desktone. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Desktone's software helps deliver Windows virtual desktops to users from the cloud. VMware said it e...

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Facebook Buys Onavo

Mountain View-based Facebook has acquired Onavo, a developer of mobile apps for compressing data transfer from the Internet. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Onavo's apps compress data for popular social apps to help...

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Friday, October 11, 2013

SurveyMonkey Sells Off TrueSample

Palo Alto-based SurveyMonkey said this week that it has agreed to sell online sampling service TrueSample, to a group of investors led by Five Peaks Capital Management. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. SurveyMonkey had acqu...

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Friday, October 11, 2013

SolarCity Buys Zep Solar For $158M

San Mateo-based solar financing provider SolarCity said this week that it has acquired Zep Solar, a provider of residential photovoltaic module mounting systems. SolarCity said it would pay $158M in shares of SolarCity common stock for Zep ...

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Hackermeter Acquired By Pinterest

San Francisco-based Hackermeter, which developed an online service to help users prove their programming skills by passing a series of software tests, has been acquired by Pinterest. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Hackermete...

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Cisco Completes $2.7 Billion Sourcefire Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said this week that it has completed its acquisition of Sourcefire, a developer of cybersecurity software. The deal was worth $2.7 billion, and had been announced in July. Cisco said that Sourcefire's employees have bec...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Phoenix Technologies Buys Iolo

Milpitas-based BIOS and embedded software developer Phoenix Technologies said Monday that it has acquired iolo technologies, a developer of PC and mobile optimization software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. iolo was based i...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Francisco Partners Buys Avangate

San Francisco-based private equity investor Francisco Partners said Monday that it has acquired Redwood City-based Avantage. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Avangate is a provider of software-as-a-service for managing online ...

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Twitter Files For IPO

San Francisco-based Twitter officially filed its IPO papers Thursday afternoon, saying it is looking to raise up to $1 Billion in its IPO. The firm, which has not yet selected an exchange, said it is looking to trade as TWTR. The firm's IPO...

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pivotal Buys Xtreme Labs

San Francisco-based Pivotal said yesterday that it has acquired Xtreme Labs, a developer of mobile software development tools. Financial terms of the all-cash deal were not announced. Pivotal is a provider of application software, agile dev...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ronin Acquired By GoDaddy

Mountain View-based online invoicing software developer Ronin has been acquired by GoDaddy, GoDaddy announced Wednesday, and has been integrated into GoDaddy's online bookkeeping tools. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ronin'...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Climate Corp. Acquired By Monsanto For $930M

San Francisco-based The Climate Corporation, a provider of data-based, weather insurance and weather monitoring services, has been acquired by Monsanto for $930M. According to Monsanto, the cash deal will help bolster Monstanto's agricultur...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Untangle Acquires Cymphonix

Sunnvyale-based Untangle, which provides network software and appliances for small business security, has acquired Cymphonix, a developer of network appliances used for bandwidth management, network management, and security. Financial terms...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

41st Parameter Acquired By Experian

Device identification and cybersecurity technology provider 41st Parameter, which has offices in San Jose, has been acquired by credit reporting agency and credit services provider Experian. Financial terms of the acquisition deal were not ...

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Monday, September 30, 2013

eBay Buys Braintree For $800M

San Jose-based eBay said last week that it has acquired mobile payment company Braintree, in a deal worth $800M. Braintree develops a payment platform for mobile and online startups, including such customers as Airbnb, OpenTable, TaskRabbit...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Applied Materials Merging With Tokyo Electron In $9.39 Billion Deal

Santa Clara-based semiconductor firm Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron said last night that they are in a $9.39 billion deal to combine. The two, publicly held firm said the deal with give it a combined company valued at $29 billion. Bot...

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Veracyte Files For IPO

South San Francisco-based Veracyte has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $74.75M in its initial public offering. The company says it plans to debut on the NASDAQ Global Market as VCYT. The company's IPO is being und...

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Rocket Fuel Takes Off In IPO Debut

Redwood Shores-based Rocket Fuel, which develops digital advertising software, has surged over 90% in its IPO this morning, trading as high as $62.50 per share, after pricing last night at $29.00 per share. The company is now trading on the...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Splunk Buys BugSense

San Francisco-based Splunk said Monday that it has acquired BugSense, a developer of analytics software focused on mobile devices. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Splunk said it paid cash from its balance sheet for ...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Bump Technologies Acquired By Google

Mountain View-based Bump Technologies, which develops an app to let users synchronize their contact information by "bumping" their iPhones together, has been acquired by Google, according to the company. Financial details of the acquisition...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

RingCentral Sets IPO Offering Range

San Mateo-based RingCentral has set the expected offering range for its IPO, saying it expects to price at between $11.00 and $13.00 per share in its initial public offering. RingCentral is planning to list on the New York Stock Exchange as...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Wowza Media Acquires Camfoo

Wowza Media Systems, the developer of media serving software which has offices in Mountain View, announced today that it has acquired Camfoo, a provider of cloud media streaming and transcoding services. Financial details of the acquisitio...

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Twitter Files For IPO

Twitter announced Thursday afternoon, via a Twitter message, that it has filed for an IPO, and has submitted confidential documents to the SEC for a public offering. Terms and details of the offering have not yet been announced. We’ve co...

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Extreme Networks Buys Enterasys

San Jose-based Extreme Networks said this morning that it has agreed to acquire Enterasys Networks, in a deal worth $180M. Extreme Networks said it will pay cash for all of the outstanding stock of Enterasys. Enterasys Networks is a develop...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Veeva Systems Files For $150M IPO

Pleasanton-based Veeva, a developer of cloud software for the life sciences industry, has filed for an IPO, and is looking to raise up to $150M on the public markets. The company said it has applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange as...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Twitter Buys MoPub

San Francisco-bsaed Twitter has acquired MoPub, a developer of ad management tools for the mobile app market, in a deal which is reportely worth $350M. Actual terms of the deal have not been announced. MoPub is also based in San Francisco. ...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

AppDirect Raises $9M, Acquires Standing Cloud

San Francisco-based cloud marketplace developer AppDirect said this morning that it has raised $9M, and acquired fellow cloud management service provider Standing Cloud. The Series B funding round was led by iNovia Capital. As part of the a...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cisco Buys WHIPTAIL For $415M

Mountain View-based Cisco announced this morning that it has acquired WHIPTAIL, a developer of high performance solid state memory systems. Cisco said it will pay $415M in cash and retention-based incentives for WHIPTAIL, which was based in...

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Livefyre Buys Storify

San Francisco-based real-time commenting and social tools developer Livefyre has just announced that it has acquired Storify, the developer of social content marketing and publishing tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclo...

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Monday, September 9, 2013

FireEye Looks to Raise $182M In IPO, Sets Pricing Range

Milpitas-based security software developer FireEye said today that it is hoping to price its IPO at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share, to raise up to $182M for the company. The software developer, whose IT security software uses virtual m...

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Virident Acquired For $685M By Western Digital

Milpitas-based flash storage products startup Virident has been acquired by disk drive maker WD, in a $685M deal. According to Western Digital, it will pay $685M for Virident, which makes server-side flash storage technology. Virident was v...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Amobee Buys Gradient X

Redwood City-based digital advertising firm Amobee said this morning that it has acquired Los Angeles-based Gradient X, a developer of real-time, programmatic mobile advertising tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Gradient...

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Nokia's Devices Business Acquired By Microsoft For $7.2 Billion

Handset maker Nokia's devices business has been acquired by Microsoft, in a deal which is worth approximately $7.2 billion, the companies said this morning. Nokia, which has its US headquarters in Sunnyvale and global headquarters in Finlan...

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Flextronics Acquires RIWISA

San Jose-based Flextronics said this week that it has acquired RIWISA AG, a provider of high volume, high precision, injection molding and automation products. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. RIWISA AG was family owned, and...

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Shutterfly Buys R&R Images

Redwood City-based Shutterfly is extending its manufacturing capability, with the acquisition of custom printing company R&R Images, the company announced Thursday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. R&R Images was bas...

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Twitter Buys Trendrr

Twitter said yesterday that it has acquired Trendrr, a provider of television analytics and measurement tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Trendrr said it will continue to work with its companies and focus on the ...

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Francisco Partners Invests In Paymetric

San Francisco-based private equity firm Francisco Partners has made a majority investment in Atlanta-based electronics payments firm Paymetric, the companies said Wednesday. Financial details of that majority investment were not announced. ...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Apple Buys AlgoTrim

Mountain View-based Apple has acquired mobile data compression and image processing developer AlgoTrim. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. The deal had been reported first in Swedish media. No details have been announc...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Violin Memory Files For IPO

Mountain View-based flash storage developer Violin Memory has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to trade on the NYSE as VMEM. The memory develops is venture backed by Toshiba, Juniper Networks, SAP Ventures, and Highland Capital, ...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Trimble Buys Three Companies

Sunnyvale-based Trimble is having quite a busy day for acquisitions today, saying that it has acquired three companies. Trimble said it acquired IQ Irrigation, a New Zealand-based provider of hardware and software for controlling irrigation...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sangamo BioSciences Acquires Ceregene

Richmond-based Sangamo BioSciences announced Monday that it is acquiring Ceregene, a biotechnology firm developing adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapies. Sangamo said it will issue 100,000 shars of its common stock, plus provide unsp...

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Monday, August 26, 2013

RingCentral Files For IPO

San Mateo-based RingCentral has filed for an IPO, looking to raise up to $100M in a public offering. The firm's IPO is being underwritten Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, Allen & Company LLC, and Raymond James. RingCen...

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Acquired By Amgen For $10.4 Billion

San Francisco-based biopharmaceuticals firm Onyx Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by fellow biotech developer Amgen, in a deal worth $10.4 billion. Amgen said it would pay $125 per share in cash, or $9.7 billion net in estimated cash at ha...

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Friday, August 23, 2013

SanDisk Completes SMART Storage Acquisition

Milpitas-based SanDisk Corporation announced yesterday that it has completed its acquisition of SMART Storage Systems, a developer of enterprise, solid state disk drives. SanDisk paid $307M in cash plus equity incentive awards for the compa...

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Orb Networks Acquired By Qualcomm

Oakland, California-based Orb Networks, the developer of the media streaming hardware which connected a user's smartphone to their television, stereo, and more for media streaming, has been acquired by Qualcomm. Financial terms of the acqui...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tacit Knowledge Acquired By Newgistics

San Francisco-based Tacit Knowledge has been acquired by Newgistics, a provider of e-commerce services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Newgistics said it will use the acquisition to bolster its e-commerce services, by adding...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

HelioPower Buys Greenzu

San Francisco-based HelioPower, a provider of energy project financing and solar installation, said today that it has acquired Greenzu, a provider of solar finance products for the commercial and nonprofit market. Financial terms of the acq...

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Locu Acquired By GoDaddy

San Francisco-based Locu has been acquired by GoDaddy, the company announced today, and will work on helping local businesses connect with customers. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Locu announced the deal on Monday afternoon...

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Autodesk Buys Two Software Lines

San Rafael-based Autodesk has acquired two software lines from two, different UK-based software companies, the company said today. Autodesk said it has acquired software lines from Bestech Systems Limited, and separately, a software package...

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Nanolab Buys FIB Lab

Milpitas-based Nanolab Technologies has acquired FIB Lab, a developer of semiconductor failure analysis technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Nanolab said it will acquire all of the equipment assets of FIB Lab, and also...

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

RichRelevance Buys Precog

San Francisco-based RichRelevance said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Precog, a developer of analytics technology and software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RichRelevance says it has hired CEO John D...

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Maxim Buys Volterra For $605M

San Jose-based Maxim Integrated Products has acquired Volterra Semiconductor Corp., in a deal worth $605M in equity value. Maxim said this morning that it will pay $23 per share for publicly held Volterra, a premium of 55 percent over Volte...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Chegg Files For IPO

Santa Clara-based Chegg, the provider of textbook rentals, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $150M in its public offering. Chegg said it would look to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CHGG. ...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Facebook Buys Speech Recognition Company Mobile Technologies

Facebook said yesterday that it has acquired Mobile Technologies, a developer of speech recognition and machine translation software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Mobile Technologies will join Facebook's Menlo Park team. F...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

NextSpace Raises $500K, Acquires Chicago Coworking Company

San Francisco-based NextSpace, which operates a series of coworking spaces in California, has expanded into Chicago, and acquired a local Chicago coworking operator called The Coop. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Nex...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SolarCity Buys Paramount Solar

San Mateo-based SolarCity has acquired solar marketing company Paramount Solar, from Paramount GR Holding. Paramount Solar was majority owned by direct marketing giant Guthy-Renker. The deal is worth $120M, including $116.3M in stock plus c...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blinkx Buys Grab Media

San Francisco-based Blinkx has acquired Grab Media, an online video content syndication and advertising firm. FInancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Grab Media was based in Dulles, Virginia. Blinkx said the deal was an all-cash tran...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Appurify Buys cisimple

San Francisco-based Appurify said Monday that it has acquired cisimple, a developer of continuous integration software for mobile. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cisimple was backed by Angel Pad. Appurify develops on-device ...

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Skimlinks Acquires InvisibleHand

Skimlinks, which develops software to help web publishers monetize product links on their site to include affiliate links, said Friday that it has acquired InvisibleHand, a developer of product matching and pricing technology. Financial ter...

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Tessera Technologies Sells Assets Of Business Unit To FLIR

San Jose-based Tessera Technologies, which develops digital optics components, said this morning that it has sold a "significant portion" of its Micro-Optics business to FLIR Systems. Tessera said the deal was worth approximately $15M. Tess...

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Friday, August 9, 2013

GoodApril Acquired By Intuit

San Francisco-based GoodApril, a startup developing tax planning tools for freelancers and professionals, has been acquired by Intuit. Financial terms of the acquisition were not annoucned. GoodApril had been part of the TechStars Boulder s...

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Causata Acquired By NICE Systems

San Mateo-based Causata, which develops real time, big data analytics software, has been acquired by Israeli firm NICE Systems. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Causata said the deal will allow it to offer offer solutions whi...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

AOL Buys Adap.tv For $405M

AOL said this morning that it is buying Adap.tv, in a deal worth $405M. Adap.tv is provider of video advertising technology. AOL said it would pay $322 million in cash consideration, and approximately $83 million in AOL common stock for Ada...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

YuMe Flat In IPO

Redwood City-based YuMe is trading flat in its IPO this morning, after debuting at $9 per share this morning. YuMe priced its IPO at $9 per share last night, selling 5.1 million shares of its common stock in its IPO offering. The firm price...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

ZOZI Buys TripFlavor

San Francisco-based ZOZI, an online travel booking service which connects travelers with unusual, active activities, has acquired TripFlavor, a provider of a cloud-based reservation system for activity merchants and tour operators. Financia...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Partnerpedia Acquired By BMC

Partnerpedia, a startup developing an enterprise app store which lets employees find corporate, cloud-based, mobile, desktop, and custom apps, has been acquired by BMC Software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Partner...

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Monday, August 5, 2013

FireEye Files For IPO

Milpitas-based FireEye, a developer of security tools which use virtual machines to detect security issues and attacks, has filed for an IPO. The company said it is looking to list as FEYE, but has not yet selected an exchange. FireEye is a...

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Rockmelt Acquired By Yahoo

Social discovery and browsing service Rockmelt has been acquired by Yahoo, in a deal reportedly worth between $60 and $70M. As part of the acquisition, Rockmelt has shut down access to the service, and will close on August 31wst. Rockmelt's...

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Friday, August 2, 2013

ZoomSystems Buys Vigix

San Francisco-based ZoomSystems, a developer of automated retail kiosks, has acquired Vigix, a developer of retail kiosk vending systems. Vigix was based in Boston. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ZoomSystems powers the autom...

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

OpenTable Buys Rezbook From Urbanspoon

San Francisco-based OpenTable has acquired Rezbook, the restaurant reservations service owned by Urbanspoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to the two companies, the acquisition also calls for Urbanspoon to...

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Kapow Technologies Acquired By Kofax

Palo Alto-based data integration software provider Kapow Technologies has been acquired by Kofax, in a $47.5M deal. According to Kofax, it is acquiring Kapow Technologies to help grow its sales organization and accelerate software revenue g...

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Yahoo Buys Lexity

Mountain View-based Yahoo has acquired Lexity, a developer of automated advertising retargeting tools for e-commerce stores. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lexity was backed by Spark Capital, True Ventures, and angel invest...

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Grockit Acquired By Kaplan

San Francisco-based online learning provider Grockit has been acquired by test prep firm Kaplan, Kaplan announced this morning. Financial terms were not disclosed. Grockit--which is now going by the name Learnist--was founded by Farb Nivi, ...

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Google's Zagat Drops Paywall, Relaunches Apps and Website

Google is ramping up its competition against such sites as Yelp today, relaunching its Zagat restaurants review site with a new set of mobile apps, and by dropping Zagat's prior paywalls. According to Google, in a blog announcement, its new...

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Monday, July 29, 2013

PassBan Acquired By EMC/RSA

San Francisco-based mobile password management software developer PassBan has been acquired by EMC, on behalf of RSA, the company said last week. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. PassBan was headed by Kayvan Alikhani....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Reputation.com Buys MySocialCloud

Redwood City-based Reputation.com is announcing today that it has acquired cloud-based password management software firm MySocialCloud. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Reputation.com said it will use the buy to add a ...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Adobe Completes $600M Neolane Buy

San Jose-based Adobe Systems said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Neolane, the French developer of cross-channel, campaign management software. The deal was worth $600M. Neolane's software is used for managing Web, email, s...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cisco Buys Sourcefire For $2.7 Billion

San Jose-based Cisco is acquiring security producst firm Sourcefire, in a deal worth approximately $2.7 billion in cash, the two companies said this morning. Sourcefire develops advanced threat protection products aimed at helping to automa...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Facebook Acquires Monoidics

Mountain View-based Facebook has acquired the assets of Monoidics, a UK-based developer of software verification and bug analysis tools. According to Facebook, it will use Monoidics' software as part of its mobile development process. Finan...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Yahoo Buys Ztelic

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo is continuing to binge on startups, and has acquired Ztelic, a Chinese startup providing social networking data. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Yahoo said that Ztelic's developers and engineers will joi...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Yelp Buys SeatMe

San Francisco-based Yelp has acquired restaurant reservation startup SeatMe, in a deal worth around $12.7M. Seatme develops software which helps restaurant owners accept online table reservations via Facebook or their own website, connectin...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

ThoughtLeadr Acquired By Chaotic Moon

San Francisco-based ThoughtLeadr, a provider of "native" advertising, has been acquired by software and mobile developer Chaotic Moon Studios. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Chaotic Moon is based in Austin, Texas. ThoughtLea...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yahoo Buys AdMovate

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said this morning that it has acquired Admovate, a developer of mobile ad technology. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Yahoo said the buy would accelerate its capabilities in mobile advertising. A...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Boosts Shares In IPO Offering

Redwood City-based OncoMed Pharmaceuticals has increased the number of shares it is offering its IPO, boosting the number of shares in its offering to 4.8 million shares. No other terms of the IPO have changed. OncoMed Pharmaceuticals devel...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cloudera Buys Myrrix

San Francisco-based big data software developer Cloudera, the developer of the Hadoop big data platform, has acquired Myrrix, a developer of machine learning software based on Apache Hadoop and Apache Mahout. Financial terms of the buy were...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Intel Buys Omek Interactive

Intel is acquiring Israeli gesture computing hardware maker Omek Interactive, according to reports from Israel today. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Reports say the buy is worth around $30M to $50M. Omek's technolo...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

VMware Sells Zimbra

Zimbra, the provider of cloud-based email and collaboration software, has been sold again, and has become part of Telligent, a developer of online community and customer service software. According to the companies involved, Zimbra has been...

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Optimedica Acquired By Abbott For $400M

Santa Clara-based Optimedica, a developer of laser-based, opthalmic surgery devices, has been acquired by Abbot Medical Optics in a deal worth $250M in cash, plus up to $150M in earn out milestones. Optimedica is venture backed by Alloy Ven...

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Friday, July 12, 2013

ScaleIO Acquired By EMC

Palo Alto-based ScaleIO, which develops software defined storage technology, has been acquired by EMC, EMC said Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, however, the deal has been rumored to be worth $200M to $300M. EMC said...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

TrustedID Acquired By Equifax

Palo Alto-based TrustedID has been acquired by Equifax, the companies said Tuesday morning, making TrustedID part of Equifax Personal Solutions. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. TrustedID is a venture backed provider of iden...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Exar Buys Cadeka Microcircuits

Fremont-based Exar said this morning that it has acquired Cadeka Microcircuits, a developer of mixed signal semiconductors, including amplifiers, comparators, analog-to-digital converters and other related products. The deal was worth $29M ...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

YuMe Files For IPO

Redwood City-based YuMe, which provides digital media advertising, has filed for an IPO, saying today that it is looking to raised $65M in an offering. The company has filed to list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange, as YUME. YuMe's ...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

SanDisk Buys SMART Storage Systems

Milpitas-based SanDisk said Tuesday that it would acquire SMART Storage Systems, which develops enterprise solid state disk drives. SanDisk said it will pay $307M in cash plus equity incentive awards for the company. SMART Storage Systems w...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Yahoo Buys Qwiki

Yahoo appears to be on quite an acquisition roll, saying Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Qwiki, a developer of mobile apps for sharing pictures, music, and video. Qwiki will join Yahoo's New York offices. Qwiki started in Palo Alto, ...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

AddToAny Acquired From Lockerz

AddToAny, which develops plug-ins for handling social sharing on Wordpress and Drupal, has been re-acquired by its founder, Pat Diven II. Diven, who is located in San Francisco, acquired AddToAny from Lockerz, which had acquired the company...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bignoggins Acquired By Yahoo

Bignoggins, the one-man developer of fantasy sports applications for iOS, has been acquired by Yahoo, Bignoggins said Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Bignoggins develops such titles as Fantasy Baseball Draft a...

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Intuit Sells Intuit Financial Services To Thoma Bravo

San Francisco-based private equity firm Thoma Bravo has acuqired Mountain View-based Intuit's Intuit Financial Services division, the two said Monday. The deal was worth $1.025 bihllion in cash, and is subject to regulatory review and closi...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Reputation.com Buys PaperKarma

Redwood City-based Reputation.com said Thursday that it has acquired PaperKarma, a developer of mobile applications used for eliminating unwanted mail. PaperKarma's service lets users take a picture of unwanted mail, and automatically handl...

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Monday, June 24, 2013

HGST Buys sTec

San Jose-based HGST, the subsidiary of Western Digital which was formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, said today that it has acquired sTec, a developer of solid state disk drives and storage. According to the company, WD will pay a...

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Monday, June 24, 2013

HGST Buys sTec

San Jose-based HGST, the subsidiary of Western Digital which was formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, said today that it has acquired sTec, a developer of solid state disk drives and storage. According to the company, WD will pay a...

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Yahoo Completes Tumblr Acquisition

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said late last week that it has complteed its acquisition of photo blogging site Tumblr. The deal was worth approximately $1.1 billion in cash, and had been announced on May 20th. Yahoo said the acquisition will bring ...

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Report: EMC Buys ScaleIO

Storage giant EMC has reportedly acquired Palo Alto- and Israel-based ScaleIO, a developer of software-defined, storage software. The deal is reported to be worth between $200M and $300M. ScaleIO is venture backed by Greylock Partners and N...

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cisco Buys Composite Software

San Jose-based Cisco said Thursday that it has acquired Composite Software, a San Mateo-based provider of data virtualization software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cisco said the move would help expand its portfolio of ...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Twitter Buys Spindle

San Francisco-Twitter has acquired Boston-based social discovery engine Spindle, the two companies said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Spindle was developing local discovery software. According to Spindle, it is shu...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yahoo Buys GhostBird Software

Yahoo announced Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired GhostBird Software, a developer of mobile photo editing apps. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Yahoo, it will use the buy to enhance Flickr's mobile photos....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fox Technologies Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Mountain View-based Fox Technologies (FoxT), a developer of access management and governance software, has been acquired by Parallax Capital Fund, a private equity firm. Financial terms of the buy wer enot disclosed. FoxT develops access ma...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

AdRoll Buys Bitdeli

San Francisco-based advertising retargeting firm AdRoll said today that it has acquired Bitdeli, a fellow San Francisco startup. Bitdeli develops a "big data" analytics software platform for business dahsboards. Financial terms of the buy w...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Google Buys Waze For $1B+

Mountain View-based Google announced this morning that it has acquired Waze, the Israeli startup developing navigation software. The deal is reportedly worth $1.1 billion. According to Google, the Waze product team will remain in Israel, an...

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Inkiru Acquired By WalmartLabs

Palo Alto-based Inkiru, a company developing predictive analytics software, has been acquired by @WalmartLabs, the companies announced today. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. nkiru said its team will join @WalmartLabs in a v...

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Pearl Therapeutics Acquired For $1.15 Billion

Venture backed pharmaceuticals firm Pearl Therapeutics has been acquired by AstraZeneca in a deal worth up to $1.15 billion, the firms said today. Pearl Therappeutics is a developer of inhaled bronchodilator products for the treatment of pa...

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Salesforce.com Buys ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com said today that it has acquired ExactTarget, in a deal worth $2.5 billion in cash. According to Salesforce.com, it will pay $33.75 per share in cash for ExactTarget, which is a developer of cloud-based ema...

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Friday, May 31, 2013

BloomReach Acqui-hires ShopLogic

Mountain View-based BloomReach, which develops big data marketing software, said Thursday that it has acqui-hired the co-founder of ShopLogic, a developer of a promotions management platform. BloomReach said it hired CEO Kevin Chan and CTO ...

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Mr. Number Acquired By WhitePages

San Francisco-based mobile app developer Mr. Number, which develops a popular Android call blocking applications, has been acquired by Seattle-based WhitePages, WhitePages announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclose...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Element Six Buys Group4 Labs

Santa Clara-based Element Six, a manufacturer of synthetic diamonds used for the semiconductor industry, said yesterday that it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Group4 Labs. Group4 Labs is a developer of semiconductor w...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Barracuda Networks Buys SignNow

Campbell-based Barracuda Networks said last week that it had acquired SignNow, a provider of mobile signature and document storage services. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Barracuda said that the buy would help strengthen it...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Adobe Buys Thumb Labs

Adobe has acquired Thumb Labs, New York-based developer of mobile applications, to bolster Adobe's team. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Thumb Labs, it will finish fulfilling its existing client obligations, and...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Google Buys Makani Power

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Makani Power, a developer of airborne, wind turbine systems to generate energy. Financial details of the buy were not announced. according to Makani Power, the acquisition is the formalization of a "l...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blue Coat Systems Buys Solera Networks

Sunnyvale-based Blue Coat Systems has acquired security analysis hardware developer Solera Networks, the company announced this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Blue Coat said it will use So...

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Ubiquiti Networks Files For Secondary Offering

San Jose-based Ubiquity Networks, which develops wireless networking equipment, has filed for a secondary offering, the firm said in a filing Friday. Ubiquiti said it will 7,700,000 shares of its stock in the secondary IPO, but will not be ...

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Yahoo Buys Tumblr

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! has officially announced that it is buying photo blogging site Tumblr, in a deal worth approximately $1.1 billion in cash. According to Yahoo, it has a promise "not to screw it up", and will allow Tumblr to be indepen...

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Guidewire Software Buys Millbrook

Foster City-based insurance software developer Guidewire said last week that it has acquired Millbrook, a provider of business intelligence and data products for the property and casualty insurance business. Financial details of the acquisi...

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Aruba Networks Buys Meridian Apps

Sunnyvale-based Aruba Networks has acquired Meridian Apps, a developer of Wi-fi based, indoor location services technology. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Aruba Networks said it will use the technology for wayfinding and c...

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Yahoo Eyes Tumblr

Yahoo is hoping to get its cool back by buying popular photo-blogging site Tumblr, according to a report late Thursday. According to the report from AllThingsD, Tumblr is currently valued at around $1 billion. AllThingsD cited "sources clos...

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Marketo Prices IPO, Starts Trading Today

San Mateo-based cloud-based marketing software developer Marketo priced its IPO last night, and will start trading this morning on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Marketo said it priced at $13.00 per share, and will offer up 5,750,000 shar...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mellanox Buys Kotura

Mellanox Technologies, the developer of interconnect hardware for the server and storage market--and which has been a pioneer in the Infiniband market--has acquired optical photonics firm Kotura. Mellanox said it would pay $82M in cash for ...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

@WalmartLabs Buys Two Companies

In the latest surge for acq-hires over the last few days, @WalmartLabs, the technology arm of Walmart's e-commerce division, said it has acquired two companies, OneOps and Tasty Labs. OneOps is a developer of platform-as-s-service products;...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RichRelevance Buys Avail

San Francisco-based RichRelevance said Monday that it has acquired Avail, the European online merchandising and personalization firm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Avail was based in Sweden, and offered up e-commerce person...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

8KMiles Buys FuGen Solutions For Secure Cloud Computing

San Ramon-based 8KMiles, a provider of secure, cloud computing services to the government and enterprise market, said today that it has acquired FuGen Solutions. FuGen Solutions is a developer of identity management software. 8Kmiles said i...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RelayRides Buys Wheelz

San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace operator RelayRides said this morning that it has acquired Wheelz, a competing car sharing marketplace operator. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RelayRides said the acq...

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Twitter Buys Data Analytics Startup Lucky Sort

San Francisco-based Twitter has acquired data visualization and analytics firm Lucky Sort, Lucky Sort said Monday. Size of the buy was not announced. Twitter will be moving much of Lucky Sort's team to San Francisco, to bolster its revenue ...

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Crocodoc Acquired By Box

San Francisco-based Crocodoc, a developer of software tools to allow the embedding and viewing of documents in web pages, has been acquired by Box, the two companies said Thursday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Cr...

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Ubalo Acquired By Twitter

Palo Alto-based Ubalo, which is developing large-scale computing technology, has been acquired by Twitter. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Ubalo was backed by Harrison Metal. Ubalo said that Twitter will acquire both the te...

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Salesforce Buys Clipboard For Social Bookmarking Skills

Salesforce.com is sharpening its software development efforts with a new team from social bookmarking startup Clipboard. Clipboard and Salesforce.com announced the acquisition Thursday, in a deal which has pegged at between $10M and $20M. A...

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Haystax Technology Buys FlexPoint

San Jose-based Yastax Technology, a developer of data analytics and visualization software for the defense, intelligence and commercial markets, said Wednesday that it has acquired Flexpoint Technology. FlexPoint is a provider of IT service...

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Yahoo Buys Two Companies, Shuts Them Down

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo appears to be an acquisitive mood today, with two companies--Milewise and GoPollGo--both saying they were acquired by Yahoo this morning. Financial details of the two, separate transactions were not announced. Milewise...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

NetSuite Buys OrderMotion

San Mateo-based NetSuite announced today that it has acquired OrderMotion, a developer of software used for B2B and B2C billing, ordering, and fulfillment. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the company. NetSuite sai...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Trulia Buys Market Leader For $355M

San Francisco-based real estate site Trulia said this morning that it is acquiring Market LEader, a provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software for the real estate industry. Trulia said it would pay approximately $355M, or a...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

About.me Buys Wefollow

San Francisco-based About.me, an online service which lets users create their own, one-page profile about themselves on the Internet, said Tuesday that it has acquired Wefollow, an online directory of people other users can follow from thei...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Nest Labs Buys MyEnergy

Palo Alto-based Nest, the developer of smart, user-friendly thermostats, said Tuesday that it has acquired MyEnergy, a developer of a service to help users track their electric, gas, and water use. Financial details of the buy were not disc...

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Marketo Sets IPO Estimates

San Mateo-based online marketing automation software developer Marketo has set the estimated range for its IPO this morning. Marketo said it hopes to offer 5,750,000 of its shares at between $11.00 and $13.00 per share. The firm said it has...

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Monday, May 6, 2013

McAfee Buys Stonesoft

Santa Clara-based security software developer McAfee, which is owned by Intel, said this morning that it has agreed to acquire Stonesoft Oyj, a developer of firewall products. McAfeee said it will pay approximately $389M in cash for Stoneso...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Astrid Acquired By Yahoo

San Francisco-based Astrid, the developer of productivity software and to-do list applications, has been acquired by Yahoo, the firm announced Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Astrid's team joins Yahoo's mobile tea...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Jawbone Buys BodyMedia

San Francisco-based Jawbone, the developer of headsets and other audio devices, said Tuesday that it has acquired BodyMedia, whic develops wearable health and exercise tracking monitors. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, howeve...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pramati Snags WaveMaker From VMWare

San Francisco-based Pramati, which provides software engineering services and incubation services, said today that it has acquired certain assets of WaveMaker from VMware. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. WaveMaker was a devel...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spansion Buys Microcontroller, Analog Units From Fujitsu

Sunnyvale-based flash memory manufacturer Spansion announced today that it has acquired the microcontroller and analog business units of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited. According to Spansion, it will pay approximately $110M, plus $65M for in...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shutterfly Buys MyPublisher

Redwood City-based photo site Shutterfly has acquired MyPublisher, the photo book software and services firm, the company announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Shutterfly, the move will combine ...

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Conceptus Acquired By Bayer

Mountain View-based Conceptus, a developer of non-surgical, permanent birth control devices, has been acquired by Bayer Healthcare, the two announced this morning. According to the two, Bayer HealthCare has signed a merger agreement with CO...

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Friday, April 26, 2013

CYAN Sets Estimated IPO Range

Petaluma-based carrier-grade, optical networking equipment maker CYAN set its initial estimated IPO range Thursday, saying that it will offer up 8,000,000 shares of its common stock at between $10.00 and $12.00 per share. The firm's IPO is ...

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Parse Acquired By Facebook

San Francisco-based Parse, a developer of mobile backend software used by mobile app developers, has been acquired by Facebook, the company announced Thursday. Size of the acquisition deal was not disclosed, however, the deal is reportedly ...

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Wavii Confirms Acquisition By Google

Wavii, the developer of natural language processing software, has confirmed its acquisition by Google, saying this moring that it will no longer continue to offer its service, but will by applying its research at Google. Financial details o...

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

LongJump Acquired By Software AG

Santa Clara-based LongJump, which develops platform-as-a-service products, helping enterprise developers deploy their applications in public or private clouds, has been acquired by Software AG. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

ParAccel Acquired By Actian

Redwood City-based Actian, the developer of big data management software and analytics software, said this morning that it has acquired ParAccel, a developer of high performance analytics software. Financial details of the buy were not disc...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MuleSoft Buys ProgrammableWeb

San Francisco-based MuleSoft, the developer of software integration tools, has acquired ProgrammableWeb, an online site which helps developers find web, mobile, and other application APIs. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Mule...

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Google Sale Of Motorola Home To ARRIS Completes

Mountain View-based Google's sale of Motorola Home to ARRIS Group has closed, according to ARRIS, in a deal that was worth $2.2 billion cash plus 10.6M shares of the stock of ARRIS. ARRIS, which develops video and broadband technology, sai...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Haystax Buys Digital Sandbox For Threat Assessment Software

San Jose-based Haystax Technology, a developer of big data and information integration tools for the intelligence, defense and security market, said Tuesday that it has acquired Digital Sandbox, a developer of threat and risk analysis softw...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Intel Acquires Mashery

San Francisco-based Mashery, which develops application programming interfaces (APIs) for companies to extend out their web services to third party developers, has reportedly been acquired by Intel. Financial terms of the buy were not discl...

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Google Buys Behav.io

Mountain View-based Google has acquired mobile sensing technology developer Behav.io, according to the startup Friday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Behav.io was founded by Nada Aharony, a former Google employee; Aharony wa...

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

LinkedIn Buys Pulse

Mountain View-based LinkedIn said Thursday that it has acquired Pulse, the developer of the popular newsreading application. LinkedIn paid $90M for Pulse. LinkedIn said it would use the acquisition to help LinkedIn become the "definitive pr...

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Facebook Buys Osmeta

Palo Alto-based social networking giant Facebook has acquired Osmeta, a Mountain View-based startup developing mobile software technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Osmeta was in stealth mode, and was headed by Amit Sin...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Coupa Software Acquires Xpenser

San Francisco-based Coupa Software, which develops spending management software for corporations, said Wednesday that it has acquired Xpenser, a developer of cloud-based, expense management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disc...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TetraSun Acquired By First Solar

San Jose-based solar cell developer TetraSun, which is owned by JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation and other investors, has been acquired by solar module manufacturer First Solar. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

VMware Sells Off Shavlik Product Line

Palo Alto-based virtualization software developer VMware has sold one of the product lines it acquired in its acquisition of Shavlik Technologies in 2001, to LANDesk Software, the firms said today. Financial details of the sale were not dis...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Adknowledge Buys SocialWeekend Labs

San Francisco-based Adknowledge said Monday tha tit has acquired SocialWeekend Labs (Montipay), which develops Facebook and mobile applications focused on helping developers find users. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Accord...

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Fitiquette Acquired By Myntra

San Francisco-based FITIQUETTE, a developer of "virtual fitting rooms" for online shoppers, has been acquired by Myntra, an India-based e-commerce retailer. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Fitiquette developed online technolo...

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Microsoft Mediaroom Acquired By Ericsson

Microsoft Mediaroom, the Mountain View-based unit of Microsoft which develops IPTV software, has been acquired by Ericsson. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Mediaroom, which has more than 400 people worldwide, develops...

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Friday, April 5, 2013

FICO Acquires Infoglide

San Jose-based FICO, the firm behind the FICO credit score, said this week that it has acquired Infoglide Software, a developer of fraud detection and security software. Financial terms of the acquisition wer enot announced. Infoglide was v...

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Google Sells Back Frommers Brand, After Pulling Plug On Publishing

Fans of the non-digital, paperback Frommers will be relieved to hear that Arthur Frommer, the travel guru behind the books, has re-acquired the rights to his travel brand from Google. The deal was first reported by the Associated Press. Goo...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cisco Buys Ubiquisys

San Jose-based networking equipment provider Cisco announced this morning that it would acquire UK-based 3G and LTE technology developer Ubiquisys, in a deal worth $310M in cash. Cisco said the buy would strengthen its mobility expertise. U...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Marketo Files For IPO

San Mateo-based Marketo, which develops online marketing automation software, has filed for its IPO, saying Tuesday that it is looking to raise $75.0M on the The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "MKTO". The company's IPO is being under...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

MegaChips Merges With Kawasaki Microelectronics

San Jose-based MegaChips Corporation said Monday that it and its wholly owned subsidiary, Kawasaki Microelectronics, have merged, and will become MegaChips Technology America Corporation. The two said the move would give its customers the c...

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Goodreads Acquired By Amazon.com

San Francisco-based Goodreads, which operates an online community for book readers, and features a large database of book reviews, has been acquired by Amazon.com, Amazon announced Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were...

