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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mill Road Capital Steals Away Skullcandy In $196.6M Deal

South San Francisco-based private equity investor Mill Road Capital has stolen away electronic earbud and accessory maker Skullcandy, saying it will pay $196.6M to acquire the company. Skullcandy had been in the final stages of completing a...

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Apple Buys Gliimpse

Mountain View-based Apple has acquired personal health data and electronics medical records startup Gliimpse, according to a report today. Fast Company said that Apple acquired the company earlier in the year. Gliimpse was founded by Anil S...

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Genee Acquired By Microsoft For Meeting Scheduling Software

San Francisco-based Genee, a startup developing scheduling tools driven by artificial intelligence (AI) software, has been acquired by Microsoft. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Microsoft said that Genee's co-founder...

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Gawker To Cease Operations After Acquisition

Gawker Media is ending its operations next week, Gawker reported on Thursday, after the company was sold out of bankruptcy to media company Univision. Gawker reported the shutdown news itself, saying that Nick Denton, the site's CEO and fou...

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

iiWisdom Acquired By Institutional Shareholder Services

San Francisco-based iiWisdom, a developer of software used for interactive browsing of proxy statements from publicly traded companies, has been acquired by Institutional Shareholder Services, according to the companies. Financial terms of ...

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Uber Buys Self Driving Truck Startup Otto

San Francisco-based Uber said on Thursday that it has acquired ,a href="http://ot.to">Otto, a startup developing self driving trucks. Otto had been developing self driving trucks, which were aimed at the logistics industry, inn a collaborat...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Marketo Acquisition Completes

San Mateo-based Marketo is now owned by private equity investor Vista Equity Partners, the company said on Tuesday, after the completion of the previously announced transaction. The deal had been announced on May 31st, and was worth $1.79 b...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Twitch Buys Curse

San Francisco-based Twitch said late Tuesday that it is acquiring Curse, a developer of content for gamers. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Curse had been led by Hubert Thieblot, and was founded in 2006. The company s...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Twitch Buys Curse

San Francisco-based Twitch said late Tuesday that it is acquiring Curse, a developer of content for gamers. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Curse had been led by Hubert Thieblot, and was founded in 2006. The company s...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BeyondCore Acquired By Salesforce

San Mateo-based BeyondCore has been acquired by Salesforce, the two companies said on Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. BeyondCore developed data discovery and analytics sofware, and was backed by Menlo Ventures...

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Monday, August 15, 2016

140 Proof Acquired By AcuityAds

San Francisco-based 140 Proof, a developer of mobile ad targeting tools, was acquired by AcuityAds, the companies said last week. The deal was worth $20M, split between cash and earn out. 140 Proof had been venture backed by Bluerun Venture...

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Buys SGI For $275M

Palo Alto-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Milpitas-based SGI said that HPE is buying SGI for $275M, paying $7.75 per share in cash for the company. According to HPE, the deal will help it extend its growth in the big data and hig...

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Protagonist Therapeutics Debuts In IPO

Milpitas-based biopharamceuticals developer Protagonist Therapeutics, which is developing peptide-based biopharmaceuticals, has raised $90M in its IPO, selling 7,500,000 shares of its common stock at $12.00 per share. The company is now tra...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Intel Buys Nervana Systems For $350M

Intel says it has acquired a developer of artificial intelligence software and hardware, Nervana Systems, in a deal which is reported to be worth around $350M. Nervana, based in San Diego, California, develops systems used for "deep learnin...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sensity Systems Acquires Eutecus

Sunnyvale-based Sensity Systems, a developer of networking technology installed into energy-efficient LED lights for municipalities, said it has acquired Eutecus, a developer of embedded software and configurable processors. Financial terms...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

PLAYSTUDIOS Acquires Scene53

Burlingame-based PLAYSTUDIOS, which develops free-to-play casino games, said today that it has acquired Israeli game studio Scene53. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The two companies said they had worked together on P...

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Google Acquires Orbitera

Mountain View-based Google has acquired software trial and billing software developer Orbitera, the company announced on Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Orbitera was based in West Hollywood, California, and ha...

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Eyegroove Shuts Down, Team Joins Facebook

San Francisco-based mobile video app developer Eyegroove says it is shutting down its app, and its team is moving to Facebook, the company said on its website over the weekend. It's unclear if Facebook acquired the company, or just the team...

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Apple Acquires Turi

Mountain View-based Apple has acquired machine learning and artificial intelligence software developer Turi. The deal is reportedly worth around $200M. Turi--formerly known as both Dato and Graphlab--had raised $25.25M in funding, from such...

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Flexstar Technology, Tanisys Technology Merge To Become Neosem

San Jose-based Neosem Technology, a developer of solid state drive (SSD) testing equipment, said Friday that the company has merged together Flexstar Technology and Tanisys Technology under a single company, Neosem Technology. Neosem said t...

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Hoodline Acquired By Ripple

San Francisco-based Hoodline, a startup in the hyper-local news space, has been acquired by fellow San Francisco news startup Ripple, the two companies disclosed yesterday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Hoodline w...

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Rocket Games Acquired By Penn National Gaming

San Francisco-based social casino game developer Rocket Games the maker of Viva Slots, has been acquired by casino gaming operator Penn National Gaming. Penn National said it paid $60M for Rocket Games, plus potential earn out of $110M. Roc...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Quip Acquired By Salesforce

San Francisco-based Quip said Monday that it has been acquired by Salesforce. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Quip develops cloud-based, mobile collaboration tools aimed at teams. Quip was venture backed by Benchmark Capital ...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Trimble Buys AXIO-NET GmbH

Sunnyvale-based Trimble announced on Monday that it has acquired German company AXIO-NET GmbH, a provider of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) corrections and professional data services. Financial details of the acquisition were not...

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Gainspeed Acquisition By Nokia Completes

Sunnyvale-based Gainspeed, a developer of hardware products for the cable operator market, is now part of Nokia, Nokia said on Monday, after the previously announced acquisition deal completed. The deal was originally announced on June 10th...

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Uber China Sold To Didi Chuxing

In an abrupt end to Uber's battle for a place in China's market, UberChina, Uber's arm in China, says it has sold itself to Chinese competitor Dixi Chuxing. Didi will invest $1 billion in Uber as part of the deal, which will give Uber a 20%...

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Innotas Acquired By Planview

San Francisco-based Innotas, which develops cloud-based, IT project portfolio management (PPM) tools, has been acquired by Planview, the two announced this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Innotas was ventur...

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Teradata Buys Big Data Partnership

Mountain View-based Teradata said earlier this week that it has acquired Big Data Partners, a European provider of big data solutions and training. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Teradata said that Big Data Partnersh...

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Oracle Acquires NetSuite For $9.3 Billion

Redwood Shores-based Oracle, and San Mateo-based NetSuite said this morning that Oracle has agreed to pay approximately $9.3 billion in cash for NetSuite. According to the two, Oracle will pay $109.00 per share in cash for NetSuite, which d...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

LinkedIn Buys PointDrive

Mountain View-based LinkedIn said on Tuesday that it has acquired Chicago-based social selling software developer PointDrive. Financial terms of the acquisition were not dicclosed. PointDrive's application helps sales professionals deliver ...

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Monday, July 25, 2016

WorkDay Acquires Platfora

Pleasanton-based WorkDay said Friday that it has acquired Platfora, the venture backed developer of big data analytics tools. Financial terms of the buy were not announced, however, reports place the deal at around $200M. Platfora was backe...

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.83 Billion

Verizon Communications and Yahoo said this morning that Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating businesses, in a deal worth $4.83 billion in cash. Verizon--which already owns AOL--said the acquisition will help turn Verizon into a top global...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Genesys Gets $900M Investment From Hellman & Friedman

San Francisco-based contact management software developer Genesys said Thursday private equity investor Hellman & Friedman LLC has invested $900M in the company in a private equity round. Genesys says that Hellman & Friedman acquired the eq...

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

LawRoom Acquired By EverFi

Walnut Creek-based LawRoom, a provider of online, compliance education, has been acquired by Washington, DC-based EverFi. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. LawRoom is a provider of training courses and education, partic...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Audentes Therapeutics Prices IPO

San Francisco-based Audentes Therapeutics has priced its IPO, saying late Tuesday evening that it will offer 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at $15.00 per share. The company priced at the midpoint of its earlier, estimate IPO range of ...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SciClone Abandons Acquisition Hopes

Foster City-based SciClone Pharmaceuticals said this morning that it has decided to remain an independent, publicly traded company, and is no longer talking to potential acquirers. The company--which is traded on the NASDAQ as SCLN--had lau...

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Vendini Acquires Team From CHARGED.fm

San Francisco-based live events software developer Vendini has acquired the engineering team behind CHARGED.fm, according to the company. Financial details and exact structure of the acquisition/hire were not announced. CHARGED.fm was a dev...

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Cloud9 Acquired By Amazon.com

San Francisco-based Cloud9, a developer of cloud-based, software development environments, has been acquired by Amazon.com. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Cloud9 said it will be joining Amazon Web ...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

eBay Acquires SalesPredict

eBay has acquired sales conversion and analytics software developer SalesPredict, the company said on Monday, to help bolster its artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science efforts. Financial terms of the buy were not disclo...

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Audentes Therapeutics Sets IPO Pricing Range

San Francisco-based gene therapy developer Audentes Therapeutics has set the IPO pricing range for its upcoming IPO, saying in a filing this morning that it is hoping to sell 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at between $14.00 and $16.00...

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Polycom Switches Suitors, Goes To Siris Capital

Pleasanton-based Polycom has switched suitors, and is now selling itself to private equity investor Siris Capital Group, walking away from an earlier agreement with Mitel Networks. Siris Capital said it would pay $12.50 per share in cash fo...

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Google Acquires Anvato

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Anvato, a developer of video encoding and streaming tools, Google announced on Thursday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Anvato's software is used for automating the encoding, e...

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Thoma Bravo Buys Elemica

San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo said on Thursday that it has acquired Elemica, the operator of a supply chain network for the industrial manufacturing industry. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. ...

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Avast Acquires AVG For $1.3 Billion

Redwood City-based security software developer Avast Software says it is acquiring AVG, in a deal worth approximately $1.3 billion, the two said this morning. According to the two, Avast will pay $25.00 per share in cash for AVG. As part of...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Google Acquires Moodstocks For Mobile Image Recognition

Mountain View-based Google has acquired French startup Moodstocks, which develops mobile image recognition software, Moodstocks announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Moodstocks, which has been workin...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

TinyCo Acquired By SGN

San Francisco-based mobile games developer TinyCo has been acquired by fellow mobile gaming company SGN, according to the two companies. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. TinyCo was backed by Andreessen Horowitz, and is best ...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hornet Buys Vespa

San Francisco-based Hornet, a mobile app and gay social network operator, said on Tuesday that it has acquired Vespa, a provider of a gay city guide. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Christof Wittig, the founder and CEO of Ves...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Workday Acquires Zaption

Pleasanton-based Workday has acquired online learning startup Zaption, the two companies said last week, and will shut down Zaption as part of the acquisition. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Zaption said it will shut down it...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Wizeline Acquires Team In Mexico

San Francisco-based software developer Wizeline...

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Atomera Seeks $20M In IPO

Los Gatos-based Atomera, a company developing materials for the semiconductor market, has filed for an IPO, saying it is looking to raised $20M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The company as applied to list as ATMR. The company--whi...

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Salesforce, Demandware Get Final Approvals On $2.8B Acquisition

San Francisco-based Salesforce and Massachusetts-based Demandware said late Thursday that they have received all required regulatory approvals on the proposed acquisition of Demandware by Salesforce. Salesforce is offering up $75.00 per sha...

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Move Loot Hits The Deadpool

San Francisco-based furniture marketplace operator Move Loot has shut down, according to an email sent to the company's customers, and has sold its customer list to Handy. Financial details of that deal were not disclosed. Move Loot had all...

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rambus Acquires Business Line From Inphi

Sunnyvale-based Rambus, and Santa Clara-based Inphi said this morning that Rambus has acquired the Memory Interconnect Business unit of Inphi, in a deal worth $90M in cash. According to the companies, Rambus will acquire the product invento...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cisco Buys CloudLock

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning that it has agreed to acquire CloudLock, a developer of cloud security technology, in a deal worth $293M in cash. CloudLock was based in Waltham, Massachusetts, and develops cloud access security broke...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Report: Lyft Seeks Buyer or Investor, Hires Qatalyst

San Francisco-based ridesharing service Lyft, which has been in a funding arms race with rival Uber, has hired boutique investment banking firm Qatalyst Partners to either find it a strategic investor or buyer, according to a report on Mond...

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Tradeshift Acquires Hyper For Travel App Talent

San Francisco-based Tradeshift has acquired travel app developer Hyper, the two companies said today, with Hyper becoming part of Tradeshift Go. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Hyper was founded by Minqi Jiang and Pet...

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Twilio Surges In IPO, Trades Above $25.00 In First Hours On Market

San Francisco-based Twilio has seen a huge bump in its IPO, and was trading at more than $25.69 in its initial morning trading on the NYSE as TWLO. The company priced its IPO last night at $15.00 per share, but started out the morning well ...

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Twilio Prices IPO, Starts Trading Today

San Francisco-based Twilio priced its IPO last night, and will begin trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange as TWLO, the company said late Wednesday. Twilio priced at $15.00 a share, above its initial estimated range of $12.00 ...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

BaySand Buys FalconX Accelerator For DSP IP

San Jose-based BaySand, a developer of configurable, application ASICs, has acquired FalconX Accelreator, a provider of low power, digital signal processing (DSP) IP cores. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. BaySand sa...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tesla Motors Makes Bid For SolarCity

Tesla Motors, the electric car company headed by Elon Musk, said on Tuesday that it has offered to acquire SolarCity, the solar financing and installation company which was also started by Musk. Tesla said it is proposing to pay between $26...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Paramit Buys Lathrop Engineering

Morgan Hill-based Paramit, a provider of outsourced medical device and life sciences equipment manufacturing services, said today that it has acquired San Jose-based Lathrop Engineering. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Lathro...

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Salesforce, Demandware Get Quick Nod From Feds On Antitrust Requirements

San Francisco-based Salesforce and Massachusetts-based Demandware have been given the a quick nod from the feds on their plans to merge, as the companies said there has been an early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Ro...

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Francisco Partners, Elliott Management Buy Dell Software

San Francisco-based private equity investor Francisco Partners, along with Elliott Management, said this morning that they have reached a deal to acquire Dell Software Group from Dell. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The fund...

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Joyent Acquired By Samsung

Sausalito, California-based Joyent, which provides managed infrastructure to the enterprise market, has been acquired by Samsung, the two announced on Wednesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Acco...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Cavium Buys QLogic For $1.36 Billion

San Jose-based Cavium, and Aliso Viejo, California-based QLogic said Wednesday afternoon that Cavium is paying $1.36 billion for QLogic, a developer of high speed, storage and networking semiconductors and hardware. The companies said Caviu...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Twilio Moves Closer To IPO, Sets Estimated IPO Pricing Range

San Francisco-based Twilio moved closer to its IPO on Monday, as it set the estimated IPO pricing range for a possible IPO. Twilio said in a filing that it now expects to sell 10,000,000 shareso f its common stock at between $12.00 and $14....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ElasticBox Acquired By CenturyLink

San Francisco-based ElasticBox, a developer of cloud application delivery and configuration software, has been acquired by CenturyLink, CenturyLink announced this morning, in an effort to bolster its end-to-end network, multi-cloud and hybr...

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Symantec Buys Blue Coat For $4.6 Billion

Mountain View-based Symantec and Sunnyvale-based Blue Coat announced late Sunday evening, that Symantec will buy Blue Coat for approximately $4.651 billion in cash. As part of the acquisition, the two said that Blue Coat CEO Greg Clark will...

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Monday, June 13, 2016

LinkedIn Acquired By Microsoft For $26.2 Billion

Mountain View-based LinkedIn is being acquired by Microsoft Corp., in a deal worth $26.2 billion in cash, the two announced this morning. According to the company, Microsoft will acquired LinkedIn for $196 per share in cash. LinkedIn will c...

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Gainspeed Acquired By Nokia

Sunnyvale-based Gainspeed a developer of hardware used by cable operators to transition from analog to IP video and data, has been acquired by Nokia, according to the companies. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The two...