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Exceptional Cloud Services Acquired By Rackspace

Expectional Cloud Services, the San Francisco software startup behind Airbrake.io, Redis to Go, and Exceptional.io, has been acquired by cloud hosting firm Rackspace. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Execptional develops too...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SARcode Bioscience Acquired By Shire

Brisbane, California-based SARcode Bioscience said Monday that it is in an acquisition deal with Shire US Holdings, the global specialty biopharmaceuticals firm. SARcode said that Shire will pay $160M plus additional, undisclosed payments b...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cherry Acquired By Lyft

Cherry, the mobile carwashing service headed by Travis VanderZanden, has been acquired by San Francisco-based Lyft, the firms said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cherry was venture backed by Shasta Ventures, Founders ...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Yahoo Acquires Summly

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said Monday that it has acquired Summly, a mobile applications firm headed by 17-year old Nick D'Aloisio. Summly provides snapshots of stories pulled from articles and web pages, making it easier for mobile users to br...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Coupons.com Buys KitchMe

Mountain View-based Coupons.com said Monday that it has acquired Kitchme, which develops meal planning and shopping web applications. KitchMe's apps allow users to track their shopping lists, and then find coupons for the items in their lis...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

TIBCO Buys Maporama Solutions

Palo Alto-based software developer TIBCO announced today that it has acquired Maporama Solutions, a developer of cloud-based location intelligence and geospatial analytics software. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Maporama...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Cisco Picks Up SolveDirect

San Jose-based networking products maker Cisco announced this morning that it has acquired SolveDirect, a Vienna, Austria-based developer of cloud-based, services management integration software and services. Financial details of the acquis...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Oracle Buys Tekelec

Redwood Shores-based Oracle has acquired telecom equipment developer Tekelec, Oracle announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Tekelec is a developer of network signaling, policy control, and subscriber data man...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Apple Buys WiFiSlam

WiFiSlam, which develops technology for indoor geolocation of smartphones, has been acquired by Apple. Financial details of the deal were not announced by Apple, however, the acquisition has been pegged at $20M by multiple sources. WiFiSlam...

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Marin Software Hits Market

San Francisco-based Marin Software hit the markets this morning, after pricing at $14.00 per share last night, above its initial estimated IPO range of $11.0 to $13.00 per share. The firm, which is now trading on the NYSE as MRIN, was tradi...

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Tiny Post Acquired By TripAdvisor

Tiny Post, the developer of a mobile app that lets you send photos with messages written over them to friends, has been acquired by TripAdvisor, TripAdvisor announced this morning. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. TripAdviso...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Model N Surges In IPO Trading

Redwood City-based Model N, the developer of enterprise software used for pricing strategy, surged in its IPO debut Wednesday, pricing at $15.50 per share, above it initial $12.50 to $14.50 per share estimated range, and surged as high as $...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Yahoo! Buys Jybe, Founded By Former Yahoos

Yahoo announced this morning that it has acquired Jybe, the developer of personalized recommendations software, which had been founded by a team of former Yahoo employees. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Jybe was founded by A...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ShareThis Raises $23M, Buys Socialize

Palo Alto-based Sharethis announced today that it has raised $23M in a Series C funding round, and acquired Socialize, a developer of social application software. The new funding came from T-Venture, the venture arm of Deutsche Telekom, and...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Autodesk Buys Composite Analysis Software Developer

San Rafael-based CAD software developer Autodesk has acquired Firehole Composites, a developer of design and analysis software for composite materials, the firm announced this morning. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Auto s...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Creativebug Acquired By Demand Media

San Francisco-based Creativebug, the online arts and crafts video learning site, has been acquired by Demand Media. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Creativebug, which was founded and is headed by Jeanne Lewis, becom...

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Advent Software Abandons Plans For Sale

San Francisco-based financial software developer Advent Software said Monday that it has abandoned plans for a sale, saying that a recent review of its "strategic alternatives" has led it to continue as an independent company. The firm said...

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Dropbox Buys Mailbox

San Francisco-based Dropbox has acquired mobile app developer Mailbox, which makes mobile email applications. Financial terms of the deal were not announced, although multiple reports peg the value at around $100M in cash and stock. Mailbox...

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Friday, March 15, 2013

JH Partners Sells Portfolio Firm To Target

San Francisco-based private equity firm JH Partners said Thursday that it has sold one of its portfolio companies, CHEFS Catalog, to Target Corp.. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. JH Partners had acquired Colorado Springs-bas...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

PayPal Buys Duff Research

PayPal, the payment arm of San Jose-based eBay, announced Wednesday morning that it has acquired Duff Research, a developer of mobile app developers based in Sunnyvale. financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. PayPal said it will hir...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oracle Buys Nimbula

Redwood Shores-based Oracle announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire Nimbula, a venture backed provider of private cloud infrastructure management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Nimbula was venture back...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Silver Spring Networks Surges On Debut

Redwood City-based smart grid technology provider Silver Spring Networks debuted on the public markets this morning, surging as much as 24% in morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The firm debuted under the symbols SSNI, pricing ...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

nCircle Acquired By Tripwire

San Francisco-based nCircle, a developer of IT risk management, auditing, and security performance management software, has been acquired by fellow security software developer Tripwire. Financial details of the acquisition were not announce...

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Cadence Acquires Tensilica

San Jose-based Cadence, the provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software, said Monday afternoon that it is acquiring Tensilica, the provider of semiconductor IP. Cadence said it will pay approximately $380M in cash for Tensilica....

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Stripe Acqhires Kickoff

Stripe which develops software to help offload the handling of credit cards for developers, has acquired a three man startup, Kickoff, a developer of chat and task management applications. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Stri...

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Trulia Launches Follow-On Offering

San Francisco-based Trulia announced this morning that it has launched its follow on offering of 5.25 million shares of its common stock. The offering, which is being run by Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities and RBC Capital, ...

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Marin Software Sets IPO Pricing Range

San Francisco-based Marin Software, which develops online advertising software, has set a range of its initial public offering. The firm said it now expects to sell 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at between $11.00 and $13.00 per share...

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Friday, March 8, 2013

JDSU Buys Arieso

Milpitas-based optical networking equipment firm JDSU said this morning that it has acquired Arieso, a developer of location-aware software used by mobile network operators to manage their 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE network performance, JDSU said it...

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Model N Sets IPO Offering Range

Model N. the Redwood City-based developer of enterprise software for managing pricing, incentives, contracts, and rebates, has set its IPO offering range, saying that it now expects to IPO at between $12.50 and $14.50 per share. The firm ha...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Twistage Acquired By Lexmark

Twistage, a San Francisco-based developer of digital media management tools, has been acquired by printer maker Lexmark. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Lexmark announced the acquisition of Twistage along with AccessVia, a ...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Marketo Plans IPO

San Mateo-based Marketo, which develops online marketing automation tools, said it is planning a registered initial public offering of its common stock this morning. The firm said it expects the offering to commence after an SEC review of a...

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Trulia Files For Follow On Offering

San Francisco-based real estate site Trulia has filed for a follow on offering saying it is looking to raised up to $100M in another common stock offering for the company. The firm--which is currenlty listed as TRLA on the New York Stock Ex...

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Solta Medical Completes Sound Surgical Technologies Buy

Hayward-based Solta Medical, the developer of medical aesthetics products, said this week that it has completed its acquisition of Sound Surgical Technologies. The deal was worth $25.5M in Solta common stock, $5.0M in cash, plus up to $9.5M...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ObjectRocket Acquired By Rackspace

ObjectRocket, the provider of cloud-based, MongoDB database services which has its sales offices in Pleasanton, has been acquired by cloud hosting provider Rackspace, Rackspace announced Wednesday morning. Financial details of the buy were ...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Silver Spring Networks Sets IPO Pricing Range

Redwood City-based Silver Spring Networks, the venture backed develops of smart grid software for the utility industry, has set the estimated pricing range for its IPO. According to a filing from the firm late yesterday, it estimates that t...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Practice Fusion Buys 100Plus

San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, a developer of web-based, electronic medical records software, said today that it has acquired 100Plus, a developer of personalized health prediction software based on data analytics and game mechanics. ...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Cisco Completes Intucell Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it has completed its acquisition of Israeli mobile network software firm Intucell. Intucell was based in Ra'anana, Israel. Intucell's software was used by mobile carriers to automatically manage and opti...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Anaplan Buys Vue Analytics

San Francisco-based Anaplan, which develops cloud-based software for creating sales, operations, and finance models and business plans, said today that it has cauqired Vue Analytics, the firm's Master Reseller in the UK and Ireland. Financi...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SEVEN Networks Buys SNRLabs

Redwood City-based SEVEN Networks said today that it has acquired SNRLabs, a developer of mobility and Wi-Fi quality-of-experience technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SEVEN Networks said the buy will help it add seaml...

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Friday, February 15, 2013

SideCar Buys Heyride

San Francisco-based SideCar said this week that it has acquired Heyride, the developer of a mobile ridesharing application, based in Austin. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SideCar said the buy will extend its community and o...

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Capsilon Buys DocVelocity

San Francisco-based Capsilon, a developer of cloud-based document sharing and related products for mortgage lenders, has acquired DocVelocity, a document imaging business for mortgage lenders, from Flagstar Bancorp. Financial terms of the b...

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Model N Files For $75M IPO

Redwood City-based Model N, which develops enterprise software for managing pricing, contracts, incentives, and rebates for the life science and technology industries, has filed for a $75M IPO. The firm said it is looking to trade as MODN. ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Marin Software Files For IPO

San Francisco-based Marin Software, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised $75M in an IPO on the NYSE. The firm, which develops online advertising software, said it intends to trade under the symbol MRIN. The IPO is being...

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Monday, February 11, 2013

VMware Buys Virsto Software

Palo Alto-based VMware said Monday that it is in a definitive agreement to buy Virsto Software, a Sunnyvale-based developer of software for optimizing storage for virtual environments. Financial terms fo the deal were not announced. Virsto'...

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Monday, February 11, 2013

M.dot Acquired By GoDaddy

Sunnyvale-based M.dot, a developer of a mobile app which lets small businesses create their own mobile websites using their iPhone, has been acquired by domain registration firm GoDaddy. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Go dad...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Twitter Buys Bluefin Labs

Mountain View-based Twitter said Tuesday that it has acquired Bluefin Labs, a developer of social television analytics tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, however, the NY Times reports the price is around $100M. Bluefin La...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Google Buys Channel Intelligence

Google has acquired Channel Intelligence, a developer of software and services which helps companies list their products in Google Shopping and other similar online shopping sites. The deal was worth $125M. Channel Intelligence was based in...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Relic Scores $80M, Eyes IPO

San Francisco-based software-as-a-service provider New Relic said today that it has raised $80M in a mezzanine financing round, to help the firm expand into the mobile market, extend in Europe, and prep for a public offering. The financing ...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

IGN Acquired By Ziff Davis

IGN Entertainment, the San Francisco-based online publisher of video game, entertainment, and men's lifestyle websites, has been acquired by Ziff Davis, itself owned by J2 Global. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. J2 Global is ...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Oracle Acquires Acme Packet For $1.7B

Redwood Shores-based Oracle announced this morning that it is buying Acme Packet, the developer of session border control technology, in a deal worth $1.7 billion. Oracle will pay $29.25 per share for Acme Packet, whose networking equipment...

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Star Analytics Acquired By IBM

Redwood City-based Star Analytics has been acquired by IBM, the two companies announced Friday, to help advance IBM's business analytics initiatives. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Star Analytics develops software used by co...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

mFoundry Acquired By FIS

Larkspur, California-based mobile banking developer mFoundry has been acquired by mobile financial services firm FIS, in a deal worth $120M in cash. FIS said that it acquired the remaining 78 percent ownership of mFoundry it did not already...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cisco Buys Cognitive Security

San Jose-based Cisco said Tuesday that it has acquired Czech network security firm Cognitive Security. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cisco said that the buy will boost its network security platform. Cognitive Security was b...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Solta Medical Buys Sound Surgical Technologies

Hayward-based Solta Medical, which develops medical aesthetics products, has acquired SOund Surgical Technologies, in a deal worth $25.5M in stock, $5.0M in cash, plus up to $9.5M in earnout. Sound Surgical Technologies develops surgical an...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

PageLever Acquired By Unified

San Francisco-based PageLever, a developer of advertising analytics tools for Facebook, has been acquired by Unified. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Both of the firms are Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, developing ...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

OpenTable Acquires Foodspotting

San Francisco-based OpenTable said today that it has acquired Foodspotting, which develops mobile applications for finding and sharing information about dishes at restaurants. OpenTable said it paid approximately $10M in cash for Foodspotti...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

NETGEAR Acquires Sierra Wireless AirCard

San Jose-based networking equipment manufacturer NETGEAR said Monday that it has acquired selected assets and operations of the AirCard business of Sierra Wireless. The deal is worth approximately $138M in cash. NETGEAR said that the AirCar...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reputation.com Buys UK's Reputation 24/7

Redwood City-based Reputation.com, which provides online privacy and reputation management services, said today that it has acquired Reputation 24/7, a United Kingdom-based online reputation management firm. Financial terms of the buy were ...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Twitter Buys Crashlytics

Mountain View-based Twitter has acquired Crashlytics, a developer of mobile application testing tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Crashlytics it will use the merger with Twitter to "take our platform to an e...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

NextBus Acquired By Cubic Transportation Systems

Emeryville-based NextBus, which develops real-time, passenger information systems used by transit agencies, was acquired last week by Cubic Transportation Systems. Cubic said it paid CAD$20.75M to purchase NextBus from Webtech Wireless, Inc...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Linden Lab Acquires Blocksworld

San Francisco-based Lindenlab, the developer of virtual worlds such as Second Life, has acquired a developer of the iPad game Blocksworld. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Blocksworld's iPad game allows players to create the...

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cisco Sells Linksys To Belkin

Cisco has just unloaded its Home Networking Business Unit--which sells the Linksys brand of home networking and wireless routing equipment--to computer accesories maker Belkin, Belkin announced Thursday. Financial terms of the sale were not...

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Automattic Buys Simperium

Automattic, the software developer behind the popular WordPress blog software, has acquired Spimerium, a developer of data synchronization tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Simperium, which also develops the Simplenote n...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Yahoo Buys Snip.it

San Francisco-based Snip.it, the developer of a social tool for sharing web pages, news, and other information with others, has been acquired by Yahoo. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Snip.it said it would be shutting...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cisco Buys Intucell

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it is acquiring Intucell, an Israeli developer of advanced self-optimizing network (SON) software, used for managing, configuring, and automatically healing cellular networks. Cisco said it will pay $475...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MAP Pharmaceuticals Acquired By Allergan

Mountain View-based MAP Pharmaceuticals, a publicly held developer of biopharmaceuticals aimed at treating migraines in adults, has been acquired by Allergan. The two said that Allergan will pay $25.00 per share for MAP, or approximately $9...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Violin Memory Buys GridIron Systems

Mountain View-based flash-storage developer Violin Memory said Friday that it has acquired GridIron Systems, a developer of storage area network acceleration devices. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Gridiron is venture backed...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

YouSendIt Buys Found Software

Campbell-based YouSendIt, the developer of software which makes it easier for users to send large attachments and store files in the cloud, said Tuesday that it has acquired Found Software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. You...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

RocketLawyer Buys LawPivot

San Francisco-based online legal documents and marketplace Rocket Lawyer has acquired LawPivot, an online legal question and answer service, the firms said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. LawPivot was based in Mountain...

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Adura Technologies Acquired By Acuity Brands

San Francisco-based Adura Technologies, a developer of wireless communications, control, and energy management products for the lighting industry, has been acquired by Acuity Brands. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Adura Tech...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Epocrates Acquired By Athenahealth

San Mateo-based Epocrates, the publicly held developer of mobile medical applications, has been acquired by Athenahealth, the two said this week. Athenahealth said it would pay $11.75 per share in cash, or approximately $293M, for Epocrates...

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Art.com Acquires Zenfolio

Emeryville-based art e-commerce retailer Art.com said Monday that it has acquired Zenfolio, the operator of a website aimed at helping professional and amateur photographers to sell and market their photos and services. Financial terms of t...

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Shutterfly Buys ThisLife

Redwood City-based Shutterfly said this morning that it has acquired Palo Alto-based Thislife, the developer of an online photo and video sharing service. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Thislife was founded by Andrea and Mat...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Trimble Acquires ALK Technologies

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said this morning that it has acquired ALK Technologies, a provider of mapping products for the transportation, logistics, and mobile workforce market. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Trimble said that...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pinterest Buys Punchfork

Palo Alto-based photo pinning and sharing site Pinterest has acquired fellow Palo Alto-based Punchfork, an online service which helps cooks find new recipes and share them with friends and family. Financial terms of the buy were not announc...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

TSSLink Acquired By Avnet

San Jose-based TSSLink, a provider of professional IT services, has been acquired by Avnet. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. TSSLink is a provider of technical support, consulting and outsourcing services, field product instal...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Zipcar Acquired by Avis

Zipcar, the car sharing operator which has major presence in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been acquired by Avis Budget Group, the car rental operator. AVIS said it has agreed to acquire Zipcar for $12.25 per share, or approximately $500M...

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Adobe Buys Behance

San Jose-based Adobe Systems said Friday that it has acquired Behance, a developer of service for showcasing the work of designers and artists. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, however, reports are that the deal was worth nort...

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Ascend Clinical Buys PathCentral's Diagnostics Lab Unit

Redwood City-based Ascend Clinical, a provider of end-stage renal disease laboratory testing, has acquired the diagnostics laboratory business of PathCentral. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. PathCentral provides diagnostics t...

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bloomspot Acquired By Chase Bank

San Francisco-based Bloomspot, a provider of daily deals and local offers, has been acquired by Chase Bank. Financial terms of the deal were not announced, however, Dow Jones placed the deal at around $35M, citing a source close to the comp...

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Oracle Buys Eloqua For $871M

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said this morning that it is acquiring Eloqua in a deal worth approximately $871M, or $23.50 per share. Eloqua is a developer of cloud-based software used for marketing automation and revenue performance manageme...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Riverbed Closes OPNET Buy

San Francisco-based Riverbed said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of OPNET Technologies, which develops application and network performance tools. The deal was originally announced in October, and is worth approximately $1 bil...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dropbox Buys Snapjoy

San Francisco-based Dropbox has acquired Snapjoy, the developer of software which lets users browse and manage the photos they have posted across different photo services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Snapjoy said that, wi...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cisco Acquires BroadHop

San Jose-based Cisco said Tuesday that it has acquired BroadHop, a developer of network policy control and services creation tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BroadHop was based in Denver, and backed by Peninsula Venture...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blue Coat Buys Crossbeam Systems

Sunnyvale-based Blue Coat Systems, the developer of web security tools, is acquiring Crossbeam Systems, a developer of network security tools. Blue Coat announced the buy Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Both B...

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Monday, December 17, 2012

MIPS Goes To Imagination Technologies

Sunnyvale-based processor firm MIPS is being sold to Imagination Technologies, after Imagination outbid Ceva for MIPS. Imagination Technologies agreed to pay $100M for MIPS, up significantly from its original offer of $60M for the company; ...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Airbnb Buys Localmind

San Francisco-based Airbnb said Thursday that it has acquired Localmind, a developer of a platform which crowdsources information on the "local scene" from users. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Airbnb said it has acquired th...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oracle Acquires DataRaker

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said Thursday that it has acquired DataRaker, a developer of a cloud-based, analytics platform for electric, gas and water utilities. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. DataRaker's software is used to...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

SolarCity Up In IPO

Foster City-based SolarCity, the provider of solar power purchase agreements for the solar installation market, debuted in its IPO this morning, after pricing at $8 per share Wednesday evening. The firm was trading as high as $11.00 in morn...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dropbox Buys Audiogalaxy

San Francisco-based cloud storage provider Dropbox has acquired AudioGalaxy, the operator of an online music streaming service. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The buy appears to be primarily an employee acquisition for Dropb...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SolarCity Chops IPO Estimates

San Mateo-based SolarCity, the provider of solar power financing programs, has lowered its IPO pricing, and boosted its offering size, ahead of a possible IPO. SolarCity said it is now offering to sell 11,434,988 in its IPO, and estimates t...

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Oodle Acquired By QVC

San Mateo-based Oodle, the online aggregator of classified ads, has been acquired by QVC. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Oodle said it was profitable and cash flow positive, but decided to sell to QVC to increase its growth ...

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Endace Acquired By Emulex

Sunnyvale-based Endace, which develops network monitoring and performance management appliances, has been acquired by networking equipment firm Emulex. The deal was worth approximately $130M. Endace develosp equipment which allows customers...

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Skyrockit Sells Assets To Mandalay Digital Group

San Francisco-based Skyrockit, a mobile entertainment studio backed by Intel Capital, Asuka DBJ Partners, and individual investors, has sold off its music label assets to Mandalay Digital Group. Financial terms of the sale were not disclose...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Citrix Buys Zenprise

Santa Clara-based Citrix said Wednesday that it is acquiring Redwood City-based Zenprise, the developer of mobile device management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Citrix said it would integrate Zenprise into its Ci...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

OnTheAir Acquired By Yahoo

San Francisco-based online video streaming service and startup OnTheAir has been acquired by Yahoo. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. OnTheAir's products had allowed for multi-user, live chat streams with online video hosts....

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Buysight Acquired By AOL's Advertising.com

Sunnyvale-based ad retargeting technology firm Buysight has been acuqired by Advertising.com, the ad business of AOL. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Buysight had been founded in 2008, and was venture backed by ONSET Ventur...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Urban Airship Buys Tello

Portland- and San Francisco-based Urban Airship, which develops of mobile messaging and push notification software, said this morning that it has acquired Tello, a developer of Apple Passbook management services. Tello was based in Palo Al...

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Attributor Acquired By Digimarc

San Mateo-based Attributor, which develops software to protect electronic books from online piracy, has been acquired by Digimarc Corporation. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Digimarc is a developer of digital watermarking te...

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Synopsys Completes SpringSoft Buy

Mountain View-based Synopsys said Sunday that it has completed its acquisition of Taiwanese IC design software maker SpringSoft. THe deal was worth approximately $417M. Synopsys had announced the acquisition in October. Synopsys said the bu...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Google Buys BufferBox

Google has acquired BufferBox, a Canadian developer of temporary delivery boxes for accepting packages for retail packages, BufferBox said Friday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, however, one report places the size of the acq...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

SunPower Sells Solar Farm

San Jose-based SunPower, the developer of solar panels and projects, has sold a 5 megawatt solar farm to a group of investors. D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments and Bright Plain Renewable Energy said this week that they have acquired the West...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cisco Buys Cariden

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning that it is acquiring Sunnyvale-based Cariden, a developer of network planning, design, and traffic management products. Cisco said it will pay approximately $141M in cash plus retention-based incentive...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Havok Buys Rocketbox

San Francisco-based >Havok, which develops 3D simulation software, has acquired German firm Rocketbox Studios GmbH, the firm said late Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Rocketbox Studios is a provider of 3D character m...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SolarCity Sets IPO Pricing Range

San Mateo-based SolarCity is rapidly moving towards its goal of having an IPO before the end of the year, and has set an initial estimated public offering range this morning. The firm said it estimates that its IPO price per share will be b...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

HotPads Acquired By Zillow

San Francisco-based HotPads, an online mapping site focused on real estate rentals, has been acquired by real estate listings site Zillow. Zillow said it would pay $16M in cash for HotPads. HotPads employees 19, and will remain in San Franc...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyan Plans IPO, Says Report

A recently published report says that Petaluma-based Cyan is planning an IPO next year, and has hired Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan as bankers on the deal. The report, from Dow Jones, said the IPO is planned for 2013. Cyan is backed by Azure C...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Report: SolarCity Plans IPO Before End Of Year

San Mateo-based SolarCity hopes to hit the public markets before the end of the year, according to reports. The reports say that SolarCity plans to go public before the end of the year, after delays caused by Hurricane Sandy. SolarCity has ...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Google Hit By Phony Acquisition Release

No, Mountain View-based Google has not acquired wireless hotspot provider ICOA, despite what an apparently fake press release says. The release--put out on PRWeb--claimed that ICOA had been acquired for $400M by Google. That release--despit...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Cisco Buys Meraki For $1.2 Billion

San Jose-based Cisco said Sunday that it will pay $1.2 billion in cash for San Francisco-based networking products company Meraki. Cisco said the buy will help expand its network offerings, particularly in the midmarket business area....

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Ruckus Wireless Slips In IPO Debut

Sunnyvale-based Ruckus Wireless, which provides carrier-class WiFi equipment for communications carriers, slipped slightly in its IPO Friday morning. The firm priced at $15 per share, selling 8.4 million shares of its stock last night. The ...

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Gale Technologies Acquired By Dell

Santa Clara-based Gale Technologies, a developer of IT and infrastructure management and automation tools, has been acquired by Dell, Dell said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Gale Technologies was led by Narim...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

NetApp Buys CacheIQ

Sunnyvale-based network attached storage giant NetApp has acquired CacheIQ, which was working of caching file storage technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. CacheIQ had been based in Austin, and had been buildling produc...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cisco Acquires Cloupia

San Jose-based Cisco announced this morning that it is buying Santa Clara software firm Cloupia. Cicsco said it will pay approximately $125M in cash plus retention-based incentives for Cloupia, which becomes part of its Data Center Group. C...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

earthmine Acquired By Nokia

Berkeley-based earthmine, a developer of 3D, mobile mapping systems for capturing 3D, street-level images, has been acquired by Nokia. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Earthmine said it expects its team to join Nokia's Locatio...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Thoma Bravo Buys Crossbeam Systems

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo, which has offices in both San Francisco and Chicago, said this morning that it has acquired Crossbeam Systems, a developer of network security products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Crossbe...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Appcelerator Buys Nodeable

Mountain View-based Appcelerator said earlier this week that it has acquired Nodeable, which develops software for real-time processing of data for big data applications. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Nodeable was venture b...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Appro Acquired By Cray

Milpitas-based Appro International, a developer of clustered, high performance computing (HPC) systems, has been acquired by supercomputer maker Cray. Cray said it will pay $25M in cash for Appro, and make the firm its new Cluster Solutions...

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

KAYAK Acquired By Priceline For $1.8 Billion

KAYAK, the online search engine, has been acquired by competitor Priceline in a $1.8 billion deal. Priceline said it would pay $40 per share of newly-public KAYAK in its deal, which is a combination of stock and cash. KAYAK had its IPO only...

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Oracle Buys Instantis

Redwood Shores-based Oracle announced this morning that it is acquiring Instantis, a developer of cloud-based portfolio management (PPM) products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Instantis was venture backed by U.S. Venture P...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

MIPS Technologies Sells Off Patents, Acquired By Imagination Technologies

Sunnyvale-based processor developer MIPS Technologies said Monday that it has sold off both its patents, as well as the company itself, in two separate deals. MIPS said it has sold its patents to Bridge Crossing LLC, an acquisition vehicle ...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jive Software Buys Meeting.io, Producteev

Palo Alto-based Jive Software said Monday that it has acquired two companies, Meetings.io and Producteev. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Jive makes social software for businesses, Meetings.io develops a real time video and c...

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Longboard Media Acquired By Bazaarvoice

San Francisco-based Longboard Media, a provider of online advertising services for retailers, has been acquired by ratings and reviews provider Bazaarvoice, in a deal worth $32.7M. According to Bazaarvoice, it is paying $26.9m in cash plus ...

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Revionics Buys SkuLoop

Roseville-based Revionics, a provider of merchandise optimization software for e-retailers, said today that it has acquired the assets of SkuLoop, a provider of social commerce and promotions software owned by GIIV, Inc. Financial terms of ...

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Ruckus Wireless Sets Estimated IPO Range

Sunnyvale-based Ruckus Wireless has set its initial public offering range, saying this morning in a filing that it expects to price its shares at between $13.00 and $15.00 in its IPO. The offering would raised $144.9M for the company, if pr...

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Trimble Buys Construction Software Company

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said Friday that it has acquired Vico Software, which develops software for the commercial construction industry. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Trimble said the asset acquisition will help ex...

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Friday, November 2, 2012

SugarCRM Eyes IPO

The recent, high profile success of IPOs from a number of enterprise software companies has Cupertino-based SugarCRM eyeing an IPO next year, according to a report today. Larry Augustin, CEO of the company, said that the firm may look to ri...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Crossing Automation Acquired By Brooks Automation

Fremont-based Crossing Automation, a developer of automation tools for the semiconductor market, has been acquired by Massachusetts-based Brooks Automation. According to Brooks, the deal is worth $63M in cash. The company said that Crossing...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Report: Worldmate Acquired By Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Mobile trip and travel planning app developer Worldmate, which is based in San Francisco, has been acquired by travel firm Carlson Wagonlit Travel, according to reports this morning. Details of the acquisition were not announced, however, T...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Silver Tail Systems Acquired By EMC

Menlo Park-based Silver Tail Systems, a developer of web fraud detection software, has been acquired by EMC Corporation, the two said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Silver Tail Systems was venture backed by And...

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Riverbed Buys OPNET

San Francisco-based Riverbed Technology, which develops WAN optimization and network management products, said today that it has acquired OPNET Technologies, a provider of application and network performance management products. The deal is...

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Friday, October 26, 2012

TokBox Acquired By Telefonica

San Francisco-based TokBox, a provider of live video calling services and mobile apps, has been acquired by Telefonica, Telfonica announced Thursday. Financial details of the buy were not announced. TokBox was venture backed by Bain Capital...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yahoo Buys Stamped

Yahoo announced this morning that it has acquired Stamped, a Google Ventures backed develops of mobile software. Yahoo said the entire Stamped team has joined Yahoo, and will create a new center in New York to work on mobile product develop...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Actuate Buys Spanish Software Company

San Mateo-based Actuate said Tuesday that it has acquired Quinterian S.L., a provider of data mining, social media analytics, and predictive analytics software. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Actuate said that Quiterian's...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yelp Buys Qype

San Francisco-based Yelp said this morning that it has acquired European local reviews site Qype, in a deal worth approximately $50M. Yelp said the buy will help it accelerate its international expansion, and brings its more than wo millio...

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

MicroProbe Now Part Of FormFactor

San Jose-based MicroProbe, which develops wafer test equipment used in systems-on-a-chip (SoC) testing, is now officially part of FormFactor, FormFactor said today. The deal, which was worth $100M in cash and $16.8M in stock, had been annou...

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Zmanda Acquired By Carbonite

Sunnyvale-based Zmanda, which develops open source and cloud-based backup tools, has been acquired by Carbonite, a provider of cloud-based backup services for consumers and SMBs. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Carbonite said...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Twitter Buys Cabana

Twitter has acquired Cabana, a developer of a mobile app platform. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cabana said its team will be joining Twitter, and it will be shutting down its service as of December 1st. Cabana had been bac...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sensage Acquisition Completes

Redwood City-based Sensage is now officially part of KEYW Holding Corporation, KEYW said today, becoming part of KEYW's cyber awareness products. SEnsage is a developer of security and event log analysis software. The deal was worth $15.0M ...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

TeleNav Buys ThinkNear

Sunnyvale-based TeleNav, the developer of navigation and location-based advertising software, said today that it has acquired ThinkNear, a developer of hyper-local mobile advertising technology. TeleNav said it would pay $22.5M, split betwe...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

StorSimple Acquired By Microsoft

Santa Clara-based StorSimple, which develops backup and storage migration software, has been acquired by Microsoft. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. StorSimple was venture backed by Ignition Partners, Index Ventures, Mayfield,...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Roamware Buys Company In Uruguay

Cupertino-based Roamware, a provider of mobile roaming services for mobile operators, said Monday that it has acquired IPcom S.A., a provider of mobile value added services solutions from Uruguay. Financial terms of the buy were not disclos...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Epicor Completes Solarsoft Buy

Dublin, California-based Epicor said today that it has completed its acquisition of Solarsoft Business Systems, in a deal worth $155M. Solarsoft is a developer of software for monitoring business operations, aimed at such industries as lumb...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

JDSU Sells Holographic Security Business Unit

Milpitas-based JDSU said this morning that it has sold its holographic security business to OpSec Security. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. JDSU said its holographic security business serves the transaction card market, and ...

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Workday Pops In IPO Debut

Pleasanton-based Workday popped in its initial public offering debut this morning, trading as high as $49.23 in morning trading, after pricing above estimates at $28.00 per share, well above a raised $24 to $26 IPO estimated range. The firm...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ambarella Up Slightly In IPO

Santa Clara-based Ambarella, which develops video processing systems-on-a-chip (SoC) technology, was up slightly in its IPO Wednesday, after pricing at $6 per share, below its initial offering range of $9 to $11. The firm debuted on the NAS...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Twitter Buys Vine

San Francisco-based Twitter has acquired mobile video sharing software startup Vine, which was based in New York, according to reports. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Vine's software--which had yet to be released--wa...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Workday Bumps IPO Range

Pleasanton-based Workday, which develops human resources software-as-a-service, has bumped its initial estimated IPO pricing range to between $24.00 and $26.00 per share, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Tuesday morning. The fir...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Accept Software Acquired By Artemis International

Santa Clara-based Accept Software, a developer of collaborative product planning software, has been acquired by Artemis International, a fellow developer of project and portfolio management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disc...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lithium Technologies Buys Social Dynamx

Emeryville-based Lithium, which develops a range of social software, has acquired Social Dynamx, a developer of software for managing customer care and interaction online. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Social Dynamx was bas...

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Palo Alto Networks Sets Secondary Offering

Santa Clara-based Palo Alto Networks said Friday in a filing that it is looking to raised $225M in a secondary public offering, four months after its successful IPO on the NYSE. The firm now trades as PANW. The firm did not specify which of...

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Monday, October 8, 2012

SolarCity Files For IPO

San Mateo-based SolarCity, the provider of solar financing via power purchase agreements (PPA), has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $201.25M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market as SCTY. The firm's IPO is being ...

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Ruckus Wireless Files For IPO

Sunnyvale-based Ruckus Wireless, which develops outdoor and indoor Wi-Fi network systems aimed at wireless carriers, filed for an IPO Friday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $100M in the offering. The firm said it hopes to list as ...

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Barracuda Networks Lands $130M, Eyes IPO

Campbell-based Barracuda Networks has raised $130M in a funding round, according to reports this week, from Sequoia Capital and Francisco Partners. According to Bloomberg, the funds will go to cash out the firm's founders and early employee...

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Friday, October 5, 2012

KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Files For IPO

South San Francisco-based KaloBios Pharmaceuticals has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised $60M on the NASDAQ Global Market as KBIO. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Leerink Swann, William Blair, and Needham & Compa...

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Autodesk Acquires Qontext Software

San Francisco-based Autodesk said this morning that it has acquired the Qontext enterprise social collaboration software from Pramati Technologies. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Autodesk said it has acquired Qontext's techn...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

HotelTonight Buys Primatable

HotelTonight, the San Francisco developer of last-minute, hotel booking applications, said this morning that it has acquired fellow San Francisco firm PrimaTable, which develops inventory demand forecasting and pricing tools for restaurants...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Startup Weekend Buys Startup Digest

Startup Weekend, the group which runs the ubiquitous startup events, said today that it has acquired StartupDigest, the email newsletter provider which points entrepreneurs to local, startup events. According to Startup Weekend, it is turni...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

1000memories Acquired By Ancestry.com

San Francisco-based 1000memories, which operates an online site focused on scanning and organizing old photos, has been acquired by Ancestry.com, the Provo, Utah-based family history website. Financial terms oft he buy were not disclosed. 1...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

AppCentral Acquired By Good Technology

San Francisco-based AppCentral, which develops mobile application management software, has been acquired by Good Technology, the firms said today. Financial details of the buy were not announced. Good Technology is a developer of enterprise...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SOASTA Acquires LogNormal

Mountain View-based SOASTA, which develops cloud and mobile testing tools, said today that it has acquired LogNormal, which develops performance measurement apps aimed at mobile and web applications. Financial terms of the buy were not disc...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Autodesk Buys HSMWorks

San Francisco-based Autodesk said Monday that it has acquired certain assets of HSMWorks, a developer of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. HSMWorks, which was based in Copenhagen, de...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Facebook Hires Carsabi Founders, But Doesn't Buy Firm

Mountain View-based Facebook hires away founders of Carsabi, a provider of information on used cars, according to the company's founders. According to Christopher Berner and Dwight Crow, Facebook is hiring the two founders, but is not buyin...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Miasole Acquired By Chinese Firm

Santa Clara-based thin film solar panel manufacturer Miasole has been acquired by a Chinese company for $30M, according to reports over the weekend. Those reports said that Hanergy Holding Group of Beijing has acquired Miasole, which raise...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Square Buys 80/20 For Product Design Chops

San Francisco-based mobile payments firm Square has acquired a New York design firm, 80/20, 80/20 said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. 80/20 is a provider of user interface and design services, serving such clients as ...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Singulex Files For IPO

Alameda-based Singulex, a developer of diagnostics tests for diagnosing and monitoring chronic diseases, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $86.25M on the New York Stock Exchange. The firm, whose initial tests a...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Workday Sets IPO Pricing Range

Pleasanton-based Workday has set its initial offering range for its IPO, saying that it now anticipates offering up 22.75M shares of its Class A common stock at between $21.00 and $24.00 per share. Workday, which develops enterprise applica...

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Qualys Up Slightly in IPO

Redwood City-based Qualys, a provider of cloud security software, priced its IPO last night at $12.00 per share, raising $90.9M in its offering. The firm was slightly up in morning trading on Friday. Qualys was venture backed by Trident Cap...

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Power Analog Microelectronics Acquired By Diodes Inc.

Santa Clara-based Power Analog Microelectronics (PAM), a developer of analog and high voltage power ICs, including Class D audio amplifiers, DC-DC converters, and LED backlighting drivers, has been acquired by Diodes, Inc.. Financial terms ...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

EA Buys ESN

Electronic Arts, which is based in Redwood City, has acquired videogame studio ESN, the studio behind Battlefield 3. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ESN announced the acquisition on its blog early this morning, saying that th...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cisco Buys Irish Wi-FI Technology Firm ThinkSmart

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning that it has acquired ThinkSmart Technologies, a developer of Wi-Fi location data analytics software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cisco said the acquisition will help provide better c...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cypress Bumps Offer For Ramtron

San Jose-based Cypress Semiconductor said Tuesday that it has increased its offer for memory maker Ramtron, to $3.10 per share, and has extended its tender offer to October 9, 2012. The deal values Ramtron at around $109.8M, and comes after...

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Shutterfly Acquires Penguin Digital

Redwood City-based Shuttefly said earlier this week that it has acquired Penguin Digital, a mobile application developer behind Mobile Photo Factory. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Penguin Digital was based in New York, wher...

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cortina Systems Drops IPO Plans

Sunnyvale-based Cortina Systems, a developer of network semiconductors, has dropped its IPO plans, saying in a filing with the SEC Thursday that it has elected not to proceed with its offering. The company did not give a reason for the with...

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Trulia Rises In IPO

San Francisco-based real estate site Trulia rose this morning in its IPO, after pricing last night at $17.00 per share. The firm was trading as high as $25.00 in trading. Trulia is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange as TRLA. Trulia i...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Trimble Buys Logicway

Sunnyvale-based Trimble announced this morning that it has acquired Logicwave, a Netherlands-based developer of software for automating payroll and expense for the transportation and logistics industry. Financial details of the buy were not...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Silver Spring Networks Gets $12M From Foundation Capital

Redwood City-based Silver Spring Networks is raising $12M more in a funding round, according to an updated S-1 from the company. The firm, which is in IPO registration, said that Foundation Capital, its largest shareholder, will buy the sha...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

App Ant Studios Acquired By GREE

San Carlos-based App Ant Studios, which develops mobile games for iPhone and Android, has been acquired by Japanese mobile gaming firm GREE. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. App Ant helped develop GREE's Dino Life Android titl...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Spigit Buys Crowdcast

San Francisco-based social software developer Spigit said this morning that it has acquired Crowdcast, a fellow San Francisco develops of social business software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Crow...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ditech Networks Acquired By Nuance

San Jose-based Ditech Networks, which develops voice processing technology used by carriers for understanding human speech, has been acquired by speech recognition technology provider Nuance. The deal is worth approximately $22.5M, or $1.45...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oracle Picks Up SelectMinds

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said Monday that it has acquired SelectMinds, a developer of cloud-based social recruiting software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SelectMinds was based in New York, and was headed and founded by...

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Zynga Buys Game Developer A Bit Lucky

San Francisco-based social games developer Zynga has acquired A Bit Lucky, a developer of multi-platform games, based in San Mateo. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zynga said that it will add all twenty of A Bit Lucky's empl...

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Google Buys Nik Software

Mountain View-based Google said this morning that it has acquired Nik Software, the maker of a popular collection of photographic plug-ins and filters. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Nik Software was based in San Die...

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Xilinx Buys Modesat For Wireless Backhaul

San Jose-based Xilinx said today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Modesat Communications, a developer of wireless backhaul products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Modesat was based in Estonia, and als...

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Complete Genomics Acquired For $117.6M By Chinese Firm

Mountain View-based Complete Genomics has found a buyer for the firm, Chinese company BGI-Shenzhen. the two said this morning. The two said that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement where BGI Biotech will pay $3.15 per share...

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Aquantia Buys 10GBASE-T Assets From PLX

Milpitas-based Aquantia, which develops 10 Gigabit Ethernet semiconductors, reported this morning that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the 10GBASE-T assets of PLX Technology. Financial temrs of the buy were not disclosed. Aq...

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Sensage Acquired By KEYW

Redwod City-based Sensage, the developer of security and event monitoring and analytics software, has been acuqired by KEYW Corporation, the two said Thursday. KEYW Said it will pay up to $18.0M in cash, and up to $16.5M in KEYW common stoc...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Proxio Buys SocialKandy For Real Estate Search

San Bruno-based real estate marketing tools developer Proxio announced this morning that it has acquired SocialKandy, a developer of real estate applications for Facebook. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Proxio said that Soci...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Citrix Buys Beetil For Help Desk Technology

Santa Clara-based Citrix said Tuesday that it has acquired Beetil, which develops cloud-based, service desk technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Beetil was based in New Zealand, and provides incident tracking, end user...

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Adaptive Planning Buys myDials

Mountain View-based Adaptive Planning said this morning that it has acquired myDials, which develops cloud-based, data visualization software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Adaptive Planning said the acquisition would help ...

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Truaxis Acquired By MasterCard

Redwood City-based Truaxis, formerly known as Billshrink, has been acquired by MasterCard. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Truaxis was founded by Schwark Satyavolu, and was venture backed by Bessember Venture Partne...

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Google Buys Malware, Virus Scanning Developer VirusTotal

Mountain View-based Google has acquired a developer of malware and virus scanning technology, VirusTotal, which operates a free, online service that analyzes suspicious files and URLS. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. VirusT...

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Performance Marketing Brands Buys OneReceipt

San Francisco-based Performance Marketing Brands, which operates shopping reward programs, said yesterday that it has acquired OneReceipt, a developer of a free, mobile and web app for organizing receipts. Financial terms of the buy were no...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

eBay Buys Svpply

eBay said Thursday that it has acquired Svpply, an online social curation and e-commerce focused visual shopping site based in New York. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Svpply lets users bookmark and curate lists of their fa...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

HootSuite Acquires Seesmic

Social media management software firm HootSuite is acquiring San Francisco competitor Seesmic, the two companies announced today, and plans to transition Seesmic's business users to HootSuite's social media management tools. Financial terms...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

WideOrbit Buys OneDomain

San Francisco-based WideOrbit, which develops advertising management software for the media industry, said Wednesday that it has acquired OneDomain, a software company that develops media planning, research, and businessinteligence software...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Good Technology Buys Copiun

Sunnyvale-based Good Technology, the developer of enterprise mobility and management software, said yesterday that it has acquired Copiun, a developer of mobile file sharing and document synchronization software. FInancial terms of the buy ...

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Move Acquires TigerLead Solutions

Campbell-based Move, the real estate website operator behind Realtor.com, said Tuesday that it has acquired TigerLead Solutions, a developer of real estate lead generation and lead management solutions. Move said it paid $22M in cash for Ti...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MicroProbe Acquired By FormFactor

San Jose-based MicroProbe, a developer of wafer test equipment used for systems-on-a-chip testing, has been acquired by FormFactor. FormFactor said it will pay $100M in cash plus $16.8M in stock for MicroProbe's parent firm, Astria Semicond...

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Google Hires Investment Bank For Motorola Set-Top Unit, Says Report

Mountain View-based Google has hired investment bank Barclays to sell off Motorola Mobility's Home Business unit, which it acquired earlier this year. The report came from Bloomberg, citing two people "familiar with the situation". Bloomber...

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Workday Files For IPO

Pleasanton-based Workday, the developer of cloud-based, enterprise applications for payroll, human resources, financial, and other management, filed for an IPO Thursday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $400M in its public offering....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

LifeLock, Backed By Bay Area Investors, Files For IPO

LifeLock, a provider of identity theft protection services which is backed by a number of Bay Area investors, has filed for a $175M IPO. The company--which is venture backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Go...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mailgun Acquired By Rackspace

San Francisco-based Mailgun, the developer of a cloud-based, email services API, has been acquired by cloud hosting firm Rackspace Hosting. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been announced. Mailgun was a Y Combinator startup, and ...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Xilinx Buys PetaLogix

San Jose-based programmable logic provider Xilinx said this morning that it has acquired PetaLogix, a developer of embedded Linux software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Xilinx said the buy would help strengthen its...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

LetsTalk.com Acquired By Wireless Distribution Firm BrightStar

San Francisco-based online mobile retailer LetsTalk.com has been acquired by wireless distribution firm BrightStar, BrightStar announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to the firms, LetsTalk w...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Trimble Buys Trucking Software Firm TMW Systems

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said this morning that it has agreed to acquire TMW Systems, a developer of enterprise software for the transportation and logistics market. The deal is worth $335M in cash. TMW Systems was based in Beachwood, Ohio, ...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Facebook Buys Swaylo

Mountain View-based Facebook has acquired Threadsy, the firm behind the Facebook analysis service Swaylo, Threadsy said over the weekend. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Threadsy said that SwayloPro, the premium versi...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ambarella Updates IPO Plans

Santa Clara-based Ambarella looks to be kicking back into gear with its IPO plans, saying today that it has filed an updated S-1. The firm, which develops semiconductors used for high definition video capture and display, has applied to lis...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Giftiki Acquired By LaunchRock

San Francisco-based Giftiki, a collaborative, group gifting service, has been acquired by launch buzz startup LaunchRock, the firm said today. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Giftiki was venture backed by Tim Draper...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

OnLive Turned Over To Creditors In Restructuring

Palo Alto-based videogame streaming company OnLive has been turned over to its creditors, as part of an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors, the firm revealed over the weekend. As part of the move, OnLive laid off all of its employees, ...

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Electronic Arts Seeks Buyer, Says Report

Electronic Arts has been in talks with a number of private equity firms about a buyout, according to a report yesterday from the New York Post. The report said EA has talked with KKR and Providence Equity Partners, among others about an acq...

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Trulia Files For $75M IPO

San Francisco-based real estate search site Trulia has filed for an IPO, saying this morning that it is looking to raised up to $75.0M in an IPO on the NYSE. The firm said it is looking to trade as TRLA. The IPO is being underwritten by J.P...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Salesforce.com Completes Buddy Media Buy

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com said Monday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Buddy Media, the developer of social media marketing tools. Salesforce.com had said it would pay $689M for Buddy media in June. Buddy Media's ...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Actian Makes Hostile Bid For Pervasive Software

Redwood City-based Actian said Monday that it has made a proposal to acquire IT software maker Pervasive Software. Actian said it has offered to pay $8.50 per share in cash for Pervasive, making the deal worth around $154M. Actian said that...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Clutch.io Acquired By Twitter

Clutch.io, a San Francisco developer of A/B website testing tools, has been acquired by Twitter. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Clutch.io said that Twitter has acquired the IP of Clutch.io, hired its team, but wil lb...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Google Buying Frommer's

Mountain View-based Google is set to buy travel publisher Frommer's, according to multiple reports today. Financial details of the acquisition have not yet been announced. Frommer's, which publishes a lengthly list of travel books and guide...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Google Whacks 4,000 At Motorola Mobility

Mountain View-based Google has cut 4,000 employees out of its new Motorola Mobility unit, out of around 20,000 employees, the company said today via a regulatory filing. Two thirds of those cuts were outside the U.S. Google said the cuts co...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cloud Nine Media Acquired By Boingo

San Francisco-based Cloud Nine Media, a developer of Wi-Fi sponsorship and location-based advertising technology, has been acquired by Wi-Fi network provider Boingo Wireless. Financial terms of the deal were not announced by the companies. ...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

99designs Buys 12designer

San Francisco-based 99designs, an online marketplace for graphic designs and logos, said today that it has acquired 12designer, a creative design firm in Germany. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. 99designs is venture backed by...

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Bleacher Report Acquired By Time Warner

San Francisco-based Bleacher Report, the online sports site, has been acquired by Time Warner in a deal worth somewhere under $200M. The acquisition was made by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit. Bleacher Report was headed by Brian Gre...

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Jobscience Buys Atomkeep

San Francisco-based Jobscience, a developer of talent management and staffing software, said today that it has acquired Atomkeep, a developer of software which helps users synchronize their profiles across different social networks. Financi...

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Monday, August 6, 2012

IronPlanet Drops IPO Plans

Pleasanton-based IronPlanet, an online marketplace for used, heavy equipment, said Friday that it is withdrawing its IPO. The firm cited "current market conditoins" for the move. IronPlanet had originally filed for its IPO in 2010. The firm...

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Synopsys Buys SpringSoft

Mountain View-based Synopsys, the developer of electronic design automation software tools, said today that it has acquired SpringSoft, a Taiwanese developer of specialized IC design software. Synopsys said it will pay approximately $406M f...

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Friday, August 3, 2012

The Playforge Acquired By Saban Brands

San Mateo-based mobile game developers The Playforge has been acquired by Saban Brands, the investment arm of media mogul Haim Saban. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The Playforge develops the popular iOS game Zombie Farm, an...

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

CodeEval Acquired By HireVue

CodeEval, the San Francisco-based developer of online interviewing tools which test the programming and software chops of potential employees, has been acquired by HireVue, a developer of online interviewing tools. Financial terms of the bu...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

InMobi Buys Metaflow Solutions

San Francisco-based Inmobi, which operates a mobile advertising network, said Tuesday that it has acquired Metaflow Solutions, a developer of mobile content distribution software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. InMob...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wildfire Acquired By Google

Redwood City-based Wildfire, a developer of social media marketing software, has been acquired by Google. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Wildfire--which says it now has almost 400 employees--said it will continue to help bra...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cisco Completes $5 Billion Buy of NDS

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning it has completed its acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a developer of video software and content security products. Cisco had said in March that it would pay approximately $5 billion for NDS. NDS becomes ...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Synopsys Buys Ciranova

Mountain View-based Synopsys, the provider of design and verification software for the semiconductor industry, said this morning that it has acquired Ciranova, a provider of electric design automation software. Financial terms of the buy we...

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Oracle Acquires Xsigo

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said this morning that it has acquired Xsigo Systems, a developer of network virtualization technology. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Oracle said the buy will help bolsters its virtuali...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

VIVOtech Shutting Down, Says Report

Santa Clara-based VIVOtech, the developer of NFC-based, contactless payment readers and systems, is shutting down, according to a report this morning from NFC Times. The report says that the firm, facing cash flow problems, is holding confe...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

MarkMonitor Acquired By Thomson Reuters

San Francisco-based MarkMonitor, which develops online brand protection services and technology, has been acquired by Thomson Reuters, the publisher said Thursday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. MarkMonitor becomes p...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Apple Acquires AuthenTec

Cupertino-based Apple has agreed to acquire AuthenTec, a developer of fingerprint sensors and other security products, in a deal worth $356M, AuthenTec said this morning. According to AuthentTec, Apple will pay $8.00 per share for the publi...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

VMware Buys Nicira

Palo Alto-based virtualization software developer VMware said today that it is buying a developer of network virtualization technology, Nicira, in a deal worth approximately $1.05 billion in cash plus approximately $210M in assumed, unveste...

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Google Acquires Sparrow

Email application developer Sparrow, which is based in France, has been acquired by Google, Sparrow said Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Sparrow said its team is joining Gmail's team. Sparrow was headed by Dom...

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

ISSI Buys Chingis Technology

San Jose-based Integrated Silicon Solutions, a fabless semiconductor firm focused on the automotive, communications, industrial, and other markets, said Thursday that it has acquired Chingis Technology Corporation, a provider of NOR flash m...

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Palo Alto Networks Prices IPO

Santa Clara-based Palo Alto Networks has priced its IPO, at $42.00 per share, and expects to list on the NYSE as PANW tomorrow. The pricing is above the firm's recently increased, estimated pricing range, which was upped to between $38.00 a...

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Yammer Officially Part Of Microsoft

San Francisco-based Hammer is now officially part of Microsoft, Microsoft said today, after all closing conditions were met in the deal. Microsoft paid $1.2 billion in cash for Yammer, which becomes part of the Microsoft Office Division....

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Oracle Buys Skire In Asset Deal

Redwood Shores-based Oracle announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Skire, which provides capital program management and facilities management applications software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclo...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Outright Acquired By Go Daddy

Mountain View-based online small business accounting software developer Outright has been acquired, by Go Daddy, the Internet domain name and web hosting provider. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Ou...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Palo Alto Networks Increases IPO Pricing Estimates

Santa Clara-based Palo Alto Networks has increased its estimated IPO range, saying in a filing Tuesday that it now expects pricing at between $38.00 and $40.00 per share. The firm had initially estimated a pricing range of $34.00 to $37.00 ...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

PayPal Acquires Card.io

PayPal has acquired San Francisco-based Card.io, the company said Tuesday. Card.io develops technology which allows developers to capture credit card information using their smartphone camera. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

TiVo Buys TRA For TV Analytics

Alviso-based digital video recording service Tivo is buying TRA, Inc., a provider of database which tracks how TV advertising is influencing consumers. TiVo said it is paying approximately $20M for New York-based TRA, which it says has the ...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Autodesk Buys Socialcam

San Francisco-based 3D CAD software firm Autodesk announced today that it has acquired Socialcam, the mobile video service. The deal was worth $60M. Socialcam develops iOS and ANdroid apps, which allow users to capture, edit, and share vide...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Navigenics Acquired By Life Technologies

San Francisco-based personalized DNA and genetics testing firm Navigenics has been acquired by Life Technologies, a developer of life sciences equipment. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Navigenics was venture backed b...

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Francisco Partners Buys Cross Match Technologies

Private equity firm Francisco Partners said this morning that it has acquired Cross Match Technologies, a developer of biometric identity management systems and software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cross Match, which was...

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Gigamon Files For IPO

Milpitas-based Gigamon has filed for an IPO, saying Friday that it is looking to raise up to $100M under the symbol GIMO. The developer of network traffic hardware is venture backed by Highland Capital Partners. The IPO is being underwritte...

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Friday, July 13, 2012

MobiTV Drops IPO Plans

Emeryville-based MobiTV, the provider of mobile television services and on-demand streaming for those devices, has abandoned its IPO plans, saying Friday in a filing that it is withdrawing its IPO registration. The company cited "unfavorabl...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

23andMe Buys CureTogether

Mountain View-based 23andMe, the personalized genomics firm headed by Anne Wojcicki, said Tuesday that it has acquired CureTogether, a site focused on health based communities. Financial temrs of the buy were not disclosed. 23andMe said the...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Involver Acquired By Oracle

San Francisco-based Involver, a developer of social marketing software, has been acquired by Oracle, the two companies said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Involver was venture backed by Bessemer Venture...

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Palo Alto Networks Sets IPO Pricing Range

Santa Clara-based Palo Alto Networks, the developer of network security and monitoring devices, has set its initial estimated IPO pricing range at between $34.00 and $37.00 per share. The firm is expecting to list on the New York Stock Exch...

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Salesforce.com Buys GoInstant

A report today from the Wall Street Journal says that customer support startup GoInstant is being acquired by San Francisco-based Salesforce.com, in a deal worth more than $70M. GoInstant has raised $1.7M in seed funding from Josh Felser an...

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Trimble Buys WinEstimator

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said this morning that it has acquired WinEstimator, a provider of construction cost estimating and cost modeling software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Trimble said WinEstimator will become part o...

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Monday, July 2, 2012

MOG Acquired By Beats Electronics

Berkeley-based MOG, the online, streaming music services, has been acquired by electronics maker Beats Electronics. Beats Electronics is the maker of the Beats By Dr. Dre headphones. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. MOG was ve...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

SanDisk Buys Flash Software Firm

Milpitas-based flash memory manufacturer SanDisk said Tuesday that it has acquired Schooner Information Technology, a developer software for managing flash-optimized database and data storage. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ...

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Salesforce.com Acquires Thinkfuse

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com has acquired Thinkfuse, a developer of software used for managing group communications, status reports, and project updates. Financial details of the buy were not announced. Thinkfuse was backed by SV Ange...

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Yammer Acquired By Microsoft For $1.2 Billion

San Francisco-based Yammer has been acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion in cash, Microsoft confirmed Monday. Yammer, headed by David Sacks, provides a micro-messaging service targeted at enterprises, which functions much like a private T...

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Brand.net Acquired By Valassis

San Mateo-based Brand.net, a provider of online display, video and mobile advertising, has been acquired by Michigan-based Valassis. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Valassis said it would use the acquisition to enhance its di...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Network Equipment Technologies Acquired by Sonus Networks

Fremont-based Network Equipment Technologies, the developer of networking and communications equipment, has been acquired by Sonus Networks, a developer of SIP communications gear, in a deal worth approximately $42M. Sonus said it would pay...

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Intel Buys 1,700 Patents For $375M

Santa Clara-based chipmaker Intel has picked up a bundle of patents in a big, $375M deal, according to the firm today. Intel said that it has signed an agreement to buy roughly 1,700 patents from InterDigital, for $375M in cash. Intel said ...

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Facebook Buys Face.com

Mountain View-based social networking site Facebook said today that it has acquired San Francisco-based Face.com, a developer of facial recognition software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Face.com said the company's team wo...

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Summit Microelectronics Acquired By Qualcomm

Sunnyvale-based power semiconductor maker Summit Microelectronics has been acquired by Qualcomm, Qualcomm said this morning. Financial details of the deal were not announced by the companies. Qualcomm said that all employees of Summit Micro...

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Autodesk Buys Vela Systems

San Rafael-based CAD software firm AutoDesk said last Friday that it has acquired Vela Systems, cloud and mobile field management software for the construction industry. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Vela Systems was bas...

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Qualys Files For IPO

Redwood City-based Qualys, a developer of cloud-based security and compliance software, has filed for an IPO, saying Friday that it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO as QLYS. The firm has not yet selected an exchange. The company's ...

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Monday, June 11, 2012

schoolFeed Acquired By United Online

San Mateo-based schoolFeed, a startup developing Facebook applications to help people connect with their high school class, has been acquired by United Online. Financial terms of the deal were not announced by the companies. schoolFeed--whi...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ON24 Buys Spanish Firm

San Francisco-based ON24, which provides webcasting and virtual event services to enterprises, said Tuesday that it has acquired a European provider of virtual event services, IMASTE. Financial term sof the buy were not disclosed. IMASTE, w...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Complete Genomics Chops Staff, Looks For Buyer

Mountain View-based Complete Genomics, the onetime high flying provider of whole human genome sequencing services, said today that it has cuts its staff, and has hired an investment banking firm to assist in "strategic alternatives." The fi...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Google Buys Quickoffice

Mountain View-based Google has acquired a developer of mobile document viewing and editing tools, Quickoffice, Quickoffice said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. QuickOffice makes software for both Android and iOS whic...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Oracle Acquires Collective Intellect

Redwood Shores-based Oracle is continuing to sharpen its social media and marketing offerings, saying Tuesday morning that it has acquired Collective Intellect, a developer of cloud-based, social intelligence software which helps companies ...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Meebo Acquired By Google

Mountain View-based instant messaging and chat service Meebo has been acquired Google, the firm said Monday afternoon, to bolster Google+. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. The deal was rumored to be worth over $100M, but the c...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Zynga Buys Buzz Monkey

San Francisco-based Zynga has acquired game development firm Buzz Monkey, according to reports today. Financial details of the buy have not been announced. Buzz Monkey was based in Eugene, Oregon. Buzz Monkey apparently employs over 50 deve...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Salesforce.com Buys Buddy Media For $689M

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com said this morning that it has acquired Buddy Media, a provider of social media marketing software, in a deal worth $689M. Salesforce said the deal was a combination of cash and equity, split beteen $467M i...

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Friday, June 1, 2012

VSS Monitoring Acquired By Danaher

San Mateo-based VSS Monitoring, a developer of network switching analysis tools for the high speed communications market, has been acquired by Danaher, a manufacturer of a wide range of science and technology products. Financial terms of th...

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Friday, June 1, 2012

RentJuice Acquisition By Zillow Completes

The $40M acquisition of San Francisco-based RentJuice, the developer of rental marketing software for property managers, landlords, and rental agents, has completed, according to acquiring real estate company Zillow. The deal was announced ...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shutterfly Buys Israeli Firm

Redwood City-based photo sharing and printing site Shutterfly said Wednesday that it has acquired Photoccino, an Israeli firm developing photo ranking and analysis software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Shutterfly ...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pressrun Acquired By Quark

Mobile IQ, the developer of mobile publishing tool Pressrun, has been acquired by Quark, the software developer which develops desktop publishing tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Pressrun develops software which...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Facebook Eyes Opera Software

Mountain View-based Facebook is reportedly in talks to acquire opera Software, the developer of mobile web browsing software. The two firms have not commented on the rumors. Opera Software is based in Oslo, and is publicly listed. Analysts ...

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

PowerReviews Acquired By Bazaarvoice For $151.9M

Millbrae-based PowerReviews, which develops Internet ratings and reviews software for e-commerce retailers, has been acquired by Bazaarvoice, a competing ratings and reviews software firm. Bazaarvoice said it will pay $151.9M for PowerRevie...

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

TrustedID Acquires Catalog Choice

Palo Alto-based TrustedID, which provides credit and identity protection services, said today that it has acquired Catalog Choice, the operator of a mail preference service which makes it easier for consumers to opt out of unwanted catalogs...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oracle Acquires Social Marketing Software Firm Vitrue

Redwood Shores-based database giant Oracle announced this morning that it has acquired Atlanta-based Vitrue, which develops social marketing software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Vitrue's software helps marketers runs cam...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Seagate Buys Controlling Stake In LaCie

Cupertino-based disk drive maker Seagate Technology said this morning that it is acquiring a controlling interest in French storage products maker LaCie, in a deal worth approximately $186M. According to Seagate, it will acquire the shares ...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ariba Acquired By SAP In $4.3B Deal

Sunnyvale-based Ariba, the publicly held developer of business and procurement software, has been acquired by SAP AG, in a deal worth approximately $4.3 billion. The two firms said Tuesday afternoon that SAP will pay $45.00 per share for Ar...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Syncplicity Acquired By EMC

Menlo Park-based Syncplicity, a developer of file synchronization and cloud-based storage services, has been acquired by EMC. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Syncplicity was venture backed by True Ventures and angel...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Google Completes Motorola Mobility Buy

Mountain View-based Google reported this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Google had originally announced the $12.5 billion deal in August of last year. As part of the acquisition, Google CEO Larry Page sa...

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Yahoo Sells Alibaba Stake

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said over the weekend that it is selling its stake in Alibaba, a deal expected to provide the firm with approximately $7.1 billion. The deal is made up of $6.3 billion in cash, plus up to $800M in Alibaba preferred sto...

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Facebook Fails To Pop In IPO Debut

Despite a long awaited IPO, the initial public offering of Facebook stalled out Friday, as the firm close up only slightly above its IPO price of $38.00, at $38.23. Facebook traded up slightly for part of the day, as high as $45.00 per shar...

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Facebook Buys Karma

On a busy day over at Facebook, the now-public social networking site has acquired Karma, a developer of mobile, social gifting applications which are integrated with Facebook. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Karma said that...

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Facebook Prices IPO At $38.00

Mountain View-based Facebook has priced its IPO at $38.00, at the high end of its already increase offering range, which was between $34.00 and $38.00 per share. The IPO--which will be the largest IPO of a technology company, ever--will sta...

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Agilent Buys Cancer Diagnostics Firm Dako For $2.2 Billion

Santa Clara-based Agilent said Thurdsay that it has acquired Daiko, a Denmark-based cancer diagnostics firm, for $2.2 billion. Agilent said the deal is the largest acquisition in its history. Dako will go to complement Agilent's existing bi...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Equinix Buys European Colocation Firm

Redwood City-based data center operator Equinix said Wednesday that it has acquired Ancotel, a provider of carrier neutral colocation and interconnection services in Europe. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Equinix said that...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

IPO Prospects Raising Valuations, Slowing Deals

A report this morning issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers said that "IPO fever" is increasing the valuation of technology companies, which as slowed the pace of mergers and acquisitions in the technology market. The report, which analyzed IPO ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Facebook Expands IPO Size

Under what looks to be a severe oversubscription to Facebook's upcoming IPO, the company filed a new S-1 this morning, saying that it will now offer up 421,233,615 shares of its stock in its IPO offering, expected to price Thursday evening ...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lightbox Acquired By Facebook

Lightbox, a developer of photo sharing services for Android, is being acquired by Facebook, the company told its users Tuesday morning. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. According to Lightbox founders Thai Tran and Nilesh Patel...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Facebook Ups IPO Pricing Range

As the frenzy towards the IPO of Facebook builds, the social networking site said in a filing that it has raised its initial public offering price to between $34.00 and $38.00 per share. The pricing range is up significantly from its initia...

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Monday, May 14, 2012

NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures Snag Patents From IPWireless

Santa Clara-based NVIDIA, the developer of graphics chips, has tied with patent storehouse Intellectual Ventures to acquire approximately 500 patents from IPWireless. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. NVNDIA and IV said that t...

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Wild Needle Acquired By Zynga

Wild Needle Games, a developer of female-focused casual games, has been acquired by Zynga, according to multiple reports. Rumored price of the deal was $3.8M. Wild Needle was backed by Shasta Ventures, Rick Thompson of Playdom, along with o...

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Thoma Bravo Completes SonicWall Sale

San Francisco-based private equity firm Thoma Bravo has completed its sale of SonicWall to Dell, the firm said last week. The deal was announced in March, and completed on May 9th. Financial details of the deal have not been announced. Thom...

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Friday, May 11, 2012

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Files For IPO

Redwood City-based OncoMed Pharmaceuticals filed for an IPO Friday, saying that it is looking to raised up to $115M on the NASDAQ Global Market as OMED. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Jefferies, Leerink Swann, Piper Jaffray, and...

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

WageWorks Debuts In IPO

San Mateo-based WageWorks, which provides health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and commuter benefits and other programs for employers, priced its IPO last night at $9 per share, raisin...

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Audience Rises In IPO

Mountain View-based Audience, the venture backed developer of technology to improve the voice quality of mobile phones, debuted this morning on the NASDAQ as ADNC, opening at $19.00, above its pricing last night at $17.00 per share, and wel...

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

XtremIO Acquired By EMC

San Jose- and Israel-based XtremIO, which develops flash-based storage arrays, has been acquired by EMC, EMC confirmed today. Financial details of the deal, which was rumored to be worth between $400M and $450M, were not announced. EMC said...

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Digital Resources Group Acquired By Coalfire

Redwood City-based Digital Resources Group (DRG), a provider of information security assessment and data protection services, has been acquired by Coalfire, a provider of information technology, risk, and compliance services and products. F...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

mSpot Acquired By Samsung

Palo Alto-based mSpot, a developer of digital media and content for the mobile phone market, has been acquired by Samsung, Samsung announced Wednesday afternoon. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Samsung said the deal includes...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

IPWireless Acquired By General Dynamics

San Bruno-based IPWireless, a developer of 3G and 4G LTE wireless broadband network equipment aimed at the military and first responder market, has been acquired by General Dynamics. Financial terms of the cash deal were not disclosed. IPWi...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SonicWall Goes To Dell

San Jose-based SonicWall, the developer of network security, remote access, email security, and backup and recovery tools, is now officially part of computer maker Dell, Dell announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition have n...

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Evernote Buys Penultimate

Mountain View-based Evernote, fresh off a gigantic, $70M funding round, has started shopping, saying today that it has acquired digital handwriting application Penultimate. Penultimate is one of the most popular, iPad applications, allowing...

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Monday, May 7, 2012

BankOns Acquired By Capital One

San Francisco-based BankOns, a developer of software to help provide local users with deals and coupons based on their purchasing activity, has been acquired by Capital One, the firm announced today on its web site. Financial details of the...

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Facebook Buys Glancee

Mountain View-based Facebook said late last week that it has acquired Glancee, a developer of location-based applications. Financial terms of the acq-hire were not disclosed. Facbeook said it has added all three of Glancee's co-founders to ...

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Friday, May 4, 2012

LinkedIn Buys SlideShare

Mountain View-based LinkedIn said last night that it has acquired SlideShare, in a deal worth approximately $118.75M. Mountain View-based SlideShare, which is led by Rashmi Sinha, was venture backed by Venrock, the only investor in the firm...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cisco Buys Truviso

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it is acquiring Truviso, the Foster City-based developer of network data analysis and reporting software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Truviso was venture backed by Diamondhead Venture...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Facebook Sets IPO Pricing Range

Menlo Park-based social networking site Facebook set the estimated pricing range for its IPO at between $28.00 and $35.00 per share Wednesday, in a filing with the SEC. According to the firm, it is offering up 337,415,352 shares of its Clas...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tealeaf Technology Acquired By IBM

San Francisco-based Tealeaf Technology, which develops customer experience analytics software, has been acquired by IBM, IBM said Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Tealeaf's analytics software is used by such compani...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Intel Completes Acquisition of Cray's Interconnect Products

Santa Clara-based Intel has completed its acquisition of the interconnect hardware assets of supercomputer maker Cray, Cray said Wednesday. The deal, which was worth $140M in cash, had been announced on April 24th....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

RentJuice Acquired By Zillow

San Francisco-based RentJuice, which develops rental marketing software, has been acquired by real estate site Zillow, in a deal worth $40M in cash, Zillow announced Wednesday. RentJuice was venture backed by Highland Capital, Sandwidth Ven...

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Monday, April 30, 2012

IDT Buys PLX, Fox Electronics

San Jose-based mixed signal semiconductor maker IDT said Monday afternoon that it has acquired two firms, in separate transactions. According to IDT, it has acquired Sunnyvale-based PLX Technology, in a deal worth approximately $330M, and s...

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Audience Sets IPO Pricing Range

Mountain View-based Audience, the developer of technology for improving the voice quality of mobile phones, has set an initial pricing range of between $14.00 and $16.00 per share, according to a filing by the firm. The company said it is n...

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Monday, April 30, 2012

SolarCity Plans IPO

San Mateo-based SolarCity, which provides financing for solar power project installation through residential power purchase agreements (PPAs), said today that it has filed for an IPO, currently being reviewed by the SEC. SolarCity said it s...

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Intuit Buys Demandforce

Mountain View-based Intuit said this morning that it is buying San Francisco-based Demandforce, in a deal worth approximately $423.5M. Demandforce develops software-as-a-service applications used to automate marketing and customer support a...

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Google Sells SketchUp To Trimble

Mountain View-based Google is further narrowing its product focus, saying Thursday that it is selling its Google SketchUp team and technology to Trimble. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. The firm said the move will help Sketc...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Archives.com Acquired By Ancestry.com For $100M

Palo Alto-based Archives.com, a venture backed developer of family history services and software, has been acquired by genealogy giant Ancestry.com, in a deal worth $100M in cash plus assumed liabilities. Archives.com, which is run by Infle...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

TorreyPoint Buys Proteus Networks

Sunnyvale-based TorreyPoint, a provider of information systems consulting, said earlier this week that it has acquired Proteus Networks, a provider of IT consulting services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Proteus Networks s...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shutterfly Picks Up Kodak Gallery For $23.8M

Redwood City-based Shutterfly said today that it has been selected by Eastman Kodak Company as the only bidder for the assets of its Kodak Gallery online photo services business. Shutterfly had offered up $23.8M to acquire the assets of the...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

KANA Software Acquires Trinicom

Menlo Park-based KANA Software, the developer of customer service management software, said yesterday that it has acquired Trinicom. Trinicom is a developer of web-based customer service software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Intel Acquires Hardware Division From Cray

Santa Clara-based chip maker Intel has acquired the interconnect hardware development program of supercomputer maker Cray, Cray said late Tuesday, in a deal worth $140M in cash. Cray said it has agred to sell its interconnect hardware devel...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cetas Acquired By VMare

Palo Alto-based Cetas, a developer of cloud data analytics software, has been acquired by VMware, the firms said Tuesday, and will be integrated Cetas into VMware's cloud application platform and services. Financial terms of the buy were no...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

NileGuide Acquired By Travora Media

San Francisco-based The Nile Project, the online travel site operator which operates NileGuide, 10Best, and Localyte, has been acquired by New York-based Travora Media. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Josh Steinitz, C...

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Monday, April 23, 2012

XtremeIO Near Acquisition Deal With EMC, Say Reports

San Jose- and Israel-based XtremIO, which develops flash-based storage arrays, is in talks to be acquired by storage giant EMC, for between $400 to $450M, according to multiple reports today. According to Israeli business media, EMC's senio...

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Facebook, Microsoft In $550M Patent Deal

Menlo Park-based Facebook and Microsoft said today that the two are in a deal, where Microsoft will assign Facebook the rights to purchase a portion of the patents it recently acquired from AOL, for $550M in cash. The two said the deal give...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Roving Networks Acquired By Microchip Technology

Los Gatos-based Roving Networks, a developer of low-power, embedded Wi-Fi and Bluetooth products, has been acquired by microcontroller developer Microchip Technology, Microchip said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not ...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Splunk Surges In IPO

San Francisco-based Splunk, which develops enterprise indexing and analysis software, had a robust debut this morning on the Nasdaq As SPLK, after pricing at $17.00 per share last night. As of around 9am this morning, the company was tradin...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Splunk Bumps IPO Pricing Range

San Francisco-based Splunk, the developer of enterprise indexing software, has bumped its anticipated IPO pricing range, according to a filing from the firm. Splunk said it is now anticipating an offering of 13,500,000 shares of its stock a...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Marketo Buys Crowd Factory

San Mateo-based Marketo, a developer of marketing automation tools, said this morning that it has acquired Crowd Factory, a developer of social marketing campaign management software. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced....

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Ditto.me Acquired By Groupon

San Francisco-based Ditto.me, an online service which helps users discover new restaurants, movies, and other things from their mobile phone, has been acquired by Groupon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Ditto.me said...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Symantec Completes Nukona Acquisition

Mountain View-based Symantec said today that it has completed its acquisition of Nukona, the developer of mobile application management software. Symantec did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which was originally announced on April...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Concept Art House Acquired By Zattikka

San Francisco- and Shanhai-based Concept Art House, a provider of graphic and artistic design services for videogame makers, has been acquired by Zattikka, a new London-based videogame and content studio. Financial terms of the acquisition ...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Concept Art House Acquired By Zattikka

San Francisco- and Shanhai-based Concept Art House, a provider of graphic and artistic design services for videogame makers, has been acquired by Zattikka, a new London-based videogame and content studio. Financial terms of the acquisition ...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Openwave Sells Units To Marlin Equity Partners

Redwood City-based Openwave Systems announced today that it has sold off two of its product businesses, its Mediation and Messaging product lines, to private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners. Financial details of the transaction were not ...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

TagTile Acquired By Facebook

San Francisco-based TagTile, a developer of loyalty management software for local businesses, has been acquired by Facebook, TagTile said Friday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. TagTile was founded by Abheek Anand and Soham M...

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Friday, April 13, 2012

TIBCO Buys LogLogic

Palo Alto-based TIBCO Software said late Thursday that it has acquired LogLogic, a privately held developer of log and security management software, for approximately $130M. LogLogic said the buy will help expand its operational intelligenc...

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Oracle Completes Taleo Buy

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said this week that it has completed its acquisition of Taleo, which develops talent management and recruiting software. Oracle had said in February that it would acquire Taleo for $1.9 billion, or $49.00 per sha...

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Hyperion Therapeutics Files For IPO

South San Francisco-based Hyperion Therapeutics has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $57.5M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm has applied to list as HPTX. Hyperion is a developer of biopharmaceuticals...

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

BrightSource Energy Withdraws IPO

Shattering hopes for the solar power market, Oakland-based BrightSource Energy said in a regulatory filing this morning that it is withdrawing its IPO. Citing "current market conditions", BrightSource said it has decided not to proceed with...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yammer Buys OneDrum

San Francisco-based Yammer said Wednesday that it has acquired OneDrum, a UK-based firm developing file sharing and collaboration software for the business market. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Yammer said that all of OneDr...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Citrix Picks Up Podio

Santa Clara-based Citrix said today that it has acquired Podio, a developer of collaborative work software for teams. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Podio's collaboration software provides social features and more to help bu...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TE Connectivity's Touch Solutions Business Sold To Gores Group

The Menlo Park-based touchscreen business of TE Connectivity, has been sold to private equity firm Gores Group, in a $3890M in cash deal, the firms said this morning. According to Gores, it is in a definite agreement to acquire TE Connectiv...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SAP Buys Mobile Enterprise Apps Firm Syclo

SAP said today in San Francisco that it plans to acquire Syclo, a developer of mobile application and technology products. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Syclo is based near Chicago, Illinois. Syclo's products are us...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Thoma Bravo Acquires Network Instruments

San Francisco-based private equity firm Thoma Bravo is buying a controlling interest in Minneapolis-based Network Instruments, a developer of network and application management software and hardware. Financial details of the deal were not d...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Netscape's Technology Sold To Microsoft, Says Report

According to a report today, the un-named AOL subsidiary sold to Microsoft yesterday in the $1 billion patent sale was one other than Netscape, the original web browser firm co-founded by Marc Andreessen, the now venture capital investor. T...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

KAI Pharmaceuticals Acquired By Amgen For $315M

South San Francisco-based KAI Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceuticals firm development treatment of secondary hyperparathroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis, has been acquired by Amgen, the firms said today. Amgen said...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Facebook Buys Instagram

Mountain View-based Facebook said today that it has agreed to acquire Instagram, in a deal worth $1 billion in cash and stock. Facebok's Mark Suckerberg said that Instagram's team will be joining the social networking site, but will continu...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Splunk Sets IPO Pricing Range

San Francisco-based Splunk, which develops enterprise indexing software, has set the initial pricing range for its IPO. The firm said in a filing this morning that it expects to price its IPO at between $8.00 and $10.00 a share. The firm ha...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

CafePress Completes Logo'd Softwear Buy

San Mateo-based CafePress said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Logo'd Softwear, a provider of personalized apparel and merchandise for groups. The deal was worth $8.3M, including $7.5M in cash plus 45,060 shares of Caf...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Palo Alto Networks Files For IPO

Santa Clara-based Palo Alto Networks filed for an IPO Friday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $175M on the markets. The firm develops network security and traffic monitoring products, including firewalls, intrusion detection system...