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Smaato Acquired By Chinese Company For $148M

San Francisco-based Smaato, a developer of mobile advertising software, is being acquired by Chinese company Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group, in a deal worth $148M. Smaato helps mobile app developers include ads in their ...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Jobr Acquired By Monster

San Francisco-based Jobr, which develops mobile job discovery apps, has been acquired by Monster Worldwide, the two announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Jobr--which the companies likened to a "Tinde...

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Blue Coat Queues Up For IPO

Sunnyvale-based Blue Coat Systems, the developer of network security products owned by Bain Capital, filed for an IPO last week, saying that it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange as BLCT. The IPO is bei...

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Steele Compliance Solutions Finds Private Equity Funding

San Francisco-based Steele Compliance Solutions, a provider of compliance management and due diligence software for the anti-bribery and anti-corruption market, has received a private equity investment from Bregal Sagemount. Size of the inv...

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Occipital Buys Replica Labs

San Francisco- and Boulder, Colorado-based 3D scanning software developer Occipital has acquired Replica Labs, a fellow developer of 3D scanning software, the companies said on Thursday. Financial details on the buy were not announced by th...

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Friday, June 3, 2016

INNOViON Acquires Ion Implant Business From TSS

San Jose-based INNOViON, a provider of ion implantation support and services for the semiconductor and microelectronics industry, said this week that it has acquired the ion implant service business of Thomson Support Services (TSS). Financ...

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Superfeedr Acquired By Medium

San Francisco-based Superfeedr, a developer of tools that helps publishers publish their content to RSS, ATOM, XMPP, and other feeds, has been acquired by Medium, the companies said on Thursday morning. Financial terms of thea cquisition we...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ServiceNow Buys BrightPoint Security

Santa Clara-based ServiceNow said today that it has agreed to acquire BrightPoint Security. Financial terms of the all-cash acquisition were not annoucned. ServiceNow said it will use the acquisition to bolster its Security Operations offer...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Salesforce Buys Demandware For $2.8 Billion

San Francisco-based Salesforce said this mornign that it is acquiring enteprise cloud software developer Demandware, in a deal worth approximately $2.8 billion. Salesforce said it will pay $75.00 per share in cash for Demandware. Salesforce...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Marketo Acquired By Vista Equity For $1.79 Billion

San Mateo-based Marketo, which develops cloud-based, marketing software, has agreed to be acquired by private equity investor Vista Equity Partners, in a deal worth $1.79 billion in cash. Marketo--which went public only three years ago--sai...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

EdCast Acquires Sales University

Mountain View-based online learning startup EdCast announced this morning that it has acquire Seattle-based Sales University, which develops sales training apps used by salespeople and enterprise companies. Financial terms of the acquisitio...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Genstar Capital Acquires Infinite RF Holdings

San Francisco-based private equity investor Genstar Capital announced this morning that it has acquired Infinite RF Holdings, a developer of radio frequency (RF) components for the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electro...

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Intel Acquires Itseez For Self Driving Vehicle Technology

Intel is putting its eye on the self driving vehicle market, saying that it has acquired Itseez, a San Francisco startup working on computer vision recognition technology for self driving cars. Financial terms of the acquisition were not a...

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Twilio Files For $100M IPO

San Francisco-based Twilio filed for an IPO on Thursday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $100M in an offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Twilio said it has applied to list as TWLO. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman, Sac...

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Statwing Acquired By Qualtrics

San Franciso-based data analytics software developer Statwing has been acquired by Utah-based survey software company Qualtrics, the two announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Statwin...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

eBay's StubHub Buys Ticketbis

eBay announced this morning that its StubHub ticketing unit has acquired Spanish ticket marketplace Ticketbis. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, reports are placing the deal around $165M. eBay said the acquisition wil...

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Kismatic Acquired By Apprenda

San Francisco-based Kismatic, a developer of container management software and services for Kubernetes and Docker, has been acquired by New York-based Apprenda, the two said last week. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced...

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Chegg Hits 40M Students After Imagine Easy Solutions Buy

Santa Clara-based Chegg said late last week that it now is reaching over 40 million students after the acquisition of Imagine Easy Solutions, which develops such writing help services as EasyBib.com, BibMe.com and others. Financial terms o...

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Facebook Buys Two Big Ears

Mountain View-based Facebook has acquired Two Big Ears, a developer of spatial sound processing technology, Two Big Ears said this morning. Financial terms of thea cquisition were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, Two Big Ears said...

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Geekatoo Merges With HelloTech

Mountain View-based Geekatoo, an in-home, technology services and support startup, has merged with fellow in-home tech support company HelloTech, the two said this morning. Financial details of the merger were not announced. Geekatoo has a ...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Synopsys Completes Simpleware Buy

Mountain View-based electronic design automation software developer Synopsys said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Simpleware, which develops software for converting 3D scans into computer models. Financial details of the ac...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Trimble Sells Unit To GeoSpatial Innovations

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said today that it has sold its Trimble Energy Transmission Solutions (TETS) business to engineering software company GeoSpatial Innovations (GSI). Financial details of the sale were not announced. Trimble's TETS bus...

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Indiegogo Buys Celery

San Francisco-based crowdfunding site Indiegogo, which runs an online crowdfunding site, said it has agreed to acquire the assets of fellow San Francisco company Celery. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Celery offers u...

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Alexza Pharmaceuticals Acquired By Ferrer

Mountain View-based Alexza Pharmaceuticals said earlier this week that it is being acquired by Spanish company Grupo Ferrer Internacional, in a deal worth approximately $11.4M. Ferrer said it will pay $0.90 per share in cash for Alexza Phar...

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Infoblox Eyed By Thoma Bravo In Buyout Offer

Santa Clara-based network security appliance developer Infoblox is mulling a go-private offer from private equity investor Thoma Bravo, according to reports on Wednesday. The report said that Infoblox was approached by Thoma Bravo last week...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Green Charge Networks Majority Acquired By ENGIE

Santa Clara-based Green Charge Networks, a developer of battery storage technology, has been majority acquired by energy giant ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez). Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Green Charge was developing bat...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Invino Buys Glassful

Sonoma-based Good Company Wines, the parent company of online, wine subscription retailer Invino, said late Tuesdya that it has acquired Glassful, a New York wine club company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Good Com...

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Aemetis Acquires Edeniq

Cupertino-based biofuels developer Aemetis said last week that it has agreed to acquire cellulosic biofuels developer Edeniq, in a deal worth between one and two million shares of its common stock, plus cash worth up to $20M over the next f...

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Friday, May 6, 2016

eBay Buys Expertmaker

San Jose-based eBay has acquired Swedish artificial intelligence developer Expertmaker. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. eBay said that it would add Expertmaker's employees to its structured data product and technology...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Adobe Buys LiveFyre

San Jose-based Adobe said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired San Francisco-based LiveFyre, the developer of commenting and other social tools. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Adobe said it would integrate LiveFy...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Google Acquires Synergyse

Google said Monday that it has acquired Synergyse, a provider of training software which helps users learn how to use Google Apps. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Synergyse develops "virtual coach" software which work...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Chegg Buys Imagine Easy Solutions For $42M

Santa Clara-based Chegg has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions, the developer of writing tools such as EasyBib.com. Chegg said it would pay $2M in the all-cash transaction, which $25M at close and $17M to be paid by April of 2017, plus up to $...

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Oracle Buys Opower For $532M

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said this morning that it has acquired Opower, in a deal worth approximately $532M in cash. Opower is a provider of cloud-based, energy efficiency services and customer engagement tools for the energy and utility...

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Thoma Bravo Sells InfoVista To Apax

San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo announced this morning that it has completed its sale of InfoVista S.A. to private equity investor Apax Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not details. InfoVista S.A., b...

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Rovi Buys Tivo For $1.1 Billion

San Carlos-based Rovi and San Jose-based Tivo said this morning that Rovi will buy Tivo, in a deal worth approximately $1.1 billion. Rovi will pay $10.70 per share in cash and stock for Tivo, split between $2.75 in cash and $7.95 per share ...

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Oracle Acquires Textura For $663M

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said this morning that it has acquired Textura, a developer of cloud-based software for construction contract and payment management, for $663M. Oracle will pay $26.00 per share in case for Textura, which is list...

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Stemcentrx Acquired By AbbVie For $5.8 Billion

San Francisco-based Stemcentrx, a biopharmaceuticals developer focused on cancer, has been acquired by AbbVie in a $5.8 billion deal, the two said this morning. AbbVie said it would pay $2.0 billion in cash, and the remainder in stock for S...

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Stemcentrx Acquired By AbbVie For $5.8 Billion

San Francisco-based Stemcentrx, a biopharmaceuticals developer focused on cancer, has been acquired by AbbVie in a $5.8 billion deal, the two said this morning. AbbVie said it would pay $2.0 billion in cash, and the remainder in stock for S...

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cypress Acquires Broadcom's Wireless IoT Business In $550M Deal

San Jose-based Cypress Semiconductor and Broadcom said this morning that they have entered into a deal, where Broadcom willsellits Wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) business to Cypress. The deal is worth $550M. Cypress will acquire Broadcom...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

HP Unloads Software Units To OpenText

HP has unloaded a number of software assets--including HP TeamSite, HP MediaBin, HP Qfiniti, HP Explore, HP Aurasma, and HP Optimost--to OpenText, the two said Monday. According to the companies OpenText paid approximately $170M for the sof...

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Northgate Capital Acquired By The Capital Partnership

San Francisco-based venture and private investor Northgate Capital, with $4.8 billion in assets, has been acquired by private investor The Capital Partnership, the two said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed...

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Polycom Acquired By Mitel For $1.96 Billion

San Jose-based Polycom and Ottawa, Canada-based Mitel said Friday that the two companies are in a definitive agreement, where Mitel will pay $1.96 billion in cash and stock for Polycom. Mitel said it will pay $3.12 in cash and 1.31 Mitel co...

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Shuddle Shuts Its Doors On Family Ride Service

San Francisco-based Shuddle, a startup which had operated a ride service aimed at families and senior citizens, has shut down, saying on its website that it would cease operations as of this morning. The company did not say why it shut down...

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Logitech Buys Jaybird For $95M

Newark, California-based Logitech International said this week that it has acquired Jaybird, a developer of wireless headphones, in a deal worth $50M in cash, and up to $45M in earnout. Jaybird was founded in 2008. Logitech said the acquisi...

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

OpenGov Acquires Ontodia

Redwood City-based OpenGov, which develops software to help state and local governments open up their data to citizens, has acquired Ontodia, a developer of open source data portal software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not discl...

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Amtel Acquired By NetPlus, StoneCalibre

Santa Clara-based mobility and expense management software developer Amtel has been acquired by NetPlus and private equity backer StoneCalibre, the companies said today. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Amtel is a developer ...

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Intel Acquires Yogitech

Santa Clara-based Intel said this week that it has acquired Yogitech, a developer of automotive driver assistance systems, such as assisted parking and autoonmous vehicle technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Yogitech w...

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Maximum Games Acquires Avanquest Software

Walnut Creek-based videogame publisher Maximum Games said this week that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Avanquest Software Publishing, a UK-based developer and publisher of videogames. Financial details of the buy were not discl...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SurveyMonkey Buys Renzu

San Francisco-based SurveyMonkey has quietly acquired San Francisco-based data analytics software developer Renzu last year, according to reports Wednesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. SurveyMonkey has turned Re...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Report: Orbeus Acquired By Amazon

Sunnyvale-based artificial intelligence Orbeus, a developer of visiaion recognition and image analysis software, has been acquired by Amazon.com, according to reports today. No details on the acquisition have been announced by either compan...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Astound Commerce Acquires Site9, E-tailing Group

San Francisco-based Astound Commerce has made two acquisition this morning, saying that it has acquired Portland, Oregon-based Site9, and Chicago-based e-tailing group. Financial details of the two, separate acquisitions were not announced....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Twist Bioscience Buys Genome Compiler

San Francisco-based Twist Bioscience Corporation, a developer of DNA synthesis and manufacturing technology, said this morning that it has acquired Genome Compiler, a developer of software for the genetic engineering, and molecular and synt...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

GigOptix Buys Magnum Semiconductor

San Jose-based GigOptix said on Monday that it has acquired Milpitas-based Magnum Semiconductor, in a deal worth $55M in cash and stock. GigOptix said it will rename itself GigPeak as a result of the deal. GigOptix said the deal is split be...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

ServiceNow Acquires ITapp

Santa Clara-based ServiceNow said this morning that it has acquired San Jose-based ITapp, which develops cloud management and DevOps software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ServiceNow said the all-cash deal helps bolster i...

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Brocade Acquires Ruckus Wireless For $1.5 Billion

San Jose-based Brocade, in its second acquisition in as many weeks, said this morning that it is buying Ruckus Wireless, in a deal worth $1.2 billion. Ruckus Wireless is a developer of wireless networking products. Brocade said it will pay ...

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Blackhawk Network Buys Extrameasures

Pleasanton-based Blackhawk Network, a prepaid and gift card issuer and payment network operator, has acquired Extrameasures, a operator of promotional and incentive prepaid card programs. Financial terms of the acquisition were not dislcose...

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Sitecore Acquired By EQT For $1.14 Billion

Sausalito-based experience management software developer Sitecore, a developer of customer experience management sdoftware which was backed by Technology Crossover Ventures, has been acquired by EQT, via EQT's EQT VII fund. The two said the...

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Quora Buys Parlio

Mountain View-based questions and answers site Quora has acquired Egyptian website Parlio, the two said this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Parlio was founded by Wael Ghonim, and was backed by Betaworks, F...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Brocade Buys StackStorm For IT Automation

San Jose-based Brocade has acquired IT software developer StackStorm, the two said Tuesday, to help bolster Brocade's products with the addition of automation software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. StackStorm's pr...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Guidewire Software Buys EagleEye Analytics

Foster City-based Guidewire Software said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire EagleEye Analytics, a developer of predictive analytics software for the property and casualty insurance market. The deal was worth $42M in cash. Guidewire said...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

eBay Buys Cargigi

San Jose-based eBay has acquired Cargigi, a provider of an online advertising and marketing services company, the two said Tuesday afternoon, to help eBay bolster eBay Motors and tools to help automotive dealers list their items on the auct...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Humin Acquired By Tinder

San Francisco-based Humin, which develops mobile contact management software and the social chat app Knock Knock, has been acquired by dating app developer Tinder. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Humin co-founder Anku...

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Friday, March 25, 2016

AppDirect Buys Xendo

San Francisco-based AppDirect, a developer of a cloud services marketplace for enterprise software, has acquired Xendo, a developer of cloud-based, unified search software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. AppDirect said Xend...

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Ebates Buys Shopular

San Francisco-based eBates, the cash back shopping site now owned by Rakuten, said Thursday that it has acquired Redwood City-based Shopular, the developer of a mobile product discovery app. Financial terms of the acquisition were not discl...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Corvus Pharmaceuticals Debuts In IPO

Burlingame-based Corvus Pharmaceuticals, a developer of immune therapy products to help treat cancer tumors, has raised $71M in an IPO. The company debuted on the NASDAQ Global Market as CRVS this morning, and was trading slightly down from...

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Google Eyes Sale Of Robot Maker Boston Dynamics

Google is reportedly looking to sell Boston Dynamics, the robot technology company best known for its focus on four legged, military robots, according to reports. Google reportedly is unhappy with an indefinite horizon for Boston Dynamics, ...

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Coherent Buys Rofin-Sinar For $942M

Santa Clara-based laser manufacturer Coherent announced this morning that Coherent will pay $942M in a deal for ROFIN-SINAR Technologies. Coherent said it will pay $32.50 per share in cash for ROFIN-SINAR. Both companies trade on the NASDA...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Alvine Pharmaceuticals Acquired By ImmunogenX

San Carlos-based Alvine Pharmaceuticals, which is developing treatments for celiac disease, has been acquired by ImmunogenX, the two said late Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ImmunogenX is a developer of biop...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Optimus Outcome Buys Autism Acumen

San Mateo-based Optimus Outcome, a provider of services and technology around managing autism, has acquired San Francisco-based Autism Acumen, a developer of video-based tools for managing chronic neurological disorders. Financial terms of ...

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Monday, March 14, 2016

AppSense Acquired By LANDESK

Sunnyvale-based AppSense, a developer of endpoint security and user profile management software, has been acquired by LANDESK, the two companies said Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. AppSense, founded in 1999, ...

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Monday, March 14, 2016

AppScotch Acquired By App Annie

AppScotch, a developer of data analytics tools for mobile app advertisers and marketers, has been acquired by App Annie, the two said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. AppScotch provides in-app data to those adve...

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cisco Acquires Synata

San Jose-based Cisco announced earlier this week that it has acquired San Francisco-based Synata, a developer of search technology. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Synata said it has terminated all of its services as ...

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Facebook Buys Masquerade

Menlo Park-based Facebook has acquired Masquerade, the companies said Wednesday. Masquerade said that it will be working with Facebook to bring its technology--which tracks faces and overlays silly masks and other decorations in real time c...

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Intuit Sells QuickBase To Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Intuit has offloaded another of its software units, Quickbase, to private equity investor Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, the companies said on Tuesday. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. QuickBase is a developer of a develo...

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Intel Buys Replay Technologies For 3D Sports Vision

Intel said Tuesday that it has acquired Replay Technologies, a developer of technology for immersive, high resolution sports viewing. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Replay Technologies developes a video format call...

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Radiant Entertainment Acquired By Riot Games

Los Altos-based videogame developer Radiant Entertainment said this morning that it has been acquired by Riot Games. Financial details of the buy were not announced by the company. Radiant Games was developing a team-based, town building si...

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

UserZoom Raises $34M, Buys YouEye

San Jose-based UserZoom, a provider of UX testing software and services, said it has raised $34M in a Series A funding, and has acquired YouEye, a developer of user feedback automation tools. The Series A funding came from TC Growth Partner...

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Symantec Closes $500M Investment From Silver Lake

Mountain View-based Symantec said late Friday that it has competed its $500M investment round from private equity firm Silver Lake. The deal had been announced in early February. Ken Hao of Silver Lake joins Symantec's board of directors, a...

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Openwave Messaging Acquired by Synchronoss Technologies

San Mateo-based Openwave Messaging, a provider of email, security, subscriber and identity management, and other unified messaging tools, has been acquired by New Jersey-based Synchronoss Technologies. Financial terms of the acquisition wer...

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

SugarCRM Buys Contastic

Cupertino-based SugarCRM said this morning that it has acquired the assets of Contastic, a developer of natural language processing software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SugarCRM said that Contastic's CEO, Cy Khormaee, ha...

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Quantros Buys Comparion Medical Analytics

Milpitas-based Quantros, a provider of safety risk management, quality management and reporting products, said this week that it has acquired Comparion Medical Analytics. Comparion Medical Analytics was based in Greenville, SC. Financial d...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ClaimRemedi Acquired By eSolutions

Santa Rosa-based ClaimRemedi, a developer of billing systems and services for the healthcare industry, has been acquired by Kansas-based eSolutions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ClaimRemedi was founded and was led ...

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cisco Buys CliQr For $260M

San Jose-based Cisco Systems said this morning that it is acquiring CliQr, a developer of cloud migration tools, in a deal worth $260M in cash and assumed equity. CliQr was based in Santa Clara, and will become part of Cisco's Insieme Busin...

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Monday, February 29, 2016

GoPro Buys Two Video Editing Apps

San Mateo-based action camera maker GoPro said Monday afternoon that it has acquired two, video editing apps--Replay, and Splice--to help bolster its tools for mobile editing and sharing. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclose...

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Zumper Buys PadMapper

Mountain View-based rental search service PadMapper has been acquired by San Francisco-based Zumper, the companies announced on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, reports place the deal at somewhere under $10...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Xamarin Acquired By Microsoft

San Francisco-based Xamarin, a mobile app development software developer, has been acquired by Microsoft, the company said Wednesday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Xamarin develops native mobile developmen...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Oracle Acquires Ravello

Redwood Shores-based Oracle has acquired Israeli software company Ravello Systems, the companies said on Monday. The deal is worth approximately $500M. Ravello's software allows developers to run their VMware/KVM environment in the cloud, ...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

EZchip Goes To Mellanox Technologies

Sunnyvale-based EZchip is now officially part of Mellanox, the two said this morning, after the acquisition of EZchip by Meallnox completed. The deal was worth approximately $811M, or approximately $606M net of cash. The deal was first anno...

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Yahoo Looks For Buyer

In a move that will not surprise watchers, Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said Friday that it has formed a committee of its board to explore "strategic alternatives" for the company. The company said the committee will look at possible buyers, strat...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hired Adds $40M More In Series C, Buys Three Companies

San Francisco-based job search and listings site Hired, led by Mehul Patel, disclosed Monday that it has raised $40M more in a Series C funding. The funding was led by Lumia Capital, and also included Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Si...

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Monday, February 8, 2016

One Medical Group Acquires Rise

San Francisco-based One Medical Group, a provider of technology-enabled healthcare services, said Friday that it has acquired San Francisco-based Rise, a developer of a health coaching platform. Financial terms of the buy were not announced...

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Monday, February 8, 2016

VTech Acquiring LeapFrog In $72M Deal

Emeryville-based LeapFrog Enterprises, the developer of kids' electronic learning and educational toys, is being acquired by Hong Kong-based VTech Holdings, the companies said over the weekend. VTech said it would pay approximately $72M in ...

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Trimble Buys Sefaira For Sustainable Building Software

Sunnyvale-based Trimble announced this morning that it has acquired Sefaira Ltd., the developer of cloud-based software for building design. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Sefaira was founded in 2009, and was based i...

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Nlyte Acquires FieldView Solutions

Menlo Park-based Nlyte, a developer of data center energy monitoring software, has acquired New Jersey-based FieldView Solutions. Financial details of the buy were not announced. FieldView Solutions developed software for real time data c...

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Symantec Gets $500M From Silver Lake

Mountain View-based Symantec and Menlo Park-based private equity investor Silver Lake said late Thursday that Silver Lake will make a $500M strategic investment in Symantec. Silver Lake Manging Partner Kan Hao has been appointed to Symantec...

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

LinkedIn Buys Connectifier For AI Recruiting Tools

Mountain View-based LinkedIn announced Thursday that it has acquired artificial intelligence software developer Connectifier, as part of its earnings. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Connectifier was venture backed by...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cisco Buys Jasper Technologies

San Jose-based networking giant Cisco said late Wednesday that it has acquired Jasper Technologies, which develops cloud-based, Internet-of-Things (IoT) software for the enterprise market. Cisco said it will pay $1.4 billion in cash and ass...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Webfortis Acquired By Avtex

San Francisco-based Webfortis, a developer of customer relationship management software based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM, has been acquired by Minneapolis-based Avtex. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Avtex, which provi...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sverica Backs Synoptek Acquisition Of EarthLink Unit

San Francisco-based private equity investor Sverica Capital Management said it has backed the acquisition by Synoptek, of EarthLink's IT Services business. Financial details of that acquisition were not announced by the companies. Synoptek ...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Infogain Acquires Blue Star Infotech

Los Gatos-based business and IT consulting provider Infogain said Monday that it has acquired the IT operations of Blue Star Infotech. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Infogain said that the combined company will have close...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Perforce Software Acquired By Summit Partners

Alameda-based Perforce Software, a developer of version control and build management software for source code, has been acquired by private equity investor Summit Partners, the two said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not ann...

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Kraken Gobbles Up Coinsetter and Cavirtex, Captures Series B

San Francisco-based bitcoin exchange operator Kraken said Monday that it has acquired Coinsetter and Cavirtex, two Bitcoin exchanges, and also received a multi-million dollar funding round. Size of that round was not announced. Kraken said ...

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Apple Acquires Flyby Media

Mountain View-based Apple has acquired New York-based Flyby Media, a developer of augmented reality software, according to reports. Flyby Media was led by Roy Yosef. No details on the buy have yet been announced by the companies....

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Symantec Completes Veritas Sale

Mountain View-based Symantec said late Friday that it has completed its sale of Veritas to The Carlyle Group. The deal was worth approximately $5.3 billion to Symantec, according to the company, in after-tax cash proceeds. Symantec says the...

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Sproutling Acquired By Mattel

San Francisco-based Sproutling, the maker of a wearable baby sensor that let parents keep track of whether a baby was awake or asleep, happy or fussy, and other details on a baby using their smartphone, has been acquired by toy maker Mattel...

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Apple Acquires LearnSprout

Mountain View-based Apple has acquired San Francisco-based LearnSprout, a developer of educational software for tracking student performance. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. LearnSprout was venture backed by Andreessen Horowi...

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Ticketfly Buys TicketBreak

San Francisco-based Ticketfly, a developer of ticketing software which is focused on live events and concerts, said it has acquired TicketBreak, a ticketing services company which had been owned by MapleCore Ltd.. Financial terms of the acq...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

AppDirect Buys Radialpoint

San Francisco-based AppDirect, a developer of a marketplace for cloud services for the enterprise, has acquired Radialpoint, a provider of cloud and technical support services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Radialpoint focu...

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Friday, January 22, 2016

FireEye Acquires iSIGHT Partners For $275M

Milpitas-based cybersecurity software developer FireEye said this week that it has acquired iSIGHT Partners, a developer of cyber intelligence, in a deal worth up to $275M. FireEye said it will pay $200M in cash, and up to $75M in cash and ...

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Friday, January 22, 2016

SOLiD Acquires REACH Holdings

South Korean-based wireless equipment manufacturer SOLiD Inc., which has its U.S. headquarters in Sunnyvale, said it has acquired REACH Holdings, its exclusive U.S. distributor of its products. Financial terms of the acquisition were not an...

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Glu Mobile Invests In Plain Vanilla Corp., Eyes Future Acquisition

San Francisco-based Glu Mobile said this morning that it has invested $7.5M in Reykjavik, Iceland-based Plain Vanilla Corp., the developer of the mobile game QuizUp. As part of the investment, Glu Mobile said it also has been given an optio...

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

College Scheduler Acquired By Civitas Learning

Chico, California-based College Scheduler has been acquired by educational software provider Civitas Learning, according to the companies. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Civitas Learning said it will incorporate C...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Atmel Acquired By Microchip Technology For $3.5 Billion

San Jose-based microcontroller and semiconductor developer Atmel, and Chandler, Arizona-based chip maker Microchip Technology said late Tuesday that Microchip will pay $3.5 billion to acquire Atmel. The deal is worth $8.15 per share in cash...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Oval Partners Makes Investment In FlexPrint

San Francisco-based private equity investor Oval Partners has made a strategic investment in Phoenix, Arizona-based FlexPrint, a provider of copier and printer management and support services. Financial details of the investment were not ...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Vision Display Acquires OSD Displays

Roseville, California-based New Vision Display, a manufacturer of passive matrix and active matrix liquid crystal display technology, said it has acquired Florida-based OSD Displays, a manufacturer of custom OLED, TFT and STN displays. Fina...

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Intuit Sells Demandforce To Internet Brands

Mountain View-based Intuit has sold its Demandforce marketing automation software business to Internet Brands, the companies said Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Intuit had acquired Demandforc...

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Appcelerator Acquired By Axway

San Jose-based Appcelator, a developer of cross-platform, mobile app development software, has been acquired by Axway, Axway said over the weekend. Financial terms of the all-cash buy were not announced. Appcelerator was venture backed by R...

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Fiverun Acquired By Vista Equity Partners

San Francisco-based Fiverun, a developer of mobile, e-commerce software, has been acquired by private equity investor Vista Equity Partners. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Vista Equity said it would combine FiveRun w...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jemstep Acquired By Invesco

Los Altos-based Jemstep, a developer of software which helps wealth management advisors stay in contact with their clients, has been acquired by Invesco Ltd., according to Invesco. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by th...

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Omnicell Completes Aesynt Buy

Mountain View-based medication and supply management technology provider Omnicell said earlier this week that it has completed its $275M acquisition of Aesynt. The deal had originally been announced in October of last year. Omnicell said th...

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Apple Buys Emotient

Apple Computer has acquired Emotient, a developer of technology that uses facial expression analysis to read a person's emotions. Financial terms of the acquisition of the deal were not disclosed. Emotient was based in San Diego, California...

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bloc Buys DevBridge

Palo Alto-based Bloc, a provider of online software and programming training, has acquired career services startup DevBridge, which helps place coding school graduates in jobs. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. DevBridg...

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

DataHero Acquired By Cloudability

San Francisco-based DataHero, a startup developing cloud cost management software, has been acquired by fellow cloud software developer Cloudability, the two said this morning. The companies did not announced any financial details behind th...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Oracle Buys AddThis

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said late Tuesday that it has acquired AddThis, the developer of social sharing tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. AddThis is based in Vienna, Virginia, and was founded in 2004. Oracle ...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pierry Software Acquires C.TRAC

Redwood City-based Pierry Software, a provider of marketing software integration and consulting, said it has acquired C.TRAC, an interactive agency specializing in digital and direct mail marketing, database management, and related support ...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Thoma Bravo Buys Infogix

San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo said today that it has acquired Infogix, a Naperville, Illinois-based company which provides data analysis for the enterprise market. Infogix was previously owned by H.I.G. Capital. Fi...

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Cisco Completes Lancope Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said right before the holidays that it has closed its acquisition of Lancope, in a deal worth $452.5M in cash and assumed equity awards. Lancope was based in Alpharetta, Georgia. Lancope beomes part of Cisco's Security ...

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Cisco Completes Lancope Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said right before the holidays that it has closed its acquisition of Lancope, in a deal worth $452.5M in cash and assumed equity awards. Lancope was based in Alpharetta, Georgia. Lancope beomes part of Cisco's Security ...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Symantec: Veritas Deal To Close January 29th

Mountain View-based Symantec and private equity investor The Carlyle Group said Monday afternoon that they now expect Carlyle's acquisition of Veritas to close on January 29th, rather than January 1st. Reason for the delay in closing was no...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

NetApp Acquires Solidfire For $870M

Sunnyvale-based storage systems manufacturer NetApp has acquired flash storage startup SolidFire, in a deal worth $870M in cash, according to the two companies Monday. SolidFire is a developer of all-flash, data storage products for the ent...

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Oracle Acquires StackEngine

Redwood Shores-based Oracle has acquired Docker management software developer StackEngine, Oracle said over the weekend. Financial details of the buy were not announced by either company, and very few details were announced by the companies...

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Metanautix Acquired By Microsoft

Palo Alto-based data analytics software developer Metanautix, which dvelops SQL-drive database query software, has been acquired by Microsoft. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Microsoft said it will incorporate the t...

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Open Monoclocal Technology Acquired By Ligand For $178M

Palo Alto-based OMT (Open Monoclonal Technology), a developer of genetic engineering technology to allow animals to create human, therapeutic antibodies, has been acquired by Ligand in a $178M deal. Ligand said it will pay $92.6M in cash an...

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

BuildingIQ Raises $20M In Australian IPO

San Francisco-based BuildingIQ, a developer of energy management software for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) market, has raised $20M in an IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The company was venture backe...

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

ShopSavvy Acquired By Purch

San Francisco-based ShopSavvy, a developer of mobile shopping apps, has been acquired by online publishing company Purch. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. ShopSavvy was backed by Facebook founder Eduardo Saverin, and was le...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

RPX Corporation Buys Inventus Solutions For $232M

San Francisco-based RPX, which provides patent risk management software, said Tuesday that it has acquired electronic discovery company Inventus Solutions. The deal was worth $232M in cash. Inventus is based in Chicago, and was owned by pri...

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Salesforce Buys MinHash

San Francisco-based Salesforce has acquired Palo Alto-based MinHash, a developer of machine learning software aimed at the marketing sector. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. MinHash said it will be shutting down its existing s...

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Yummly Buys Kitchen Gadget Maker The Orange Chef

Redwood City-based recipe discovery service Yummly has acquired San Francisco-based connected kitchen gadget maker The Orange Chef, according to the two companies. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. The Orange Chef was...

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Quettra Acquired By SimilarWeb

Mountain View-based Quettra, a developer of mobile analytics software, has been acquired by SimilarWeb, the companies said this week, in a deal worth approximately $10M. Quettra was venture backed by Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Mi...