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Epicor Buys Internet AutoParts

Dublin, California-based Epicor Software, a developer of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, said Thursday that it has acquired Internet AutoParts, a developer of business-to-business e-commerce software for the automotive replacem...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Loopt Acquisition Completes

Mountain View-based mobile social networking software developer Loopt has officially been swallowed by prepaid debit card provider Greent Dot, after the official close of the $43M acquisition of Loopt. According to Green Doot, Loopt will re...

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

SquareTrade Buys TechForward

San Francisco-based consumer electronics warranty provider SquareTrade, which is backed by Bain Capital, has acquired TechForward, a provider of guaranteed buyback programs for the consumer electronics market. Financial terms of the buy wer...

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Wyse Technology Acquired By Dell

San Jose-based Wyse Technology, the manufacturer and developer of think client terminals, has inked a deal to be acquire by computer manufacturer Dell. Financial terms of the deal were not announced by the companies. Dell said the buy will ...

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Symantec Completes Sale of JV To Huawei

Mountain View-based Symantec said this morning that it has completed its sale of its 49 percent stake in Huawei Symantec Technologies Co., Ltd., to Huawei for $530M. Symantec had announced it would sell the joint venture in November of 2011...

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Friday, March 30, 2012

SocialShield Acquired By Avira

San Bruno-based SocialShield, a developer of a service which helped parents monitor the social networking activity of their children, has been acquired by Avira. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Avira said it will add SocialSh...

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Enphase IPO Hits Market

Petaluma-based Enphase Energy, which develops microinverters for the solar power market, hit the market this morning, selling 9 million shares of its stock at $6 per share. The firm priced last night below its initial estimated trading rang...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Zynga Prices Secondary Offering

San Francisco-based social games maker Zynga said last night that it has priced its secondary offering, at $12.00 per share. The firm is selling 42,969,153 shares of its Class A stock, all of it from existing stockholders. Zynga has said it...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kabam Buys Gravity Bear

Redwood City-based games developer Kabam said this morning that it has acquired social games maker Gravity Bear. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gravity Bear develops 3D games, including Battle Punks, a role playing combat g...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oracle Acquires ClearTrial

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said this morning that it has acquired ClearTrial, a developer of cloud-based, clinical trial tracking software. Financial terms of the by were not disclosed. Oracle said that ClearTrial's software helps make the...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cisco Buys ClearAccess

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning that it has acquired ClearAccess, a provider of software used for the provisioning and management of residential and mobile devices. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Cisco said the buy in...

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Clairmail Acquired By Monitise For $173M

San Rafael-based Clairmail, the developer of mobile banking and payment software, has been acquired by UK-basd Monitise plc, Monitise said over the weekend. The deal is worth approximately $173.2M in an all-stock share purchase. Clairmail w...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy

Sunnyvale-based AMD has completed its acquisition of SeaMicro, the firm said Friday afternoon, in a deal worth approximately $334M net of cash assumed. AMD had announced its acquisition of SeaMicro in February. SeaMicro is a developer of sp...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Oclaro Transfers Chinese Assembly, Test Operations

San Jose-based optical communications and laser manufacturer Oclaro said this week that it is in a definitive agreement to transfer its Shenzhen, China final assembly and test operations to Venture Corporation Limited. Financial details of ...

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

eBay Sells Rent.com

Online auction site eBay has sold its Rent.com subsidiary to PRIMEDIA, PRIMEDIA announced Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. PRIMEDIA said the move will bolster its line of apartment and rental home resource...

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cisco Completes Lightwire Buy

San Jose-based Cisco has completed its acquisition of Lightwire, the developer of optical interconnects for the networking industry, the firm said earlier this week. The deal was worth $271M in cash plus retention for Lightwire, which had b...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BrightSource Energy Sets IPO Pricing Range

Oakland-based solar thermal power developer BrightSource Energy set an estimated IPO pricing range Wednesday evening, saying that it estimates that its IPO price will be between $21.00 and $23.00 per share. The firm, which has applied to li...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Airbnb Snags Crashpadder

San Francisco-based person-to-person marketplace Airbnb has acquired British room rental startup Crashpadder, Crashpadder told its users Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Crashpadder said it has 7,000 hosts in ...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Zynga Buys OMGPOP For $200M, Say Reports

San Francisco-based social gaming firm Zynga has acquired OMGPOP, the developer of the popular mobile game Draw Something, in a deal worth $200M, according to multiple reports Wednesday morning. OMGPOP is based in New York, had raised aroun...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pivotal Labs Acquired By EMC

San Francisco-based Pivotal Labs, the developer of agile software development tools headed by Rob Mee, has been acquired by data storage giant EMC, EMC said Tuesday afternoon. Financial terms of the all-cash deal were not announced. Accordi...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BroadLight Acquired By Broadcom

BroadLight, a developer of optical networking components which has its U.S. headquarters in Santa Clara, has been acquired by Broadcom for $195M in cash. BroadLight develops fiber access PON (Passive Optical Network) processors, and has its...

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Monday, March 19, 2012

CafePress Buys Logo'd Software

San Mateo-based CafePress has acquired the assets of Logo'd Softwear, a provider of personalized apparel and merchandise for groups and organizations, the firm has disclosed in a regulatory filing. According to the filing, it paid $8.3M for...

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Exponential Interactive Files For IPO

Emeryville-based Exponential Interactive has filed for an IPO, saying late last week that it is looking to raise $75M on the public markets as "EXPN". The IPo is being underwritten by Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets, and ...

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Micrel Buys PhaseLink

San Jose-based Micrel, a supplier of analog communications chips and Ethernet ICs, said yesterday that it has acquired PhaseLink, a developer of clock and timing chips. PhaseLink is based in Taiwan, with operations in Silicon Valley. Financ...

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

CafePress Sets IPO Pricing Range

Moving one step further towards its IPO, San Mateo-based CafePress said Thursday in a filing that it now expects its initial public offering to price between $16.00 and $18.00 per share. CafePress is planning on selling 4,500,000 shares of ...

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it will pay approximately $5 billion for NDS Group Ltd., a developer of video software and content security products. NDS is based in London. Cisco said it will use NDS to complement and accelerate its V...

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Threadsy Acquired By MyLife.com

Defunct unified social networking and email service Threadsy has found a buyer, in the form of unified relationship management service MyLife. MyLife said today that it has acquired the technology of Threadsy, but did not disclose financial...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Zynga In $400M Secondary Offering

Some of the institutional investors in Zynga are looking to cash out of the social gaming firm, via a secondary offering from the company, according to an S-1 filed by Zynga today. Zynga said it has filed for a $400M, secondary offering, wh...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SonicWALL Acquired By Dell

San Jose-based SonicWALL, the provider of network firewall and security products, is being acquired by Dell Computer, Dell said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. SonicWALL was owned by private equity firm ...

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Posterous Acquired By Twitter

San Francisco-based photo blogging and sharing site Posterous has been acquired by Twitter, Posterous announced Monday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Posterous, it will continue to run its Pos...

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Loopt Acquired By Green Dot

Mountain View-based Loopt, the mobile social networking provider headed by Sam Altman, has been acquired by Green Dot Corporation, a provider of prepaid debit cards, in a deal worth $43.4M in cash. Loopt, which was venture backed by New Ent...

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Yobongo Acquired By Mixbook

Yobongo, the developer of a mobile chat app for the iPhone, has been acquired by Palo Alto-based Mixbook. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Yobongo said its entire team is joining Mixbook. Mixbook develops a service to help use...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Self Aware Games Acquired By Big Fish Games

Oakland-based Self Aware Games, the developer of the mobile game titles Fleck, Card Ace: Casino, and Taxiball, has been acquired by Big Fish Games. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Big Fish acquired by Self Aware and parent fi...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

MagnaChip Completes Buy of Korean Firm

Magnachip Semiconductor, the Korean-based developer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors which bases its U.S. operations in Cupertino, said today that it has completed its acquisition of Korean semiconductor firm Dawin Electronics Co. ...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Varian Medical Systems Buys InfiMed

Palo Alto-based Varian Medical Systems, which manufactures medical devices and software for the radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy market, announced today that it has acquired InfiMed, a developer of workstations for processing d...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

INgrooves Buys Fontana

San Francisco-based digital music distributor INgrooves said last week that it has acquired Fontana Distribution, a music distributor owned by Universal Music Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to INGrooves, th...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Amobee Acquired By SingTel For $321M

Redwood City-based Amobee, the venture-backed developer of mobile advertising technology , has been acquired by SingTel, in a deal worth $321M. According to Singapore Telecommunications Limited, the acquisition will help expand its presence...

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Yelp Prices IPO

San Francisco-based restaurant reviews site Yelp has priced its IPO, saying late Thursday evening that it priced its stock at $15.00 per share. The firm is expected to begin trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange as YELP. The I...

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

PMC-Sierra Buys Product Line From Maxim

Sunnyvale-based PMC-Sierra said this morning that it has acquired the 12 Gb/s SAS Expander product line owned by Maxim. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to PMC, it has acquired the Server Storage 12 Gb/s Expa...

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Intel Completes Buy Of Qlogic InfiniBand Assets

Intel has completed its acquisition of the Infiniband networking assets of QLogic, which was worth $125M in cash. The deal had earlier been announced by the two firm on January 23rd. QLogic is selling its InfiniBand product line to focus on...

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

AMD Buys SeaMicro

Sunnyvale-based AMD said Wednesday that it is acquiring SeaMicro, a manufacturer of specialized, high density servers for the data center market, in a deal for $281M in cash. According to AMD, the deal will help it address the cloud data ce...

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Uptake Acquired By Groupon

Palo Alto-based Uptake, which operated an online travel review and travel information site, has been acquired by Groupon. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, however, AllthingsD reported the sale in the "teens" of millions. Uptak...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Trident Microsystems' Set Top Box Operations Sold

Sunnyvale-based Trident Microsystems, the bankrupt developer of set-top box semiconductors, has been sold to connected home semiconductor maker Entropic Communications, Entropic said Monday. Entropic said it will pay $65M for the assets of ...

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Dropbox Buys Cove

San Francisco-based Dropbox, the provider of online storage services, has acquired collaboration software firm Cove. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cove was in stealth mode, and had been formed by former Facebook execs Adity...

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Cisco Buys Lightwire

San Jose-based Cisco said last week that it intends to acquire Lightwire, a developer of optical interconnects. Cisco said it would pay approximately $271M in cash and retention-based incentives for Lightwire. Lightwire integrates both acti...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Critical Path Buys Laszlo Systems

Sunnyvale-based Critical Path has acquired San Mateo-based Laszlo Systems, a developer of interactive web application software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Critical Path said the buy would allow it to deliver a unified ap...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Recurve Acquired By Tendril

San Francisco-based Recurve, the developer of a cloud-based, residential energy auditing service, has been acquired by smart grid firm Tendril. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Tendril said the asset acquisition includ...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Synopsys Completes Acquisition of Magma

Mountain View-based Synopsys said today that it has completed its acquisition of San Jose-based Magma Design Automation. The deal was worth approximately $523M, or $7.35 per Magma share in cash. Magma is a developer of software used in the ...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rapportive Confirms Acquisition By LinkedIn

San Francisco-based Rapportive, which develops a Gmail plug-in for displaying social networking information about your contacts in your email, has confirmed its acquisition by LinkedIn. Financial details of the acquisition were not announce...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

eBay Buys WHI Solutions

eBay said late Tuesday evening that it has agreed to acquire WHI Solutions, which provides software and digital catalogs for the auto parts distribution market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. eBay said it will integr...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Juniper Networks Buys Mykonos Software

Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks said today that it has acquired San Francisco-based Mykonos Software, a developer of intrusion prevention and security software. Juniper said it paid $80M in cash for Mykonos. Mykonos Software, which is head...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sugar Buys Circle of Moms

San Francisco-based Sugar, Inc., the online publisher of women's websites and blogs which is backed by Sequoia Capital and Institutional Venture Partners, said Tuesday that it has acquired fellow San Francisco firm Circle Of Moms. Circle of...

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Friday, February 17, 2012

NetLogic Microsystems Acquisition Completes

Santa Clara-based NetLogic Microsystems is now officially part of Broadcom, the two said this morning, after the acquisition of NetLogic by Broadcom completed. The deal was worth $3.7 billion, and had originally been announced in September....

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Friday, February 17, 2012

E2Open Files For IPO

Foster City-based E2Open, which operates a cloud-based business trading network, has filed for an IPO. The firm said it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in its IPO. The company has not set an exchange. The IPO is being underwritten by BofA...

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Loyalize Acquired By Viggle

San Francisco-based Loyalize, a developer of technology which allows audiences to interact with a show or brand during live TV shows, has been acquired. According to loyalty program operator Viggle, which is ownd by Function(x) Inc., it has...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Yelp Sets IPO Pricing Range

San Francisco-based restaurant reviews site Yelp has set its IPO pricing range, saying that it expects to offer up 7,150,000 shares of its common stock at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. Yelp is looking to trade on the New York Stock E...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Blue Coat Systems Acquisition Completes

Sunnyvale-based BlueCoat Systems, the developer of web security and WAN optimization hardware, is now officially owned by private equity firm Thoma Bravo. According to Thoma Bravo, it paid approximately $1.3 billion for Blue Coat. Blue Coat...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SanDisk Buys FlashSoft

Milpitas-based SanDisk, the maker of flash memory, said this morning that it has acquired FlashSoft, a provider of caching software for the solid state disk drive (SSD) market. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SanDisk said it ...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Garmin Buys Interphase

Satellite navigation provider Garmin said this morning that it has agreed to acquire Soquel, California-based Interphase Technologies, a developer of phased array scanning sonar technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Gar...

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Global Digital Solutions Acquires KRS Construction

Folsom-based Global Digital Solutions, a provider of telecom engineering and consulting services, said today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Sacramento-based KRS Construction, provider of underground construction services f...

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Netvibes Acquired by Dassault Systemes

Netvibes, the developer of business dashboards software which is based in Europe, but has offices in San Francisco, has been acquired by Dassault Systemes. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Netvibes was backed by Accel Partners...

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Francisco Partners Buys Healthcare Staffing Software Firm

San Francisco-based private equity firm Francisco Partners said today that it has acquired Concerro, a provider of healthcare staffing and scheduling software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Francisco said the buy came throu...

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oracle Buys Taleo For $1.9B

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said this morning that it has acquired Taleo, the provider of human resources and talent management software, for $1.9 billion. ORacle is paying $46.00 per share for Taleo. Taleo's talent management software is u...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

GigaOm Buys paidContent

San Francisco-based GigaOm, the online technology news and analysis site started by Om Malik, has acquired paidContent.org, an online news site covering the business of content. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. paidCo...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Report: Rapportive Acquired By Linkedin

San Francisco-based Rapportive, the developer of a Gmail plug-in for pulling in social networking information alongside your email, has reportedly been acquired by LinkedIn. Financial terms of the deal have not been announced, and the deal ...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CaseCentral Acquired by Guidance Software

San Francisco-based CaseCentral, a venture-backed developer of e-discovery software, has been acquired by Guidance Software. The deal is worth $17.1M now, plus up to $33M in earnout over the next three years. CaseCentral was venture backed ...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Klout Buys Blockboard

San Francisco-based Klout, which measured "social influence" of people on the web, said today that it has acquired Blockboard, a developer of local community software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Blockboard provides a way...

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Adku Acquired By Groupon

San Francisco-based stealth startup firm Adku has been acquired by daily deals site Groupon, the company said Monday, in a deal rumored to be worth around $10M. Adku was working on e-commerce and shopping technology. Adku had been backed by...

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Rambus Buys Unity Semiconductor

Sunnyvale-based Rambus said today that it has acquired non-volatile, solid state memory technology developer Unity Semiconductor, in a deal worth $35M in cash. Rambus said it has added Unity's team members as part of the acquisition. Unity...

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks

Sunnyvale-based ShoreTel, the provider of unified communications products and IP phone systems, said Wednesday that it has acquired M5 Networks, in a deal worth $146.3M. The deal includes $84M in cash plus 9.5 million shares of ShoreTEl com...

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

TrustedID Buys Reppler.com

Palo Alto-based TrustedID, the venture backed provider of credit and identity protection services, said today that it has acquired Reppler.com, a reputation management and protection service. Financial details of the buy were not announced....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Facebook Files For IPO

Menlo Park-based Facebook has filed for its IPO, saying Wednesday afternoon that it is looking to raise up to $5 billion trading as FB. The IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch, B...

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Facebook IPO Filing Due Next Week, Says Report

Mountain View-based Facebook is getting set to file for its IPO, according to reports, in what could be one of the biggest IPOs this year. No details of the IPO have been filed yet, but the WSJ reports Morgan Stanley is the lead underwriter...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Intel Buys Patent Portfolio From RealNetworks

Santa Clara-based Intel has just amassed a large number of patents from streaming video firm RealNetworks, as the two said today that they have signed an agreement where RealNetworks will sell a chunk of patents and its next generation vide...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tynt Acquired By 33Across

San Francisco-based Tynt Multimedia, a developer of software used to analyze the social habits of web visitors, has been acuqired by 33Across. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 33Across said that it has acquired all of ...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Guidewire Prices IPO

San Mateo-based Guidewire, which develops insurance underwriting software, has priced its IPO at $13.00 per share, above its initial range of $10.00 to $12.00. The firm has raised $115M via its sale of 8.85M shares, above the initial offer ...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dasient Acquired By Twitter

Sunnyvale-based Dasient, a developer of security software to protect against malware has been acquired by Twitter. Financial details of the buy were not announced. Dasient said it will brings its technology, tools, and team to the revenue e...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Synopsys Buys ExpertIO

Mountain View-based Synopsys, which develops semiconductor design verification software, said Monday that it has closed on its acquisition of ExpertIO, a provider of verification IP for standard protocols. Financial terms of the buy were no...

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Redbeacon Goes To Home Depot

San Mateo-based Redbeacon.com, which operates an online services to help connect consumers with local contractors, has been acquired by The Home Depot. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Home Depot, Redbeacon will r...

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Net Optics Buys Two Firms

Santa Clara-based NetOptics, a provider of hardware and software products to the enterprise and business market, reported today that it has acquired two firms. The firm said it has acquire Australian distributor Triplelayer, and sister comp...

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Intel Buys QLogic's InfiniBand Business

Intel has acquired the InfiniBand business of networking adapater maker QLogic, in a deal worth $125M. QLogic said it would sell its InfiniBand product lines and assets to Intel as an effort to greater focus to growth opportunities in the c...

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Mertado Acquired By Groupon

San Francisco-based Mertado, which operates a social shopping service on Facebook, has been acquired by Groupon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Mertado was venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners, Redpoint Ventures,...

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Twitter Buys Summify

Twitter has acquired a Vancouver, Canada startup, Summify, which develops software to create email summaries from social media updates. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Summify was founded in Romania, and moved to Vancouver t...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Apigee Buys Usergrid

Palo Alto-based Apigee said today that it has acquired San Francisco-based Usergrid, a developer of cloud-based software used for providing services to mobile apps. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Apigee, which provides appl...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

6waves Lolapps Acquires Escalation Studios

San Francisco-based 6waves Lolapps, a social games developer, said today that it has acquired Escalation Studios, a Dallas-based mobile game developer. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 6waves said the buy brings its ov...

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Symantec Buys Email Archiving Firm LiveOffice

Mountain View-based Symantec said today that it has acquired LiveOffice, a provider of cloud-based, email archiving. Symantec said it would pay approximately $115M for LiveOffice. LiveOffice was backed by Summit Partners. Symantec explained...

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Audience Files For IPO

Mountain View-based Audience, a provider of technology for improving the voice quality on mobile phones, filed for an IPO Friday, saying it is looking to raise up to $75M in its IPO. The firm said it will either list on the NASDAQ Global Ma...

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Adobe Completes Efficient Frontier Buy

San Jose-based Adobe Systems said Sunday that it has completed its acquisition of Efficient Frontier, the digital advertising firm. Adobe had said it would buy Efficient Frontier in November. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Splunk Files For IPO

San Francisco-based Splunk, a developer of real time indexing software used for enterprise computing, has filed for an IPO. According to an S-1 filing by the firm, it is looking to raise up to $125M in its IPO, and hopes to trade as SPLK. T...

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

OpenWave Looks To Sell Business Units, Focus On Patents

Redwood City-based openWave Systems said this morning that it is looking to pursue "strategic alternatives" for its mediation and messaging product business. According to the company, it has retained Jeffries & Company to advise the firm on...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Apple Confirms Anobit Buy

Cupertino-based Apple said Wednesday that it has acquired Anobit, an Israeli developer of flash storage products. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, although the acquisition has previously been reported to be worth as mu...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ThreatMetrix Acquires TrustDefender

San Jose-based ThreatMetrix, a provider of security software, said yesterday that it has acquired TrustDefender, a provider of secure browsing technology based in Australia. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Andreas Bau...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Riverbed Buys Expand Networks

San Francisco-based Riverbed said today that it has acquired the assets of Expand Networks, an Israeli firm that develops WAN optimization and acceleration tools. Riverbed said the asset acquisition was out of liquidation, and did not inclu...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thoma Bravo Buys Telestream

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo, which has offices in San Francisco, said today that it has acquired Nevada City, California-based Telestream. Telestream is a provider of video transcoding software. Financial terms of the buy were not discl...

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Sezmi Sold To KIT Digital

Belmont-based Sezmi, the online video processing and technology provider, has been sold to Czech-based video management technology developer KIT Digital. KIT Digital said it paid $27M in a mix of stock and cash, plus earn out for Sezmi. Sez...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

LSI Completes SandForce Buy

Milpitas-based LSI Corporation said Wednesday that it completed the acquisition of Milpitas-based SandForce. LSI had announced its acquisition of venture-backed SandForce in October. The deal was worth $322M. SandForce was venture backed by...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Marvell Buys Xelerated

Santa Clara-based chip developer Marvell said Wednesday that it has acquired Xelerated AB, a developer of network processing and programmable Ethernet switches. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Xelerated AB is based in Sweden....

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Francisco Partners Buys Ichor Systems

San Francisco-based private equity firm Francisco Partners said today that it has acquired Ichor Systems, a developer and manufacturer of process tools and related products. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Ichor, wh...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Walmart Labs Buys Mobile Apps Developer Small Society

Silicon Valley-based Walmart Labs has acquired a developer of mobile applications based in Portland, Small Society, the two said today. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Small Society has developed apps for such customers as ...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Trident Microsystems Files For Chapter 11

Sunnyvale-based semiconductor maker Trident Microsystems reported this morning that the firm, along with its Cayman subsidiary, Trident Microsystems (Far East) Ltd., have filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The firm said the filing came as a r...

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Callidus Software Buys LeadFormix

Pleasanton-based Callidus Software, which develops sales force management software, said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired LeadFormix, a developer of marketing automation software. Callidus said it paid $9M in cash for LeadFormix, whic...

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Venture Backed Exits Down in 2011, Dollars Up

A new report this morning from Dow Jones VentureSource says that the number of exits of U.S., venture-backed companies was down in 2011, although total deal values were up. Dow Jones said it found that there were 522 mergers, acquisitions, ...

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

VeriFone Completes Point Acquisition

San Jose-based VeriFone Systems reported this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Point, a European payment and gateway services provider for retailers. VeriFone had said it would acquire Point in November. The deal is worth ap...

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Tealeaf Acquires Overstat

San Francisco-based Tealeaf, a developer of customer analytics and customer services management software, said Thursday that it has acquired Overstat, a fellow San Francisco firm developing cloud-based, website usability analytics software....

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Friday, December 23, 2011

SunPower Buys Tenesol SA

San Jose-based SunPower said Thursday that it has acquired Tenesol SA, a developer of solar power projects, in a deal worth $165.4M in cash. Tenesol SA is owned by Total SA, and is based in La Tour de Salvagny, France. As part of the deal,...

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Trimble Buys CAD Software Lines

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said this morning that it has acquired the StruCad and StruEngineer business from AceCad Software, in an expansion of its products for the construction industry. Financial terms of the acquisition was not announced. ...

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cotendo Acquired By Akamai

Sunnyvale-based Cotendo, a provider of web acceleration technology, has been acquired by content delivery network operator Akamai, the two firms said this morning. The deal is worth $268M in cash. Cotendo's software helps accelerate both we...

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

eBay Buys German Payments Firm BillSAFE

San Jose-based eBay announced this morning that it has acquired BillSAFE, a German developer of payment technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BillSAFE develops "purchase-on-invoice" technology, a popular form of payment...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Seagate Completes Buy Of Samsung's Hard Drive Business

Cupertino-based disk drive maker Seagate Technology said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of the hard drive business of Samsung Electronic Co., Ltd.. The deal includes Samsung's M8, high capacity 2.5-inch HDD line. The deal had...

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Leverage Software Acquired By Telligent

San Francisco-based Leverage Software, a developer of enterprise social networking software, has been acquired by Telligent, a developer of enterprise social community software. Financia terms of the acuqisition were not disclosed. Leverage...

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Friday, December 16, 2011

VerticalResponse Buys Rooost

San Francisco-based VerticalReponse, a provider of email and online marketing services and tools, said Thursday that it has acquired Roost, a provider of social media marketing technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Roos...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Zynga Prices IPO

San Francisco-based Zynga priced its IPO Thursday afternoon, at $10.00 a share, at the high end of its estimated $8.50 to $10.00 per share range. The social games maker has filed to list on the NASDAQ Global Select market as ZNGA. Zynga is ...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Salesforce.com Buys Rypple

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com said Thursday that it has acquired Rypple, a developer of employee performance management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Salesforce.com said it did not expect the acquisition to h...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Proofpoint Files For IPO

Sunnyvale-based security and compliance software firm ProofPoint has filed for an IPO, saying this morning that it is looking to raise as much as $50M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. THe firm said it will apply to trade as PFPT. The ...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tagged Acquires Hi5

San Francisco-based social networking site Hi5 has been acquired by fellow San Francisco social networking site Tagged, the firms said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The acquisition is the second for Tagged this month...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SurveyMonkey Buys MarketTools

Palo Alto-based SurveyMonkey, the developer of web surveying software headed by Dave Goldberg, said today that it is acquiring partner MarketTools, the owner of Zoomerang, ZoomPanel, and TrueSample. Financial terms of the buy were not discl...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SAY Media Buys ReadWriteWeb

San Francisco-based SAY Media, a digital publishing firm, said today that it has acquired ReadWriteWeb, the online technology publisher started by Richard MacManus. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SAY Media said that ReadWrit...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Netpulse Buys Virtual Active

San Francisco-based Netpulse is announcing today that it has acquired San Francisco-based Virtual Active, a developer of exercise focused virtual reality products. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Netpulse said the ent...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

RichRelevance Acquires Searchandise

San Francisco-based RichRelevance, a provider of e-commerce personalization software, said Monday that it has acquired Searchandise Commerce, a provider of advertising technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RichRelevance...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ezRez Buys Topguest

San Francisco-based EzRez, a developer of travel, loyalty, financial services software, said Tuesday that it has acquired fellow San Francisco firm Topguest. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Topguest provides loyalty and socia...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jive Surges In IPO

Palo Alto-based Jive Software, the maker of social networking software for businesses, surged in its IPO Tuesday morning, trading as high as $16.50 in morning trading. The firm raised $161M in its offering. Jive priced at $12.00 a share las...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Clever Sense Acquired By Google

Silicon Valley starutp Clever Sense, a developer of search engine and filtering technology, has been acquired by Google, Clever Sense said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Clever Sense was headed by Babak Phlavan...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SuccessFactors Completes Jobs2web Buy

San Mateo-based SuccessFactors said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Jobs2Web, which provides a suite of software to help with online recruiting. Financial terms of the deal have not been announced. Jobs2web was advised...

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Jive Prices IPO

Palo Alto-based Jive Software, which develops social networking software for business, has priced its IPO at $12.00 per share, above its initial, $8 to $10 per share range. Jive Software will start trading Tuesday on the NASDAQ Global Marke...

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Monday, December 12, 2011

YouTube Acquires RightsFlow

Mountain View-based YouTube, the online video site owned by Google, said Friday that it has acquired RightsFlow, a New York firm which processes music royalties. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. RightsFlow handles royalty pay...

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Red Robot Buys UK Firm

Palo Alto-based Red Robot Labs, the make of the Life Is Crime Android game, said Friday that it has acquired UK-based Supermono, a developer of computer games. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Red Robot also said it has added ...

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Friday, December 9, 2011

NexTag Acquires FanSnap

San Mateo-based comparison shopping site Nextag is expanding into the event ticket search area, saying this morning that it has acquired Palo Alto-based FanSnap. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. THe two said that FanSnap will ...

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Blue Coat Sold To Thoma Bravo

Sunnyvale-based Blue Coat Systems, the publicly held provider of WAN optimization and web security products, has been acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo. The firm said the transaction is valued at approximately $1.3 billion. Thoma ...

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Friday, December 9, 2011

SiliconBlue Acquired By Lattice Semiconductor

Santa Clara-based SiliconBlue, a developer of FPGA-based, single chip low power mobile chips, has been acquired by Lattice Semiconductor, in a deal worth $62M in cash. Lattice said it would buy SiliconBlue to boost growth of its products i...

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tagged Buys Topicmarks

San Francisco-based Tagged, which operates an online social networking site focused on meeting new people, said today that it has acquired Topicmarks. Topicmarks operated a site which summarized news articles, documents, and more to make th...

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Plum District Raises $20M, Buys Chatterfly and DoodleDeals

San Francisco-based Plum District, an online deals site focused on moms, said this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by General Catalyst Partners, and also included Comcast Ventures, Duke Univers...

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

DemandTec Acquired By IBM For $440M

San Mateo-based DemandTec, which develops marketing and sales software, is being acquired by IBM, in a deal worth $440M, the two firms said this morning. According to the two companies, IBM will pay $13.20 per share in cash for DemandTec, m...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Affinity Circles Acquired By Climber.com

Sunnyvale-based Affinity Circles, which operates an online private social networking stie for alumni and student groups, professional trade associations and sports teams, has been acquired by Climber.com. Financial terms of the buy were not...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HP Buys Web-to-Print Firm Hiflex

Palo Alto-based HP announced this morning that it has acquired Hiflex Software GmbH, a developer of web-to-print and printing management information system products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Hiflex is based in Aachen, ...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Facebook Details Gowalla Buy

More details of the acquisition by Facebook of location-based check-in service Gowalla emerged Monday, as both Facebook and Gowalla detailed the acquisition terms. Financial details of the deal were not released, however, Gowalla will be sh...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

eMeter Acquired By Siemens

San Mateo-based eMeter, a developer of smart grid management software, has been acquired by Siemens, the firms said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. eeMeter develops software for electric, gas, and water utiliti...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

SuccessFactors Acquired By SAP For $3.4 Billion

San Mateo-based SuccessFactors, the developer of human resources software, is being acquired by SAP AG in a deal worth approximately $3.4 billion, the firms said over the weekend. SAP said it will pay $40.00 per share in cash to acquire Suc...

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Facebook Acquires Gowalla, Says Report

Facebook has acquired check-in and location guide firm Gowalla, according to a report this evening from CNNMoney. The report said that a source close to Gowalla disclosed the deal. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Go...

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Zynga Sets IPO Pricing Range

San Francisco-based social games developer Zynga has set the estimated pricing range for its IPO, in an updated filing Friday with the SEC. Zynga said it estimates it will offer 100,000,000 shares of its common stock at between $8.50 and $1...

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Google Buy of Admeld Clears DOJ Review

Mountian View-based Google said Friday that its acquisition of New York-based Admeld has been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice. Google had announced its proposed acquisition of Admeld in June, saying it would pay $400M for the sel...

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Friday, December 2, 2011

EA Buys KlickNation

Redwood City-based Electronic Arts said today that it has acquired KlickNation, a developer of free-to-play, social role playing games. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. KlickNation becomes part of BioWare Sacramento, h...

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Affymetrix Buys eBioscience

Santa Clara-based Affymetrix said Wednesday that it is acquiring eBioScience, a privately held developer of flow cytometry and immunoassay reagents for immunology and oncology research and diagnostics. The deal was worth $330M in cash. Priv...

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Genstar Capital Completes Buy Of LexisNexis Unit

San Francisco-based private equity firm Genstar Capital reported this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Insurity, the provider of software and services to the property and casualty insurance industry. Insurity was previously ...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Synopsys Buys Magma Design Automation

Mountain View-based Synopsys, the developer of semiconductor design verification software, said Wednesday that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire San Jose-based Magma Design Automation. The deal is worth approximately $507M net of c...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Autodesk Acquires Horizontal Systems

San Rafael-based Autodesk said today that it has acquired Horizontal Systems>, a developer of cloud-based, Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for the architecture and engineering industry. Financial terms of the acquisition were n...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jive Software Sets IPO Range

Palo Alto-based Jive Software, the developer of social networking software for businesses, has set its IPO range, saying in a filing this morning that it expects to debut its IPO at between $8.00 and $10.00 per share. The firm is planning t...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Adobe Buys Efficient Frontier

San Jose-based Adobe said today that it has agreed to acquire Mountain View-based Efficient Frontier, a developer of online advertising buying and optimization tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Adobe said the buy will ad...

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Whisper Systems Acquired By Twitter

Whisper Sytsems, a developer of security and privacy tools for Android and other mobile devices, has been acquired by Twitter. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Whisper Systems announced the acquisition this morning, saying it ...

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nanometrics Buys Nanda Technologies

Milpitas-based Nanometrics Incorporated, a provider of process control systems used in the semiconductor industry, said yesterday that it has acquired Nanda Technologies, GmbH, a German developer of high-throughput, high-sensitivity defect ...

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

BARRX Medical Acquired By Covidien

Sunnyvale-based BARRX Medical, a developer of minimally invasive medical devices, said yesterday that it has agreed to be acquired by Coviden. The deal is worth approximately $325M, plus future earn out. BARRX develops endoscopy devices use...

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Videosurf Acquired By Microsoft, Says Report

San Mateo-based Videosurf, a venture backed startup developing a video search engine, has been acquired by Microsoft, according to a report today. According to Israeli news site Calcalist, Microsoft paid around $70M for VideoSurf, which dev...

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Monday, November 21, 2011

LiveOps Buys Datasquirt

Santa Clara-based liveops, which develops cloud-based contact center outsourcing services, said last week that it is buying New Zealand-based Datasquirt. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Datasquirt develops contact management ...

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Monday, November 21, 2011

eBay Acquires Hunch

San Jose-based eBay said this morning that it has acquired Hunch, the user recommendations startup co-founded by Chris Dixon, Tom Pinckney and Matt Gattis, and based in New York. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, however, sever...

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Schwab Buys Compliance11

San Francisco-based Charles Schwab Corporation said Thursday that it has completed its acquisitoin of compliance software, Compliance11, Inc.. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Schwab originally announced the acquisition of Co...

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Yelp Files For IPO

San Francisco-based Yelp, the online restaurant reviews and guide site, has filed for an IPO. Yelp said it is looking to raise up to $100M in its IPO, under the symbol YELP. The firm has not yet selected an exchange. The firm's IPO is being...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TrustedID Acquires Unsubscribe.com

Palo Alto-based TrustedID, a provider of privacy services aimed at credit and identity theft protection, has acquired Unsubscribe.com, the firm said Tuesday. Unsubscribe.com provided services to help users unsubscribe from unwanted emails. ...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

VeriFone Acquires European Payment Gateway Firm

San Jose-based Verifone said Monday that it has signed a deal to acquire Point, a Northern European provider of payment and gateway services and solutions for retailers, in a deal worth approximately $818M. Point was owned by Nordic Capital...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cisco Completes BNI Video Acquisition

San Jose-based Cisco said Monday evening that it has completed its acquisition of BNI Video, the Massachuseets-based provider of video infrastructure and content delivery network analytics products. Cisco had earlier said it would pay $99M ...

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Salesforce.com Buys Model Metrics

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com said Monday afternoon that it has acquired Model Metrics, a provider of mobile and social cloud consulting. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Salesforce.com said that the buy will accelerate i...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Katango Acquired By Google

Katango, a developer of social networking software backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has been acquired by Google, the firm announced Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Katango--whose software auto-sorted user...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Serious Energy Buys Agilewaves

Sunnyvale-based Serious Energy, a developer of energy management products for building owners, said Wednesday that it has acquired Menlo Park-based Agilewaves, which developed building energy management systems. Financial terms of the buy w...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Walmart Labs Acquires Grabble

Australian startup Grabble said today that it has been acquired by Walmart, and has become part of Walmart's Silicon Valley WalmartLabs in Silicon Valley. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the company. Grabble was dev...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Apture Acquired By Google

San Mateo-based Apture, which develops browser software to helps users view multimedia content on publisher web pages, has been acquired by Google, Apture said Thursday morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Apture had been...

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Groupon IPO Hits Market

Daily Deals site Groupon--and its many Silicon Valley investors--saw a huge run up in the IPO of the company Friday morning, with the stock trading as high as $30 in just a few hours, after pricing at $20.00 last night. Groupon, which is tr...

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Zoosk Buys WooMe

San Francisco-based dating site Zoosk has acquired Woo Media, the parent firm of dating site WooMe.com, the firms said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. WooMe is now redirecting users to Zoosk. Woo Media was venture bac...