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Vendini Buys CrowdTorch

San Francisco-based Vendini, a provider of ticketing and management tools for live event organizers, has acquired CrowdTorch, an online ticketing service which was part of Cvent. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Vendini is led...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Yahoo Nixes Alibaba Spinoff Plans

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! said Wednesday that it is abandoning its plans to spin off its stake in Alibaba, and will instead look at "alternative transactoin structures" to separate the Alibaba stake from the company. Yahoo said it is looking t...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pertino Acquired By Cradlepoint

Los Gatos-based Pertino, a developer of cloud-based networking products aimed at distributed enterprises, has been acquired by Boise, Idaho-based Cradlepoint. Financial details of the deal were not announced by thec ompanies. CradlePoint is...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Kiwi Acquired By SGN

Palo Alto-based Kiwi Inc., a developer of Android videogames, has had its team acquired by SGN, SGN said today. Financial details of the buy were not announced. Kiwi Inc. was venture backed by Sequoia Capital, Northgate Capital, and DFJ. Ex...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Hunt Acquired By Pinterest

San Francisco-based The Hunt, an online social site that helps users browse and find clothing, fashion, and other items, has been acquired by Pinterest. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Pinterst will shut down The Hunt in earl...

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Vevo Buys Showyou

San Francisco-based Vevo announced this morning that it has acquired Showyou, a developer of curated, streaming video channels. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Showyou was firsst launched in 2011, and was founded by M...

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Lively Acquired By GreatCall

San Francisco-based Lively, a developer of platforms to help monitor the safety of older family members, has been acquired by GreatCall, the companies said last week. Financial terms of the asset acquisition were not announced. Lively was f...

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Friday, December 4, 2015

UniversityNow Sells Technology To Penn Foster Education Group

San Francisco-based University Now, the operator of a number of accredited, online education programs, has sold a learning software platform to Penn Foster Education Group. According to Penn Foster, it has acquired UniversityNow's competenc...

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Atheer Buys ONtheGo Platforms

Mountain View-based Atheer, which develops augmented reality and smart glasses software, said this week that it has acquired ONtheGo Platforms, a developer of computer vision and gesture recognition software. Financial terms of the buy were...

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Monday, November 30, 2015

eASIC Drops IPO Plans

Santa Clara-based eASIC has withdrawn its IPO plans, saying in a regulatory filing Friday that it has determined not to pursue the initial public offering it had registered for in February. No reason for the withdrawal was given by the comp...

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Monday, November 30, 2015

SuperRewards, Corona Labs Acquired By Perk.com

Two, Bay Area companies--San Francisco-based SuperRewards, and Palo Alto-based Corona Labs, have been acquired by rewards platform developer Perk.com. Perk.com said it will issue 455,0000 shares of its common shares and pay $350,000 for Sup...

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Monday, November 30, 2015

MarketLive Acquired By Vista Equity Partners

Petaluma, California-based MarketLive, a developer of e-commerce software, has been acquired by private equity investor Vista Equity Partners. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Vista Equity Partners, ...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Parklet Acquired By Greenhouse Software

San Francisco-based Parklet...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PMC-Sierra Acquired By Microsemi For $2.5 Billion

Sunnyvale-based PMC-Sierra and Microsemi said this morning that the two have reached an agreement, where Microsemi will pay approximately $2.5 billion to acquire PMC Sierra, in a deal worth $9.22 in cash and 0.0771 shares of Microsemi's com...

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Cisco Buys Acano For $700M

San Jose-based Cisco said Friday that it has agreed to acquire Acano Limited, a UK-based developer of collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Cisco said it would pay $700M in cash and assumed equity awards for Acano. Acano's...

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Square Surges In IPO

San Francisco-based Square has seen a giant surge in its IPO, trading up more than 46% in morning trading, after pricing its IPO at $9.00 per share last night. Square traded as high as $14.78 in its IPO debut this morning, a significant bum...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Square Prices IPO At $9.00 Per Share

San Francisco-based mobile payments provider Square has priced its IPO at $9.00 per share, below its initial estimated IPO range of $11.00 and $13.00 per share. Square will debut on the New York Stock Exchange as SQ on Friday morning. Squar...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fairchild Semiconductor Acquired By ON Semiconductor for $2.4 Billion

San Jose-based Fairchild Semiconductor, the storied developer of power semiconductors, has been acquired by ON Semiconductor in a deal worth $2.4 billion in cash, the two said this morning. ON Semiconductor said it would pay $20.00 per ssha...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pandora Buys Assets From Rdio

Oakland-based music streaming service Pandora said late Monday afternoon that it is acquiring some key asssets from Rdio, in a deal worth $75M in cash. Pandora said the technology, IP, and talent acquired from Rdio will go to expand its ser...

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Monday, November 16, 2015

PMC-Sierra: Skyworks Deal Better In Light Of Geopolitical Events

Sunnyvale-based PMC-Sierra said Monday morning that, under advice of its financial advisors and outside legal counsel, it is reiterating its commitment to the original offer by Skyworks Solutions to acquire the company, in a deal worth $11....

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Fuze Acquired By ThinkingPhones

San Francisco-based Fuze, a provider of cloud-based videoconferencing services, has been acquired by ThinkingPhones>, the two said this morning. Fnancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Fuze was venture backed by Index Venture...

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

PayPal Completes Xoom Acquisition

San Jose-based PayPal said Thursday morning that it has completed its acquisition of San Francisco-based Xoom Corporation, which was worth $890M. PayPal agreed in July to pay $25.00 per share in cash for Xoom, which develops a service which...

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Trimble Makes Second Acquisition Of The Week, Telog Instruments

Sunnyvale-based Trimble, which has had an insatiable appetite for acquisition over the past few years, has made yet another acquisition this week, of wireless water infrastructure monitoring company Telog Instruments. Financial details of t...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Trimble Buys AGRI-TREND

Sunnyvale-based Trimble announced this morning that it is acquiring Canadian company AGRI-TREND, which operates a network of independent agricultural consultants in North America. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Trimb...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Atlassian Files For IPO

San Francisco-based Atlassian, which develops cloud-based, project and team management software, has filed for an IPO, saying it is looking to raise up to $250M in an offering on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company says it has applied to ...

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Blue Coat Systems Acquires Elastica In $280M Deal

Sunnyvale-based Blue Coat Systems, the manufacturer of web security gateways and related security products, said late this morning that it is acquiring San Jose-based Elastica, in a deal worth $280M. According to Blue Coat, it will use the ...

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Boviet Solar Acquires Berkenhoff GmbH

San Jose-based Boviet Solar USA, a solar cell manufacturer which has its operations in Vietnam, said this morning that its parent company, Powerway Group Co., has acquired German manufacturing company Berkenhoff GmbH. Financial terms of the...

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Friday, November 6, 2015

New Relic Buys Opsmatic

San Francisco-based New Relic said late Thursday that it has acquired fellow San Francisco company Opsmatic, a developer of DevOps infrastructure monitoring software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Opsmatic had been ...

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Square Sets Estimated IPO Pricing Range

San Francisco-based Square has kicked off its IPO roadshow, saying in a filing today that it now estimates an initial public offering price of between $11.00 and $13.00 per share. The company has applied to list on the New York Stock Exchan...

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mobile Data Labs Acquired By Microsoft

San Francisco-based Mobile Data Labs, the developer of MileIQ, an app used by mobile professionals to track your mileage, has been acquired by Microsoft. financial details of the buy were not announced by the companies. Mobile Data Labs was...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

eBay Completes Sale of eBay Enterprise

San Jose-based eBay said Monday afternoon it has completed its $925M sale of eBay Enterprise, to Sterling Partners, Longview Asset Management, and the Innotrac Corporation. eBay said the buyers have now split eBay Enterprise into four diffe...

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Constant Contact Acquired By Endurance International Group For $1.1 Billion

Email marketing software developer Constant Contact, which has an office in San Francisco, is being acquired by Endurance International in a deal worth $1.1 billion, the two said this morning. Endurance International said it will pay $32.00...

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Report: Square IPO Roadshow Kicks Off Next Week

San Francisco-based payment service provider Square is set to launch its IPO roadshow next week, with the goal of debuting in its IPO before Thanksgiving, according to a report this morning from CNBC. The company is expected to set its esti...

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Monday, November 2, 2015

PMC Sierra Gets Revised Offer From Microsemi

Sunnyvale-based semiconductor developer PMC Sierra said late Friday evening that it had received a revised, unsolicited offer from Microsemi, bumping the offer from Microsemi to approximately $11.88 per share in cash and stock. PMC Sierra h...

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Thoma Bravo Completes Sirius Computer Solutions Sale

San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo said today that it has completed its sale of Sirius Computer Solutions, an IT solutions integrator, to Kelso & Company. Financial details of the transaction were not announced. Thoma B...

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Fountain Acquired By Porch.com

San Francisco-based Fountain, the startup founded by Mint.com's Aaron Patzer, has been acquired by home services marketplace Porch.com. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Porch.com will set up a new office in San Francisco as ...

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Bop.fm Acquired By LifeLock, Shut Down

San Francisco-based Bop.fm, the YCombinator-backed music streaming and aggregation service, has been acquired by LifeLock, and has shut down all of its services, according to its founders. Financial details of the acquisition were not discl...

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cisco Buys Lancope For $452.5M

San Jose-based networking giant Cisco said Tuesday that it is paying $452.5M to acquire network security and monitoring startup Lancope. Cisco said the acquisition will help bolster its cybersecurity threat defense capabilities. Cisco said ...

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cisco Buys Lancope For $452.5M

San Jose-based networking giant Cisco said Tuesday that it is paying $452.5M to acquire network security and monitoring startup Lancope. Cisco said the acquisition will help bolster its cybersecurity threat defense capabilities. Cisco said ...

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Adesto Technologies Debuts In IPO

Sunnyvale-based Adesto Technologies had its IPO debut this morning, and was up modestly in morning trading. The developer of non-volatile memory for the embedded device market priced at $5.00 per share last night, below its initial $10.00 t...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Intel Buys Saffron

Intel said Monday that it has acquired Saffron, a developer of artificial intelligence tools, to help bolster its cognitive computing efforts. Saffron was based in Cary, North Carolina, and also has operations in Silicon Valley. Saffron bec...

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Xamarin Buys RoboVM

San Francisco-based Xamarin, which develops mobile development software, said last week that it has acquired RoboVM, a developer of software for native iOS and Android development in Java. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclos...

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Nasdaq Buys SecondMarket

San Francisco-based private shares marketplace SecondMarket has been acquired by Nasdaq, the two said this morning, and will become part of the NASDAQ Private Market. SecondMarket CEO Bill Siegel will become head of Nasdaq's private market ...

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

SharesPost Sells NASDAQ Private Market Stake to NASDAQ

San Francisco-based private shares marketplace operator SharesPost said this mornign that it has sold all of its interest in the NASDAQ Private Market, to its joint venture partner, Nasdaq, Inc.. Financial details of the deal were not annou...

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thoma Bravo Completes DigiCert Buy

San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of SSL certificate provider DigiCert. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Thoma Bravo was advised by Kirkland...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Docker Buys Tutum

San Francisco-based Docker announced Wednesday that it has acquired Tutum, a developer of a cloud service to deploy and manager Docker applications into production. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Tutum was based in N...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Thoma Bravo, Silver Lake To Acquire SolarWinds For $4.5 Billion

San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo and Menlo Park-based Silver Lake Partners have agreed to acquire IT software maker SolarWinds, in a deal worth $4.5 billion in cash, the companies said Wednesday. Silver Lake and Thoma...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

SanDisk Acquired By Western Digital For $19 Billion

Milpitas-based memory maker SanDisk and disk drive and storage giant Western Digital announced this morning that WD has agreed to acquire SanDisk for $19 billion. The two said tat WD will pay $86.50 per share in cash and stock for SanDisk, ...

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Microsemi Lobs In Competing Bid For PMC-Sierra, Worth $2.4 Billion

Sunnyvale-based PMC-Sierra, which announced a deal on October 5th to be acquired by Skyworks, has received a competing acquisition offer from another, semiconductor developer, Microsemi. According to Microsemi, it is offering to pay $11.50 ...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Square Files For IPO

San Francisco-based Square has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing on Wednesday that it is looking to raise up to $275M in a public offering on the New York Stock Exchange as SQ. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morga...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Trimble Gobbles Up PocketMobile

Sunnyvale-based Trimble demonstrated a continued appetite for acquisitions this morning, saying that its latest acquisition is PocketMobile, a provider of mobile workforce software for the areas of postal service, logistics, security, and f...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Zendesk Buys BIME Analytics

San Francisco-based Zendesk said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired French company We Are Cloud SAS, the owner of the BIME Analytics software. Zendesk said it would pay $45.0M in cash for We Are Cloud SAS, and also has issued approximat...

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Google Acquires Divshot For Development Team

Google said this morning that it has acquired the team behind Divshot, an online static web page hosting service used by web developers. Divshot's team will join Google as part of its Firebase app development tools arm. Financial details of...

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

RetailNext Buys Pikato

San Jose-based RetailNext, which develops software used by bricks-and-mortar stores for retail analytics, has acquired Chicago-based Pikato, a developer of cloud-based mobile marketing software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed...

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Monday, October 12, 2015

H.I.G. Capital Buys HelpSystems

San Francisco-based private equity investor H.I.G. Capital said very early this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Eden Prarie, MN-based HelpSystems, a provider of systems and network management and related services. Financial...

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Digital Realty Trust Completes $1.886 Billion Telx Buy

San Francisco-based Digital Realty Trust said today that it has completed its $1.886 billion acquisition of Telx, a provider of colocation, interconnect, and other related cloud services. Digital Realty Trust acquired Telx from private equi...

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Friday, October 9, 2015

RiskIQ Acquires PassiveTotal

San Francisco-based RiskIQ announced Thursday that it has acquired PassiveTotal, a developer of threat analysis tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. RiskIQ is led by Elias Manousos, and is venture backed by Battery ...

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Adheron Therapeutics Acquired By Roche For $105M

Berkeley-based Adheron Therapeutics has been acquired by Roche, in a deal worth $105M in an upfront payment, plus earnout worth up to an additional $475M. Adheron Therapeutics develops technology that disrupts immune cell adhesion, which is...

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Seagate Completes Dot Hill Systems Buy

Cupertino-based Seagate Technology announced Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Dot Hill Systems Corp., the data storage developer. The deal was worth approximately $696M in cash. Seagate said it paid $9.75 per share in cash f...

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Pure Storage Debuts In IPO

Mountain View-based Pure Storage debuted in its IPO this morning on the New York Stoge Exchange, trading under the symbol PSTG, after pricing its IPO at $17.00 per share last night. The company was trading around $16.22 in morning trading, ...

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

PMC-Sierra Acquired By Skyworks For $2 Billion

Sunnyvale-based semiconductor developer PMC-Sierra has been acquired by Massachusetts-based Skyworks Solutions, the two announced late Monday evening, in a deal worth $2 billion. According to the two, Skyworks will pay $10.50 per share in c...

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Adesto Technologies Sets IPO Range

Sunnyvale-based Adesto Technologies, a developer of non-volatile memory technology, said Monday that it now expects its IPO at between $10.00 and $12.00 per share. The company has filed to trade as IOTS aon the NASDAQ Global Market. Adesto ...

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Jupiter Systems Acquired By InFocus

Hayward, California-based Jupiter Systems, a developer of video wall technology, has been acquired by infocus Corporation, the two said this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. InFocus said it has hired all of ...

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Intel Sells Havok Software To Microsoft

Intel has sold Havok Software, a developer of 3D physics engines for the videogame industry, to Microsoft, Havok said Friday. Financial details of the sale were not annoucned by the companies. Havok said it will continue to offer up its 3D ...

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Ultra Pure Solutions Acquired By Fujifilm

Castroville, California-based Ultra Pure Solutions, a manufacturer of solvents used in semiconductor manufacturing, has been acquired by Fujifilm Corporation. Financial details of the acquisition wer enot announced. Fujifilm said that UPSI ...

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Friday, October 2, 2015

IntelePeer Acquires Advantone

San Mateo-based IntelePeer Holdings, a provider of business telecom and communications services, has acquired Florida-based Advantone, which provides interactive voice response and call center services. Terms of the buy were not announced b...

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Friday, October 2, 2015

EZchip Acquired By Mellanox For $811M

Sunnyvale-based EZchip, a developer of high speed, network processing semiconductors, has been acquired by Israeli server interconnect maker Mellanox, in a deal worth $811M. According to Mellanox Technologies, it will pay $25.50 per share f...

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hack Reactor Buys Mobile Makers Academy

San Francisco-based Hack Reactor, which runs a number of coding schools in California, Illinois, and Texas, said Wednesday that it has acquired Mobile Makers Academy, a provider of iOS coding bootcamps in Chicago and San Francisco. Financia...

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Alacra Acquired By Opus Global

Palo Alto-based Alacra, a provider of anti-money laundering compliance software, has been acquired by Opus Global, the companies said Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Opus Global is backed by private equity ...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

RiseSmart Acquired By Randstad For $100M

San Jose-based Risesmart, a provider of career outplacement services whcih is backed by Norwest Venture Partners, Storm Ventures, Accel-KKR and angels, has been acquird by Randstad Holdings nv. Randstad Holdings will pay $100M to acquire Ri...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Google Buys Jibe Mobile

Google said Wednesday that it has acquired Jibe Mobile, a developer of text messaging technology and tools based on the Rich Communications Services (RCS) and WebRTC standards. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Jibe Mob...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Veeva Systems Buys Zinc Ahead

Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems said Tuesday that it has acquired Zinc Ahead, a UK-based developer of content management software for the life sciences industry. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Zinc Ahead was founded in 200...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Barracuda Networks Buys Intronis

Campbell, California-based Barracuda Networks announced Tuesday that it has acquired Intronis, a provider of data protection services for managed services providers. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Barracuda said the buy woul...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Kinetic Technologies Buys Akros Silicon

Sunnyvale-based Kinetic Technologies, a developer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, said Monday that it has acquired Akros Silicon. Financial details of the asset purchase were not announced. Akros Silicon was a supplier of energy ...

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Report: Square IPO Filing Imminent

San Francisco-based payment technology provider Square is planning to file for an IPO within the next two weeks, according to a report from Fortune. Details on the IPO have not yet been released. Square is venture backed by Citi Ventures, G...

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Autodesk Buys Germany's netfabb

San Francisco-based CAD software developer Autodesk has acquired industrial manufacturing software developer netfabb, the company said this morning, to help bolsters its solutions for industrial additive manufacturing. Financial details of...

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

AppDirect Acquires AppCarousel

San Francisco-based AppDirect, a developer of cloud services management software, said it has acquire app management platform developer AppCarousel. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. AppCarousel was based in Calgary and San Fr...

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Prosper Marketplace Buys BillGuard

San Francisco-based Proosper Marketplace, the peer-to-peer online lending marketplace, said this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire BillGuard, which develops personal finance apps that helps consumers manage their money...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

AppRedeem Acquired By Perk.com

San Francisco-based AppRedeem, a startup which pays mobile users to view application trailers and videos, has been acquired by Perk.com. Perk.com said it would pay 841,601 shares of its common stock for AppRedeem, in a deal worth approximat...

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Atmel Acquired By Dialog Semiconductor For $4.6 Billion

San Jose-based Atmel is in a deal to be acquired by London-based Dialog Semiconductor, for $4.6 billion, the two said over the weekend. The two companies said that Dialog will pay both cash and stock for Atmel. Dialog said it will pay $4.65...

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Monday, September 21, 2015

HEAT Software Acquires Businesses From Absolute Software

Milpitas-based HEAT Software said today that it has acquired the assets and operations related to Absolute Manage and Absolute Service from Absolute Software Corporation. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. HEAT Softwar...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mapsense Acquired By Apple

San Francisco-based Mapsense, a startup developing map visualization tools, has been acquired by Apple, according to reports. The deal is reportedly worth between $25M and $30M. Neither Mapsense or Apple have confirmed the deal or any of th...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Adept Technology Acquired By OMRON For $200M

Pleasanton-based Adept Technology, a developer of robotics technology, has been acquired by Japan's OMRON, the two said this morning. The deal is worth approximately $200M. According to OMRON, it will pay $13.00 per share in cash for Adept....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Accenture Buys Cloud Sherpas

Consulting giant Accenture announced Tuesday that it has acquired Cloud Sherpas, a provider of cloud advisory and technology services, in a move to bolster its cloud services efforts. Cloud Sheraps specializes in consulting for Google, Sale...

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Looksery Acquired By Snapchat For Around $150M

San Francisco-based Looksery, a developer of mobile software which allows users to change how they look while taking a selfie or streaming themselves online, has been acquired by Snapchat. Financial details of the acquisition were not discl...

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Airbnb Buys Vamo

San Francisco-based Airbnb said on Friday morning that it has acquired Vamo, a developer of flight and hotel search tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, Vamo said it would be immediately ...

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Friday, September 11, 2015

StrongLoop Acquired By IBM

San Mateo-based StrongLoop, a developer of tools used to develop Node.js software and APIs, has been acquired by IBM, the two said Thursday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. StrongLoop was led by Juan Carlos Soto. IBM ...

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Layer42 Networks Acquired By Wave

Mountain View-based Layer42 Networks, which provides business-to-business Inernet connectivity, colocation, and data transport services in the Bay Area, has been acquired by Wave, the two said this morning. Wave whcih is based in Kirkland, ...

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Flex Acquires NEXTracker For $330M

San Jose-based contract manufacturing provider Flex--better known under its prior name, Flextronics--said Tuesday that it has acquired NEXTracker>, a provider of solar tracking hardware. The deal is worth approximately $330M, and is split b...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

MedeAnalytics Gets Majority Investment From Thoma Bravo

San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo has acquired a majority stake in Emeryville, California-based MedeAnalytics, a provider of financial analytics software for the healthcare industry, the companies said last week. Finan...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Microsoft Confirms Acquisition Of Adallom

Palo Alto- and Tel Aviv-based Adallom, which develops cloud cybersecurity software, has become part of Microsoft, Microsoft said this morning. Microsoft said that Adallom will become part of its Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Xoom Stockholders Give Nod On Paypal Acquisition

San Francisco-based digital money transfer service Xoom said late Friday that its stockholders have voted to approve the $890M acquisition of the company by PayPal. The two had announced the deal on July 1st. PayPal is paying $25 per share ...

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Good Technology Acquired By BlackBerry For $425M

Sunnyvale-based Good Technology, which develops mobile device management software, has been acquired by BlackBerry, in a deal worth $425M, the companies said Friday morning. BlackBerry said it would pay the $425M in cash, and that it expec...

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pericom Semiconductor Acquired For $400M

Milpitas-based clock and timing IC maker Pericom Semiconductor Corporation has been acquired by Diodes Incorporated, the two said this morning. Diodes says it is paying $400M in an all cash transaction for Pericom, which is publicly traded....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

GenoLogics Acquired By Illumina

Redwood City-based GenoLogics Life Sciences Software is now officially part of life sciences equipment maker Illumina, the two said this morning. The acquisition had been announced in August. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. G...

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Medina Medical Acquired By Medtronic

Menlo Park-based Medina Medical, a medical device company looking to train cerebral aneurysms and other brain injury, has been acquired by Medtronic plc. Medtronic said it would pay $150M plus additional payments based on key milestones. Me...

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Keysight Technologies Buys Electroservices Enterprises Ltd.

Santa Rosa-based Keysight Technologies announced Friday that it has acquired Electroservices Enterprises Ltd., a UK-based provider of test equipment services. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Telford, UK-based Electros...

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Tessera Buys Ziptronix For $39M

San Jose-based Tessera Technologies, which develops semiconductor products and technology, said late Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Ziptronix, for $39M in cash. Ziptronix, which had been based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a ventur...

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Thoma Bravo Buys DigiCert

San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo has acquired the majority stake in SSL certificate authority DigiCert, the company said today. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Thoma Bravo said that it is acquiring m...

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Autodesk Buys SeeControl

San Francisco-based Autodesk said Thursday afternoon that it is acquiring San Francisco-based SeeControl>, a developer of enterprise, Internet-of-Things software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. SeeControl's cloud-bas...

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

W2O Group Buys Fox Communications

San Francisco-based W2O Group said Wednesday that it has acquired Fox Communications, a communications firm also based in San Francisco. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. W2O Group said that Lynn Fox, the founder of Fox Communi...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hortonworks Buys Onyara

Santa Clara-based Hortonworks has acquired Onyara, the company behind the Apache NiFi open source project, the two said this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Apache NiFi connects directly into Hadoop. Horto...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Scality Scores $45M For Software Defined Storage, Aims At IPO

San Francisco-based Scality, a developer of software defined storage products, said Monday that it has raised $45M in a Series D funding. The funding came from BroadBand Tower (BBTower), along with Menlo Ventures and the company's other inv...

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Oracle Buys Maxymiser

Redwood SHores-based Oracle said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Maxymiser, a developer of cloud software used to test, target, and personalize web pages and mobile apps for specific users. Financial details of the acquisitoin were n...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Seagate Buys Dot Hill Systems For $694M

Cupertino-based disk drive giant Seagate said late Tuesday that it has acquired Dot Hill Systems Corp., a developer of storage arrays. The deal was worth $694M in cash, or $9.75 per share for Dot Hill, which trades on the NASDAQ as HILL. Th...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

opticAccess Acquired By Integra

Burlingame-based fiber network operator opticAccess has been acquired by Vancouver, Washington-based Integra Telecom, the two said today. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. opticAccess was advised by Bank Street Group ...

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Penumbra Files For IPO On NYSE

Alameda-based Penumbra, which develops medical devices for treating stroke, has filed for a $115M IPO. According to the company, it has applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange as PEN. The IPO is being led by J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill...

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Branch Metrics Buys ClassOwl

Palo Alto-based Branch Metrics said earlier this month that it has acquired San Francisco-based ClassOwl. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Branch develops deep linking tools specifically for mobile app developers; ClassOwl was...

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Grid Dynamics Raises Series B, Acquires Qubell

Menlo Park-based Grid Dynamics, a developer of cloud application management software, has raised a Series B funding, and acquired fellow Menlo Park-based startup Qubell. Size of the funding, and financial terms of the acquisition were not a...

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Keysight Technologies Acquires Anite For $600M

Santa Rosa-based KeySight Technologies said late Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Anite, a developer of software for wireless research and development. The deal was worth $600M in cash. Keysight Technologies develops electr...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pure Storage Files For $300M IPO

Mountain View-based Pure Storage, which develops flash-based, storage arrays, has filed for a $300M IPO. The company said it has filed to trade under the symmbol PSTG. The company has not yet selected an exchange. Pure Storage's IPO is bei...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DotLoop Acquisition Worth $108M

The acquisition of electronic signature and document storage startup DotLoop--which had an office in San Francisco--was worth $108M, according to acquirer Zillow. Zillow revealed in its quarterly report that it paid $108M in cash for DotLoo...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Zirtual Acquired By Startups.co

San Francisco-based on-demand, personal assistant service Zirtual has been acquired by Startups.co, according to founder Maren Kate. According to Kate, Startups.co will purchase Zirtual, and all its assets, and restart the service, in a dea...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Veritas Acquired By The Carlyle Group In $8 Billion Deal

Mountain View-based Symantec said this morning that it has agreed to sell its data storage software business, Veritas, to The Carlyle Group. The deal is expected to close at the end of the year. The Carlyle Group, along with Singapore's sov...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Yodlee Acquired By Envestnet For $590M

Redwood City-based Yodlee, which provides a set of cloud-based APIs that help financial app developers pull information from financial institutions, has been acquired by Envestnet, the two said Monday. The two said that Envestment will pay ...

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Runtastic Acquired By Adidas

Runtastic, which develops a suite of fitness and exercise applications, and has an office in San Francisco, has been acquired by Adidas, the two said today. Adidas said it would pay approximately $239M for Runtastic, which is headquartered ...

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Ikanos Acquired By Qualcomm For $47M

Fremont-based Ikanos, which develops semiconductors for the xDSL networking market, has been acquired by Qualcomm. Qualcomm said it paid $2.75 per share in cash for Ikanos, which is approximately $47.0M. Ikanos had closed last night at $1.7...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sunrun Drops In IPO Debut

San Francisco-based solar energy developer Sunrun dropped in initial traidng of the company's newly public stock on Wednesday, trading around $11.20 per share in trading--a drop of more than 20 percent--after pricing at $14.00 per share las...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SurveyMonkey Buys TechValidate

Palo Alto-based SurveyMonkey said Tuesday that it has acquired Emeryville-based TechValidate, a developer of web-based software for automating marketing content generation. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. SurveyMonkey said ...

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cyan Acquisition By Ciena Completes

Petaluma-based optical networking equipment maker Cyan is now officially a part of Ciena Corporation, Ciena said Monday. Ciena said the deal was worth approximately $488M (or $415M net of cash acquired). Ciena paid $33.6M in cash plus 10.6 ...

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Monday, August 3, 2015

[24]7 Buys BolderView Systems

Campbell, California-based [24]7, a developer of customer service and marketing software, said today that it has acquired BolderView Systems, an Australian company which sells [24]7's software in the Asia Pacific market. Financial terms of ...

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Yahoo Buys Polyvore

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! said late Friday afternoon that it has acquired Polyvore, the social shopping site led Jess Lee. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Polyvore's site lets users create their own outfits--tying togeth...

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Coat Systems Buys Perspecsys

Sunnyvale-based Blue Coat Systems said Thursday that it has acquired cloud security software developer Perspecsys. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Blue Coat said the buy will "significantly expand" its cloud securit...

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Granular Gains $18.7M

San Francisco-based Granular, a developer of farm management software, said last week that it has raised $18.7M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Tao Capital Partners, and also included Emory Investment Management, Fall Line Cap...

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Monday, July 27, 2015

AtHoc Acquired By BlackBerry

San Mateo-based AtHoc, a provider of mass communications and collaboration tools, has been acquired by BlackBerry Limited, the two announced last week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. AtHoc's software helps people to communic...

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Cisco Sells Set Top Box Unit To Technicolor For $600M

Cisco is selling off its set top box unit--Cisco's Connected Devices Division--to Technicolor, in a deal worth approximately $600M, the company said this week. Technicolor and Cisco announced the deal on Wednesday, saying that Technicolor w...

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

DotLoop Acquired By Zillow

DotLoop, a developer of electronic signature and document management services which has offices in San Francisco, has been acquired by real estate site Zillow. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. DotLoop has 124 employe...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dropbox Buys Clementine

San Francisco-based Dropbox has acquired Clementine, a startup which was developing corporate-focused, business phone communications services. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Clementine was backed by Homebrew, Redpoin...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Google Buys Pixate

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Pixate, a developer of mobile app design and prototype tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Pixate said it ha joined Google's design team. Pixate was backed by Accel Partners and Y-Co...

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Adallom Acquired By Microsoft

Palo Alto- and Tel Aviv-based Adallom, a developer of cloud-based security software, has been acquired by Microsoft, according to reports Monday. The deal, first reported by Israeli media, is reportedly worth around $320M. Adallom develops ...

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Monday, July 20, 2015

eBay Acquires Twice

Mountain View-based eBay has acquired consignment clothing sales startup Twice, according to reports Monday, which were confirmed by eBay. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Twice was venture backed by Andreessen Horow...

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Synopsys Acquires IP From Silicon Vision

Mountain View-based Synopsys has acquired a slice of intellectual property from Silicon Vision, to help bolster its library of wireless designs. Synopsys said it has acquired the Bluetooth Smart IP from Silicon Vision, which is use in the I...

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Ooma Prices IPO, Start Trading Today On NYSE

Palo Alto-based Ooma priced its IPO last night, saying that it is offering up 5,000,000 shares of its stock at $13.00 per share. The company begins trading this morning on the NYSE as OOMA. The IPO is being underwritten by Credit Suisse Sec...

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Facebook's Oculus Buys Pebbles For Gesture Tracking

Oculus, the virtual reality headset maker which is part of Facebook, has acquired Israeli virtual reality technology developer Pebbles Ltd.. Financial details of the acquisition--which was announced on the Oculus VR blog--were not announced...

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Whitebox Security Acquired By SailPoint

Sunnyvale-based Whitebox Security, a developer of data protection tools, has been acquired by identity management software developer SailPoint. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Whitebox had been founded in 2007, and ha...

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wish Buys Lockett

San Francisco-based Wish said today that it has acquired fellow San Francisco startup Lockett. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Wish said that Yunha Kim, CEO and founder of Lockett, will join the company as part of the acquisi...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Intelenex Acquired By Emtec

Santa Rosa, California-based consulting services provider Intelenex has been acquired by Emtec, the two companies said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Both companies provide consulting in the Oracle clou...

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Friday, July 10, 2015

HackHands Acquired By PluralSight

San Francisco-based HackHands, which operates an online service to help developers get through difficult coding issues by tapping into a community of software experts, has been acquired by PluralSight, the companies said Thursday. Financial...

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Splunk Buys Caspida

San Francisco-based Splunk said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Palo Alto-based Caspida, ion a deal worth $190M. Splunk said it would pay $127M in cash and $63M in its stock for Caspida, which develops machine learning and behaviora...