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

VeriFone Acquires Buys Global Bay Mobile

San Jose-based VeriFone Systems said Tuesday that it has acquired Global Bay Mobile Technologies, a developer of smartphone- and tablet-based shopping and payment applications. Financial terms of the buy wer enot disclosed. VeriFone said th...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Yahoo Buys Interclick

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo announced today that it has agreed to acquire Interclick, the provider of online advertising targeting and optimization software. Yahoo said it would pay $270M for Interclick in cash, or $9.00 per share for the New Yor...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Adobe Buys Auditude

San Jose-based Adobe Systems said this morning that it has acquired Auditude, a provider of video ad management and monetization technology based in Palo Alto. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Adobe said the buy will h...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

6waves Lolapps Buys Chinese Firm

6wave Lolapps, the developer of social and mobile games, said last week that it has acquired Smartron5, a Beijing, China-based social gaming firm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Smartron5, was backed by private equity group ...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Berkeley Transportation Systems Acquired

Berkeley-based Berkeley Transportation Systems, a developer of software used to measure stops, delays, and travel time in transportation systems, has been acquired by Santa Ana, California-based Iteris. Financial terms of the acquisition we...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Imperva Sets IPO Pricing Range

Redwood Shores-based Imperva has set its IPO pricing range, saying in a filing this morning that it is looking to sell 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. The firm has applied to list as IMPV on the ...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Solta Medical Expands Credit Line

Hayward-based Solta Medical, a developer of medical aesthetics products, said this week that it has expanded a credit line from Silicon Valley Bank. The firm said it has expanded the line from $18M to $28M, with the new $10m under a secured...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sandforce Acquired By LSI

Milpitas-based Sandforce, a developer of semiconductors used for flash-based storage, has been acquired by LSI in a deal worth $322M in cash. LSI said that the acquisition will enhance its competitive position in the server and storage, PCI...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ziosoft Acquired By Nantworks

Redwood City-based Ziosoft, a developer of software used for 4D and 5d medical imaging on supercomputers, has been acquired by Nantworks, a technology incubation and development firm run by Patrick Soon-Shiong, a billionaire investor in Los...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Location Labs Buys Wirkle and Volly

San Francisco-based Location Labs, a developer of mobile and location-based security software, said Monday that it has acquired two companies, Wirkle, and Volly. Both firms develop mobil eproducts. Financial terms of the acquisitions were n...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Appcelerator Buys Particle Code

Mountain View-based Appcelerator, a developer of software used to develop mobile web applications, said today that it has agreed to acquire Particle Code, which develops mobile gaming and HTML5 development software. Financial terms of the b...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Trion Worlds Eyes IPO

Redwood Shores-based Trion Worlds, a maker of online games, is eyeing an IPO, according to a report over the weekend. The firm has not yet filed any papers on its IPO. The news was reported by Reuters, which interviewed Trion's CEO Lars But...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Oracle Buys RightNow Software For $1.5 Billion

Redwood Shores-based Orcale announced this morning that it has acquired RightNow Software, a developer of customer relationship management software. RightNow Software is a direct competitor to Salesforce.com in the CRM software category. Or...

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Blackhawk Network Buys Cardpool

Pleasanton-based Blackhawk Network, a provider of prepaid cards and other products which is a subsidiary of Safeway, said Friday that it has acquired Cardpool, the online marketplace for gift cards. Financial terms of the buy were not discl...

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Dermira Finds $42M

Redwood City-based Dermira said today that it has raised $42M in a funding round, and acquired Valocor Therapeutics. The funding came from Bay City Capital, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Canaan Partners. Dermira is developing treatme...

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Groupon Sets IPO Pricing Range

Daily deals phenomenon Groupon said in a filing this morning that it will offer up 30M share of its common stock, at an anticipated range of between $16.00 and $18.00 per share, raising $621.0M for the daily deals site. Groupon is aiming at...

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cisco Buys BNI Video

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning that it has acquired BNI Video, a developer of video back-office and content delivery network (CDN) technology. Cisco said it would pay $99M in cash and retention-based incentives for BNI Video, which ...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oracle Acquires Endeca

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said today that it has acquired Endeca Technologies, a provider of business intelligence software based in Cambridge, Mass. Financial terms of the acquisition was not announced. Endeca's venture backers included ...

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Polycom Acquires ViVu

Pleasanton-based Polycom said this morning that it has acquired ViVu, the provider of streaming video collaboration software aimed at web applications. Financial terms of the cash deal were not announced. Vivu's software makes it easy for w...

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Zynga Sets IPO Exchange

San Francisco-based Zynga, the social games maker, updated its S-1 Thursday, saying that it has selected the NASDAQ Global Market as the exchange for its IPO. Zynga said it has applied to list on the exchange as ZNGA. Among other details re...

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Skype Acquisition By Microsoft Closes

Voice over IP service Skype is finally becoming part of Microsoft, as Microsoft announced Thursday evening that it has finally cleared most of the regulatory hurdles involved and closed the $8.5 billion deal. Skype was most recently owned b...

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ubiquiti Networks Cuts Offering Range

San Jose-based Ubiquiti Networks said in a filing this morning that it now expects its initial public offering price to be between $15.00 and $17.00 a share, down from an earlier, $20 to $22 range. The maker of wireless equipment is selling...

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Citrix Buys ShareFile

Santa Clara-based Citrix said this morning that it has acquired ShareFile, a provider of cloud based data storage and sharing services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ShareFile provides a cloud-based, document sharing platfo...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Coupons.com Buys UK's Couponstar

Mountain View-based Coupons.com, the online coupon printing site, said today that it has acquired UK-based Couponstar Ltd.. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Coupons.com already owned 50 percent of Couponstar, which was a joint...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Google Grabs SocialGrapple

Mountain View-based Google has acquired SocialGrapple, a developer of a service to track the mention of brands and keywords in Twitter. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SocialGrapple, on its site, said that its team will be jo...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

LinkedIn Buys IndexTank

Mountain View-based LinkedIn has acquired IndexTank, a developer of a online, search indexing service for websites. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. IndexTank said that LinkedIn will continue to operate its service for the ne...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

BigBand Networks Acquired By ARRIS For $53M

Redwood City-based BigBand Networks, a provider of broadband video services, has been acquired by ARRIS, ina deal worth $53M. According to ARRIS, it will pay $2.24 per share in cash for BigBand, worth a diluted equity value of approximatel...

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Monday, October 10, 2011

friend.ly Acquired By Facebook

Mountain View-based Friend.ly, a developer of question and answer tools for social networking sites, has been acquired by Facebook, friend.ly said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Friend.ly said its team will joi...

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Qumu Acquired By Rimage

San Bruno-based Qumu, a provider of enterprise video communications software, has been acquired by DVD publishing firm Rimage Corporation, in a deal worth $52M. According to Rimage, it wil pay $39M in cash plus one million shares of its com...

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Keynote Buys DeviceAnywhere

San Mateo-based Keynote Systems, the developer of Internet and mobile traffic monitoring services, said this morning that it has acquired DeviceAnywhere, a developer of mobile testing and quality assurance tools. Keynote said it will pay ap...

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Friday, October 7, 2011

ZELTIQ Aesthetics Sets IPO Range

Pleasanton-based ZELTIQ Aesthetics, the developer of an aesthetic medical product used for selectively reducing fat bulges, has set its initial IPO range, according to an updated S-1 from the company today. ZELTIQ said it estimates its IPO ...

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Hitachi Data Systems Picks Up Shoden Data Systems

Santa Clara-based Hitachi Data Systems, the data storage arm of Hitachi, Ltd., said this week that it is acquiring Shoden Data Systems, a provider of data center technology in South Africa and across the sub-Saharan African continent. Finan...

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Synopsys Buys Extreme DA

Mountain View-based Synopsys announced this morning that it has acquired Extreme DA, a developer of software used to improve integrated circuit design performance, power consumption, and manufacturing yields. Financial terms of the buy were...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Report: Federated Paid Around $100M For Lijit

A report today says that San Francisco-based Federated Media paid just under $100M in stock for Lijit, the blog widget and advertising network it acquired this week. The report came via Fortune, which cited "multiple sources" on the figure....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

McAfee Scoops Up NitroSecurity

Santa Clara-based-based McAfee is buying NitroSecurity, a venture backed provider of security information and event management software, the firm said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to McAfee, the buy...

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Federated Media Buys Lijit

San Francisco-based Federated Media, the online advertising representation firm started by John Battelle, has acquired Lijit, a developer of blog widget software and operator of a blog advertising network. Financial terms of the acquisition...

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Adobe Buys Two Companies

San Jose-based software maker Adobe said Monday morning that it has acquired two companies, to bolster its software lineup. The firm said it has acquired Nitobi Software, the maker of the PhoneGap open source software for developing HTML5 m...

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Kaboodle Merges With StyleSpot

San Mateo-based social shopping site Kaboodle said Friday that it has merged with StyleSpot, an online fashion publisher and shopping site. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kaboodle, which is a subsidiary of Hearst Corporatio...

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Friday, September 30, 2011

SpectraWatt Sold In Bankruptcy Sale

The capital equipment and assets of Intel spinout SpectraWatt, the defunct maker of photovoltaic cells for the solar power market, has been sold, for $4.945M, according to auctioneer Heritage Global Partners. According to the auctioneer, th...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Quark Pharmaceuticals Drops IPO Plans

Fremont-based Quark Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday in a filing that it is dropping its plans for an IPO. The company said that it is dropping the bid because "terms currently obtainable in the public marketplace are not sufficiently attract...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Atmel Buys Advanced Digital Design

San Jose-based Atmel said this morning that it has acquired Advanced Digital Design, S.A., a Spanish developer of power line communications chips. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ADD semiconductor designs systems-on-a-chip fo...

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Friday, September 23, 2011

National Semiconductor Acquisition By TI Complete

Santa Clara-based National Semiconductor is now officially part of Texas Instruments, TI announced this morning. TI had announced its acquisition of National Semiconductor in April, saying it would pay $6.5 billion in cash for the company. ...

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fulcrum BioEnergy Files For IPO

Pleasanton-based Fulcrum BioEnergy, a producer of biofuels from municipal solid waste, has filed for an IPO, saying Thursday that it is looking to raise up to $115M in its IPO offering. The firm said it is looking to trade as FLCM, but has ...

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oracle Buys GoAhead Software

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said this morning that it has acquired GoAhead Software, a maker of embedded software for the communications and network equipment market. Financial details of the buy were not announced. ORacle said the acquisit...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Twitter Buys Julpan

Twitter, the micr-messaging site, has acquired a developer of social search activity, Julpan, Julpan announced today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Julpan, Twitter is acquiring the firm to integrate its...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tagged Buys WeGame

San Francisco-based Tagged, a social networking site focused on meeting new friends, said Wednesday that it has acquired WeGame, an online site focused on letting users play games via its own gaming client. Financial terms of the buy were n...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vodpod Acquired By Lockerz

San Francisco-based Vodpod, an operator of a social video sharing and aggregation site, has been acquired by Lockerz, the Kleiner Perkins backed social points and promotions site based in Seattle. According to Lockerz, it has acquired Vodpo...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Salesforce.com Buys Assistly

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com has acquired Assistly, a startup delivering customer service software to small and emerging businesses, in a deal worth $50M. Salesforce.com said it will make Assitly part of its Service Cloud family. Assi...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Glam Media Acquires Ning

Glam Media, the online content network focused on women, said Tuesday evening that it is acquiring Ning, the online social networking firm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Ning was founded in 2004. Glam said that Ning has mor...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Varian Buys Calypso Medical

Palo Alto-based Varian Medical Systems and Seattle-based Calypso Medical Technologies said Monday that Varian is acquiring Calypso for $10M, plus potential earnout. Calpyso is a developer of tumor tracking and motion management systems for ...

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Smartlogic Buys Semantic Software Firm

San Jose-based Smartlogic, a developer of semantic search tools for the enterprise, said Thursday that it has acquired SchemaLogic, a developer of content management and semantics software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Sma...

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

LitePoint Acquired By Teradyne

Sunnyvale-based LitePoint, a developer of test equipment for the wireless market, has been acquired by Teradyne, in a deal worth $580M. According to Teradyne, it will pay $510M net of cash, plus up to $70M in earn out, for LitePoint, whose ...

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chegg On Acquisition Roll, Acquires Zinch

Santa Clara-based Chegg is on an acquisition roll, saying today that it has acquired Zinch, an online site which allows students to showcase themselves to universities, helping them to gain scholarships and connections to admission officers...

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Monday, September 12, 2011

FriendFinder Networks Buys JigoCity

Sunnyvale-based FriendFinder Networks, an operator of adult websites, and publisher of Penthouse, said today that it has acquired a daily deals site called JigoCity. FriendFinder said the deal is worth approximately $65M. FriendFinder said ...

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Monday, September 12, 2011

NetLogic Acquired By Broadcom

Santa Clara-based NetLogic Microsystems, a developer of networking processors, has reached a deal to be acquired by Broadcom, for $3.7 billion. According to Broadcom, it will pay $50 per share for NetLogic, which makes knowledge-based proce...

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Cisco Completes AXIOSS Software Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said Friday that it has completed its acquisition of the assets of AXIOSS Software, which was previously a UK subsidiary of Comptel Corporation. Cisco announced the acquisition of AXIOSS in August. Cisco had said that i...

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Friday, September 9, 2011

EBates Rolls Up Coupon Sites FatWallet, AnyCoupons

San Francisco-based Ebates said today that it has create a new company called Performance Marketing Brands, and acquired shopping site FatWallet.com and coupon site AnyCoupons.com. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. EBat...

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Google Buys Zagat

Mountain View-based Google said Thursday morning that it has acquired Zagat, the restaurant reviews and ratings publisher. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Google said that Zagat will become a "cornerstone" of its local offer...

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

OneTrueFan Acquired By BigDoor

San Francisco-based OneTrueFan, a developer of a web-based community and check-in rewards system and widgets, has been acquired by BigDoor, a Seattle-based developer of gamification software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. O...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gild Buys Coderloop

San Francisco-based Gild, an online site focused on helping software developers improve their skills, said Wednesday that it has acquired Coderloop, a site which provides fully automated code evaluation and scoring. Financial terms of the a...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

BlueArc Acquired By Hitachi Data Systems

San Jose-based BlueArc, the developer of network storage systems, has been acquired by storage giant Hitachi Data Systems, HDS said today, in an all-cash deal. Exact financial terms of the were not disclosed by HDS. The acquisition comes as...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Right Hemisphere Acquired By SAP

San Ramon-based Right Hemisphere, a developer of visualization software for the enterprise, has been acquired by SAP, SAP announced Tuesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. SAP said the buy would help add visualizat...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

IDT Divests Video Processing Products

San Jose-based Integrated Device Technology has divested two video processing product lines, selling them to Qualcomm. According to IDT and Qualcomm, IDT is transferring the design team of its Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) and Frame Rate Co...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TeleNav Acquires Goby

Sunnyvale-based TeleNav, the provider of wireless location-based services, said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of goby, a developer of mobile applications. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. TeleNav said m...

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Guidewire Files For IPO

San Mateo-based Guidewire, a developer of insurance underwriting software, filed for an IPO Friday, saying it is looking to raise up to $100M in its offering. The IPO is being underwritten by J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

TIBCO Software Acquires Nimbus Partners

Palo Alto-based TIBCO Software said this week that it has acquired Nimbus Partners, a UK-based developer of business process discovery and analysis applications. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. TIBCO said Nimbus will comple...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

MobiTV Files For IPO

Emeryville-based MobiTV has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC Wednesday that it is looking to raise up to $75M in an IPO under the symbol "MBTV." The firm's IPO is being underwritten by J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank Securities,...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Scientific Conservation Raises $9.6M

San Francisco-based Scientific Conservation, Inc., a provider of building energy management software, said Monday that it has raised $9.6M in a third round of venture capital funding. The funding was led by Triangle Peak Partners, and also ...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Cisco Buys Versly

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it has acquired San Francisco-based Versly, a developer of collaboration plug-ins for Microsoft Office. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cisco said that Versly's employees will be i...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Crocus Technology Buys Patents From NXP

Sunnyvale-based Crocus Technology, a developer of magnetic semiconductors, said this morning that it has acquired the MRAM patent portfolio of NXP Semiconductor. Financial terms of the acquisitoin were not disclosed. Corcus said the patents...

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Force10 Acquisition By Dell Completes

The acquisition of San Jose-based Force10 Networks has completed, according to acquiring firm Dell. The deal, which had been announced in July, will bolster Dell's data center solutions, the company said today. Force10 had been venture back...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jive Software Files For IPO

Palo Alto-based Jive Software, the developer of enterprise social networking software, has filed for an IPO, saying Wednesday that it is looking to raise up to $100M on the public markets. The firm says it hopes to trade as JIVE, but has no...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Engine Yard Acquires Orchestra

San Francisco-based Engine Yard said today that it has acquired fellow San Francisco software maker Orchestra. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Engine Yard is a maker of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) tools for Ruby on Rails; Or...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vector Capital Buys Two Units From Motorola

San Francisco-base private equity firm Vector Capital said today that it has agreed to acquire two units from Motorola Solutions. The two said that Vector Capital will acquire Motorola Solutions' Point-to-Point (PTP or Orthogon) and Point-...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

MyNewPlace Acquired by RealPage

San Francisco-based Multifamily Technology Solutions, the parent firm of online housing rental marketplace MyNewPlace, has been acquired by RealPage. The deal was worth $74.4M, net of cash expected to be acquired. RealPage is a developer so...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Autodesk Buys Avatar Software Firm

San Mateo-based 3D CAD software firm Autodesk has acquired avatar creation software firm Evolver, according to details on the acquisition sent to Evolver customers by Autodesk. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Autodesk said ...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Skype Acquires GroupMe

Skype announced this morning that it is in a deal to acquire Groupme, a provider of mobile group messaging services. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. GroupMe was based in New York, and founded in 2010. Skype said the buy will...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Cisco Buys AXIOSS Software

San Jose-based Cisco said Sunday that it has acquired the assets of AXIOSS Software, a developer of software for network services ordering and fulfillment. Cisco said it would pay $31M in cash for AXIOSS Software, which was formerly the UK ...

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Chegg Buys Homework Help Site

Santa Clara-based Chegg, the online textbook marketplace, said Friday that it has acquired Student of Fortune, an online tutorial marketplace firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Student of Fortune was based in Los A...

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Evernote Buys Skitch

Mountain View-based Evernote said Thursday that it has acquired Skitch, the developer of a collaborative image editing app. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Skitch runs on the Mac and Android. Evernote also said it would make...

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jive Software Hires IPO Bankers

Palo Alto-based Jive Software, which makes enterprise social networking tools, has hired on Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and UBS in preparation for an IPO, according to Bloomberg. The report cited anonymous sources close to the...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

eBay Completes Magento Buy

San Jose-based eBay said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Magento, the developer of open source e-commerce software. The buy had originally been announced in June. No financial details of the acquisition have been announce...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Digital Chocolate Buys Sandlot Games

San Mateo-based Digital Chocolate, the game publishing firm run by Trip Hawkins, said this morning that it has acquired Sandlot Games, a maker of casual games. Sandlot Games is known for its titles Cake Mania, Super Granny, Tradewinds, and ...

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility For $12.5B

Google said today that it has acquired Motorola Mobility, the developer of mobile phone technology, in a deal worth $12.5 billion in cash. Google said it would pay $40 per share for Motorola mobility, using the buy to "supercharge the Andro...

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Friday, August 12, 2011

eBay Completes Zong Buy

eBay said today that it has completed its acquisition of mobile payments provider Zong. eBay said the deal was worth $240M. The deal had originally been announced on July 7th. Zong was based in Menlo Park, and venture backed by Matrix Part...

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Citrix Buys RingCube

Santa Clara-based Citrix said Thursday that it has acquired RingCube, a developer of virtual desktop personalization software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RingCube makes it easier for IT organizations to provide personali...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Plimus Acquired By Great Hill For $115M

Fremont-based Plimus, a developer of e-commerce software, has been acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners, Great Hill said Monday. The deal was worth $115M. Great Hill said it acquired Plimus from Susquehanna Growth Equity LLC,...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Food Wishes Acquired By Allrecipes.com

Food Wishes, an online YouTube channel created by San Francisco resident "Chef John" Mitzewich, has been acquired by online food site Allrecipes.com, Allrecipes said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Food Wishes ...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Havok Buys Trinigy

Interactive games software firm Havok, which has offices in San Francisco, said today that it has acquired Trinigy, a 3D game engine provider. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Havok is owned by Intel. According to Havo...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Bagcheck Acquired By Twitter

San Francisco-based Bagcheck, an online social shopping and sharing service headed by Sam Pullara, has been acquired by Twitter. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Bagcheck, Pullara joins the Twitter enginee...

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

IO Turbine Acquired By Fusion-io For $95M

San Jose-based IO Turbine, a developer of software caching technology for VMware virtual environments, has been acquired by flash SSD maker Fusion-io. Fusion-io said it wpould pay approximately $95M for IO Turbine, and hire IO Turbine's 20 ...

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

WageWorks Drops IPO Offering Range

San Mateo-based WageWorks, which provides health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and commuter benefits and other programs for employers, has dropped its expected initial public offering ...

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Meltwater Buys IceRocket

San Francisco-based The Meltwater Group, a developer of social media monitoring tools and services, said today that it has acquired IceRocket, a developer of blog and social media search tools. Financial details of the buy were not announce...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Grandis Acquired By Samsung Electronics

Milpitas-based Grandis, Inc., a developer of spin transfer torque random access memory (STT-RAM) memory technology, has been acquired by Samsung Electronics, Samsung announced Tuesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vocera Communications Files For IPO

San Jose-based Vocera Communications, a developer of mobile communications products for the healthcare industry, said in a filing Monday evening that it is looking to raise up to $80M in an IPO. The firm said it has applied to list as VCRA ...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

InMobi Buys Sprout

San Francisco-based InMobi, the venture-backed, mobile advertising network, said today that it has acquired Sprout, a developer of mobile HTML5 rich media advertising software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. InMobi i...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sony Computer Entertainment Buys Game Studio Sucker Punch

Foster City-based Sony Computer Entertainment announced this morning that it has acquired videogames developer SUcker Punch Productions. Sony said that the acquisition will help it in developing games on the PlayStation, and is the sixteent...

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Google Scoops Up The Dealmap

Mountain View-based Google has acquired The DealMap, the Menlo Park-based online aggregator of local deals. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The Dealmap announced the acquisition this morning. Dealmap was launched in May 2010,...

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Autodesk Buys Instructables

San Rafael-based 3D CAD software firm Autodesk said this morning that it has acquired Instructables, the San Francisco-based online community focused on do-it-yourself projects. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Autodesk said i...

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Intermolecular Files For IPO

San Jose-based Intermolecular, a provider of research and development for the semiconductor and clean-energy industries, has filed for an IPO, saying Friday that it is looking to raise up to $200M. The firm says it will apply to list on eit...

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Yelp Hires CFO From Move, As It Eyes IPO

San Francisco-based Yelp, the local business and restaurants review site, said Thursday that it has hired Rob Krolik as CFO of the company. Krolik was CFO of publicly held Move, based in Campbell, California. Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp ...

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Friday, July 29, 2011

InvenSense Sets IPO Pricing Range

Sunnyvale-based InenSense has set the pricing range for its IPO, saying in a filing tht it is estimating its initial public offering price at between $8.50 and $10.50 per share. The firm is offering up 10,500,000 shares of its stock in the ...

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Friday, July 29, 2011

InQuira Acquired By Oracle

San Francisco-based InQuira, a developer of knowledge management and customer service software, has been acquired by Oracle, Oracle said Thursday. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. InQuira's software is used for both ...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Marketbright Acquired By Act-On Software

San Bruno-based Marketbright, a developer of marketing automation software, has been acquired by fellow online marketing firm Act-On Software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Marketbright was venture backed by Greycroft Partn...

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Innovalight Acquired By DuPont

Sunnyvale-based Innovalight, a developer of silicon ink products and technology, has been acquired by DuPont. DuPont announced the buy this morning, but did not disclose financial details of the acquisition. DuPont said the buy would streng...

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Monday, July 25, 2011

GestureTek Sells Technology To Qualcomm

Sunnyvale-based GestureTek, a developer of gesture recognition technology for the mobile phone market, has sold off a numbe rof its gesture regonition technology intellectual property assets to Qualcomm. Financial details of the sale were n...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Oracle Buys Linux Software Firm Ksplice

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said Thursday that it has acquired Ksplice, which operates a service to keep Linux updated with kernel security updates. financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Oracle said the buy would increase t...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Google Reaches Into Fridge For Plus

Google has acquired startup Fridge, which was working on group collaboration and sharing tools, according to Fridge today. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Fridge said it will become part of the Google+ team, and will be clo...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

iGware Acquired By Acer For $320M

Mountain View-based iGware, a developer of cloud software and infrastructure tools, has been acquired by Acer, Acer said today. Acer said it will pay $320M plus up to $75M in earnout. iGware's tools are used for supporting consumer devices,...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

CX Acquires FileDen

Palo Alto-based CX Inc., a provider of cloud storage and file management services, said today that it has acquired FileDen, a provider of online storage products, from myCloud Holdings. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed....

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Trimble Buys PeopleNet

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said yesterday that it has agreed to acquire PeopleNet, a provider of onboard computing and mobile communications systems for the fleet transportation market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. PeopleNet...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Force10 Networks Acquired By Dell

San Jose-based Force10 Networks, a developer of 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching hardware, has been acquired by Dell Computer. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Force10 had been backed by Advanced Equities, Crosslink Capital, Mor...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Intel Buys Switching Semiconductor Firm

Santa Clara-based Intel Corporation said this morning that it has acquired Fulcrum Microsystems, a developer of Ethernet switch silicon for data center networks. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Fulcrum is based in C...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Autodesk Buys Pixlr

San Rafael-based Autodesk, the developer of 3D cad software, said today that it has acquired Pixlr, an online, social site focused on creating, collecting, editing, and sharing images. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ...

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Move Buys SocialBios

Campbell-based Move, the parent firm of Realtor.com and other real estate websites, said today that it has acuqired SocialBios, the developer of online business referral and social search software. Financial details of thea cquisition were ...

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Adobe Buys EchoSign

Palo Alto-base dEchoSign, a developer of web-based, electronic signature software, has been acquired by Adobe Systems. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Adobe said EchoSign's technology will become a "key component" o...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Zeltiq Aesthetics Files For IPO

Pleasanton-based Zeltiq Aesthetics, a provider of medical aesthetics technology for fat removal, has filed for an IPO. The firm is looking to raise up to $115M in its IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market as ZLTQ. The firm's IPO is being underwri...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

EA Acquires PopCap For $750M

Redwood City-based games maker Electronic Arts said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired PopCap Games, in a deal worth $750M plus earnout. EA said it would pay $650M in cash plus $100M in shares of its common stock, plus unspecified earno...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cloud.com Acquired By Citrix Systems

Cupertino-based >Cloud.com, a provider of software infrastructure for cloud computing providers, has been acquired by Citrix Systems. Citrix did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Citrix said the buy would bolster its offerings for t...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

AddToAny Acquired By Lockerz

San Francisco-based AddToAny, a developer of widgets for Wordpress and Drupal for social sharing, has been acquired by Seattle-based Lockerz. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. AddToAny was founded by Pat Diven II....

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Softagon Acquired By Texas Firm

San Francisco-based Softagon Corporation, a developer of software for hedge funds, investment management firms, and other companies, has been acquired by Pariveda Solutions. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Pariveda is a Da...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Google Acquires Punchd

Google has acquired Punchd, a provider of mobile loyalty card software applications. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Punchd was backed by 500Startups, and based in Mountain View....

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Symantec Completes Clearwell Acquisition

Mountain View-based Symantec Corp. announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Clearwell Systems. The deal had originally been announced on May 19th. Clearwell was venture backed by DAG Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Sequoia ...

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Silver Spring Networks Files For IPO

Redwood City-based Silver Spring Networks has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $150M in its IPO. The firm said it has applied to list its stock on the NYSE as SSNI. Silver Spring Networks is a developer of smart gr...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Aeroprise Acquired By BMC Software

Mountain View-based Aeroprise, a developer of IT management software, has been acquired by BMC Software, BMC said Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Aeroprise develops software which allows mobile users--inlcuding iPho...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

eBay Buys Zong For $240M

San Jose-based eBay said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire mobile billing and payments firm Zong, which is based in Menlo Park. eBay said it would pay approximately $240M in cash for Zong. Zong was venture backed by Matrix Partners, Ad...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

JDSU Buys Solar Power IP From QuantaSol

Milpitas-based JDSU said today that it has acquired the critical product design, patents, and assets for a concentrated photovoltaic solar product line from QuantaSol, a CPV provider in the UK. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ASIC Advantage Acquired By Microsemi

Sunnyvale-based ASIC Advantage, a developer of high-performance, high-voltage and radiation-hardened mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) solutions for the aerospace, automotive, communications, industrial and medical markets, has been acqu...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Callidus Software Buys iCentera

Pleasanton-based Callidus Software, the developer of sales team management software, said today that it has acquired iCentera, a developer of sales enablement software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. iCentra's software is us...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Twitter Buys BackType

BackType, a developer of Twitter analytics tools, has been acquired by Twitter, BackType said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Backtype, which was backed in San Francisco, had been backed by such firms as 500 Startups, ...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Finisar Completes Ignis Buy

Sunnyvale-based Finisar, the developer of fiber optic subsystems, said today that it has completed its acquisition of Ignis ASA, a publicly held Norwegian company. Ignis was listed on the Osla Stock Exchange AS IGNIS. The firm said it agree...

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Zynga Files For IPO

San Francisco-based Zynga has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC Friday that it is looking to raise up to $1 billion on the public markets. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co., BofA Mer...

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Taleo Completes Jobpartners Buy

Dublin-based Taleo Corporation, the developer of talent management, software-as-a-service, said today that it has completed its acquisition of European software firm >b>Jobpartners. The acquisition was worth $38M. Taleo said the acquisition...

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Apache Design Solutions Acquired By ANSYS

San Jose-based Apache Design Solutions, a developer of electronics simulation software, has been acquired by ANSYS, a fellow simulation software developer, in a deal worth $310M in cash. Apache Design Solutions develops software used for de...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oracle Buys Pillar Data Systems

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said today that it has agreed to acquire San Jose-based Pilalr Data Systems, the developer storage area networking equipment which is owned by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Financial terms of the acquisition were not...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

OmniVision Buys Taiwanese Manufacturing Operation

Santa Clara-based OmniVision Technologies, which develops CMOS digital imaging products, said today that it has acquired the wafer-level lens production operations from Tawianese firm VisEra Technology Company, Ltd.. VisEra currently provid...

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Friday, June 24, 2011

BlueArc Files For IPO

San Jose-based BlueArc, the developer of high performance, network attached storage (NAS) devices, has filed for an IPO. According to the firm's filing with the SEC Friday, it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global M...

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Friday, June 24, 2011

BioMarin Buys Plant From Pfizer

Novato-based BioMarin Pharmaceutical said Thursday that it is in a deal to buy a 133,000 square foot, bulk biologics manufacturing plant from Pfizer. the plant is located in Shanbally, Cork, Ireland. BioMarin said it paid $48.5M for the pla...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oracle Buys FatWire Software

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said today that it has acquired Fatwire Software, a developer of web experience management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Oracle said the acquisition would complement its Oracle Fusion M...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Taleo Acquires European Firm

Dublin, California-based Taleo, which develops software-as-a-service for talent management, said it has acquired European firm Jobpartners. The deal was worth approximately $38M. Jobpartners develops cloud-based, talent management software....

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Taulia Acquires billFLO

San Francisco-based Taulia, a provider of spending management software for SAP, said today that it has acquired billFLO, a developer of small business cash flow monitoring software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. bil...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Imperva Files For IPO

Redwood Shores-based Imperva, a provider of security software, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $75M in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The firm has applied to list as IMPV. The firm's IPo is being unde...

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Ubiquiti Networks Files For IPO

San Jose-based Ubiquiti Networks filed for an IPO Friday, saying that it is looking to raised up to $200M in its public offering. Ubiquiti has filed to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as UBNT. Ubiquiti's IPo is being underwritten by UBS In...

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Vector Capital Completes RAE Systems Buy

San Francisco-based private equity firm Vector Capital said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of RAE Systems. The deal was worth $138M, and included the participation of CITIC Capital Partners. RAE Systems is a developer of gas...

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Enphase Energy Files For IPO

Petaluma-based Enphase Energy, a developer of solar inverters, filed for an IPO Wednesday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm said it has applied to list as ENPH. The firm's IPO is...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pandora Surges In IPO Debut

The IPO frenzy was in full swing this morning, as Oakland-based Pandora Media debuted on the market in its IPO, trading as high as $26.00, after pricing Tuesday evening at $16.00. Pandora had already upped its initial trading range, pricing...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pandora Prices At $16.00

The frenzy for Internet IPOs continued unabated today, as Oakland-based Pandora Media, the online Internet radio station firm, has priced its IPO at $16.00 per share--well above its upgraded, $10.00 to $12.00 per share estimated pricing ran...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Envivio Sets IPO Pricing Range

South San Francisco-based Envivio, a provider of IP video processing and distribution hardware, has set its pricing range, saying Tuesday that it is looking to offer 6,000,000 shares of its stock at between $10.00 and $12.00 per share. The ...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ambarella Files For IPO

Santa Clara-based Ambarella, a developer of semiconductors for the video and image processing market, said last week that it has filed for an IPO. The firm is looking to raise up to $65M in its IPO. The IPO is being underwritten by Morgan S...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Trimble Buys Yamei Electronics Technology

Sunnyvale-based Trimble, the developer of GPS related products, said today that it has acquired Yamei Electronics Technology, Co., Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of automotive anti-theft, GPS monitoring and tracking systems. Financial terms o...

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Monday, June 13, 2011

VMware Buys Digital Fuel

Palo Alto-based VMware, the developer of virtualization software, said today that it has acquired Digital Fuel, a developer of IT financial and business management software-as-a-service. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed...

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Callidus Software Buys Litmos

Pleasanton-based Callidus Software, which develops sales performance management software tools, said last week that it has acquired Litmos Limited, a developer of learning management systems. Financial details of the acquisition were not di...

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Monday, June 13, 2011

NVIDIA Completes Icera Buy

Santa Clara-based NVIDIA said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Icera. The deal was worth $367M in cash. Icera was a developer of wireless modems for the 3G and 4G mobile market. NVIDIA had originally announced the acqui...

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Friday, June 10, 2011

CafePress Files For IPO

San Mateo-based CafePress, the online service which allows users to create their own custom merchandise, has filed for an IPO. The firm said it is looking to raise up to $80M in its IPO, which is being underwritten by J.P. Morgan, Jefferies...

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Pandora Bumps Estimated Price, Shares In IPO

Oakland-based Pandora Media, the online personalized radio station service, has bumped the number of shares and estimated opening price for its IPO, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Friday. The firm said it will now offer 14,684...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Prodiance Acquired By Microsoft

Pleasanton-based Prodiance, a developer of audit and enterprise risk management software, has been acquired by Microsoft, Microsoft announced Tuesday. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Prodiance wil lbecome a wholly owned sub...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Scoreloop Acquired By RIM

San Francisco-based Scoreloop, a developer of mobile, social gaming developer tools, has been acquired by Research In Motion, RIM said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Scoreloop, the company will be...

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Monday, June 6, 2011

eBay Buys Magento

San Jose-based eBay said this morning that it has acquired Magento, a developer of open source, e-commece software. Los Angeles-based Magento had previously raised funding from eBay. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. eBay said...

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Google Buys Postrank

Mountain View-based Google has acquired PostRank, a developer of real-time analytics software which uses social web engagement and advertising. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. PostRank announced the deal on its homepage on F...

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pandora Sets IPO Pricing Range

Oakland-based Pandora Media, the personalized Internet radio service, has set its IPO pricing range and shares, the firm said Thursday afternoon. In an updated S-1 filing with the SEC, the firm said it will offer 13,684,000 shares of its co...

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Groupon Files For IPO

Daily deals phenomenon Groupon has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC Thursday afternoon that it is looking to raised up to $750M in the IPO. The firm said it has applied to list as GRPN, but has not yet selected an exchange....

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

RockYou Buys Australian Game Studio

Redwood City-based RockYou said Wednesday that it has acquired an Australian game development studio, 3 Blokes. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. 3 Blokes develops Facebok games, including Galactic Trader, a space tra...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Polycom Buys HP's Visual Collaboration Business

Pleasanton-based Polycom and Palo Alto-based HP said today that the two are in a definitive agreement, where Polycom will buy the assets of HP's Visual Collaboration business. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HP's Visual Coll...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SocialCast Acquired By VMware

San Francisco-based Socialcast, a developer of enterprise social networking tools, has been acquired by VMware, the firms said Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Socialcast was venture backed by Baseline Venture...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Atari Sells Cryptic Studios

Atari said this morning along with Chinese online game firm Perfect World Co., Ltd that the two have entered into an agreement will Perfect World will acquire 100 percent of Los Gatos-based Cryptic Studios, the online game developer. The de...

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Reply! Buys MerchantCircle

San Ramon-based Reply! Inc. said Thursday that it is acquiring Mountain View-based MerchantCircle, in a deal worth $60M. MerchantCircle operates an online business advertising service, and was venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners, Scale...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tesla Files For Secondary Offering

Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors, the manufacturer of electric cars, has filed for a secondary IPO, saying this morning in an filing that it is looking to offer up 5,300,00 shares of its common stock in a new offering. The firm is looking to ra...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Twitter Buys TweetDeck

Twitter has acquired Twitter client software firm TweetDeck, the firm announced this morning, confirming months of rumors of a pending acquisition of TweetDeck by the company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although the acq...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Atheros Communications Acquired By Qualcomm

San Jose-based Atheros Communications, the developer of networking equipment, has officially become part of Qualcomm, Qualcomm said Tuesday. The deal was worth $3.1 billion. Qualcomm and Atheros initially announced the deal in January. Athe...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

HP Buys Printelligent

Palo Alto-based HP said Tuesday that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Printelligent. Printelligent is a provider of managed print services. financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Printell...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Google Buys Sparkbuy

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Sparkbuy, the operator of an online, electronics comparison search engine. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The deal was announced by Sparkbuy on its web site Monday....

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Jive Buys Offisync

Palo Alto-based Jive Software, the developer of social networking applications for the enterprise, said today that it has acquired OffiSync, which develops connectors for Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint. Financi...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Phase Matrix Acquired by National Instruments

San Jose-based Phase Matrix, a designer of RF and microwave test and measurement instruments, subsystems and components, has been acquired by National Instruments. National Instruments said it will pay $38M for Phase Matrix, which was found...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Conduit Buys Wibiya

San Mateo-based Conduit, the developer of toolbar and browser apps, said today that it has acquired Wibiya, a web publishing platform which provides web apps to such sites as TheStreet.com, TheOnion.com, and Philly.com. Financial terms of t...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sequoia Gets Big Day With Two Exits

Sequoia Capital's Thursday was a great day, as it goes for venture capital firms, as two of its companies -- LinkedIn, and Clearwell Systems, had exits. Sequoia's biggest gain was via the huge IPO of LinkedIn, which more than doubled its in...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Symantec Buys Clearwell Systems for $390M

Mountain View-based Symantec said Thursday that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Clearwell Systems, a developer of electronic discovery software. Symantec said it will pay approximately $390M for Clearwell, net of approximately $2...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

LinkedIn More Than Doubles In IPO

Mountain View-based LinkedIn more than doubled its initial offering price, closing its first day in trading at $94.25. The firm, which debuted Thursday morning at $45.00 per share, had traded as high as $122.70 in extremly high demand for ...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

LinkedIn Spikes In IPO

Mountain View-based business social networking site LinkedIn surged to twice its IPO opening price in trading Thursday, trading as high as $92.99 in morning trading. The firm opened at $45.00 in its long anticipated IPO. LinkedIn is venture...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

LinkedIn Prices at $45

Mountain View-based LinkedIn has priced at $45.00 per share, selling 7.84M shares of its common stock in its IPO pricing Wednesday afternoon. The pricing was at the high range of its upped, $42.00 to $45.00 estimated pricing range from earl...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yahoo Buys 5to1

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire 5to1 Holding Corp., an online network of media publishers. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Yahoo said the acquisition would help it to build on oits p...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

LinkedIn Bumps IPO Pricing Range

Mountain View-based LinkedIn has bumped its IPO pricing today, according to a regulatory filing, as it preps for its IPO Thursday. The firm said it will be offering up 7,840,000 shares of its common stock, at between $42.00 and $45.00 per s...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Trimble Buys MyTopo

Sunnyvale-based Trimble, in another acquisition move today, said it has acquired Mytopo, an online provider of print and digital maps for outdoor enthusiasts. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. MyTopo allows users to cre...