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Veritas On The Block For $7 Billion Plus

Data storage software maker Veritas is being shopped around by parent company Symantec, at a pricetag of between $7 billion and $8 billion, according to Bloomberg. Accoording to the report, private equity investor Carlyle Group is nearing a...

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Avast Software Buys Remotium

Redwood City-based Avast, which develops PC and mobile security software, said Wednesday that it has acquired Remotium, a developer of enterprise mobility software. Remotium is based in San Mateo. Financial details of the acquisition were n...

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Uversity Acquired By TargetX

San Francisco-based Uversity, a provider of mobile and enrollment analytics for university and higher education clients, has been acquired by Pennsylvania-based TargetX, TargetX said Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not di...

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cisco Buys MaintenanceNet

San Jose-based Cisco said Tuesday that it has acquired MaintenanceNet, a developer of cloud based software for managing recurring service contracts, in a deal worth $139M. Maintenance, which was based in Southern California, will help Cisco...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

H.I.G. Capital Buys Intelius

San Francisco-based private equity investor H.I.G. Capital said today that it has completed its acquisition of online background check provider Intelius. Financial term of the buy were not disclosed, however, reports say the deal is worth m...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Coupa Buys InvoiceSmash

San Mateo-based Coupa Software, which develops cloud-based financial applications, said late Monday that it has acquired InvoiceSmash, an Australian developer of accounts payable and e-invoicing software. Financial details of the acquisitio...

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Oculeve Acquired By Allergan For $125M

South San Francisco-based Oculeve, a medical device company developing treatments for dry eye disease, has been acquired by Dublin, California-based Allergan, the two said this morning. The two said Allergan will pay $125M in an upfront pay...

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Black Lotus Acquired By Level 3

San Francisco-based Black Lotus, which operates a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation service, has been acquired by Level 3, the two companies said last week. Financial terms of the transaction were not announced. Black Lotus wa...

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

PayPal Picks Up Xoom For $890M

San Jose-based PayPal and San Francisco-based Xoom said late Wednesday that PayPal will pay $25 per share in cash, or approximately $890M, to acquired Xoom. Xoom is a provider of international money transfer services. PayPal said the move w...

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pandora Buys Next Big Sound

Oakland-based streaming music service Pandora said Wednesday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Next Big Sound, a provider of analytics tools aimed at musicians, labels, and marketers. Financial details of the acquisition we...

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Buys IBM's Microelectronics Business

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the semiconductor foundry company which runs its U.S. operations out of Santa Clara, said today that it has completed its acquisition of IBM Microelectronics. In an unusual move, IBM had actually paid GLOBALFOUNDRIES $1.5 b...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Synopsys Buys Codenomicon

Mountain View-based Synopsys, which develops electronic design automation (EDA) software, said Monday that it has acquired Codenomicon, a developer of security technology which is included in software embedded in chips and devices. Financia...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cisco Buys OpenDNS

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning that it will acquire San Francisco-based OpenDNS, which provides a private, DNS service to help deliver better security to PCs and other devices. Cisco said it will pay $635M in cash and assumed equity...

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Uber Snags Mapping Technology, Engineers From Microsoft

San Francisco-based Uber is reportedly buying up a number of mapping related technologies from Microsoft, and hiring around 100 engineers to work on mapping software at the ridesharing company, according to reports Monday afternoon. Financi...

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Xactly Has IPO Debut

San Jose-based Xatly, which develops sales performance management software, saw a successful IPO on Friday, after pricing its IPO at $8.00 per share on Thursday evening. The company traded as high as $10.09 in trading on Friday, and is now ...

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Meteor Development Group Buys Percolate Studio

San Francisco-based Meteor Development Group, a developer of JavaScript application development software, has acquired Percolate Studio, the companies said Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Percolate Studio was ...

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Sunrun Files For IPO

San Francisco-based residential solar power provider Sunrun has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $100M in its offering. Sunrun has applied to list on the NASDAQ Stock Market as RUN. The IPO is being underwritten by...

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Deliv Buys WeDeliver

Menlo Park-based same day delivery service Deliv has acquired Chicago-based WeDeliver, the two said yesterday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Deliv said the buy will help it grow and expand nationally. WeDeliver provides sam...

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fitbit Prices IPO

San Francisco-based Fitbit priced its IPO late Wednesday evening, saying that it will offer up 36,575,000 shares of its common stock to investors at $20.00 per share. The company will debut on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FI...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HelpIQ Acquired By ProProfs

San Francisco-based help and knowledgebase software developer HelpIQ has been acquired by software developer ProProfs, the two companies said this week. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. HelpIQ develops cloud--based, knowledg...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Accelerite Buys Convirture

Santa Clara-based Accelerite, a developer of software used for IT infrastructure management in the enterprise, said this morning that it has acquired Convirture. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Convirture is a developer of...

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Invuity Up In IPO Debut

San Francisco-based Invuity, which develops medical devices used in minimally invasive surgery, debuted on the NASDAQ Global Market Friday morning, under the symbol IVTY. The company was tradsing up 23% in late afternoon trading on Monday, ...

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Parade Technologies Pays $100M For Cypress's TrueTouch Mobile Business

Santa Clara-based Parade Technologies, Ltd. said it has acquired the TrueTouch Mobile business of Cypress Semiconductor. Parade said it will pay $100M in cash for that business, which capacitive touch-sensing and other electronics for the t...

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Blackhawk Network Buys Achievers Corp.

Pleasanton-based Blackhawk Network, which helps companies manage and distribute gift cards, prepaid telecom, and other financial products, says it has acquired Achievers Corp.. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Achievers helps ...

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Engreen Acquired By ViaSat

San Jose-based Engreen, which was developing network virtualization technology, has been acquired by satellite communications technology provider ViaSat. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. ViaSat said it is acquiring E...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NumberCop Acquired By Whitepages

San Francisco-based NumberCop, which operates a service to help users identify robocallers and fraudulent calls on their phone, has been acquired by Whitepages. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Whitepages has hired NumberCo...

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Synopsys Buys Atrenta

Mountain View-based Synopsys said Sunday that it has signed a deal to acquire Atrenta, a provider of systems-on-a-chip (SoC) verification and implementation software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Atrenta was venture backe...

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

8x8 Buys Quality Software Corporation

San Jose-based 8x8, which provides cloud-based, unified communications and call center software, has acquired Quality Software Corporation (QSC), a provider of contact center management and analytics software. 8xsaid it paid $3M in cash plu...

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fitbit Sets Estimated IPO Range

San Francisco-based Fitbit set an estimated IPO range on Tuesday, saying that it now expects to sell 29,850,000 shares of stock at between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. The company has filed to list on the New York Stock Exchange as FIT. Fit...

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cisco Buys Piston Cloud Computing

Cisco announced this morning that it has acquired San Francisco-based Piston Cloud Computing, a developer of an OpenStack-based, cloud orchestration product aimed at helping companies scale and manage their cloud infrastructure. Financial t...

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Adobe Buys Mixamo

San Jose-based Adobe said Monday that it has acquired Mixamo, the developer of 3D character development software for videogames. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Mixamo's software is used to developed fully rigged, animated 3...

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Intel Buys Altera In $16.7 Billion Deal

Santa Clara-based Intel and San Jose-based Altera announced this morning that Intel is in an agreement to acquire Altera in a $16.7 billion deal. Intel said it would pay $54.00 per share in cash for publicly traded Altera, which it says is ...

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Equinix To Buy Telecity Group For $3.6 Billion

San Francisco-based Equinix> said Friday morning that it is buying UK-based data center operator Telecity Group. in a deal worth approximately $3.6 billion. Equinix said that it will provide cash and stock for Telecity, giving TelecityGroup...

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Metaio Acquired By Apple

Augmented reality developer Metaio, a developer of augmented reality software, has been acquired by Apple, according to German legal documents. Metaio developed applications which allowed users to interact with virtual, computer generated e...

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Pulse.io Acquired By Google

San Mateo-based Pulse.io>, a developer of mobile performance monitoring tools for app developers, has been acquired by Google, the company said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Pulse.io said its team will work on incorp...

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gracenote Tackles Sports With Two Acquisitions

Emeryville-based music and entertainment data company Gracenote is expanding into the sports data information world, via the acquisition of two companies, Gracenote said Thursday. Gracenote aid it acquired Infostrada Statistics, B.V. and Sp...

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fortinet Buys Meru Networks

Sunnyvale-based Fortinet said Wednesday that it is acquiring fellow Sunnyvale-based networking products developer ...

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

C9 Acquired By InsideSales.com

San Mateo-based C9, a developer of predictive sales forecasting software, has been acquired by InsideSales.com, a developer of sales pipeline management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. C9 was venture backed by Inte...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Re/code Acquired by Vox Media

Technology news site Re/code announced late Tuesday that its parent company, Revere Digital, is being acquired by Vox Media. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Re/code is based in San Francisco, where Vox Media also has an offic...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GigaOm Acquired By Knowingly

Defunct San Francisco-based online news site Gigaom has been acquired by Austin, Texas-based Knowingly, in an asset purchase deal, the two said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The two said the deal includes both the ...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Virtustream Acquired By EMC For $1.2 Billion

San Francisco-based managed cloud services company VirtuStream has been acquired by EMC, in a $1.2 billion, all-cash transaction. According to the companies, VirtuStream will form a new Managed Cloud Services business for EMC. VirtuStream w...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

PeopleNet Buys Cadec Global

PeopleNet, a developer of fleet management software which is owned by Sunnyvale-based Trimble, said this morning that it has acquired the assetsof Cadec Global. Cadec is a developer of software for the trucking and driving industry, particu...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fuze Raises $20M, Acquires LiveMinutes

San Francisco-based Fuze, which develops cloud-based video conferencing and meeting software, said today that it has raised $20M in a funding round, and acquired fellow San Francisco startup LiveMinutes. The funding came from Hermes Growth ...

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Accela Acquires PublicStuff

San Ramon-based Accela, which develops cloud-based software for government, announced this morning that it has acquired PublicStuff, a developer of civic engagement software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. PublicStuff was ba...

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Apple Buys Coherent Navigation

Cupertino-based Apple has acquired GPS navigation company Coherent Navigation, the company confirmed over the weekend, without providing any details on the buy. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Coherent Navigation wa...

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Zoosk Drops IPO Effort

San Francisco-based dating website Zoosk said last week that it has withdrawn its IPO efforts, citing "unfavorable market conditions" for the move. Zoosk had filed for an IPO back in April of 2014, targeting its IPO for the New York Stock E...

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Uber Eyes Digital Mapping Service Here

San Francisco-based Uber is looking to further boost the company's mapping expertise, with the acquisition of Nokia's mapping service, Here, according to a report. Uber--which acquired mapping service DeCarta in March--has apparently bid as...

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Fitbit Files For IPO

San Francisco-based Fitbit filed for an IPO late Thursday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $100M on the New York Stock Exchange as FIT. The IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, ...

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

RockYou Acquires PlayHaven

San Francisco-based RockYou has acquired mobile ad network Playhaven, to help bolster its mobile ad efforts, the company said late Wednesday. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Playhaven was owned by startup incubator and stud...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

App Annie Buys Mobidia

San francisco-based App Annie, the startup developing mobile analytics software for app developers, has acquired mobile measurement startup a href="http://www.mobidia.com">Mobidia. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Ap...

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Google Buys Timeful

Mountain View-based Google said Monday afternoon that it has acquired Timeful, the developer of a mobile app which helps organize your schedule and figure out how to coordinate access to Gmail's Inbox, Calendar, and other features to help u...

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Omnicell Buys Avantec Healthcare

Mountain View-based medication and supply management automation products developer Omnicell said Thursday that it has completed an acquisition of UK-based Aventec Healthcare Limited, which is based in Lancing, West Sussex, United Kingdom. F...

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Friday, May 1, 2015

OmniVision Acquired By Private Equity Group for $1.9 Billion

Santa Clara-based OmniVision Technologies said Thursday that it has been acquired by a group of investors for approximately $1.9 billion. OmniVision said it agreed to be acquired by Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd., CITIC Capital Holdings L...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Twitter Buys TellApart For $532.6M

San Francisco-based Twitter has acquired Burlingame-based ad targeting and personalization software developer TellApart, in a deal worth $532.6M, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing Wednesday. Twitter said it would issue 12.6 milli...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ClusterK Acquired By Amazon.com, Says Report

Palo Alto-based cloud software optimization developer ClusterK, which helped cloud software developers reduce the cost of running their services on Amazon Web Services, has been acquired by Amazon.com, according to reports. The deal was rep...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GoPro Acquires Kolor

San Mateo-based GoPro said this week that it has acquired French virtual reality developer Kolor, which develops technology to combine multiple photographs or videos to produce high-resolution panoramic or virtual reality content. Financial...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bigcommerce Buys Zing.co For Mobile POS Tools

San Francisco-based Bigcommerce said Tuesday that it has acquired Zing.co>, a developer of mobile mobile point of sale and inventory management software for retailers. Financial details of the acquisition deal were not announced by the comp...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Carmenta Bioscience Acquired By Progenity

Palo Alto-based Carmenta Bioscience, which is developing diagnostics tools to detect preclampsia, has been acquired by Progenity, a molecular and specialized diagnostic testing services. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed...

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Riverbed Acquisition By Thoma Bravo Compeletes

San Francisco-based wide area networking equipment maker Riverbed Technology is now owned by private equity investor Thoma Bravo, the two said Friday, after the $3.5 billion deal successfully completed. Thoma Bravo paid $21.00 per share in ...

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Nutanix Eyes IPO

San Jose-based Nutanix, which develops converged server and storage networking equipment, is looking towards an IPO, and has been interviewing investment bankers to lead the effort. According to Reuters, the company has yet to set a banker ...

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Quanticel Pharmaceuticals Acquired By Celgene

San Francisco-based Quanticel Pharmaceuticals is being acquired Celgene, the companies said this morning, in a deal worth up to $485M. Celgene said it would pay $100M in cash and up to $385M in contingent payments for Quanticel, which devel...

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Fitmob Acquired By Classpass

San Francisco-based live fitness training startup Fitmob, which was started by Snapfish veterans Raj Kapoor and Paul Twohey, has been acquired by New York-based competitor Classpass, the two announced Thursday. Financial terms of the buy we...

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Apigee Sees Pop On IPO

San Jose-based Apigee saw a big pop in its IPO this morning, after pricing at $17.00 per share last night. The company traded as high as $20.00 in opening this morning on the NASDAQ Global Market, with its debut as APIC, and was trading aro...

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Procera Acquired By Francisco Partners For $240M

Fremont-based Procera Networks said yesterday that it has agreed to be acquired by San Francisco-based private equity firm Francisco Partners Management. The deal is worth approximately $240M in cash. The companies said Francisco Partners w...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Milyoni Acquired By Photobucket

Pleasanton-based Milyoni, the developer of the social video app Madcards for mobile, has been acquired by Photobucket, the two companies announced Wednesday afternoon. Terms of the acquisition were not announced. The companies said that Mil...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Trimble Gobbles Up HarvestMark

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said today that it has acquired the assets of HarvestMark, a provider of food traceability and quality inspection products, from Redwood City-based YottaMark. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Trimble...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NewMo Acquired By Market Track

San Rafael-based New Momentum (NewMo), a developer of online brand and e-commerce monitoring services, has been acquired by Chicago-based Market Track, the two said Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. NewMo provi...

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Invuity Files For IPO

San Francisco-based medical device developer Invuity said today that it is looking to raise up to $69M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company has applied to list as IVTY. The IPO is being underwritten by Piper Jaffray, Leerink P...

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Atmel Sells Off XSense Business Line

San Jose-based Atmel said this morning that it has sold off its XSense touch sensor assets, to Unipixel, in a deal worth $16.25M in royalties over five years, with $9.33M upfront. According to Atmel, it has transferred its XSense related m...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Engine Yard Buys OnDemand

San Francisco-based Engine Yard has picked up the software development firm behind the Deis open source project, the company announced today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Deis, created by OnDemand, develops open source sof...

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Apigee Sets Estimated IPO Pricing Range

San Jose-based Apigee has set its estimated initial public offering price, saying this morning that it now expects to offer up 5,115,000 shares of its common stock at between $16.00 and $18.00 per share. The company has filed to go public o...

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

LinkedIn Buys Lynda.com For $1.5 Billion

Mountain View-based LinkedIn said this morning that it has acquired Lynda.com, for $1.5 billion in cash and stock. LinkedIn said it paid 52 percent in cash and 48 percent in stock for Lynda.com, which was based in Carpinteria, California, a...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Accela Buys Springbook Software

San Ramon-based government software developer Accela said Wednesday that it has acquired Springbook Software, a developer of cloud-based financial software for local governments. Financial details of the acquisition deal were not announced....

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Revolution Analytics Acquired By Microsoft

Mountain View-based Revolution Analytics, the developer of the "R" big data analytics language, is now part of Microsoft, the two said today. Financial details of the acquisition--which was originally announced in January--have not been dis...

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Friday, April 3, 2015

LinkedIn Buys Refresh.io

Mountain View-based LinkedIn> has acquired Palo Alto-based mobile app developer Refresh.io, according to the companies. Financial terms of the by were not disclosed. Refresh develosp mobile apps which pull up all of the information it can f...

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Embrane Acquired By Cisco

Santa Clara-based Embrane, a developer of cloud computing deployment software has been acquired by Cisco, the companies said this week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cisco said Embrane becomes part of its Insieme Business U...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Salesforce Buys Secure Authentication Startup Toopher

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com has acquired Toopher, a developer of two-factor authentication software for mobile phones, according to Toopher. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Toopher said it will stop selling its curren...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DataSong Acquired By MarketShare

San Francisco-based DataSong, a developer of cross channel analytics software for such customers as Neiman Marcus, William Sononma, DirecTV and Pottery Barn, has been acquired by Los Angeles-based MarketShare, the companies announced today....

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CipherCloud Acquires Anicut Systems

San Jose-based CipherCloud has acquired some core cloud security analytics technology from Anicut Systems, the company said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Anicut was a provider of security-as-a-service products. Ani...

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Saba Software Acquired For $400M By Vector Capital

Redwood Shores-based Saba, the developer of talent management software, has been acquired by private equity investor Vector Capital, in a $400M deal, the two said Monday afternoon. Vector is paying $9.00 per share in cash for Saba....

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Monday, March 30, 2015

W2O Group Buys VinTank

San Francisco-based W2O Group said this morning that it has acquired customer relationship management and social engagement software developer VinTank. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. VinTank services the winery and small bus...

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Friday, March 27, 2015

LiveLoop Acquired By Microsoft

San Francisco-based LiveLoop, a developer of document collaboration software which works with Microsoft Office, has ben acquired by Microsoft. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. According to ZDNet, Microsoft has confirmed the ...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Playbook HR Acquired By Intuit

San Francisco-based Playbook HR, a developer of software for managing independent workforce marketplaces, has been acquired by Intuit. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Intuit said it will use the acquisition to help bo...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gravity4 Buys Triggit

San Francisco-based Gravity4, which develops online marketing software, said last week that it has acquired another, San Francisco ad firm, Trig. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Triggit is the seventh acquisition by Gravity4,...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SugarSync Acquired By j2 Global

San Mateo-based SugarSync, which offers up an online file backup and sharing service, has been acquired by j2 Global in an asset deal. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. SugarSync was backed by Coral Group, Draper Fish...

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Apigee Files For IPO

San Jose-based Apigee, which develops software to help corporations more easily expose programming interfaces to partners and developer, has filed for an IPO. The company is looking to raise up to $86.25M on the NASDAQ Global Select Market ...

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Monday, March 23, 2015

BEEcube Acquired By National Instruments

Fremont-based BEEcube, which develops FPGA prototyping and development products for the wireless research, wireless infrastructure and military/defense applications, has been acquired by National Instruments. Financial details of the acquis...

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

SunRun Plans IPO, Says Report

San Francisco-based Sunrun, which provides solar leases and financing, has hired two investment bankers to help run its IPO, according to a report Wednesday. According to the WSJ, Sunrun has hired Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs for the eff...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

3Q Digital Acquired By Harte Hanks

San Francisco- and San Mateo-based 3Q Digital, a digital marketing agency, has been acquired by marketing services firm Harte Hanks, according to the two companies. Financial term of the buy were not disclosed. 3Q Digital's clients included...

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Vector Capital Buys Triton Digital

San Francisco-based private equity investor Vector Capital said today that it has acquired Triton Digital, a provider of software to the digital audio market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Triton Digital's software ...

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Careerify Acquired By LinkedIn

San Francisco- and Toronto-based Careerify, a developer of a software platform that helps companies manage employee referrals and recruiting, has been acquired by LinkedIn. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Careerify said it jo...

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Facebook Buys TheFind

Mountain View-based Facebook said late Friday that it had acquired TheFind, an online service which let users find products and track their shopping. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. TheFind said that it will be taking its sea...

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Friday, March 13, 2015

DocuSign Buys Algorithmic Research

San Francisco-based DocuSign said this week that it has acquired Algorithmic Research, Ltd. (ARX), a developer of electronic signature technology. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. DocuSign said that ARX has more than 2...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

DoctorBase Acquired By Kareao

San Francisco-based DoctorBase, a developer of medical practice marketing and patient communications software, has been acquired by cloud medical office management software developer Kareo. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclo...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SunPower, First Solar File IPO For 8Point3 Energy Partners

San Jose-based SunPower and Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar said this morning that the two have filed IPO registration documents for their limited partnership, 8point3 Energy Partners. The partnership pools a large number of solar energ...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blue Coat Acquired By Bain In $2.4 Billion Deal

Sunnyvale-based enterprise security hardware developer Blue Coat Systems has agreed to be acquired by private equity investor Bain Capital, in a $2.4M deal. Bain Capital is acquiring Blue Coat Systems from private equity investor Thoma Brav...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Trimble Buys Fifth Element

Sunnyvale-based Trimble has gobbled up another firm, saying this morning that it has acquired Fifth Element, a provider of enterprise and mobile software for the forestry industry. Fifth Element was based in Espoo, Finland, and offered up f...

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Monday, March 9, 2015

SugarCRM Buys Stitch

Cupertino-based customer relationship management developer SugarCRM said today that it has acquired San Francisco's Stitch, and will shut down the service. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.SugarCRM said it has acquired the inte...

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Monday, March 9, 2015

PayPal Buys Cyactive, Says Report

PayPal is in the midst of acquiring Israeli startup Cyactive>, in a deal worth $60M, according to Israeli business media. Cyactive is a developer of malware prevention software, and was venture backed by Jersalem Venture Partners (JVP). The...

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Appia Merges With Digital Turbine

San Francisco-based Appia, which helps drive mobile app installs, has merged with Texas-based Digital Turbine, the two said today. Digital Turbine said that the deal was a stock-for-stock merger, where Appia's shareholders will receive appr...

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Friday, March 6, 2015

ExtraTeam Acquired By Strategic Products and Services

Pleasanton-baseb>ExtraTeam>, an IT solutions provider focused on networking, data center, and other related areas, has been acquired by New Jersey-based Strategic Products and Services (SPS). Financial terms of the acquisition were not anno...

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Friday, March 6, 2015

SunEdison Buys Solar Grid Storage

Belmont-based SunEdison said Thursday that it has acquired Philadelphia-based Solar Grid Storage, a developer of battery-based energy storage systems. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. SunEdison said it would use the ac...

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Fitbit Buys FitStar

San Francisco-based Fitbit, the maker of the popular fitness tracking bands, said late Thursday that it has acquired fellow San Francisco company FitStar, which develops health and fitness training apps. Financial terms of the buy were not ...

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Box Buys Subspace

Los Altos-based Box, the provider of cloud data storage, said this week that it has acquired Subspace, a company developing secure collaboration and access software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Box is hiring all of Subspa...

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Uber Buys deCarta

San Francisco-based Uber has acquired San Jose-based mapping technology developer deCarta, according to the companies Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. deCarta was headed by Kim Fennell. Uber said it will use the acq...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Paydiant Acquisition By eBay Worth Around $300M, Says Reports

The acquisition of mobile payment system provider Paydiant by eBay's PayPal unit was worth around $300M, according to multiple reports. The acquisition was reportedly split between $285M in equity and $15M in earn out. Paydiant was venture ...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

iWin Buys Download-Free-Games.com

San Francisco-based casual games publisher and distributor iWin said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire PC affiliate and download games site Download-Free-Games.com. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. iWin said that DFG gets ...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Amplidata Acquired By Western Digital

Milpitas-based Amplidata, a developer of object storage software, has been acquired by storage maker Western Digital. Financial details of the acquisition deal were not announced. Amplidata was venture backed by Big Bang Ventures, Endeavor ...

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Monday, March 2, 2015

HP Buys Aruba Networks For $3 Billion

Palo Alto-based HP said today that it is buying Sunnyvale's Aruba Networks, in a deal worth approximately $3.0 billion. HP said it will pay $24.67 per share in cash for network gear maker Aruba. The deal had been leaked last week. The compa...

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Monday, March 2, 2015

PayPal Buys Paydiant

PayPal, the online payments unit of eBay, has acquired mobile wallet software developer Paydiant, the two announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Paydiant said, in an announcement, that the deal will h...

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Friday, February 27, 2015

TrialPay Acquired By Visa

Mountain View-based TrialPay, a developer of software that helped online merchants increase their sales using incentives and payments to consumers, has been acquired by Visa, Visa announced Friday. Financial details of the investment were n...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Google Buys Toro For Marketing Tools

San Franciso-based Toro (aka Red Hot Labs) has been acquired by Google, Toro said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Toro said it will continue to provide its service to existing marketing customers. Toro offers up Face...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Apple Buys Camel Audio

Apple has acquired audio software maker Camel Audio, a UK-based company which developed the Alchemy sound effect software. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. The acquisition was first uncovered by MacRumors, which discovered t...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Flexus Biosciences Acquired For $1.25 Billion

San Carlos-based Flexus Biosciences, which is developing cancer therapeutics, has been acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb. The deal is worth $1.25 billion, split between $800M upfront and earnout worth up to $450M. Flexus Biosciences was vent...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thoma Bravo Buys PowerPlan

San Francisco-based private equity firm Thoma Bravo said Monday that it has acquired PowerPlan, a developer of accounting, tax, and capital budgeting software. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. PowerPlan was private e...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Twilio Buys Authy

San Francisco-based Twilio, which offers up cloud-based SMS and phone APIs, said this morning that it has acquired Authy, a provider of secure authentication apps. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Twilio said that Aut...

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Tessera's FotoNation Buys Smart Sensors Limited For Iris Recognition

San Jose-based Tessera Technologies said today that its subsidiary, FotoNation Limited, has acquired Smart Sensors Limited, a UK-based company developing iris recognition biometric technology. Financial details of the acquisition deal were ...

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Friday, February 20, 2015

eASIC Files For IPO

Santa Clara-based eASIC, which develops programmable ASIC hardware, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised $75.0M on the public markets. The company said it intends to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as EASI. The IPO is ...

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Friday, February 20, 2015

MegaPath Sells Managed Services Arm To GTT

Pleasanton, California-based MegaPath, which provides broadband and other cloud-based communications services, said yesterday that it has sold its Managed Services division to GTT Communications. GTT will pay $152.3M, comprised of $7.5M in ...

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

EmailDirect Acquired By j2 Global

Sacramento-based EmailDirect, a provider of email marketing services, has been acquired by Los Angeles-based J2 Global, in an asset deal. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. j2 Global said it will add EmailDirect to its C...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Panaya Acquired By Infosys

Menlo Park-based Panaya, a developer of enterprise resource planning software, has been acquired by Infosys, Infosys said over the weekend Panaya was venture backed by Benchmark Capital, Battery Ventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures, Gemini Isr...

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

FrontRange Solutions Acquired by Clearlake Capital

Milpitas-based enterprise software maker FrontRange Solutions has been acquired by private equity firm Clearlake Capital, and will be merged with Arizona-based software company Lumension, the companies said this morning. Financial details o...

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Coupa Buys ZenPurchase

San Mateo-based Coupa Software, which develops cloud-based expense and spending management software, said Tuesday that it has acquired San Francisco-based ZenPurchase, a developer of enterprise procurement software. Financial details of the...

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Yelp Gobbles Up Eat24

San Francisco-based restaurant reviews site Yelp said today that it has acquired Eat24, the developer of a web- and mobile apps which let users order food online. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Eat24 was based in San Bruno, ...

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Google Buys Odysee

Mountain View-based Google has acquired photo app maker Odysee, using the buy to bolsters its Google+ efforts. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Odysee said it will shut down on February 23rd. San Jose-based Odysee offered up a...

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Friday, February 6, 2015

AnchorFree Buys JustVPN and TouchVPN

Mountain View-based AnchorFree, a developer of virtual private network (VPN)) software and security tools, said Thursday that it has acquired JustVPN and TouchVPN, two of the company's competitors. Financial terms of the buy were not disclo...

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

E2open Acquired By Insight Venture Partners

Foster City-based E2open, the developer of open trading and EDI software, said Thursday that Insight Venture Partners has agreed to acquire the company for approximately $273M. Insight will pay $8.60 per share in cash for E2open, which E2oe...

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

IXYS Acquires RadioPulse

Milpitas-based power semiconductor developer IXYS Corporation said earlier this week that it has acquired RadioPulse, a Seoul, Korea-based developer of ZigBEE and RF semiconductors. IXYS said it would pay $16.5M in cash, plus up to $6M in e...

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

MyFitnessPal Acquired by Under Armour

San Francisco-based MyFitnessPal, which develops workout tracking software, has been acquired by Under Armour, as part of a larger fitness app acquisition by Under Armour. Under Armour purchase MyFitnessPal for $475M. In a related move, End...

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Cloudera Buys Xplain.io

Palo Alto-based Cloudera said today that it has acquired Xplain.io, a startup which helps analyze database queries to help determine which ones are the most critical to a business, and helps to optimize those queries. Financial terms of the...

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Intel Buys Lantiq

Santa Clara-based semiconductor giant Intel said this morning that it has acquired Lantiq, a developer of broadband access and home networking technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Intel said the buy will accelerate the...

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Whistle Buys Tagg, Raises $15M

San Francisco-based Whistle, which makes technology products for pets, said today that it has acquired dog tracking device developer Tagg, and raised $15M in a Series B funding. The funding came from Nokia Growth Partners, Qualcomm, Melo 7 ...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Adobe Completes Fotolia Buy

San Jose-based Adobe said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Fotolia, the online provider of stock photography, video, and images. Adobe had originally announced the acquisition back in December of 2014. Financial detail...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Silicon Image Acquired By Lattice Semiconductor In $600M Deal

Sunnyvale-based Silicon Image (SIMG) and Oregon-based Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC) said this morning that the two companies have reached a deal, where Lattice will acquire Silicon Image for approximately $600M. Lattice will pay $7.30 per sh...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

RGB Networks Acquired By Imagine Commmunications

Sunnyvale-based RGB Networks has been acquired in an asset deal by Imagine Communications, the two said Monday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RGB Networks was venture backed by Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, Focus Ventur...

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Dropbox Buys Pixelapse

Pixelapse, a startup developing version control firms for visual designers, said Monday that it has been acquired by San Francisco-based cloud storage firm Dropbox. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Pixelapse said it would cont...

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Annapurna Labs Acquired For Around $350M By Amazon.com

Annapurna Labs, a stealth mode semiconductor developer with locations in both Silicon Valley and Israel, has been acquired by Amazon.com in a deal worth between $350-$375M, according to reports citing sources near to the companies. The deta...

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Box Prices IPO

Los Altos-based Box priced its IPO on Thursday evening, setting its IPO at $14.00 per share, and offering up 12,500,000 shares of its stock. BOX said it will begin trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange as BOX. BOX is venture b...

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dogtime Media Acquired By Evolve Media

San Francisco-based Dogtime Media, the publisher of dog and cat focused websites, has been acquired by Evolve Media, the owner of a large network of vertical content websites. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Evolve said that ...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Apple Buys Musicmetric For Music Analytics

Cupertino-based Apple has acquired a UK-based software company, Musicmetric, which develops music analytics software. The deal is reportedly worth around $50M. Details on the deal have not yet been announced by the companies. The deal was f...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Zosano Pharma Expected To IPO Next Week

Fremont-based Zosano Pharma, which develops a transdermal drug delivery system, is expected to price its IPO on Tuesday, January 27th, according to industry information. The company has filed for an IPO as ZSAN on the NASDAQ Capital Market....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Twitter Buys ZipDial

San Francisco-based Twitter said this morning that it has acquired ZipDial, a developer of a mobile platform which connects people with companies via SMS, voice, mobile web, and mobile apps. ZipDial was based in Bangalore, India. Financial ...