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Monday, May 16, 2011

LinkedIn IPO Set For Thursday

San Francisco-based LinkedIn is expected to hit the markets Thursday in its IPO, according to reports today. LinkedIn is looking to sell 7,840,000 shares of its stock on the New York Stock Exchange as LNKD. The firm set its initial pricing ...

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Monday, May 16, 2011

SanDisk Buys Pliant For $327M

Milpitas-based flash memory firm SanDisk announced this morning that it is buying Pliant Technology, the developer of enterprise solid state disk drives. SanDisk said it would pay approximately $327M in cash, plus equity-based incentives, f...

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Trimble Buys Dynamic Survey Solutions

Sunnyvale-based Trimble reported this morning that it has acquired Dynamic Survey Solutions, a Vermont-based developer of seismic survey software. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Trimble said that Dynamic Survey Sol...

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Monday, May 16, 2011

VMware Buys Shavlik Technologies

Palo Alto-based virtualization software developer VMware said this morning that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shavlik Technologies, a developer of cloud-based, IT management software for small and medium sized busine...

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Solazyme Sets IPO Pricing Range

South San Francisco-based Solazyme has set its estimated initial public offering price, saying this morning in a filing that it anticipates that the IPO price for the firm will be between $15.00 and $17.00 per share. Solazyme has applied to...

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cell Biosciences Acquires Canadian Firm

Santa Clara-based Cell Biosciences, a developer of scientific equipment for protein analysis, said Thursday that it has acquired Brightwell Technologies, in a deal worth $9M in cash. Brightwell was based in Ottawa, Ontario, and develops mic...

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Inside Network Acquired By WebMediaBrands

Palo Alto-based Inside Network, which operates the Inside Facebook and Inside Social Games sites, has been acquired by WebMediaBrands. WebMediaBrand is paying $14M for Inside Network, including $7.5M in cash plus $6.5M in stock. WebMediaBra...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thoma Bravo Buys Tripwire

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo, which has offices in San Francisco, said today that it has acquired IT security and compliance software developer Tripwire. Tripwire was based in Portland. Financial details of the acquisition were not discl...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Groupon Eyes IPO This Week, Says Report

A report today says that daily deals phenom Groupon is on the verge of an IPO filing, even as the firm's bankers scramble to get the firm's finances and offering in order. The report came from AllThingsD, which said the IPO is expected to v...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cadence Buys Altos Design Automation

San Jose-based Cadence Design Systems, the developer of electronic design automation (EDA) software, said this morning that it has acquired Altos Design Automation, a developer of foundation IP for the semiconductor industry. Financial term...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

IntelePeer Files For IPO

San Mateo-based Intelepeer, a provider of cloud-based communications services, has filed for an IPO. The firm said it is looking to raise up to $100M in its IPO, on either the New York Stock exchange or Nasdaq Global Market. The firm has ap...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Skype Acquired By Microsoft

Voice over IP service provider Skype has been acquired by Microsoft, the companies said this morning, in a deal worth $8.5 billion in cash. Microsoft is acquiring Skype from an investor group led by Silver Lake, including eBay International...

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Zynga Buys Wonderland Software

San Francisco-based social games developer Zynga announced this morning that it has acquired Wonderland Software, a UK-based maker of iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad games. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wonderland develops th...

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Nvidia Buys Icera

Santa Clara-based graphics card and semiconductor firm NVIDIA announced this morning that it is buying Icera, a developer of baseband processors for the 3G and 4G cell phone and tablet market. The deal is worth $367 million in cash. Icera w...

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Trimble Buys Tekla

Sunnyvale-based Trimble Navigation said today that it is buying Tekla Corporation, a developer of building information modeling software, in a deal worth approximately $489M. According to Trimble, the cash deal will have aan enterprise valu...

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Monday, May 9, 2011

LinkedIn Sets IPO Pricing Range

Mountain View-based LinkedIn has set the pricing range for its IPO, saying this morning that it anticipates the initial public offering price for the firm's IPO to be between $32.00 and $35.00 per share. The firm is selling 7,840,000 shares...

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Aurora Networks Buys GoBackTV

Santa Clara-based Aurora Networks, a provider of optical transport services for the cable operator market, said this week it has acquired GoBackTV. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. GoBackTV is based in Menlo Park, and had aro...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

LinkedIn Selects NYSE For IPO

Mountain View-based LinkedIn has selected the NYSE for its IPO, saying today in a regulatory filing that it has applied to list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange as LNKD. The firm had earlier said it was deciding between the NASDAQ G...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

RPX IPO Debuts On Market

San Francisco-based RPX, which provides a defensive patent licensing service, has debuted on the market today, raising $159.6M in its IPO. The firm sold 8.4 million shares of its common stock at $19.00 per share. The pricing was above earli...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Flixster Acquired By Warner Bros.

San Francisco-based Flixster, the movie reviews and rating site, has been acquired by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. Warner Bros. announced the acquisition this morning. No financial details of the buy were disclosed. Flixster was v...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Electronic Arts Buys Firemint

Redwood City-based Electronic Arts said today it is buying an Australian mobile game developer, Firemint. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Firemint develops the iPhone and iPad games Flight Control and Real Racing....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Salesforce.com Completes Radian6 Buy

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com said last night that it has completed its acquisition of Radian6, a developer of a social media monitoring platform. Salesforce.com had announced the $326M acquisition on March 30th. Radian6 was venture ba...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Clickability Acquired By Limelight Networks

San Francisco-based Clickability, a developer of web content management software-as-a-service, has been acquired by content delivery provider Limelight Networks. Limelight said the deal was worth approximately $10M in a combination fo cash ...

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Krillion Acquired By Local.com

Mountain View-based Krillion, a developer of local product search software and services, has been acquired by Local.com. According to Local.com, it paid $3.5M in cash for Krillion, which was venture backed by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners...

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Astro Gaming Acquired By Skullcandy

San Francisco-based Astro Gaming, which develops headphones for the computer gaming market, has been acquired. According to Skullcandy, which also makes audio headphones and accessories, it paid $10.8M to acquire Astro Gaming. The deal clos...

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Friday, April 29, 2011

ZipZapPlay Acquired By PopCap

San Francisco-based ZipZapPlay, a maker of social games, has been acquired by PopCap Games, the Seattle-based developer of casual games. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ZipZapPlay had developed games Baking Life and Happy Ha...

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Friday, April 29, 2011

LoopNet Acquired By CoStar Group

San Francisco-based LoopNet, the operator of an online commercial real estate marketplace, has beena cquired by CoStar Group, CoStar said Thursday. The deal was worth approximately $860M, with an enterprise value of $762M. Both firms provid...

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

PicScout Acquired By Getty Images

Los Gatos-based PicScout, a developer of software used to track image use, metadata, and licensing on the web, has been acquired by Getty Images. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Getty Images said the buy will build an...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Facebook Buys Daytum

Palo Alto-based Facebook has acquired Daytum, a New York-based developer of an iPhone application and service for organizing data. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Daytum said that founders Ryan Case and Nicholas Felton have ...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yahoo Sells Delicious To YouTube's Hurley, Chen

Yahoo said Wednesday afternoon that it has sold social bookmarking site Delicious to Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the founders of YouTube. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. According to Yahoo, it will continue to run Delicious ...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Optomai Acquired By M/A-COM

Sunnyvale-based Optomai, a semiconductor firm developing integrated circuits and modules for 40Gbps and 100Gbps fiber optic networks, has been acquired by M/A-COM Technology Solutions. M/A Technology Solutions announced the buy Tuesday. Fin...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

SuccessFactors Buys Learning Management Software Firm

San Mateo-based SuccessFactors said Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Plateau, a developer of learning management systems. SuccessFactors said it would pay $145M in cash plus $145M in stock for Plateau, whic...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

SlideRocket Acquired by VMware

San Francisco-based SlideRocket, a developer online presentation software, has been acquired by Palo Alto-based VMware, the developer of virtualization software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. SlideRocket was backed ...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WageWorks Files For IPO

San Mateo-based WageWorks, which operates health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and commuter benefits and other programs for employers, has filed for an IPO. The IPO is being underwritt...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Provigent Now Part of Broadcom

Santa Clara-based Provigent, the developer of mixed signal semiconductrors for the microwave backhaul market, is now officially part of Broadcom. Broadcom said Monday that it has officially completed its acquisition of Provigent, a deal whi...

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Monday, April 25, 2011

SurveyMonkey Buys Wufoo

Palo Alto-based SurveyMonkey announced this morning that it has acquired Infinity Box, the makers of the Wufoo online web form development service. SurveyMonkey, which develops web-based survey products, did not disclose financial terms of ...

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Greystripe Acquired By ValueClick

San Francisco-based Greystripe, an operator of a brand-focused, mobile advertising network, has been acquired by online advertising firm ValueClick, ValueClick announced this morning. ValueClick said it paid $70M in cash for Greystripe, whi...

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Friday, April 22, 2011

OpenFeint Acquired By GREE For $104M

Burlingame-based OpenFeint, the developer of mobile games for the Apple iPhone and Android, has been acquired by Japanese social gaming firm GREE. OpenFeint said that GREE has acquired OpenFeint for $104M, and will also be providing additio...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

eBay Acquires WHERE

eBay said this morning that it has acquired Boston-based WHERE, a provider of a location-based, mobile discovery and advertising service. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. eBay said the acquisition is expected to enhance its po...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Twitter Bidding For Tweetdeck, Says Report

Twitter is in talks with Twitter client software firm TweetDeck, to acquire it for around $50M, according to reports today. The report, from the Wall Street Journal, appears to contradict earlier reports that TweetDeck was being acquired by...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

RPX Sets Pricing Range For IPO

San Francisco-based RPX said Monday in a filing that it expects that its IPO will debut between $16.88 and $18.00 per share. The firm is hoping to trade on the Nasdaq Global Market as RPXC. The firm says it will offer $7.3 million shares of...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Walmart Buys Kosmix

Wal-Mart announced today that it has agreed to acquire Mountain View-based Kosmix, which develops software for filtering social media for users. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Koxmis was founded by Venky Harinarayan and Anan...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Envivio Files For IPO

South San Francisco-based Envivio, a provider of video processing services for compression and transcoding of video across the Internet, has filed for an IPO. The firm said Friday that it is looking to raised up to $69M in an IPO on the Nas...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Cisco Completes NewScale Buy

San Jose-based Cisco announced Friday that it has completed its acquisition of NewScale, which develops IT management software. Financial details of the acquisition have not been announced by the company. NewScale was venture backed by Ches...

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Friday, April 15, 2011

SiBeam Acquired By Silicon Image

Sunnvyale-based Silicon Image said Thursday that it has acquired SiBEAM, also based in Sunnyvale, in a deal worth $25.5M in cash plus stock. SiBEAM is a developer of high speed, wireless communications products for uncompressed, HD video. S...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jive Buys Proximal Labs

Palo Alto-based Jive Software, which develops social networking software for businesses, said today that it has acquired Proximal Labs. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Proximal Labs develops data mining software used to impro...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Google Buys PushLife

Mountain View-based Google has acquired PushLife, a developer of software for purchasing and sharing mobile content. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. PushLife, which announced the deal, said it would join Google's engineeri...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Zynga Buys MarketZero

Social gaming giant Zynga has acquired another firm, this time a developer of an online site for tracking online poker. The firm has acuqired MarketZero, which develops PokerTableRatings, an online site for tracking the statistics of online...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

VMware Takes Over Mozy

Palo Alto-based VMware, the provider of system virtualization software, has taken over the Mozy online backup service, the company said today. Mozy, which is owned by VMware parent EMC, is based in Seattle. According to VMware, it has acqui...

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Monday, April 4, 2011

National Semiconductor Acquired By Texas Instruments

Santa Clara-based National Semiconductor is being acquired by Texas Instruments in a $6.5 billion, all cash deal, the firms said Monday afternoon. The two said that National Semiconductor's shareholders will receive $25 in cash for each of ...

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Responsys Sets IPO Range

San Bruno-based Responsys, a provider of email marketing and marketing automation software, said in a filing Monday that it expects its IPO to be between $8.50 and $10.00 per share. The firm is selling 6,619,654 shares of its stock and plan...

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Monday, April 4, 2011

VeriFone To Sell Hypercom's Payment Systems Business

San Jose-based Verifone said Monday that it has reached an agreement to sell the U.S. payments systems business of Hypercom to Ingenico S.A.. The deal is worth $54M in cash. Verifone recently acquired Hypercom in a $485M deal. VeriFone said...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Salesforce.com Buys Radian6 For $326M

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com announced this morning that it has acquired Radian6, a provider of a social media monitoring platform, for $276M in cash plus $50M in stock. Radian6's services are used by the Fortune 100 to monitor Facebo...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cisco Buys newScale

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it is acquiring Foster City-based newScale, a developer of software for managing IT processes. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cisco said that newScale will become part of its Adva...

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Callidus Software Buys Salesforce Assessments

Pleasanton-based Callidus Software said Monday that it has acquired Salesforce Assessments Ltd., a provider of sales assessment services. Financial details of the acquisition wer enot disclosed. Salesforce Assessments develops software-as-a...

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Monday, March 28, 2011

eBay Buys GSI Commerce

San Jose-based online auction site eBay announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire e-commerce and marketing provider GSI Commerce, in a deal worth approximately $2.4 billion. eBay said it will pay $29.25 a share for publicly held ...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Polycom Buys Accordent

Pleasanton-based Polycom, the provider of video conferencing and other related hardware, said today that it has acquired Accordent, a developer of enterprise webcasting products. The deal was worth $50M in cash. Polycom said it would use th...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

McAfee Buys Sentrigo

Santa Clara-based security software firm McAfee said this morning that it is buying database security firm Sentrigo. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sentrigo is a provider of database security, compliance, assessment, monito...

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Shutterfly Buys Tiny Prints For $333M

Redwood City-based Shutterfly said today that it has acquired Sunnyvale-based Tiny Prints, which offers up cards, invitations, personalized stationery and photo books. Shutterfly said it will pay approximately $333M for Tiny Prints, made up...

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Facebook Buys Snaptu

Israeli mobile social networking application provider Snaptu has been acquired by Facebook, the firm said over the weekend. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Snaptu is a developer of mobile apps, including a Facebook mobile app...

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Provigent Acquired By Broadcom

Santa Clara-based Provigent, a venture backed developer of high performance, mixed signal semiconductor for the microwave backhaul market, has been acquired by Broadcom. Broadcom said it would pay $313M net of cash for Provigent. Provigent ...

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Zynga Buys Floodgate Entertainment

San Francisco-based social gaming firm Zynga has acquired Floodgate Entertainment, a developer of PC, casual, mobile and social games. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Floodgate is based in Waltham, Mass., and will join Zynga...

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Celera Acquired By Quest Diagnostics For $327M

Alameda-based Celera, which develops genetic diagnostics technology, has been acquired by Quest Diagnostics, the firms said this morning. According to the two, Quest Diagnostics will pay $8 per share, or approximately $344M, for Celera, for...

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Glam Media Buys Canada's BBS Media

San Francisco-based Glam Media announced this morning that it has acquired BBS Media (Boxer B-Scene Media), a Canadian advertising media firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Glam, which operates a network of sites fo...

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Intel Buys Silicon Hive

Santa Clara-based Intel has acquired Silicon Hive, a semiconductor spinout of Philips Electronics. According to investor New Venture Partners, the acquisition comes to help Intel bolster its processor architecture. Silicon Hive was spun out...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cortina Systems Files For IPO

Sunnyvale-based Cortina Systems, which develops networking semiconductors, has filed for an IPO. The firm said it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO. The firm's underwriters include J.P. Morgan, Barclays Capital, Needham & Company, O...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MagnaChip Semiconductor Closes IPO

Cupertino-based MagnaChip Semicondutor has closed its IPO, the firm said Wednesday, offering up 9,500,000 shares of its common stock at $14.00 per share. The firm's IPO was underwritten by Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dorado Network Systems Acquired

San Mateo-based Dorado Network Sytsems Corporation, a provider of software for the financial services and lending market, has been acquired by CoreLogic. CoreLogic, a provider of real estate, mortgage, and other data and information service...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

YouTube Buys Green Parrot Pictures

Google's online video site, YouTube, said Tuesday that it has acquired Green Parrot Pictures, a firm which develops digital video technology to improve low quality online videos. YouTube said that Green Parrot's software helps fix jerky, bl...

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Cisco Completes Inlet Technologies Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Inlet Technologies, a North Carolina developer of adaptive bit rate (ABR) digital media processing products. The deal was worth approximately $95M in cash plus incent...

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Apache Design Solutions Files For IPO

San Jose-based Apache Design Solutions, a developer of power analysis and optimization software for designing integrated circuits, has filed for a $75.0M IPO. The IPO is being underwritten by Deutsche Bank Securities, Needham & Company, Can...

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Intel Buys Egyptian Firm

Santa Clara-based Intel said today that it has acquired an Egyptian firm, SySDSoft, a software company based in Cairo. SySDSoft develops software for the embedded RF/analog circuit market. Intel said it has hired approximately 100 of the fi...

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Solazyme Files For IPO

South San Francisco-based Solazyme, the developer of biofuels technology, filed for an IPO Friday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $100M in its IPO. The firm said it will apply to list on the Nasdaq Global Market as SZYM. The firm'...

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Monday, March 14, 2011

SuccessFactors Buys Jambok

San Mateo-based SuccessFactors said this morning that it has acquire Jambok, a developer of social learning software-as-a-service. Financial terms of the acquisition wer enot disclosed. Jambok is a social learning service allows users to cr...

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

SGI Buys SGI Japan

Fremont-based SGI said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired SGI Japan from its Japanese partners, which include NEC Corporation, Sony Corporation, and Canon Marketing Japan. SGI said it pay $17.9M in cash for SGI Japan, which also inclu...

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

DemandTec Buys M-Factor

San Mateo-based DemandTec said Wednesday evening that it has acquired M-Factor, a provider of predictive analytics software for the marketing industry. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. M-Factor, also based in San Mateo, is ven...

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

LSI Sells External Storage Division To NetApp

Milpitas-based LSI Corporation said Wednesday afternoon that it will sell its external storage systems business to NetApp, in a deal worth $480M in cash. According to LSI, the move to divest its external storage semiconductor business comes...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

AOL Closes Huffington Post Buy

AOL said Monday morning that it has completed its $315M acquisition of The Huffington Post. The deal had originally been announced on February 7th. AOL said it will integrate The Huffington post with all of AOL Media and AOL Local propertie...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Google Buys European Price Quote Site

Mountain View-based Google has acquired BeatThatQuote, an online price comparison site based in the UK. The deal was worth $62M, according to BeatThatQuote.com. BeatThatQuote offers searching for things like loans, mortgages, credit cards, ...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Hitachi Global Storage Goes To Western Digital

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the data storage arm of Hitachi Ltd., said today that it is being acquired by fellow disk drive maker Western Digital, in a deal worth $4.3 billion in cash and stock. Hitachi and WD said that WD will pay...

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Friday, March 4, 2011

EnergyConnect Acquired By Johnson Controls

Campbell-based EnergyConnect, a developer of smart grid demand response services and technologies, has been acquired by Johnson Controls. Financial terms of the deal were not announced by Johnson Controls. Johnson said the deal is expected ...

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cisco Completes Pari Networks Acquisition

San Jose-based Cisco said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Milpitas-based Pari Networks, a developer of network configuration and change management tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Pari Network...

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Aster Data Acquired By Teradata

San Carlos-based Aster Data, a developer of analytics software, has been acquired by Teradata Corporation. Teradata said it would pay $263M for the remaining ownership interest in Aster Data, minus approximately $21M in cash on hand on Aste...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Report: Provigent In Talks With Broadcom

Santa Clara-based Provigent, a developer of systems-on-a-chip for wireless broadband, is in acquisition talks with semiconductor firm Broadcom, according to reports. According to reports from Globes, an Israeli business publication, the dea...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Trimble Buys Mesta Software

Sunnyvale-based Trimble, the developer of GPS-based equipment, said today that it has acquired Mesta Software, a developer of software for the Nordic construction market. Trimble said it acquired Mesta Software from Mesta Entreprenor AS, a ...

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Google Acquires Zynamic

Mountain View-based Google has acquired security software firm Zynamics, according to Zynamic's blog. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Zynamic is a maker of security software tools....

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Facebook Buys Beluga

Facebook has acquired Beluga, a developer of mobile applications for mobile group chat. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Beluga was founded by former Googlers Ben Davenport, Lucy Zhang and Jonathan Perlow. All three jo...

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Plexxikon Acquired For Up To $935M

Berkeley-based Plexxikon, a developer of drugs for the treatment of melanoma cancer with the oncogenic BRAF mutation, has been acquired by Daiichi Sankyo, in a deal worth up to $935M. The firms said that Japanese pharmaceutical firm Daiichi...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Golden Gate Capital Wins Conexant

Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital has won the bidding war for Conexant, after Standard Microsystems declined to up its bid for the semiconductor maker. Conexant said Wednesday afternoon that it has terminated its earlier merger agreem...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

DotNetNuke Buys Active Modules

San Mateo-based DotNetNuke said today that it has acquired Active Modules, a developer of social collaboration software for the firm's platform. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Active Forums develops software for crea...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Huawei Drops 3Leaf Bid

Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Hauwei said last week that it has dropped its bit to acquire assets of Santa Clara-based 3Leaf Systems. The move came as a result of U.S. government scrutiny of the bid, due to Huawei's links to the Ch...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gilead Sciences Buys Calistoga Pharmaceuticals

Foster City-based Gilead Sciences said today that it is acquiring Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, a Seattle developer of inflammatory, autoimmune, and cancer drugs. Gilead will pay $375M plus up to $225M in earnout for Calistoga. Calistoga was v...

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

EFI Buys Streamline Development

Foster City-based Electronics For Imaging said Thursday that it has acquired San Rafael-based Streamline Development, LLC, a developer of ERP/MIS software for the mailing and fulfillment industry. Financial terms of the buy were not disclos...

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Autodesk Buys Blue Ridge Numerics

San Rafael-based Autodesk, the developer of CAD software, said Thursday that it has agreed to buy Blue Ridge Numerics for $39M in cash. Blue Ridge Numerics provides simulation software, used by manufacturers in the area of computational flu...

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

SolarCity Buys East Coast Solar Installer, groSolar

San Mateo-based SolarCity, the provider of financing for solar power installation, said today that it has acquired groSolar, whic it says is the East Coast's largest residential solar installer. The firm said the move expands its support to...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Autodesk Buys Scaleform

San Rafael-based Autodesk said Tuesday afternoon that it intends to acquire Scaleform Corporation, a developer of user interface tools and middleware, for $36M in cash. Scaleform's technology is used to develop computer games, including tit...

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Monday, February 14, 2011

HP Acquires Vertica

Palo Alto-based HP said today that it has agreed to acquire Vertica, a developer of real time analytics software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vertica makes software used for real-time business analytics, particularly on ...

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Pandora Files For IPO

Oakland-based Pandora, the provider of Internet radio services, has filed for an IPO, saying Friday in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $100M in a public offering. The IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, J.P....

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Friday, February 11, 2011

ThredUP Buys Momologie

San Francisco-based ThredUP, which operates an online swap site for mothers for used clothes and toys, said earlier this week it has acquired Momologie, a website and weekly newsletter aimed at parents. Financial terms of the deal were not ...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PlaySpan Acquired By Visa For $190M

Santa Clara-based PlaySpan, a provider of payment platform for virtual goods in the online games market, has been acquired by Visam/b> for $190M. According to Visa, the acquisition will extend it into one of the fastest growing segments of ...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

GigOptix Buys Endwave

Palo Alto-based GigOptix, a provider of electronic and electro-optic components for the optical networking market, said Monday that it has agreed to acquire Endwave Corporation, based in San Jose. Endwave is a developer of RF semiconductors...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Meebo Acquires Mindset Media

Mountain View-based social sharing and messaging firm Meebo said this morning that it has acquired Mindset Media, a provider of psychographic measurement and targeting services to advertisers, agencies, marketers, and publishers. Financial ...

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Monday, February 7, 2011

IntegenX Raises $15.6M

Pleasanton-based IntegenX, a provider of equipment used for preparing DNA and RNA samples for genetic analysis, said last week that it has raised $15.6M in a round of financing, and acquired GenVault Corporation. The funding round was led b...

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Monday, February 7, 2011

AOL Buys The Huffington Post

AOL Inc. said last night that it is in a deal to acquire The Huffington Post, in a deal worth $315M. As part of the deal, AOL said it has appointed Arianna Huffington as head of The Huffington Post Media Group, which will include AOL's cont...

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Cisco Acquires Inlet Technologies

San Jose-based Cisco announced Friday morning that it intends to acquire Inlet Technologies, a developer of adaptive bit rate (ABR) digital media processing platforms. The deal is worth $95M in cash. Inlet is based in Raleigh, North Carolin...

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Reply.com Buys adHUBs

San Ramon-based Reply.com, which operates an cost-per-click and cost-per-lead based auction marketplace for the local Internet advertising market, said today that it has acquired adHUBS, a publisher of mobile applications. Financial terms o...

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

EveryTrail Acquired by TripAdvisor

Palo Alto-based EveryTrail, a developer of outdoor mapping and travel information guides for mobile phones, has been acquired by TripAdvisor, the travel reviews site owned by Expedia. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. E...

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Epocrates Surges In IPO Debut

San Mateo-based Epocrates surged in its IPO debut Wednesday, up to $21.42 after debuting on the NASDAQ as EPOC Wednesday morning at $16.00 per share. The firm sold 5,360,000 shares of its common stock. The IPO was underwritten by J.P. Morga...

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

NeoPhotonics Debuts In IPO

San Jose-based NeoPhotonics Corporation debuted on the market Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange as NPTN, raising $82.5M in its IPO. The firm sold 7,500,000 shares of its common stock at $11.00 per share, and was trading as high as $1...

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Trend Micro Completes Mobile Armor Buy

Cupertino-based Trend Micro said today that it has completed its acquisition of Mobile Armor. The acquisition had originally been announced on November 29, 2010. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Trend Micro said the acquisitio...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Manymoon Acquired By Salesforce.com

San Francisco-based Manymoon, a developer of cloud-based productivity tools, has been acquired by San Francisco's Salesforce.com. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Manymoon said it will continue to operate as a separate busine...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Taleo Buys Cytiva

Dublin, California-based Taleo Corporation, which develops software as a service products for talent management, said Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Cytiva, a developer of on-demand recruiting software. The deal was wort...

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Monday, January 31, 2011

WaterWare Internet Services Acquired by Xerox

San Jose-based WaterWare Internet Services, a provider of systems engineering for the document management industry, has been acquired by Xerox, Xerox said today. Financial terms of the asset acquisition were not disclosed. The two have been...

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Xilinx Buys AutoESL

San Jose-based Xilinx said this morning that it has acquired AutoESL Design Technologies, a developer of high level synthesis software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. AutoESL develops software which allows semiconduc...

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Fluidigm Sets IPO Pricing Range

South San Francisco-based Fluidigm has set the pricing range on its IPO, saying today in a filing with the SEC that it expects to offer 5,172,414 shares of its common stock at between $13.50 and $15.50 per share. Fluidigm is planning to lis...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cisco Buys Pari Networks

San Jose-based Cisco said this week that it is acquiring Milpitas-based Pari Networks, a developer of network configuration and change management software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Pari Networks also has operat...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

LinkedIn Files For IPO

Mountain View-based business social networking site LinkedIn has filed for an IPO, saying Thursday afternoon that it is looking to raise up to $175M on the New York Stock Exchange. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Bof...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

TripIt Acquisition Completes

San Francisco-based TripIt, the mobile travel management and expense report firm, is now officially part of Concur, Concur said earlier this week. TripIt was venture backed by Azure Capital Partners, European Founders Fund, O'Reilly AlphaTe...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cypress Sells CMOS Image Sensor Unit

San Jose-based Cypress has sold its CMOS image sensor unit to ON Semiconductor, in a deal worth $31.4M in cash. According to ON Semiconductor, it will also acquire around 100 patents and patent applications as part of the deal, and hires on...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

LinkedIn Buys CardMunch

LinkedIn has acquired business card scanning application CardMunch, and made the service free, according to CardMunch in a blog post yesterday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. CardMunch was based in Palo Alto. As part of the ...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SpectraLinear Acquired By Silicon Laboratories

Santa Clara-based SpectraLinear, a developer of programmable clock ICs, has been acquired by Silicon Laboratories, a Texas-based maker of analog intensive, mixed signal ICs. Silicon Laboratories said it would pay $40M for SpectraLinear. Spe...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SayNow Acquired By Google

Palo Alto-based SayNow, a developer of a voice messaging application aimed at celebrities and brands, said today that it has been acquired by Google. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The firm is venture backed by Shasta Ventur...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Google Buys Fflick

Mountain View-based Google has acquired fFlick, the operator of a Twitter driven movie recommendation service. The deal was reportedly worth around $10M. fFlick used Twitter to figure out what movies people were following. ...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Steed Technology Buys Applied Technology Specialists

Scotts Valley-based Steed Technology, a provider of equipment for the semiconductor, LED< and solar industry, said it has acquired Applied Technology Specialists, Inc. (ATSI), a provider of advanced pollution control equipment for the high ...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Integrated Silicon Solution Acquires Si En Integration

San Jose-based Integrated Silicon Solution said Monday that it is in a definitie agreement to acquire Si En Integration Holdings Limited, a provider of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits based in Xiamen, China. The deal was worth $...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NileGuide Buys 10Best

San Francisco-based travel site NileGuide has acquired travel recommendation site 10Best, the firm said this morning, from Enveritas Group, Inc. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. NileGuide said the acquisition would hel...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Facebook Buys Stealth Mobile Advertising Firm

Facebook has acquired a stealthy, Seattle based mobile advertising startup, Rel8tion, according to reports today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Rel8tion was reportedly working on hyper-local mobile advertising servi...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Rovi, Sonic Solutions Pass Hart-Scott-Rodino

Santa Clara-based Rovi and Novato-based Sonic Solutions said Monday that the two firms have had an early termination of their Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period from the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice. The two said the...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

SolarCity Acquires Maryland Firm

San Mateo-based SolarCity, a provider of solar leasing programs and solar power installation services, said today that it has acquired Clean Currents Solar, a solar installer serving Maryland and the District of Columbia. Financial terms of...

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Friday, January 21, 2011

RPX Files For IPO

San Francisco-based RPX, a patent aggregation service which focuses on helping companies to reduce patent related risk and expenses, has filed for an IPO, saying Friday that it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO. The firm has filed t...

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Zynga Buys Area/Code

San Francisco-based Zynga continues its acquisition roll, saying Friday that it has acquired Area/Code, a New York-based developer of social games. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Area/Code says that it has become Zynga New Y...

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Aerohive Networks Buys Pareto Networks

Sunnyvale-based Aerohive Networks, a developer of wireless LAN equipment, said yesterday that it has acquire Pareto Networks, a developer of routers, SSL VPN, and other WAN equipment. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. P...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Adobe Buys Demdex

San Jose-based Adobe Systems said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Demdex, a developer of data management software for the online advertising market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Adobe said it would add Demde...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TutorVista Acquired By Pearson

Indian online tutoring service TutorVista.com, which was venture backed by Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Ventures, said today that it has been acquired by education company Pearson. TutorVista said the deal had an equity valuation of $213M...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Unidym Sold To Korean Firm

Sunnyvale-based Unidym, a developer of carbon nanotube technology, has been sold to Korean electronics firm Wisepower Co. Ltd, according to investor Arrowhead Research. According to Arrowhead, Wisepower Co. Ltd will pay $5M upfront and up t...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

RockYou Buys Playdemic

Redwood City-based social games firm RockYou said this morning that it has acquired Playdemic, a social games developer based in Manchester, England. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Playdemic is the developer of Gourmet Ranch...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

TripIt Acquired By Concur

San Francisco-based TripIt, the mobile travel management software developer, has been acquired by expense and travel management software firm Concur. The deal is worth as much as $120M. Concur said it will pay $82M in cash, stock, and unres...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

NetApp Buys Akorri Networks

Sunnyvale-based NetApp said this morning that it has acquired Akorri Networks, in an all cash transaction. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Akorri develops data center management software focused on virtualization and storage ...

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ACUSIM Software Acquired

Mountain View-based ACUSIM Software, a developer of computational fluid dynamics computation software, has been acquired by Altair Engineering. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Altair Engineering is a provider of simul...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

iGATE Buys Majority Of Patni Computer For $1.22 Billion

Fremont-based iGate Corporation said Monday that it has acquired Mumbai, India-based IT services and business processing outsourcing firm Patni Computer Systems Ltd., in a deal worth approximately $1.22 billion. iGate is headed by Phaneesh ...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

CloudMade Buys German Mapping Firm

Menlo Park-based CloudMade, a provider of location based application development tools, said Friday that it had acquired OneStepAhead, a German provider of navigation software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. CloudMade is ven...

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Salesforce.com Buys Dimdim

San Francisco-bsaed Salesforce.com said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Dimdim, in a deal worth approximately $31M in cash, net of cash acquired. Dimdim is a developer of live online meeting, demonstration, and webinar software. Dim...

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Qik Acquired By Skype

Redwood City-based Qik, which develops mobile video services, has been acquired by Skype, Skype announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Skype said the move will help its team to develop new and innovative products. ...

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Flock Acquired By Zynga

Mountain View-based social browser developer Flock has been acquired by social games developer Zynga, according to the firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Flock was venture backed by Shasta Ventures, Bessemer Ventur...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

YouSendIt Buys Two Firms

Campbell-based YouSendIt, which operates an online service which allows users to send very large files, said today that it has acquired two companies, Attassa and Zosh. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Attansa develops...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

DemandTec Buys Retail Software Developer

San Mateo-based DemandTec said this week that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Applied Intelligence Solutions, a developer of software for retailers. AIS develops software used to manage markdowns and clearances. Financial...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Salesforce.com Completes Heroku Buy

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com said this week that it has completed its acquisition of Heroku. Salesforce.com had announced the deal in December, saying it would pay $212M in cash for the company. Heroku was backed by Baseline Ventures,...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Atheros Acquired By Qualcomm For $3.1 Billion

San Jose-based networking equipment maker Atheros has been acquired by mobile phone technology firm Qualcomm, in a deal worth $3.1 billion. According to Qualcomm, it is acquiring Atheros for $45 per share in cash, for an enterprise value of...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sierra Atlantic Acquired By Hitachi Consulting

Newark, California-based Sierra Atlantic, a provider of offshore It outsourcing, has been acquired by Hitachi Consulting, the IT consulting arm of Hitachi, Ltd. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Sierra Atlantic has ar...

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Callidus Buys ForceLogix

Pleasanton-based Callidus Software said last week that it has agreed to acquire all of the assets of partner ForeceLogix. Callidus said it expects to pay $3.75M in cash for ForceLogix. ForceLogix is a developer of sales automation software....

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Symphony Technology Group Buys Business Unit From CoreLogic

Palo Alto-based private equity firm Symphony Technology Group said late last week that it has acquired the First Advantage unit of CoreLogic, in a deal worth $265M in cash. First Advantage is a provider of employment background screening, o...

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rovi Buys Sonic Solutions For $720M

Santa Clara-based Rovi Corporation said Wednesday that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Novato-based Sonic Solutions, in a deal worth approximately $720M. Rovi said it would pay $14.17 per share for Sonic Solutions, which develops...

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Zecter Acquired by Motorola

Burlingame-based Zecter, the developer of the ZumoDrive cloud-based storage appliance, has been acquired by Motorola Mobility, Motorola said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zecter was venture backed by Y Combinator, T...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Twitter Buys Fluther

Twitter said Tuesday that it has acquired San Francisco-based Fluther, a provider of an online question and answer service. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Twitter, the deal adds four engineers and one designer-...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Trulia Buys Movity

San Francisco-based real estate search site Trulia said this morning that it has acquired Movity, a stealth mode startup focused on geodata and social check-in software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Movity was part of the ...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

eBay Buys German Shopping Site Brands4Friends

San Jose-based eBay said this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire brands4friends, a German online fashion shopping site. eBay said it would pay approximately $200M in cash from brands4friends. eBay said the move will str...

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Friday, December 17, 2010

CastTV Acquired By Tribune Media Services

San Francisco-based CastTV, a provider of Internet video search and indexing services which was backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Ron Conway, and Marc Andreessen, has been acquired by Tribune Media Services. Financial terms of the acquisit...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cloudkick Acquired By Rackspace

San Francisco-based Cloudkick, a Y-Combinator funded developer of cloud computing management software, has been acquired by hosting firm Rackspace Hosting. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cloudkick was founded two years ago b...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

YouTube Eyes Next New Networks

Google's YouTube is apparently in talks to acquire Next New Networks, according to a report from the New York Times. According to the times, the firms have not yet signed an agreement. Next New Networks is a Web video production firm....

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shop.com Acquired By Market America

Monterey-based Shop.com, an online comparison shopping website backed by Oak Investment Partners, Bill Gates, and Amazon.com, has been acquired by Market America, and Internet marketing firm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. M...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

eBay Buys Critical Path Software

San Jose-based eBay said Wednesday that it has acquired Critical Path Software, a developer of mobile applications. Critical Path is the firm which helped eBay develop its eBay for iPhone App, StubHub, eBay Classifieds, and Shopping.com iPh...

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Cisco Completes LineSider Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it has cmpleted its acquisition of LineSider Technologies, a developer of network management software. LineSider was based in Danvers, Mass. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cisco o...

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Dionex Acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Sunnyvale-based Dionex, a manufacturer of chromatography systems, is being acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, in a deal worth approximately $2.1 billion. According to Thermo Fisher Scientific, it will pay $118.50 per share in cash for Di...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Trimble Buys Tata AutoComp Mobility Telematics

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said Thursday that it has acquired Tata AutoComp Mobility Telematics Limited (TMT), a subsidiary of Tata AutoComp Systems Limited of Pune, India. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Tata AutoComp M...

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Heroku Acquired By Salesforce.com

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com said today that it has agreed to acquire San Francisco-based Heroku, a developer of a Ruby on Rails cloud platform. Salesforce.com said it will pay approximately $212M in cash for Heroku. Heroku's platform...

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chegg Acquires Cramster

Santa Clara-based textbook rental site Chegg said this morning that it has acquired Cramster, an online homework help site. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cramster, which was based in Pasadena, California, offers up ...

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Global Energy Partners Acquired By EnerNOC

Walnut Creek-based Global Energy Partners, a firm which designs and implements utility energy efficiency and demand response programs, has been acquired by EnerNOC. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Global Energy Partners has 5...

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Juniper Buys Altor Networks

Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks said this morning that it has acquired Redwood City-based Altor Networks, a provider of virtualization security tools. The deal is worth $95M in cash. Juniper said the buy will extend its leadership in the s...

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

4Home Acquired By Motorola

Sunnyvale-based 4Home, a developer of software for energy management, home security and monitoring, and more, has been acquired by Motorola Mobility. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Motorola Mobility said 4Home's team will w...

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Google Acquires Widevine

Mountain View-based Google said Friday afternoon that it has agreed to acquire Widevine, a developer of digital rights management and other Internet video technology. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Google Buys Phonetic Arts

Mountain View-based Google said Friday that it has acquired Phonetic Arts, a Cambridge, England-based developer of speech synthesis software. According to Google, Phonetic Arts' team is working on creating natural computer speech from sampl...

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Zynga Buys Newtoy

San Francisco-based Zynga said this morning that it has acquired Newtoy, a Texas-based developer of mobile games. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Newtoy makes Game With Friends, including the titles Words with Friends and Che...

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ludic Labs Acquired By Groupon, As Groupon Expands In Palo Alto

San Mateo-based Ludic Labs, a developer of local marketing services, has been acquired by deals site Groupon, Groupon said Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition came as Groupon said it is opening up...

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cisco Buys Network Management Software Firm

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning that it intends to acquire LineSider Technologies, a provider of network management software for the cloud computing infrastructure market. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Cisco said t...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TravelMuse Acquired By Travel Ad Network

Palo Alto-based TravelMuse, an online travel planning website, has been acquired by competitor Travel Ad Network, based in New York. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. TravelMuse, which was founded by Kevin Fliess, was...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Mellanox Technologies Buys Voltaire

Sunnyvale-based Mellanox Technologies, a maker of Infiniband networking products, said Monday that it has acquired Israeli firm Voltaire Ltd.. Mellanox said it would pay $8.75 per share for Voltaire, or approximately $218M. The deal is wor...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Trend Micro Buys Mobile Armor

Cupertino-based Trend Micro said this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to buy Mobile Armor, a provider of encryption software based in St. Louis. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Trend Micro said that Mobile Armor ...

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Beceem Acquisition Completes

Santa Clara-based Beceem Communications is now officially part of Broadcom, as Broadcom said it completes its acquisition of the maker of LTE and WiMAX 4G, systems-on-a-chip (SoC) products. Broadcom said the deal was worth $316M net of cash...

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

JiWire Buys NearbyNow

San Francisco-based JiWire, a provider of location based advertising, said today that it has acquired Mountain View-basedNearbyNow, a developer of a location-enabled mobile platform. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. JiWire sai...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Sadra Medical Acquired By Boston Scientific

Los Gatos-based Sadra Medical, a developer of a fully repositionable device for percutaneous aortic valve replacement to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis, has been acquired by Boston Scientific, the firms said Friday afternoon. Ac...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Gigle Networks Acquired By Broadcom

Redwood City-based Gigle Networks, a developer of home powerline networking technology, has been acquired by Broadcom, in a deal worth $75M in cash plus up to $8M in earnout, according to Broadcom this morning. Gigle has raised at least $31...

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Friday, November 19, 2010

PMC-Sierra Completes Wintegra Acquisition

Santa Clara-based PMC-Sierra said late Thurday that it has completed its acquisition of Wintegra, a developer of integrated network processors for the mobile backhaul market. The deal was worth $240M in cash, minus approximately $26M in cas...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Federated Media Buys Foodbuzz

San Francisco-based Federated Media Publishing, the online advertising firm providing ad representation to blog publishers, said Wednesday evening that it has acquired Foodbuzz, an online community of bloggers focused on food topics. Financ...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Verifone Buys Hypercom

San Jose-based Verifone, a provider of electronic payment products, said this morning that it is acquiring Hypercom, a provider of secure electronic payment products, in a deal worth $485M. VeriFone said Hypercom shareholders will receive a...

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Juniper Pays $152M For Trapeze Networks

Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks said Tuesday that it has agreed to pay $152M in cash for Trapeze Networks, the developer of enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) systems and software. Juniper is buying Trapeze Networks from Belden,...

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Monday, November 15, 2010

OCZ Technology Buys IP From Solid Data

San Jose-based OCZ Technology Group, a developer of solid state disk drives, announced Monday that it has acquired intellectual property assets from Santa Clara-based Solid Data Inc.. OCZ said it pa8id approximately $950,000 in cash and sto...

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Monday, November 15, 2010

AcelRX Files For IPO

Redwood City-based AcelRX Pharmaceuticals has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC late Friday that it is looking to raise up to $86.25M on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm said it is looking to list as ACRX. The IPO is being...

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Inphi Raises $81.6M In IPO

Santa Clara-based Inphi Corp. raised $81.6M in the firm's initial public offering this morning, after pricing 6.8 million shares of its common stock at $12.00 per share. The firm's debut price was at the high end of its estimated initial of...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Complete Genomics Prices IPO

Mountain View-based Complete Genomics, a provider of gene sequencing services, has priced its IPO, saying in a filing Wednesday afternoon that it expects its initial public offering price to be $9.00 per share, and will offer up 6 million s...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Talend Buys Sopera, Gets $34M In financing

Los Altos-based Talend, a developer of open source data management software, said today that it has acquired Sopera, a developer of open source SOA and middleware products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, however, the firm sa...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Nextag Acquires Online Coupon Site

San Mateo-based Nextag, the online comparison shopping website, said today that it has acquired NextCoupons.com, an online coupon and deals site. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Nextag said the buy will increase marke...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Shutterfly Buys Commercial Print Operator

Redwood City-based Shutterfly said this morning that it has acquired a Texas-based commercial print operator, WMSG. Shutterfly said it would pay $6M in cash form certain assets and liabilities of WMSG, which provides services to digital pri...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

QuinStreet Buys CarInsurance.com

Foster City-based QuinStreet, a provider of vertical and online media marketing, said today that it has acquire CarInsurance.com, an online website which acquires auto insurance leads for insurers. The deal was worth $49.7M in cash. QuinSt...

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

iControl and uControl Merge Efforts

Two similarly named startups in the home automation and security market, Palo Alto-based iControl Networks and Austin-based uControl, just announced Thursday afternoon that they have merged efforts. The two said that they will operated unde...

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thoratec Sells ITC To Warburg Pincus

Pleasanton-based Thoratec said today that it has sold its International Technidyne Corporation (ITC) division to private equity firm Warburg Pincus. The deal was worth $55M in cash. Thoratec said the sale will allow it to focus on its exist...

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Federated Media Buys BigTent

San Francisco-based Federated Media said this morning that it has acquired BigTent, also based in San Francisco, a firm which operates community web sites for parent and other groups. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Federated...

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Oracle Buys ATG

Redwood Shores-based Oracle is acquiring Art Technology Group (ATG), a maker of e-commerce and related software. The deal is worth approximately $1.0 billion, or $6.00 per share in cash. According to ATG, the deal is expected to close by ea...

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Phoenix Technology Bidding War Rises To $152M

The bidding war for Milpitas-based Phoenix Technologies Ltd. has driven the latest price for the firm up to approximately $152M, or $4.20 per share in cash, as Gores Group upped an earlier offer from Marlin Equity Partners made on Friday. A...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

WideOrbit Buys Assets Of Orion Business Systems

San Francisco-based WideOrbit, a developer of business management software for media companies, said today that it hs acquired the Orion Business Solutions assets of VCI Solutions. VCI was based in Springfield, Massachusetts. Financial term...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Canesta Acquired By Microsoft

Sunnyvale-based Canesta said late Friday that it has been acquired by Microsoft. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Canesta said Microsoft is buying its products, technology, intellectual property, customer contracts, and other ...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Inphi Sets IPO Pricing Range

Santa Clara-based Inphi Corp., a developer of high speed switching semiconductors, has set its IPO pricing range, according to a filing by the firm late Friday. The firm said in an updated S-1 it anticipates its initial public offering pri...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

McKesson Buys US Oncology

San Francisco-based healthcare services and IT firm McKesson Corporation said today that it is buying Texas-based US Oncology, an operator of cancer treatment centers. The deal is worth $2.16 billion in cash. McKesson said that the oncology...

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Google Acquisition of Slide Worth $179M

Mountain View-based Google's acquisition of Slide in August was worth $179M, according to Google's quarterly results. According to the filing, Google has so far spent $626M acquiring 37 companies in the first nine months of the year. The nu...

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Codexis Buys IP from Maxygen

Redwood City-based Codexis said Thursday that it has acquired the directed evolution intellectual property portfolio of Maxygen, in a deal worth $20M in cash. According to Codexis, the move means the firm no longer has any obligation to mak...

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nellix Acquired By Endologix

Mountain View-based Nellix, a developer of treatments for abdominal aortic aneurysms, has been acquired. According to acquiring firm Endologix, it will pay $15M in stock plus up to $39M in milestone payments for Nellix. As part of the fundi...

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Complete Genomics Sets IPO Pricing Range

Mountain View-based Complete Genomics, a provide of gene sequencing services, has set a pricing range for its IPO. The firm, which is looking to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as GNOM, said it expects its public offering price to be betwe...

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Zenprise Acquires French Firm

Fremont-based Zenprise, a developer of enterprise mobile management software, said today that it has acquired Sparus Software, a developer of software for managing smartphones, card readers, scanners, and other products. Financial terms of ...

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Trimble Buys ThingMagic

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said today that it has acquired ThingMagic, a developer of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Trimble, the acquisition will expand t...

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Marlin Equity Raises Offer For Phoenix Technologies To $146M

Private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners has upped its offer for Milpitas-based Phoenix Technologies, the maker of PC BIOS software, to $146M, or $4.05 per share in cash, Phoenix said today. According to Phoenix, the move matches a compet...

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Kabam Acquires WonderHill

Redwood City-based Kabam, a developer of social games, said today that it has acquired fellow social games developer WonderHill, which is based in San Francisco. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Kabam is developer of the game ...

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Friday, October 22, 2010

HP Completes $1.5B ArcSight Acquisition

Palo Alto-based HP announced today that it has completed its acquisition of ArcSight, in a deal worth $43.50 per share, or $1.5 billion. ArcSight is a developer of security and compliance management software. ArcSight becomes a subsidiary o...

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

PMC-Sierra Buys Wintegra

Santa Clara-based PMC-Sierra, a maker of semiconductor for the communications market, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Wintegra, a developer of network processors optimized for mobile backhaul equipment. PMC-Sierra said it would...

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

HP Completes ArcSight Tender

Palo Alto-based HP announced this morning that it has completed its tender offer for ArcSight, and now expects the acquisition to complete within the next several days. HP said it paid $43.50 per share in cash for ArcSight's outstanding sha...

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Monday, October 18, 2010

MarkMonitor Buys DtecNet

San Francisco-based MarkMonitor, a provider of Internet brand protection services, said Monday that it has acquired DtecNet, a provider of anti-piracy technology. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. MarkMonitor is based i...

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Solta Medical Buys CLRS Technology

Hayward-based Solta Medical, a developer of medical aethetics products, said today that it has acquired CLRS Technology, a provider of personal care solutions. Solta said it will pay approximately $1.1M of debt at closing, plus potential fu...

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Casabi Acquired By Broadsoft

Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Broadsoft said this week that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Campbell-based Casabi. The deal is worth approximately $1.95M. Casabi is a developer of software applications to help p...

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Seagate Mulls Going Private, Again

Scotts Valley-based disk drive manufacturer Seagate reported Thursday afternoon that it has received interest from an undisclosed party to take the firm private. Seagate said it had retained Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Perella Wei...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beceem Communications Acquired By Broadcom

Santa Clara-based Beceem Communications, a developer of 4G wireless semiconductors, has been acquired by Broadcom, in a deal worth $316M in cash plus assumed options. Broadcom said it is acquiring Beceem for its 4G products and staff, sayin...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

iSkoot Acquired By Qualcomm

San Francisco-based iSkoot, the developer of mobile social networking and Skype communications software for mobile phones, has been acquired by Qualcomm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Qualcomm, its subsidiary,...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ngmoco Acquired By DeNA

San Francisco-based Ngmoco, a developer of mobile social games, has been acquired by Japanese firm DeNA, DeNA said today. DeNA said it would pay $400M in cash and securities for ngmoco. According to DeNA, ngmoco shareholders and employees w...

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Draper's Valley Girl Inc. Buys LA Technology Blog

Valley Girl Inc., the firm behind Jesse Draper's Valley Girl web chat show, has acquired Los Angeles-based Lalawag, which operated a technology focused gossip site and blog. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lalawag was run by...

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Monday, October 11, 2010

ActivIdentity Acquired By HID Global

Fremont-based ActivIdentity, a publicly held of authentication and credential management products, has been acquired by HID Global, a developer of access card technology and systems. According to ActivIdentity, HID Global's parent firm, ASS...

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Sonic Completes DivX Buy

Novato-based Sonic Solutions, a developer of multimedia editing and other related digital media software, said today that it has completed its acquisition of DivX, a San Diego maker of video encoding and decoding devices. The deal had origi...

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Synopsys Buys Optical Research Associates

Mountain View-based Synoposys, the developer semiconductor design software, said Thursday that it has acquired Optical Research Associates, a developer of optical design software and optical engineering services. Financial terms of the buy ...

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fat Spaniel Acquired By Power-One

San Jose-based Fat Spaniel, a developer of software used for remote monitoring and asset management of renewable energy installations, has been acquired by inverter firm Power One. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fat Spaniel...

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Oracle Buys Passlogic

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Passlogix, a developer of enterprise, single-sign on software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Oracle, the acquisition expands an existing, OEM r...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Yahoo Buys Dapper

Yahoo said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Dapper, a firm focused on display ad creation and optimization. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Yahoo, the acquisition will enable the firm's advertisers and agen...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Zynga Acquires Bonfire Studios

San Francisco-based social gaming firm Zynga announced today that it has acquired Bonfire Studios, a Dallas-based game development firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Zynga said it would use the buy to create a new,...

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Actel Acquired By Microsemi

Mountain View-based Actel, a developer of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and related products, has been acquired by Microsemi. The deal is worth $430M, made up of $20.88 per share in cash. According to Microsemi, the acquisition wo...

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Google Buys BlindType

Mountain View-based Google acquired BlindType, a developer of touch typing technology for mobile devices, BlindType said Friday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BlindType's technology allows users to type in text into a mobi...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thing Labs Acquired By AOL

In its third acquisition in the last two days, AOL said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired San Francisco-based Thing Labs, the developer of the Brizzly social sharing software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. AOL ...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

AOL Buys TechCrunch

AOL Inc. said this morning that it has agreed to acquire blog empire TechCrunch, the opinionated technology news site founded by Michael Arrington. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to AOL, the acquisition will expan...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Peanut Labs Acquired By e-Rewards

San Francisco-based Peanut Labs, a provider of market research survey products designed to work with virtual currency, social networking sites, and online games, has been acquired by e-Rewards. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

BLADE Network Technologies Acquired

Santa Clara-based BLADE Network Technologies, a developer of blade switching technology, has been acquired by IBM, IBM said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BLADE is a provider of blade server and rack switches, along ...

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Friday, September 24, 2010

PLX Buys Teranetics

Sunnyvale-based PLX Technology, a developer of networking semiconductors, said last night that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Teranetics, a developer of mixed signal semiconductors for 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Teranetics...

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

LinkedIn Buys ChoiceVendor

Mountain View-based LinkedIn said today that it has acquired San Francisco-based ChoiceVendor, a provider of ratings and reviews of business to business service providers. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. ChoiceVendor ...

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cisco Completes ExtendMedia Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it has completed its acquisition of ExtendMedia, a developer of video content management tools. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been announced. ExtendMedia was based in Newton, Mass, with emp...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Recurrent Energy Acquired By Sharp

San Francisco-based Recurrent Energy, a developer of renewable solar energy projects, has been acquired by Sharp, Sharp said yesterday. According to Sharp, it will pay $305M in cash for Recurrent Energy. Recurrent develops distributed solr ...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Move Buys ListHub Operator Threewide

Campbell-based Move, Inc., the firm which operates the Move.com and Realtor.com web sites, said today that it has acquired Threewide Corp., which operates real estate syndications service ListHub. The deal was worth $13M in cash. Move said ...

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Monday, September 20, 2010

SumTotal Systems Buys Softscape

Mountain View-based Sumtotal Systems, a developer of talent management software, said Monday that it has acquired Softscape, a developer of HR software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Softscape was based in Mayland, Mass. ...

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Cisco Completes Arch Rock Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Arch Rock, developer of Internet Protocol wireless network technology aimed at the smart grid utility sector. Arch Rock was based in San Francisco. Cisco said Arch Ro...

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Asthmatx Acquired By Boston Scientific

Sunnyvale-based Asthmatx, a developer of a less invastive, catheter-based bronchial thermoplasty procedure for the treatment of severe persistent asthma, has been acquired by Boston Scientific, in a deal worth $193.5M in cash plus up to $25...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

TIBCO Buys Proginet

Palo Alto-based TIBCO Software said Thursday that it has closed its acquisition of Proginet Corporation, a developer of software for secure file transfers. The deal was worth $19.6M, and originally announced in June. TIBCO said the acquisi...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aloqa Acquired By Motorola

Aloqa, a developer of location-based content software with offices in Palo Alto and Munich, Germany, has been acquired by Motorola, Motorola said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Motorola said that Aloqa ...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Calix Acquires Occam Networks

Petaluma-based Calix said this morning that it has acquired Occam Networks, a Santa Barbara, California-based manufacturer of broadband equipment. The deal is worth approximately $7.75 per share in cash and stock, or roughly $171M. Calix sa...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Harmonic Completes Omneon Buy

San Jose-based Harmonic said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Sunnyvale-based Omneon. The deal was worth approximately $273M, made up of $194M in cash plus 17.1 million shares of Harmonic shares. The deal was originally an...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Google Buys Quiksee

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Quiksee, an Israeli startup developing location based, 3D video applications, according to Quiksee. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Quiksee said it has joined Google's Geo tea...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Apple Buys Imsense Ltd.

Cupertino-based Apple Computer has acquired UK-firm Imsense Ltd., to bolster its HDR features of its recently released iOS 4.1. According to a report in MacRumors, Imsense--which developed an HDR (high dynamic range) photo application for t...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

HP Buys ArcSight

Palo Alto-based HP said today that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Cupertino-based ArcSight, a developer of security and compliance management software, in a deal worth $1.5 billion. According to HP, it will pay $43.50 per share ...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Anacor Pharmaceuticals Files For IPO

Palo Alto-based Anacor Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceuticals firm developing small-molecule therapeutics, has filed for an IPO. According to the firm's filing with the SEC, it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Trimble Acquires Cengea Solutions

Sunnyvale-based Trimble, the maker of GPS-enabled equipment and technology, said today that it has acquired Cengea Solutions', a provider of GPS-enabled software for managing business and supply chain in the forestry, agriculture, and natur...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Metacafe Buys Go211.com

San Francisco-based Metacafe said last week that it has acquired Action Sports, the parent company of Go211.com, an online site focused on action sports videos. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Metacafe said the buy will adva...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Zoran Buys Microtune

Sunnyvale-based Zoran announced today that it has acquired Microtune, a maker of silicon tuner technology for the set-top box and digital TV market. The deal is worth approximately $166M, or $2.92 in cash for each share of Microtune common ...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

VirtualLogix Acquired By Red Bend Software

Santa Clara-based VirtualLogix, a developer of virtualization technology for mobile handsets, has been acquired by Red Bend Software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Red Bend, the buy will allow it to ent...

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Friday, September 3, 2010

InsWeb Acquires Potrero Media

Sacramento-based InsWeb, which operates an online insurance comparison shopping site, said earlier this week that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Potrero Media Corporation, a performance-based marketing agency...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

CafePress Buys Canvas On Demand

San Mateo-based custom printing firm CafePress said Thursday that it has acquired Canvas On Demand, a North Carolina-based firm which provides personalized custom canvases from users' photographs. Financial terms of the buy were not disclos...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Synopsys Completes Virage Logic Buy

Mountain View-based Synopsys said Thursday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Virage Logic. Synopsys said the deal was worth $12.00 per cash per Virage Logic share, or approximately $315M. The deal had originally been announ...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Taleo Buys Learn.com

Dublin, California-based Taleo, a developer of talent management, compensation, and performance management software, said late Wednesday evening that it has acquired Learn.com, a provider of SaaS learning management solutions. The deal was ...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

3PAR Accepts HP's $33 Per Share Offer, Dell Withdraws

3PAR said today that it has accepted Hewlett Packard's $33 per share offer for the firm, and Dell said it would not increase its proposal, ending the bidding war for 3PAR. HP and Dell have been locked in a bidding battle since August 16th, ...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cisco Buys Arch Rock

San Jose-based Cisco announced this morning that it is buying Arch Rock Corporation, a developer of wireless network technology for smart grid applications. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Arch Rock, which is based in San Fra...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hitachi Planning IPO of Hard Drive Unit

Hitachi Ltd. is considering an IPO of its hard drive unit, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, according to the firm Wednesday. Hitachi's storage unit has a heavy presence in San Jose, where it maintains major operations. Hitachi Global St...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

VeriFone Buys WAY Systems

San Jose-based VeriFone Systems said this morning it has acquired the assets of WAY Systems, a developer of mobile, point-of-service (POS) products and gateways for merchants. According to VeriFone, it will pay $6M upfront and up to $3M in ...

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rally Up Acquired By AOL

Santa Cruz-based Rally Up, a developer of the Rally Up and Faceplant mobile applications, has been acquired by AOL, AOL said Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to AOL, it is adding Rally Up's team to i...

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

VMware Buys Integrien, TriCipher

Palo Alto-based VMware, which develops virtualization and cloud computing products, said today at its VMworld conference that it has acquired Integrien, a developer of application and infrastructure performance analytics software, and TriCi...

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Arcot Systems Acquired By CA

Sunnyvale-based Arcot Systems, a developer of software used for authentication and fraud prevention, has been acquired by CA, a cash deal worth $200M. According to CA, it will use the acquisition to add technology for fraud prevention and a...

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Google Buys SocialDeck

Mountain View-based Google has acquired SocialDeck, a developer of mobile social networking games, according to SocialDeck. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SocialDeck was based in Ontario, Canada. SocialDeck's social games ru...

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Intel Buys Infineon's Wireless Solutions Business

Intel confirmed Monday morning that it is purchasing Infineon's Wireless Solution Business (WLS), in a cash deal worth approximately $1.4 billion. According to Intel, WLS will operate as a standalone business, with the deal closing sometime...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Angstro Acquired By Google

Palo Alto-based Angstro, a developer of software to help filter out news based on a user's social graph, has been acquired by Google. Angstro disclosed the acquisition late Thursday, saying that the founders of the firm have joined Google a...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

HP Counters Dell With $2.0 Billion Offer For 3PAR

In a rapid back and forth on bidding on 3PAR, HP said this morning that it has upped its offer to $2.0 billion, or $30.00 per share in cash, for 3PAR. The offer comes after Dell matched HP's offer of $1.8 billion, or $27.00 per share in cas...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

3PAR Gets Matched Offer From Dell, at $1.8 Billion

The tit-for-tat bidding war over data storage provider 3PAR continued in dramatic fashion Friday morning, as Dell said it has matched HP's offer for 3PAR, at $27.00 per share, or a total value of $1.8 billion. Dell said it is matching the o...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

HP Responds To Dell, Ups Offer For 3Par To $1.8 Billion

Palo Alto-based HP said Thursday afternoon that it has upped its offer for 3PAR to $1.8 billion, or $27.00 per share in cash. The offer comes after news Thursday morning that 3PAR had accepted a revised, $24.30 per share offer for the firm ...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dell Trumps HP On 3PAR Bid

HP's bid for 3PAR has been trumped by a new, $24.30 per share offer for the firm by Dell today, bringing the price for 3PAR up to $1.6 billion. Dell announced that 3PAR has accepted its new bid this morning, after HP announced its own offer...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cisco To Buy ExtendMedia

San Jose-based Cisco announced this morning that it intends to acquire ExtendMedia, a developer software content management systems for video. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. ExtendMedia, which is based in Newton, Mass., and...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

HP Acquires Stratavia

Palo Alto-based HP announced today that it has acquired Stratavia, a Denver-based firm which develops softwar for managing software applicatoin deployment. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. HP said the acquisition wil...

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cellmania Acquired By RIM

Mountain View-based Cellmania, a developer of mobile store software, has been acquired by RIM, the maker of the Blackberry. Financial details of the buy have not been disclosed. According to Cellmania, its team will join RIM's organization ...

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ServerEngines Buy Completes

The acquisition of Sunnyvale-based ServerEngines has completed, according to acquiring firm Emulex. ServerEngines is a maker of 10Gb/s Ethernet ASICs used for LAN-on-motherboard applications. The deal was worth $78M in cash, plus eight mill...

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

JovianDATA Acquired By MarketShare Partners

San Jose-based JovianDATA, a developer of data analytics and business intelligence technology, has been acquired by MarketShare, a developer of software used to optimize advertising, marketing, and promotions spending by companies. Financia...

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yahoo Sale Of HotJobs Completes

The sale of Yahoo's online job and recruiting site, HotJobs, is now complete, according to Monster Worldwide Tuesday. According to Monster, it has completed its acquisition of Yahoo! HotJobs in a deal which was worth $225M in cash, and it h...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Threadbox Sold To MySpace

Palo Alto-based email threading and messaging startup Threadbox announced Tuesday that it has been acquired by MySpace. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Threadbox said that certain assets of the firm were sold to MySpace, and...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Thoma Bravo Buys LANDesk

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has acquired LANDesk Software, a developer of IT services management software, LANDesk said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. LANDesk, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Federated Media Buys TextDigger

Sausalito-based Federated Media, the online advertising firm headed by John Batelle, said today that it has acquired TextDigger, a developer of semantic search software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Morgan Hill-based Tex...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Like.com Confirms Google Buy

Like.com, a developer of visual search technology, confirmed Friday that it has been acquired by Google. Like.com did not detail plans for the site after acquisition, or any other details of the deal. Like.com is headed by Munjal Shah. ...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

HP Challenges Dell Acquisition of 3PAR

Palo Alto-based HP is challenging the acquisition of 3PAR by Dell, saying today that it is offering up $24.00 per share in cash to acquired 3PAR. The proposal, which places the worth of 3PAR at roughly $1.6 billion, is 33.3 percent higher t...

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Facebook Buys Hot Potato

Facebook said Friday that it has acquired Hot Potato, a New York-based maker of social networking update software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, Facebook is shutting down Hot Potato. The buy was ...

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Motally Acquired By Nokia

San Francisco-based Motally, a developer of mobile analytics software, has been acquired by Nokia, Nokia announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Nokia said it would adapt Motally's mobile analytics service for...

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Marvell Acquires Spanish Firm

Santa Clara-based Marvell said Thursday that it has acquired Spanish firm Diseno de Sistemas en Silicio S.A. (DS2). DS2 is a developer of high speed semiconductors for the powerline communications market. Financial terms of the buy were no...

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Chegg.com Buys CourseRank

Santa Clara-based Chegg.com said today that it has acquired CourseRank, a Mountain View startup which provides information about how professors are rated by other students. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. CourseRank was found...

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

LimeLife Acquired By Total Beauty Media

Menlo Park-based LimeLife, an online women's fashion and celebrity news site, has been acquired by Total Beauty Media, based in Santa Monica, California. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. LimeLife was headed and founded...

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Intel Buys McAfee

Santa Clara-based chip giant Intel is buying computer security giant McAfee, in a deal worth approximately $7.68 billion, the firms said this morning. According to the firms, McAfee will become a wholly-owned subsidiary reporting into Intel...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

BioMarin Buys ZyStor Therapeutics

Novato-based BioMarin Pharmaceuticals said last night that it has acquired ZyStor Therapeutics, a biotech firm developing enzyme replacement therapies for treating lysosomal storage disorders. The deal is worth $22M upfront plus up to $93M ...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Phoenix Technologies Acquired By Marlin Equity

Milpitas-based Phoenix Technologies Ltd., which develops BIOS software, said last night that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners. The deal is worth approximately $1...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ion Torrent Acquired By Life Technologies

Ion Torrent, a developer of DNA sequencing technology, has been acquired by DNA giant Life Technologies, in a deal worth $375M in cash and stock plus up to $350M in earnout. Ion Torrent, which has offices in South San Francisco and headquar...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Report: Yahoo Looking To Buy Cafemom

According to a report today, Yahoo is looking to buy CafeMom, a social networking site for mothers. Apparently, Yahoo is looking to pay around $100M for the firm. No details on the rumor of a deal were acknowledged by either firm. The deal ...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Zynga Buys Conduit Labs

San Francisco-based social gaming firm Zynga has acquired Conduit Labs, the Boston-based social gaming developer, the firm said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Zynga, Conduit Labs will become Zynga Boston...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

HP Acquires Fortify Software

Palo Alto-based HP announed this morning it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Fortify Software, a developer of software security products based in San Mateo. Financial terms of the deal were not disclsoed. HP said the acquisition will...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Chai Labs Acquired By Facebook, Says Report

Mountain View-based Chai Labs, a developer of software used by publishers to deliver content, has been acquired by Facebook, according to reports. According to AllThingsD, the deal is worth around $10M. No details on the acquisition have ye...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Google Buys Jambool

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Jambool, developer of the virtual currency and goods software Social Gold. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Jambool confirmed the acquisition by Google on Friday. Social Gold is ...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Intel Buys TI's Cable Modem Line

Santa Clara-based Intel announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquired Texas Instruments' cable modem product line. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Intel said it would combine TI's Puma product lines with Intel'...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

3PAR Acquired By Dell

Fremont-based data storage provider 3PAR is being acquired by Dell in a $1.15 billion deal, Dell announced this morning. 3PAR, is a developer of storage virtualization technology used for virtualized data centers and cloud computing in the ...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Solstice Neurosciences Acquired

Solstice Neurosciences, a firm which as its production and manufacturing in San Francisco, but is based out of Malvern, PA, has been acquired. According to Kentucky-based US Worldmeds, it has acquired Solstice Neuroscience for $35M. US Worl...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Pacific Biosystems Files For IPO

Menlo Park-based Pacific Biosystems, a developer of tools for DNA, RNA, and protein analysis, has filed for an IPO. According to an S-1 filed by the firm this morning, it is looking to raise up to $200M on the NASDAQ Global Market as PACB. ...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Trimble Buys Accubid

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said Friday that it has acquired the assets of Accubid Systems, a provider of estimating, project management, and service management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Accubid serves electrical ...

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Friday, August 13, 2010

IBM Buys Unica

IBM said Friday that it is acquiring Unica, a developer of Internet marketing software, in a deal worth $480M. Unica is based in Waltham, Mass. IBM said it would pay $21 per share in cash for publicly held Unica. Unica will become part of I...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cha-Ching Acquired By Intuit

Midnight Apps, the mobile application developer behind the Cha-Ching iPhone application and corresponding Mac web app, has been acquired by Intuit, according to Midnight Apps. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Mid...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Transpond Acquired By Webtrends

San Francisco-based Transpond, a maker of social media and mobile publishing tools, has been acquired by Webtrends. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Webtrends, it has acquired Transpond and has launched We...

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Symantec Completes VeriSign Security Business Buy

Mountain View-based Symantec said Monday that it has completed its acquisition of VeriSign's identity and authentication business. The deal had originally been announced on May 19th. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Sy...

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Skype Files For $100M IPO

Skype, the Internet calling service recently sold by eBay, has filed for an IPO, according to a filing by the firm. According to the filing, Skype is looking to raised $100M through an ADR offering on the Nasdaq. Skype is now owned by Silve...

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Zynga Confirms Unoh Buy

San Francisco-based Zynga confirmed Thursday that it has bought Unoh, a Japanese developer of social games. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Zynga said that it will use the acquisition of Unoh to accelerate its entry into the ...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Google Buys Instantiations

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Java software devleoper Instantiations, according to that firm. Instatiations, which develops Java and Ajax development tools, said it has been acquired by Google, but did not disclose financial terms...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Zynga Buys Japanese Games Firm Unoh

San Francisco-based social gaming developer Zynga is moving fast in Japan, and has reportedly acquired Unoh, a Toyko-based gaming startup. No details of the deal have been announced. The news came via Japanese business daily The Nikkei. Zyn...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

LinkedIn Buys mSpoke

Mountain View-based LinkedIn said today that it has acquired mSpoke, a startup which provides recommendation technology to content publishers, research analysts, and others. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. mSpoke is based in ...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

GI Partners Buys Data Center Operator SoftLayer

San Francisco-based private equity firm GI Partners has acquired SoftLayer Technologies, a Dallas, Texas-based operator of data centers. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. DH Capital advised SoftLayer in the sale....

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Coremetrics Acquisition By IBM Closes

The acquisition of San Mateo-based Coremetrics, a developer of web analytics software, has completed, IBM announced Monday. According to IBM, the acquisition will expand its business analytics capbilities. IBM said it has hired on approxima...

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Complete Genomics Files For IPO

Mountain View-based Complete Genomics, a provider of human genome sequencing services, said Friday that it has filed for an $86.25M IPO. The firm said it is looking to trade as GNOM on the Nasdaq. The IPO is being underwritten by UBS Invest...

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Genstar Capital Buys Evolution Benefits

San Francisco-based private equity firm Gentar Capital said Thursday that it has acquired Evolution Benefits, a healthcare benefit card payment service. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Evolution Benefits provides payment card...

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

McAfee Buys tenCube

Santa Clara-based security firm McAfee announced Thursday that it is acquiring tenCube, a provider of mobile security products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. tenCube develops software which allows users to lock, encrypt, wi...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Juniper Networks Buys SMobile For $70M

Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks said last night that it is acquiring Ohio-based SMobile, a developer of smart phone and tablet security software. The deal is worth $70M in cash. According to Juniper, SMobile's products are used to protect ...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Adobe Buys Day Software

San Jose-based Adobe Systems said this morning that it is in a definitive agreement for its to acquire Day Software, a developer of web content management and digital asset management software, for $240M. Day is based in Basel, Switzerland....

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Playdom Acquired By Disney

Mountain View-based social games developer Playdom has been acquired by The Walt Disney Company, Disney announced Tuesday afternoon. According to Disney, Playdom shareholders will receive $563.2M, plus a performance linked earnout of up to ...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thoratec Aborts ITC Sale

Pleasanton-based Thoratec, a developer of ventricular assistant devices for patients with heart failure, said today that it has terminated its agreement to sell its International Technidyne Corporation (ITC) division to Danaher Corporation....

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kongregate Acquired By GameStop

San Francisco-based Kongregate, which operates an online social gaming site and community, has been acquired by videogame retailer Gamestop. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Gamestop said that Kongregate will become a ...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

2Wire Acquired By Pace In $475M Deal

San Jose-based 2Wire, a developer of residential gateways and other broadband equipment, is in an agreement to be acquired by UK-based Pace plc, the firms said today. The deal is worth $475M in cash. 2Wire is is backed by Alcatel-Lucent, AT...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

iTradeNetwork Sold To Roper Industries For $525M

Pleasanton-based iTradeNetwork, a portfolio firm of private equity investor Accel-KKR, has been sold to Roper Industries, in a deal worth $525M in cash. iTradeNetwork develops products which connects distributors, manufacturers, operators, ...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

SonicWALL Buyout Completes

San Jose-based SonicWALL said Friday that it has completed its merger with affiliates of an investor group led by Thoma Bravo and the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan. The deal was worth $11.50 in cash per share, or approximately $717M. The d...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

AdPortal Acquired By Glam

San Francisco-based AdPortal, a provider of advertising technology, was acquired by women's online media firm Glam, the firms said Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. AdPortal was a spinoff of Sportgenic, and was ...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Lefora Acquired By CrowdGather

San Francisco-based Lefora, an operator of online community forums focused on the Internet and videogames, has been acquired by CrowdGather, an online forum network firm. Financial terms of the asset sale were not disclosed. CrowdGather sai...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Visa Completes Cybersource Buy

Visa said Wednesday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of CyberSource Corporation, a supplier of electronic payment and related services. The deal was worth approximately $2.0 billion in cash, or $26.00 per share of CyberSource...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Autodesk Buys Illuminate Labs

San Rafael-based Autodesk reported this morning that it has acquired Illuminate Labs, a developer of lighting technology for game development. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Illuminate makes Beast, a middleware product, and ...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Synopsys, Virage Logic Pass Hart-Scott-Rodino Hurdle

EDA software maker Synopsys and semiconductor IP firm Virage Logic reported today that the two have passed the 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino antirtust act. The firms said that the expiration of the waiting period satisfi...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Oclaro Buys Mintera

San Jose-based optical communications component firm Oclaro announced this morning that it has acquired Mintera Corporation, a make or high speed, optical transport sub-systems. The deal was worth $12M in cash, plus up to $20M in earn-out b...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Ocarina Networks Acquired by Dell

San Jose-based Ocarina Networks, a developer of object-based, data compression and deduplication technology, has been acquired by computer maker Dell. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Dell said it would maintain and invest in ...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Epocrates Files For IPO

San Mateo-based Epocrates, a provider of drug reference information via mobile phones, has re-filed for an IPO. The firm said it is looking to raise up to $75M on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "EPOC". The IPO is being underwritt...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Google Buys Metaweb

Mountain View-based Google said Friday that it has acquired San Francisco-based Metaweb, a provider of semantic search software and operator of database Freebase. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Metaweb had raised $57.4M in f...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Cisco Completes CoreOptics Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of CoreOptics, a developer of digital signal processing products for the high speed, optical networking market. Cisco said that CoreOptics employees have become pa...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Joyent Buys Layerboom Systems

San Francisco-based Joyent, a provider of cloud computing infrastructure, said Thursday that it has acquired Layerboom Systems, a Vancouver-based provider of virtual server management tools software. Financial terms of the buy were not disc...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Global Equipment Services Buys Indian Firm

San Jose-based Global Equipment Services, a supplier of equipment design engineering, contract manufacturing, and other services to the semiconductor, solar, and other industries, said today that it has acquired Infotek, an Indian provider ...

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ferrotec Buys Integrated Materials

Santa Clara-based Ferrotec (USA) Corporation, a suppliers of materials for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, said Monday that it has acquired Integrated Materials, a developer of a technology for manufacturing poly silicon furnacewa...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

HP's Snapfish Buys Motionbox

HP's Snapfish has acquired Motionbox, a New York developer of an online digital video and photo sharing site. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Motionbox, it will be shutting down its website on August 10th, and t...

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Social Express Acquired By MTV Networks

San Francisco-based Social Express, a developer of social games, has been acquired by MTV Networks. According to MTVN, which is a unit of Viacom, the acquisition will provide it entry into the social gaming space. Financial terms of the buy...

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Facebook Acquires Nextstop

Facebook has acquired travel review site Nextstop, according to Nextstop, in a letter to its users. According to Nextstop, it will be shutting down on September 1st. Nextstop said the Nextstop team will join Facebook, and that Facebook has ...

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Playdom Buys Metaplace

Mountain View-based social gaming developer Playdom said Thursday that it has acquired Metaplace, a virtual worlds software firm based in San Diego. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Metaplace was backed by Marc Andre...

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

NexTag Buys Wize

San Mateo-based NexTag, which operates an online comparison shopping website, said today that it has acquired Burlingame-based Wize, a product recommendation research engine. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Wize was venture...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Greenplum Acquired By EMC

San Mateo-based Greenplum, a developer of data warehousing software, has been acquired by storage giant EMC. Financial terms of the all-cash transaction were not disclosed. EMC said that Greenplum will become a new data computing product di...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Report: IPO Activity Triples In Q2

A new report released this morning from PricewaterhouseCoopers says that U.S. IPO activity nearly tripled in the second quarter. According to PwC, IPO deals nearly tripled in the second quarter, compared to last year, with 39 IPOs raising $...

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Solaicx Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Santa Clara-based Solaicx has completed, says acquiring firm MEMC Electronic Materials. The acquisition was worth $66M in cash, plus approximately $10M in cash equal to amounts recently invested in Solaicx by its existing...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tapulous Acquired By Disney

Palo Alto-based Tapulous, a developer of music games for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, has been acquired by Walt Disney Company, Disney said Thursday afternoon. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Tapulous becomes a...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Scalent Acquired By Dell

Palo Alto-based Scalent, a developer of network virtualization, monitoring and operations software for the data center, has been acquired by Dell, Dell announced Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Scalent was...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Google Buys Travel Software Firm ITA For $700M

Mountain View-based Google said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired ITA Software, a Cambridge-based firm which develops airline ticketing software. The deal was worth $700M in cash. ITA had been rumored to be in negotiations with Google...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Responsys Buys Australian Email Marketing Firm

San Bruno-based Responsys said this morning that it has acquired a majority stake in Austrlian email marketing provider Eservices Group Pty Ltd. According to Responsys, Eservices is one of the largest email and cross-channel marketing servi...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

BigFix Acquired By IBM

Emeryvile-based BigFix, a developer of software used for configuration management, compliance, and reporting, has been acquired by IBM. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BigFix was venture backed by Levensohn Venture Partners, ...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

MagnaChip Semiconductor Drops IPO Plans

MagnaChip Semiconductor, a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, said this morning that it is withdrawing its initial public offering. The firm cited "adverse market conditions" for the withdrawal. MagnaChip h...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tesla Motors To Debut On Market Today

Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors, the high visibility developer of electric vehicles headed by Elon Musk, priced its IPO at $17.00 per share last night, and will debut on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as TSLA today. Tesla said it would offer ...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

InvenSense Files For IPO

Sunnyvale-based InvenSense, a firm which develops the motion sensing components behind the Wii MotionPlus controller, has filed for an IPO. According to an S-1 filing by the firm today, the company is looking to raise up to $100M on the NAS...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Atmel Sells Smart Card Business

San Jose-based Atmel said today that it is in a definitive agreement to sell its Smart Card (SMS) business, based in Rousset, France and East Kilbridge, UK, to firm INSIDE Contactless S.A.. The deal is worth $37M in cash plus up to $21M in ...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Fabrinet Prices IPO

Milpitas-based Fabrinet, a manufacturer of optical, electro-mechanical and other products for the OEM market, said this morning that it has priced its IPO at $10.00. The firm is set to list on the New York Stock Exchange as "FN". The firm...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Playdom Buys Hive7

Mountain View-based social gaming firm Playdom said late last night that it has acquired Palo Alto-based Hive7.com, a social gaming startup whole lead title is Knighthood. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Hive7 develops Facebo...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Barracuda Networks: We're Not Buying SonicWALL

Campbell-based Barracuda Networks said Thursday afternoon that it's not the private company looking to buy San Jose-based SonicWall. SonicWall had said in a filing earlier this week that it has received an offer from an un-named private to ...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

UBmatrix Merges With EDGAR Online

Redwood City-based UBmatrix, a provider of XBRL handling software, and competitor EDGAR Online, said today that the two are in a definitive merger agreement. According to the two, the all-equity transaction will issue preferred and common s...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

eBay Buys RedLaser

San Jose-based marketplace eBay said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired the iPhone bar code scanning application RedLaser and related technology from developer Occipital. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RedLaser allows ...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

RGB Networks Acquires RipCode

Sunnyvale-based RGB Networks, a developer of video trancoding and processing products, said today that it has acquired competitor RipCode. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to RGB Networks, it will integrate R...

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Web.com Acquires Register.com

San Francisco-based private equity firm Vector Capital said Monday afternoon that it has reached an agreement to sell its portfolio firm, Register.com, to Web.com. The deal is worth $135M. Register.com is a provider of domain name registrat...

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Monday, June 21, 2010

GTronix Acquired By National Semiconductor

Fremont-based GTronix, which develops audio user-interface and voice processing semiconductors, has been acquired by Santa Clara-based National Semiconductor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. GTronix is venture backed by Jaf...

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Monday, June 21, 2010

SurveyMonkey Acquires Precision Polling

Palo Alto-based SurveyMonkey has acquired startup Precision Polling, according to reports. Precision Polling develops mobile polling software, and was founded by Gaurav Oberoi and Charles Groom. Precision Polling is based in Seattle....

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Pulse Systems Acquired By United American Healthcare

Concord, California-based Pulse Systems, LLC, a contract manufacturer for the medical device industry, has been acquired by United American Healthcare Corporation. The deal was worth $3.4M in cash plus $1.75M in a promissory note due Jan 2,...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Solyndra Drops IPO Plans, Raises $175M

Fremont-based Solyndra, a manufacturer of thin-film photovoltaic panels, said today that it is dropping its IPO plans, and has submitted a request to withdraw its S-1 with the SEC. According to Solyndra, it decided not to proceed with an IP...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Inphi Files For IPO

Sunnyvale-based Inphi Corp., a manufacturer of high speed analog semiconductors, has filed for an IPO. In an S-1 filing with the SEC, Inphi said it is looking to raise up to $115M in an IPO on the NYSE as IPHI. The IPO is being underwritten...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Phoenix Technologies Sells eSupport

Milpitas-based Phoenix Technologies announced today that it has sold off its eSupport business assets, to a new firm called eSupport.com, in a deal worth $1.0M in cash plus $0.6M in licensing fees to be paid annually over the next three yea...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Phoenix Technologies Completes HyperSpace Asset Sale

Milpitas-based Phoenix Technologies, which develops BIOS software for the PC market, reported today that it has completed its asset sale of its HyperSpace, HyperCore, and PHoenix Flip instant-on and client virtualization products to HP. The...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tesla Motors Sets IPO Pricing Range

San Carlos-based electric car firm Tesla Motors has set its pricing range for its IPO this morning, saying in an updated S-1 filing with the SEC that it will offer 11.1 million shares at between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. Tesla is looking...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Coremetrics Acquired By IBM

San Mateo-based Coremetrics, a developer of web analytics software, has been acquired by IBM, IBM announced this morning. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. IBM said the acquisition would expand its business analytics capabilit...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Context Optional Buys Buzzeo

San Francisco-based social marketing firm Context Optional announced today that it has acquired unwrap, inc., the makers of the Buzzeo Facebook application creation software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. unwrap co-founders...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Trend Micro Buys humyo

Cupertino-based Trend Micro said late Friday that it has acquired humyo, a UK-based firm which provides online storage and data synchronization. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Trend Micro said the buy will expand its...

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Check Point Buys Liquid Machines

Redwood City-based Check Point Software Technologies said earlier this week that it has acquired startup Liquid Machines. Liquid Machines develops data security software, specifically for data loss prevention. Financial terms of the buy wer...

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Trimble Buys German Firm

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said today that it has acquired the Earth Science Business of German company Definiens, in an all-cash deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Definiens Earth Sciences business develops image analysis s...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Twitter Buys Dabble DB Firm Smallthought Systems

Twitter said today that it has acquired Smallthought Systems, the developer of online project tracking database firm Dabble DB. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Twitter, it acquired Smallthought due to the...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Synopsys Buys Virage Logic

Mountain View-based Synopsys announced today that it is acquiring Virage Logic, in a deal worth $315M in cash, or $12.00 per share in cash per Virage Logic share. After accounting for cash on hand at Virage, the deal is worth approximately ...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Phoenix Technologies Sells HyperSpace To HP

Milpitas-based Phoenix Technologies Ltd., a developer of BIOS software for the PC market, said today that it has agreed to sell assets related to its HyperSpace, HyperCore, and Phoenix Flip instant-on and client virtualization products to H...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sugar Buys FreshGuide

San Francisco-based women's media firm Sugar said today that it has acquired FreshGuide, an online, local city guide and shopping site for women. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Sugar said that, among other reasons, t...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

ReputationDefender Buys Ziggs.com

Redwood City-based ReputationDefender, which provides technology to help users control their online reputation, said today that it has acquired Ziggs.com, an online social networking site for business professionals. Financial terms of the b...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

ServerEngines Acquired By Emulex

Sunnyvale-based ServerEngines, a fabless semiconductor firm developing 10Gb/sec Ethernet chips, has been acquired by Emulex Corp., Emulex announced Monday afternoon. Emulex said it will pay $78M in cash plus eight million shares of its comm...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Six Apart Buys NaturalPath Media

San Francisco-based blogging software firm Six Apart announced this morning that it has acquired NaturalPath Media, an online advertising and media firm focused on sustainable, healthy lifestyles. Financial terms of the buy were not disclos...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

RockYou Gets $10M More

Redwood City-based RockYou, a developer of online software widgets for social networking sites, said today that it has received another $10M in funding, from SoftBank. The new round of funding brings RockYou's total raised to $127M. RockYou...

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Zynga Pays Out $20.5M In Stock For Challenge Games

A regulatory filing from Zynga Game Network Friday afternoon indicates that the firm recently issued $20.5M in stock, related to a recent acquisition by the firm, most likely Austin-based Challenge Games. Zynga announced earlier this week t...

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Zynga Buys Challenge Games

San Francisco-based social gaming developer Zynga has acquired Challenge Games, a Texas-based developer of social games, the firm said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Zynga said that Challenge Games will be ren...

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

SonicWALL Acquired By Private Equity Group For $717M

San Jose-based SonicWALL, a developer of IT security products, said late last night that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Thoma Bravo, in a deal worth $717M. According to SonicWALL, its shareholders wil...

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Report: Google Buys Invite Media

Mountain View-based Google has acquired online ad firm Invite Media, according to reports. No details on the acquisition have been announced by Google, however, All Things D reports the deal was worth around $70M. Invite Media is developing...

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cisco Completes MOTO Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of MOTO Development Group, a consumer design consulting firm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The firm said MOTO becomes part of its Cisco Consumer Pro...

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sonic Solutions Acquires DivX

Novato, California-based Sonic Solutions said this morning that it is acquiring San Diego-based DivX, a maker of video encoding and decoding software. Sonic said it will pay $3.75 in cash plus 0.514 shares of its common stock for each share...

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Zynga Shells Out $7.5M In Acquisition

San Francisco-based social games maker Zynga has issued $7.5M in equity as part of an acquisition, most likely of Chinese social gaming firm XPD Media, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Friday. According to the filing, the equity...

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Google Closes Admob Deal

Mountain View-based Google said Thursday afternoon that it has closed its acquisition of Admob. Google originally said it would buy AdMob in November of last year. The deal was originally worth $750M in stock. The FTC said last Friday that ...

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

eSilicon Buys Silicon Design Solutions

Sunnyvale-based eSilicon, a provider of services for the semiconductor industry, said today that it has acquired Silicon Design Solutions in an asset deal. eSilicon said the acquisition will help the firm expand its engineering presence in ...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Facebook Buys Sharegrove

Palo Alto-based Facebook has acquired ShareGrove, a developer of a social networking tool which allowed users to create their own, private groups for sharing web pages, pictures, videos, and conversations. Financial terms of the deal were n...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oracle Buys Assets From eServGlobal

Redwood Shores-based Oracle reported this morning that has acquired certain pre-paid assets of eServGlobal, a provider of pre-paid charging solutions for the telecom industry. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Oracle sa...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

McAfee Buys Trust Digital

Santa Clara-based McAfee said Tuesday afternoon that it is acquiring Trust Digital, a developer of security software for the mobile market. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. McAfee said the acquisition will help it extend into ...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Yahoo Buys Koprol

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said this morning that it has acquired Jakarta, Indonesia-based Koprol, a provider of location-based and community services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Koprol operates a Foursquare-like service whic...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vinfolio Gets Investment From Steve Case

San Francisco-based Vinfolio, an online marketplace for wine enthusiasts, said today that it has received funding from Revolution LLC, the investment firm of AOL co-founder Steve Case. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed, h...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Nutshell Mail Acquired By Constant Contact

Menlo Park-based Nutshell Mail, a provider of tools to help users manage their social networks through email, has been acquired by Constant Contact. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Constant Contact said it would use t...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Solaicx Acquired By MEMC

Santa Clara-based Solaicx, a manufacturer of silicon wafers for the photovoltaic industry, has been acquired by MEMC Electronic Materials. The deal was worth $66M in cash, plus up to $10M in investments, as well as earnout equivalent to $27...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

FTC Clears Google/AdMob Deal

The Federal Trade Commission said today that it has cleared Google's proposed acquisition of mobile advertising firm Admob. The FTC said that it concluded that the deal is "unlikely to harm competition" in the emerging market for mobile adv...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Zynga Acquires Chinese Social Gaming Firm

San Francisco-based Zynga said Thursday morning that it has acquired social gaming firm XPD Media, which is based in Beijing. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. XPD Media was backed by True Ventures and Pilot Group, and ...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cisco Buys CoreOptics

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning that it is acquiring CoreOptics, a developer of digital signal processing (DSP) products for high speed, optical networking. Cisco said it will pay approximately $99M in cash and retention-based incent...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Oracle Buys Secerno

Redwood Shores-based database giant Oracle said today that it has acquired Secerno, a provider of database firewall products. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Secerno's products are used to block unauthorized activity to data...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Impeva Labs Acquired By Defense Firm

Mountain View-based Impeva Labs, a provider of global asset management, tracking, and monitoring for the Department of Defense, has been acquired. According to San Diego-based Cubic Corporation, it acquired the assets of Impeva Labs earlier...

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Playdom Buys Acclaim Games

Mountain View-based social gaming developer Playdom said last night that it has acquired Acclaim Games, a developer of casual and social networking games. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Playdom said the move will g...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Yahoo Buys Associated Content

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Associated Content, a crowdsourced content publishing firm which develops Internet articles. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Yahoo said it would use the acquis...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Google To Buy Global IP Solutions

Mountain View-based Google and San Francisco-based Global IP Solutions said today that Google is making an offer to acquire Global IP Holdings in a deal worth $68.2M. According to the firms, the acquisition is structured as a cash offer by ...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

NetApp Completes Bycast Acquisition

Sunnyvale-based network attached storage provider NetApp said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Bycast, a provider of object based storage products. Bycast was headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. NetApp had ori...

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

TeleNav Up In IPO Debut

Sunnyvale-based TeleNav debuted on the market Thursday, closing at $9.80 after selling 7 million shares of its common stock at $8.0 per share. The IPO netted thef firm around $56M. TeleNav had initially set its IPO pricing at between $9 to ...

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

SmartTurn Acquired By RedPrairie

San Francisco-based SmartTurn, a developer of workforce management and inventory software, has been acquired by RedPrairie, RedPrairie said Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. RedPrairie said that SmartTurn's I...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sybase Acquired By SAP

SAP said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired Dublin, California-based Sybase, in a deal worth approximately $5.8 billion. SAP said it would pay $65.00 per share in cash for Sybase, or approximately a 44 percent premium over the three-m...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

SolarCity Buys Building Solutions

Foster City-based SolarCity, a provider of power purchase agreements (PPA) and financing for solar panel installation, said Wednesday that it has acquired Building Solutions, a provider of energy efficiency services and technology. Financia...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ngmoco Buys Stumptown Game Machine

San Francisco-based gaming developer Ngmoco said today that it has acquired Stumptown Game Machine, which develops the title Touch Pets Dogs. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Andrew Stern and Richard Evans of Stumptown join Ng...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NileGuide Buys Localyte

San Francisco-based NileGuide, a online travel planning site, said today that it has acquired Localyte, a site focused on trip planning information. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. NileGuide said the deal includes the Localyt...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Scout Labs Acquired by Lithium Technologies

San Francisco-based Scout Labs, a provider of social media and brand tracking tools, has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, Scout Labs announced today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The deal has rumored to have been in ...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Intuit Buys Medfusion

Mountain View-based Intuit said Monday evening that it has acquired Medfusion, a North Carolina-based firm providing online software for healthcare providers. The deal was worth $91M in cash. According to Intuit, the acquisition will accele...

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Aruba Buys Azalea Networks

Sunnyvale-based Aruba Networks, a provider of wireless LAN hardware for enterprises, said today that it has acquired Azalea Networks, a developer of outdoor mesh networking products. The deal is worth aproximately $27M in stock, plus up to ...

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Adaptec Sells RAID Storage Business To PMC-Sierra

Milpitas-based Adaptec is selling its RAID storage business to PMC-Sierra, in a deal worth $34M in cash, the firm announced today. Adaptec said that it will sell to PMC certain assets and liabilities connected to the company's data storage ...

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Harmonic Buys Omneon

Sunnyvale-based Harmonic Inc. said Thursday that it has acquired Omneon, a developer of media server and video streaming products for the digital media industry, in a deal worth $274M in cash and stock. Harmonic said that Omneon will help t...

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

SpringSource Buys GemStone Systems

Palo Alto-based SpringSource, a division of VMware, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired GemStone Systems, a developer of enterprise data management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. GemStone develops software...

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Telegent Systems Drops IPO

Sunnyvale-based Telegent Systems said in a filing with the SEC Thursday that it is looking to withdraw its IPO plans. The firm--which originally filed for an IPO on November 23rd--said that the benefits of being publicly traded "are not suf...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Consorte Media Acquired By AudienceScience

San Francisco-based Consorte Media, a digital media marketing firm focused on the Hispanic audience, has been acquired by AudienceScience. AudienceScience announced the deal, without revealing financial details, today. AudienceScience said ...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mobly Acquired By Groupon

Palo Alto-based Mob.ly, the mobile development firm headed by Mihir Shah and Yishai Lerner, has been acquired by Chicago group deals site Groupon, Groupon announced Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Groupon said that...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ActiveVideo Networks Buys TAG Networks

San Jose-based ActiveVideo Networks, a developer of interactive television products, said today that it has acquired TAG Networks, a developer of network games for IPTV networks and television. TAG was based in Mountain View. Financial term...

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tessera Technologies Buys Siimpel

San Jose-based Tessera Technologies, a developer of imaging, optics, and other electronic sensors, said Tuesday that it has acquired Siimpel, a venture backed firm developing micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) based cameras. The firm s...

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Monday, May 3, 2010

SuccessFactors Acquires CubeTree

San Mateo-based SuccessFactors said Monday that it has acquired Redwood City-based CubeTree, in a deal worth $50M. SuccessFactors said the definitive agreement is worth $20M in SuccessFactors stock plus a contingent cash payment three years...

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Cast Iron Systems Acquired By IBM

Mountain View-based Cast Iron Sytsems, a developer of cloud integration software, has been acquired by IBM. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cast Iron Systems was venture backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, an...

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Google Buys BumpTop

Mountain View-based Google has acquired BumpTop, a Canadian developer of 3D desktop software, according to BumpTop. According to BumpTop, as part of the buy, its products for the Windows and Mac will be pulled off the market, and it does no...

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Monday, May 3, 2010

JDSU Completes Agilent Networks Solutions Buy

Milpitas-based JDSU said today that it has closed on its acquisition of Agilent's Network Solution communications test business. The deal was worth $165M, and was originally announced on February 11th. Agilent's communications test business...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

SyntheSys Research Acquired By Tektronix

Menlo Park-based SyntheSys Research, developer of the BERTScope tools used for high speed signal integrity testing and measurement, has been acquired by Tektronix. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SyntheSys Research was founde...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Attensity Buys Biz360

Palo Alto-basedAttensity Group said Wednesday that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Redwood City-based Biz360, a provider of social media monitoring and market intelligence services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Delivery Agent Buys Private Sale Site

San Francisco-based Delivery Agent said today that it has acquired Los Angeles-based Billion Dollar Babes, a firm focused on designer private sales events. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Billion Dollar Babes holds "insider" ...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Palm Goes To HP

Sunnyvale-based Palm is being acquired by HP, the two firms announced Wednesday afternoon, in a deal worth $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash, or approximately $1.2 billion. Jon Rubinstein, chairman and CEO of Palm, is expected to...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Apple Acquires Siri

Apple Computer has acquired San Jose-based Siri, a developer of an iPhone application which provides a virtual personal assistant. Financial terms of the buy, which was first uncovered by Robert Scoble, were not disclosed. Siri is backed by...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NextLight Acquired By First Solar

San Francisco-based NextLight Renewable Power, a developer of solar power projects, has been acquired by solar module manufacturer First Solar. First Solar said it would pay approximately $285M in cash for NextLight, bringing about 1,100 me...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Silicon Clocks Acquired by Silicon Laboratories

Fremont-based Silicon Clocks, a developer of MEMs timing technology which was backed by Tallwood Venture Capital, Charles River Ventures, Formative Ventures, Lux Capital and Silicon Labs, has been acquired. According to acquiring firm--and ...

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Google Buys Labpixies

Mountain View-based Google said late Monday evening that the firm has acquired Labpixies, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based firm which develops web gadgets for iGoogle. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Google said it acquired Labpixies...

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Astoria Software Acquired By Transperfect

San Francisco-based Astoria Software, a provider of software-as-a-service tools for enterprise content management, has been acquired by TransPerfect. TransPerfect, a provider of translation services and technology, said it will use the buy ...

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Playdom Buys Game Developer Merscom

Mountain View-based social gaming firm Playdom said Monday that it has acquired Merscom, LLC, a developer of online and social games for brands. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Merscom is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina,...

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Monday, April 26, 2010

SeeqPod Goes To Bloson.com

The remains of Emeryville-based SeeqPod, the defunct music search engine that was a spinout of Lawrence Berkely National Lab, has gone to Massachusetts-based Bloson.com, Bloson announced this morning. According to Bloson, it has reached an ...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Twitter Buys SMS Messaging Startup

Twitter announced Friday that it has acquire Cloudhopper, a startup developing SMS messaging infrastructure, which is used by Twitter to conect to mobile carrier networks. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Twitter said it has ...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Codexis Prices IPO

Redwood City-based Codexis, a developer of biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical and biofuels industries, said today that it has priced its IPO at $13.00 a share. The firm is selling 6,000,000 shares of its common stock on the NASDAQ Global M...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Salesforce.com Buys Jigsaw

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com announced this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire San Mateo-based Jigsaw, a provider of crowdsourced, business contact data. According to Salesforce.com, it will pay approximately $142...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CyberSource Acquired By Visa For $2.0B

Mountain View-based CyberSource, a provider of electronic payment and related services for online merchants, and Visa said today that the two are in a definitive agreement for Visa to purchase CyberSource, in a deal worth approximately $2.0...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Netflix CEO Hastings Buys Online Math Software Firm

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, along with nonprofit venture capital firm Charter Fund have acquired a Bellevue, Washington-based developer of elementary school math software, Dreambox Learning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclo...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Oracle Buys Phase Forward

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said Friday that it has acquired publicly held Phase Forward, a developer of software-as-a-service applications for collecting clinical trial data. Oracle said it would pay approximately $685M, or $17.00 per shar...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Maxim Buys Teridian Semiconductor

Sunnyvale-based Maxim Integrated Products said this week that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Teridian Semiconductor Corporation, a maker of systems-on-a-chip for the smart meter market, for $305M in cash. Teridian is based in Ir...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Google Buys Plink

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Plink, a developer of visual identification technology and search tools, according to Plink. UK-based Plink did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Plink develops software which recognizes paint...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Twitter Buys Tweetie

Twitter said Friday that it has acquired Atebits, the firm behind iPhone Twitter client Tweetie. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Atebits was the solo project of developer Loren Brichter, who has joined Twitter as part of the...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

HP Completes 3Com Buy

Palo Alto-based HP said this morning that it has completed its $2.7 billion acquisition of 3Com Corporation. HP paid $7.90 per share in cash for 3Com. According to HP, it will integrate 3Com's networking switching, routing, and security pro...

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Juniper Buys Ankeena

Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks said Thursday that it is buying Ankeena Networks, a provider of software used to scale out the deliver of online media content. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed, however, Juniper said ...

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Friday, April 9, 2010

SST Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Sunnyvale-based SST has completed, according to acquirer Microchip Technology. Microchip said late Thursday that 90.9 percent of SST shares were voted in favor of the merger agreement, where Microchippaid $3.05 per share ...

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Friday, April 9, 2010

IRIDEX Buys Ophthalmology Products from RetinaLabs

Mountain View-based IRIDEX Corporation, a developer of laser-based medical devices, said today that it has acquired the ophthalmology products of RetinaLabs, based in Atlanta. According to IRIDIX, the acquisition covers substantially all of...

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

eSilicon Acquires Silicon Design Solutions

Sunnyvale-based eSilicon, a provider of semiconductor services, said today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Silicon Design Solutions, a provider of semiconductor IP cores based in Milpitas. Financial ...

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sierra Atlantic Buys Baytree Associates

Fremont-based Sierra Atlantic, a provider of outsourcing of Oracle and product engineering, announced earlier this week that it has acquired Baytree Associates, a Charlotte, North Carolina based Oracle solutions provider of consulting firm....

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

NetApp Buys Bycast

Sunnyvale-based NetApp said yesterday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bycast, a developer of storage virtualization software targeted at the digital archiving and storage market. Financial terms of the all-cash de...

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Facebook Acquires Divvyshot

Palo Alto-based Facebook has acquired Divvyshot, a photo sharing site which allows groups of users to share their common pool of photos. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Divvyshot said that the firm's team will join Fa...

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Friday, April 2, 2010

VeriFone Acquires Interest In Joint Venture

San Jose-based VeriFone Holdings, a provider of secure payment services, announced today that it has acquired the remaining minority interest in VeriFone Transportation Systems, which was a joint venture with TaxiTronic. The firm said VeriF...

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Report: Record Quarter for IPOs

Dow Jones VentureSource is reporting today that the number of IPOs during Q1 beat the total number of IPOs for all of 2009. According to Dow Jones VentureSource, eight U.S. venture backed companies raised $711M in initial public offerings d...

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

LoopNet Buys Reaction Web

San Francisco-based Loopnet, which operates an online commercial real estate marketplace, said Wednesday that it has acquired Reaction Web, a firm which develops custom web sites and provides marketing for the commercial real estate industr...

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Playdom Buys Argentina Games Devleoper

Mountain View-based Playdom said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired Three Melons, a developer of online games based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Playdom said that Three Melons has ...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Meru Network Jumps In IPO Debut

Shares of Sunnyvale-based based Meru Networks, a developer of virtual wireless LAN products, jumped in its IPO Wednesday, up as much as 32 percent in trading during the day, closing at $19.17. The firm had initially estimated an opening ran...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Covad Merges With MegaPath

San Jose-based Covad Communications and MegaPath, a provider of IP, data, voice, and security services, said today that the two have entered into a merger agreement. The firms said the deal will create one of the largest managed service loc...

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Bell Microproducts Acquired by Avnet

San Jose-based Bell Microproducts, a $3.0 billion distributor of electronic components, has been acquired by competing firm Avnet. According to Avnet, it will pay $7.00 per share in cash for Bell Microproducts, in a deal worth approximately...

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Monday, March 29, 2010

SunPower Completes SunRay Buy

San Jose-based SunPower said today that it has completed its acquisition of SunRay Renewable Energy, a developer of European power plants. The deal was worth approximately $277M, including $263M in cash plus $14M in promissory notes. Accord...

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Scripped Gets $250K, Merges With Zhura.com

San Francisco-based Scripped, which develops web-based, screenwriting software, has raised $250,000 in angel funding, and merged with competitor Zhura.com. The firms announced the deal to their users Thursday. According to Scripped, the mer...

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Friday, March 26, 2010

OmniVision Buys Aurora Systems

Santa Clara-based OmniVision Technologies, a developer of CMOS image sensors, said today that it has completed its acquisition of Aurora Systems, a supplier of LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) devices for mobile projectors and home theater....

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Synopsys Completes Coware Buy

Mountain View-based Synopsys said this week that it has completed its acquisition of CoWare, a provider of software and services in the electronic systems design market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Synopsys said t...

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Intersil Buys Techwell

Milpitas-based Intersil said earlier this week that it has acquired San Jose-based Techwell, in a deal worth around $370M. The deal was worth $18.50 per share of Techwell in cash. Techwell develops mixed signal video products for the securi...

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Offerpal Media Buys Tapjoy

Fremont-based Offerpal Media, a developer of virtual currency software for social games, said today that it has acquired Tapjoy, a developer of virtual goods and other monetization services for the Apple iPhone. Financial terms of the buy w...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Informatica Buys 29West

Redwood City-based Informatica said Monday that it has acquired 29West, a provider of ultra-low latency messaging technology, used by brokerage firms. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 29West was based in Warrenville, Illinois...

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Iron Planet Files For IPO

Pleasanton-based Iron Planet, which operates an online marketplace for heavy equipment, filed for an IPO Thursday evening, saying it is looking to raise $92M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm says it hopes to list as IRON. The...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Yahoo Buys Citizen Sports

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo announced today that it has acquired San Francisco-based Citizen Sports, which operates an online social ntworking site focused on sports fans. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Citizen Sports was founded ...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Advent Software Buys Norwegian Software Firm

San Francisco-based Advent Software, a developer of software for the financial industry, announced Thursday that it has acquired Goya AS, a Norwegian software provider. Advent said it would use the buy to offer Goya's Tradex software for fu...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Radar Networks Acquired By Evri

San Francisco-based Radar Networks, a developer of semantic search software, has been acquired by Seattle startup Evri. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Radar was venture backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Leapfrog Ventures, ...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nimsoft Acquired by CA

Redwood City-based Nimsoft, a developer of availability monitoring software for IT managers, has been acquired by CA, CA said Wednesday afternoon. The deal is worth $350M in cash. According to CA, the acquisition will extend its ability to ...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Varian Sells Off Product Lines

Palo Alto-based Varian said last night that it has inked a deal with Bruker Corporation and Agilent Technologies, where Bruker will acquire certain product lines of Varian. The firms said the move comes as an agreement by Agilent to divest ...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Facet Biotech Acquired By Abbott

Redwood City-based Facet Biotech, a developer of treatments for multiple sclerosis, has been acquired by Abbott, in a deal worth $450M. According to Abbott, it will pay $27 per share in cash for Facet, for a purchase price of approximately ...

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Silicon Storage Technology Offer From Microchip Upped

The offer for Sunnyvale-based Silicon Storage Technology has been upped to $3.05 per share, according to prospective buyer Microchip Technology Incorporated today. Microchip said it upped the current offer for the firm to $3.05 per share in...

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Google Buys DocVerse

Mountain View-based Google said Friday that it has acquired DocVerse, a a maker of Microsoft Office collaboration tools. Google did not say what it would be doing with DocVerse, but did say it would be suspending new signups to DocVerse's s...

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Google Open Sources reMail

San Francisco-based reMail, the email search startup which was just acquired by Google in February, said Friday that it has decided to open source the code for the firm's product. reMail said that it has decided to make the reMail iPhone ap...

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Trimble Buys LET Systems

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said Friday that it is acquiring LET Systems, an firm based in Cork, Ireland, developing incident and outage management systems for utilities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Trimble said the move is ...

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

MindJolt Acquired By MySpace Founders

San Francisco-based online social gaming site MindJolt has been acquired by three founders of social networking site MySpace. Chris DeWolfe, Colin Digiaro, and Aber Whitcomb, the founders of MySpace, said Wednesday that they have partnered ...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Playdom Buys Offbeat Creations

Mountain View-based social gaming firm Playdom said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired Offbeat Creations, a developer and publisher of social media games for Facebook. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Offbeat Creations i...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Cloudmark Takes $23M

San Francisco-based Cloudmark, a developer of messaging security software, said today that it has raised $23M in a new round of funding. The firm said the funding, which it characterized as growth equity, came from Summit Partners and Nokia...

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Force10 Files For IPO

San Jose-based Force 10 Networks filed for an IPO Tuesday, saying it is looking to raise up to $143.75M on the NYSE. The firm said it hopes to trade under the symbol FTEN. The IPO is being underwritten by J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank Securiti...

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

SYNNEX Buys Jack of All Games

Fremont-based SYNNEX said today that it has acquired substantially all of the North American assets of Jack of All Games, Inc., a distributor of video game hardware and software. Jack of All Games was a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive. T...

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Picnik Acquired by Google

Seattle-based Picnik, which provides an online photo editing tool, said Monday that it has been acquired by Google. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Picnik said its team will continue to work on photo editing tools, but did n...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

VMware Buys EMC's Ionix

Palo Alto-based VMware, which develops virtualization software, and data storage giant EMC said Thursday afternoon that EMC is selling certain software products and expertise from EMC's Ionix IT management business. The deal is worth up to ...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

SGI Picks Up COPAN Systems For A Song

Fremont-based SGI has acquired storage startup COPAN Systems, a developer of long term storage archiving products, based on power managed disk drives. The deal was worth $2M, and comes after COPAN raised over $100M in funding from such back...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

hi5 Acquires Social Games Firm Big Six

San Francisco-based hi5, which operates an online site focused on social entertainment and gaming, said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired Big Six, a Texas developer of social games. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. hi5...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

hi5 Acquires Social Games Firm Big Six

San Francisco-based hi5, which operates an online site focused on social entertainment and gaming, said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired Big Six, a Texas developer of social games. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. hi5...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Paglo Acquired By Citrix Online

Menlo Park-based Paglo Labs, a developer of IT search and management tools, has been acquired by Citrix Online. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Citrix said it has hired all of Paglo's founder and staff as part of the acquisit...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Alibris, Monsoon Merge

Emeryville-based Alibris Holdings, which operates the Alibris online marketplace for new and used books, said Tuesday afternoon that it is acquiring Monsoon, an Oregon firm which develops online marketplace software. Financial terms of the ...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TapMetrics Acquired By Millenial Media

San Francisco-based TapMetrics, a developer of mobile analytics software, has been acquired by Millenial Media, which operates a mobile advertising network. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Millenial said the acquisi...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

SkinStore.com Acquired By Drugstore.com

The acquisition of Sacramento-based Salu, the owner of only beauty products retailer SkinStore.com, by DrugStore.com has completed, Drugstore.com said Monday. The deal was worth $36M in cash and stock, and was originally announced in Decemb...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Mimosa Systems Acquired By Iron Mountain

Santa Clara-based Mimosa Systems has been acquired by archiving firm Iron Mountain, in a deal worth $112M in cash. Iron Mountain announced the deal this morning, saying the buy will provide the company with an integrated archive for email, ...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Reply Files For IPO

San Ramon-based Reply has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC today that it is looking to raise up to $60M in an offering on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm says it has applied to list as RPLY. The IPO is being underwritten...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Google Buys reMail

Mountain View-based Google has acquired San Francisco-based reMail, the email search startup headed by Gabor Cselle. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cselle said Wednesday afternoon in a blog post that he will be joi...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Zad Mobile Buys eMotive

San Francisco-based Zad Mobile, a provider of mobile marketing services for carriers, said last week that it acquired eMotive Communications, a developer of software for selling and sharing licensed music and video clips. Financial terms of...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

VMware Completes Zimbra Buy

Palo Alto-based VMware said today that it has completed its acquisition of Zimbra from Yahoo. VMware had said it would acquire Zimbra January 12th. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Zimbra is a developer of open source ...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Google Acquires Aardvark

Mountain View-based Google confirmed its acquisition of Aardvark, a developer of software which uses friends and family to answer questions about different topics. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, although the deal was...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Intelliden Acquired By IBM

IBM said this morning that it has acquired Menlo Park-based Intelliden, a developer of network automation software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Intelliden's software is used to automate configuration of network de...

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Symmetricom Sells Product Line to Cheetah Technologies

San Jose-based Symmetricom, a developer of timing products, said this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its Video Quality of Experience (QoE) business to Cheetah Technologies L.P. The deal is worth $2.25M in...

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

SunPower Buys SunRay Renewable Energy For $277M

San Jose-based SunPower, a manufacturer of solar power equipment, said Thursday that it is buying European solar power plant developer SunRay Renewable Energy. The deal is worth $277M, including $235M in cash plus $42M in a letter of credit...

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

KACE Acquired By Dell

Mountain View-based KACE, a developer of systems management software and appliances, has been acquired by Dell, the computer maker said today. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. KACE has previously raised funding from ...

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Zynga Buys Serious Business

San Francisco-based social gaming firm Zynga said Thursday that it is acquiring fellow San Francisco firm Serious Business, a creator of Facebook games. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Serious Business is a developer of Frien...

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

JDSU Buys Agilent's Network Solutions Test Business

Milpitas-based JDSU announced this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Agilent's Network Solutions communications test business. The deal is worth $165M in cash. JDSU said the buy will "significantly" expand its communic...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Oracle Buys Israeli Firm Convergin

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said today that it has acquired Convergin, a developer of real-time, service brokering software used by communication service providers. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Convergin's produc...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Perfect Places Buys Vacation Sites From Weather Channel

Mountain View-based Perfect Places said today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a number of vacation rental websites from Weather Channel Interactive. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Perfect Places sa...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ClientMagic Software Acquired

Folsom-based ClientMagic Software, a developer of scheduling and business management software for salons and spas, has been acquired. According to MINDBODY, a developer of software for the salon industry, it acquired ClientMagic to expand i...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Exar Buys Neterion

Fremont-based Exar said this morning it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Sunnyvale-based Neterion, a developer of 10 Gigabit Ethernet network adapters supporting I/O virtualization. According to Exar, it will pay somewhere between $1...

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Flixster Issues $12.5M In Stock

San Francisco-based Flixster, which allows users to rate and review movies, has issued $12.5M in common stock, most likely as part of the purchase price of Rotten Tomatoes, a site that the firm bought in January. According to a recent regul...

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Ausra Acquired By AREVA

Mountain View-based Ausra, a developer of tuility scale, concentrated thermal solar power systems, has been acquired by French firm AREVA, AREVA announced Monday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Ausra was venture backed by Ge...

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Oracle Buys AmberPoint

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said Monday that it has acquired AmberPoint, a developer of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Oakland-based AmberPoint was backed by SAP, Cros...

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Friday, February 5, 2010

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