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gravity4 Buys Zurmo

San Francisco-based Gravity4>, a developer of marketing software, said this week that it has acquired Zurmo, a developer of customer relationship management (CRM) software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Gravity4 said it wou...

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

EnVerv Acquired By Semtech

San Jose-based EnVerv, which developed power line communications and smart grid ICs, has been acquired by Semtech, in an asset deal. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the company. Semtech has hired on EnVerv's emplo...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kabam Buys Two Game Studios

San Francisco-based Kabam said Tuesday that it has acquired two, Los Angeles-based game studios, TapZen and Magic Pixel. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Kabam said it would combine the two into a new LA-area game st...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Level Acquired By Capital One Financial

San Francisco-based Level, which develops mobile apps for tracking spending by consumers, has been acquired by Capital One Financial. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Level had been venture backed by Kleiner Perkins. Level pro...

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Citrix Buys Sanbolic

Santa Clara-based Citrix said this morning that it has acquired Sanbolic, a developer of storage virtualization technology. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Sanbolic was based in Watertown, Mass. The company's software is u...

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Facebook Buys QuickFire Networks For Video Streaming Expertise

Facebook has acquired QuickFire Networks, a startup developing GPU-based video encoding technology and products, the companies said Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. QuickFire Networks said that it would shut down it...

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sequenta Acquired By Adaptive Bio

South San Francisco-based Sequenta, which develops immunosequencing products, has been acquired by Adaptive Biotechnologies. Financial details of the buy were not anounced. Adaptive Biotechnologies was advised by J.P. Morgan and DLA Piper i...

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

VSCO Buys Artifact Uprising

Oakland-based VSCO (Visual Supply Co.), which develops software tools aimed at creative types, has acquired Artifact Uprising, a startup offering up photo book printing, calendars, postcards, and many other photo products for creatives. Fin...

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Nixle Acquired By Everbridge

San Francisco-based Nixle, which provides emergency notification and communications for the public safety and government sector, has been acquired by fellow communications provider Everbridge. Financial details of the asset purchase were no...

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wit.ai Acquired By Facebook

Palo Alto-based Wit.ai, a developer of natural language processing software, has been acquired by Facebook. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wit.ai was applying its software to the "Internet of Things", allowing people to con...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Trimble Buys IRON Solutions

Sunnyvale-based Trimble has made another acquisition in the agricultural market, saying today that it has acquired Tennessee-based IRON Solutions. IRON Solutions provides a cloud-based system used for market analytics, which Trimble said wi...

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Oracle Buys Datalogix

Redwood Shores-based Oracle is extending out its digital marketing products with the acquisition of Datalogix, the company said today. Datalogix offers up products which help link offline purchases by consumers to the cross channel, digital...

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Monday, December 22, 2014

GI Partners Buys Logibec

San Francisco-based private equity investor GI Partners has acquired Canadian healthcare IT company Logibec from another private equity firm, OMERS Private Equity. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Logibec is a health...

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Bina Technologies Acquired By Roche

Redwood City-based Bina Technologies, a developer of big data software used for managing genetic sequencing data, has been acquired by Roche. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Roche said it will use the acquisition to bolster i...

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Healthline Buys DiabetesMine

San Francisco-based Healthline, which offers up online health information to healthcare organizations, said this week that it has acquired DiabetesMine, a consumer blog publisher which offers up diabetes-specific information to readers. Fin...

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Thoma Bravo Completes Compuware Buy

San Francisco-based Thoma Bravo said this week that it has completed its take-private acquisition of Compuware Corporation, in a deal worth $2.4 billion. Thoma Bravo paid $10.75 per share for Compuware, which develops application performanc...

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

RainStor Acquired By Teradata

San Francisco-based RainStor, which provides online, big data archiving software for Hadoop installations, has been acquired by Teradata. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. RainStor was venture backed by Credit Suisse, Doughty H...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lending Club: More Than $1B Raised In IPO

San Francisco-based Lending Club said Tuesday that its IPO topped more than $1 billion raised, after the exercise of an over-allotment option by its underwriters. Lending Club said it sold a total of 66,700,000 shares of its stock at $15.00...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yahoo Completes BrightRoll Buy

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo has completed its acquisition of programmatic video advertising company Brightroll, the two said this week. According to Yahoo, the buy is expected to add net revenues of $100M in 2014. Yahoo also is adding approximate...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Riverbed Acquired For $3.6 Bil‭lion

San Francisco-based wide area networking and application performance management equipment developer Riverbed has been acquired for approximately $3.6 billion, by private equity firm Thoma Bravo and Teachers' Private Capital. The two private...

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Skyera Acquired By Western Digital

San Jose-based Skyera, a maker of solid state storage systems, has been acquired by Western Digital, WD announced today. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Skyera is being acquired by Western Digital subsidiary HGST. S...

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Hortonworks Surges In IPO

Palo Alto-based Hortonworks surged its its IPO on Friday, raising $100M in a funding and closing the day at $26.48, well above its $16.00 initial public offering price. That price was already well above the company's initial estimated offer...

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Nimble VR Acquired By Oculus

San Francisco-based Nimble VR has been acquired by Oculus VR, the virtual reality headset maker now owned by Facebook. Financial terms of the buy were not discloosed. Nimble VR was founded by by Rob Wang, Chris Twigg, and Kenrick Kin, and d...

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Adobe Buys Fotolia

San Jose-based Adobe said Thursday that it has agreed to pay $800M in cash for Fotolia, which operates an online marketplace for royalty-free stock art and photography. Adobe said it will integrate Fotolia into its Adobe Creative Cloud. Fot...

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lending Club Prices IPO

San Francisco-based Lending Club, which operates an onine, peer-to-peer marketplace for loans, has priced its IPO, saying that it will sell 58,000,000 shares of its common stock at $15.00 per share. The company will start trading on the New...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Intuit Buys Acrede

Mountain View-based Intuit has acquired UK-based cloud-based accounting and payroll services company Acrede, Acrede disclosed Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Acrede develops cloud-based payroll services handling cr...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cisco Buys Neohapsis

Cisco said this morning that it is buying security advisory company Neohapsis, to bolster its Cisco Security Services organization. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cisco said it expects the deal to close in the second quarter...

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Zazzle Buys Boundless Network

Redwood City-based Zazzle has picked up Boundless Network, another custom printed products and T-shirt company, the company disclosed Friday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Boundless Network, which is based in Austin, Texas,...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

PneumRx Acquired By BTG plc For $475M

Mountain View-based PneumRx said today that it has agreed to be acquired by BTG Plc, in a deal worth up to $475M. The developer of a minimally invasive, medical device to treat emphysema, said the deal is split between $230M upfront plus $2...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

InternMatch Buys Readyforce.com

San Francisco-based InternMatch, an online site that helps students find internships and entry level jobs at companies, has acquire fellow San Francisco site Readyforce, the two said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclos...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hortonworks Sets IPO Offering Range

Palo Alto-based Hortonworks, which develops the Hadoop big data software, has set the pricing range for its initial public offering. The company said Monday that it currently estimates its initial public offering price at between $12.00 and...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Zenverge Acquired By Freescale

Santa Clara-based semiconductor developer Zenverge has been acquired by chip giant Freescale Semiconductor, Freescale announced this morning, for its HD transcoding and processing ICs. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced...

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Monday, December 1, 2014

New Relic Sets IPO Range

San Francisco-based New Relic, a developer of analytics software aimed at enterprise and web application developers, said in a filing today that it now anticipates its IPO at between $18.00 and $20.00 per share. The company is selling 5,000...

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Monday, December 1, 2014

LendingClub Sets IPO Range

San Francisco-based online, peer-to-peer lending site LendingClub has set its anticipated IPO range, saying it now expects its IPO to be priced between $10.00 and $12.00 per share. The company is offering up a total of 57,700,000 shares in ...

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Acompli Acquired By Microsoft

San Francisco-based email app maker Acompli has been acquired by Microsoft, in a deal which is reportedly worth north of $200M. Acompli develops email apps for iOS and Android, and was venture backed by Redpoint Ventures. The company had st...

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Trimble Acquires Nexala

Sunnyvale-based Trimble> said this morning that it has acquired Dublin, Ireland-based Nexala, a developer of software used for the rail transport industry. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Nexala's software is used by the ra...

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Intel Buys PasswordBox

Santa Clara-based Intel said this morning that it has acquired PasswordBox, a provider of software used by consumers to manage their website and application login information without having to type or remember passwords. Financial terms of...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Accela Buys Decade Software

San Ramon-based Accela, a developer of software for the government sector, has acquired Decade Software, a provider of environmental health and safety software for health departments. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Decade So...

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Monday, November 24, 2014

SiTime Acquired By MegaChips For $200M

Sunnyvale-based SiTime, a provider of MEMs-based, analog semiconductor chips used for timing, has been acquired by Megachips. The deal was worth $200M in cash. The deal had been announced in October. According to the firms, SiTime will reta...

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Yahoo Buys Cooliris

Yahoo said last week that it has acquired Cooliris, a developer of visual messaging and other mobile apps. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cooliris was venture backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DAG Ventures, The Wes...

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stoke Acquired By Mavenir

Santa Clara-based telecom technology developer Stoke has been acquired by Mavenir, Mavenir said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Stoke had raised over $130M in funding from such backers as DAG Ventures, Focus Venture, I...

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Swarm Mobile Acquired By Groupon

San Francisco-based Swarm Mobile, a developer of mobile analytics software that used Bluetooth, infrared, and Wi-Fi signals to help study the behavior of consumers in retail stores, has been acquired by Groupon. Financial terms of the buy w...

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Shutterfly Buys GrooveBook

Redwood City-based Shutterfly said this morning that it has acquired GrooveBook, which operates a subscription service which automatically prints out a user's mobile photos every month into a photo book. Shutterfly said it paid $14.5M, spli...

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Silicon Turnkey Solutions Acquired By Micross Components

Milpitas-based Silicon Turnkey Solutions, a provider of semiconductor test services, has been acquired by Florida-based Micross Components. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Micross Components is owned by Insight Equity Holding...

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Xtime Acquired By Cox Automotive For $325M

Redwood Shores-based Xtime, a developer of software for the auto dealership market, has been acquired by Cox Automotive for $325M. Cox Automotive said it will use the buy to expand its suite of products aimed at helping automotive dealers r...

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Yahoo Buys BrightRoll For $640M

Yahoo said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired San Francisco-based BrightRoll, in a deal worth $640M in cash. BrightRoll had raised around $40M in funding. Yahoo said that Brightroll has around $100M in annual revenues. BrightRoll was ve...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Relic Files For IPO

San Francisco-based New Relic, the developer of IT monitoring and performance management software, has filed for an IPO. The company says it is looking to raised $100M in its IPO, using the symbol NEWR. The company has not yet selected an e...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Trimble Buys UK Construction Software Developer

Sunnyvale-based Trimble said this morning that it has acquired UK-based Amtech Group Limited, a developer of software for the construction industry. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Amtech develop software used for the spec...

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Monday, November 10, 2014

SunPower Acquires SolarBridge

San Jose-based SunPower said this morning that it has acquired Solar Bridge Technologies, a developer of microinverter technology used to improve the efficiency of solar panel installs. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. SunPow...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vendavo Acquired By Francisco Partners

San Francisco-based private equity firm Francisco Partners said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Vendavo the developer of pricing optimization and management software. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been an...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Topera Acquired By Abbott

Menlo Park-based Topera, a developer of electrophysiology technology used to treat atrial fibrillation, has been acquired by Abott, Abbott said this morning. Abbott said it will pay $250M upfront, plus unspecified earnout for Topera. Topera...

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Rooftop Media Acquired By Amazon.com

San Francisco-based Rooftop Media, which operates an online site focused on comedy clips, has been acquired by Amazon.com, via Amazon's Audible unit. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Rooftop Media wa...

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Google's Nest Acquires Revolv

Palo Alto-based smart thermostat maker Nest--which is now owned by Google--has acquired smart home hub maker Revolv, Revolv said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Boulder, Colorado-based Revolv's products are used to man...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EMC Acquires VCE Stake From Cisco

EMC has agreed to buy out most of Cisco Corp.'s stake in Texas-based cloud infrastructure developer VCE, the companies said this morning. VCE was a joint venture of both EMC and Cisco, and offers up hardware to help companies implement conv...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Access Acquired By Berkshire Partners

Livermore, California-based Access, which provides records and information management (RIM) services, said Tuesday that Berkshire Partners has acquired a majority interest in the company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Acce...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Google Buys Firebase

Google has acquired San Francisco-based Firebase, a developer of real-time APIs which help developers store and synchronize data in real time. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Firebase, its service is currently u...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Good Technology Acquires Macheen

Sunnyvale-based Good Technology announced this morning that it has acquired Macheen, a mobile application service provider which helps connect corporate applications to the cloud. Financial terms of the buy were not anonunced. Good Technolo...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ensighten Buys Anametrix

San Jose-based Ensighten said Wednesday that it has acquired Anametrix, a developer of marketing analytics software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ensighten said it will use the buy to bolster its open marketing platform....

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Cloudscaling Acquired By EMC

San Francisco-based Cloudscaling, which develops a OpenStack cloud software distribution, is in the midst of being acquired by EMC, according to unconfirmed reports. The deal is reportedly worth less than $50M. Cloudscaling is venture backe...

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Report: Silver Lake Abandons Shutterfly, Snapfish Effort

Private equity investment firm Silver Lake and Redwood City-based Shutterfly have failed to reach a deal for the private equity firm to acquired Shutterfly, according to a report Friday. Bloomberg said the companies failed to reach a deal a...

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Friday, October 10, 2014

WeatherSphere Acquired By E.W. Scripps

Mountain View-based WeatherSphere, a developer of weather-related mobile apps, has been acquired by publisher E.W. Scripps Co., E.W. Scripps said this week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. WeatherSphere was founded by Raghav ...

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Box Buys MedXT

Los Altos-based cloud storage provider Box is ramping up its focus on specific, vertical industries today, saying that it has acquired MedXT, a developer of a cloud-based storage service aimed at medical imaging. Financial terms of the buy ...

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Docker Buys Koality

San Francisco-based Docker, which develops open source software for "containerizing" applications for distributed deployment, said yesterday that it has acquired Koality, a developer of continuous integration software. Financial terms of th...

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Evolv Acquired By Cornerstone OnDemand

San Francisco-based Evolv, which develops software-as-a-service aimed at the human resources and employee management market, has been acquired by Cornerstone OnDemand. Cornerstone said it would pay approximately $42.5M in cash, assume $2.0M...

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Monday, October 6, 2014

MessageMe Acquired By Yahoo

MessageMe, a developer of mobile communications apps, is being acquired--and shut down--by Yahoo, in what looks like a talent acquisition deal. According to MessageMe on Friday, it has been acquired by Yahoo and will join the company to wor...

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Monday, October 6, 2014

HP To Cleave Company In Two

Palo Alto-based HP said this morning that it plans to split the company into two pieces, with one piece focused on personal computers and printers, and the other piece focused on servers, storage, and other products aimed at the enterprise....

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Report: Yahoo Plans Investment in Snapchat

Yahoo--fresh off a deal to acquire mobile messaging app company MessageMe--plans a $20M investment in Snapchat, which values Snapchat at over $10 billion, according to a report. The reports, from the WSJ, says Yahoo is reinvesting funds it ...

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Quantcast Buys Struq

San Francisco-based Quantcast said earlier this week that it has acquired Struq, a London-based provider of creative optimization and retargeting technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Quantcast said that Struq becomes p...

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chegg Buys Internships.com

San Jose-based Chegg said today that it has acquired Internships.com, an online site focused on student internships. The company said it paid $11M, split between $10M in cash and $1M in stock, for Internships.com. Internships.com was based ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Meetyl Acquired By Glass, Lewis & Co.

San Francisco-based Meetyl, a developer of an online platform for connecting institutional investors with companies, has been acquired by research and technology services provider Glass, Lewis & Co.. Financial terms of the buy were not disc...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

News Corp. Buys Move Inc. For $950M

San Jose-based real estate site operator Move, Inc. has been acquired by News Corp. in a $950M acquisition deal, the two said this morning. Move will remain headquartered in San Jose, and will become an operating business of News Corp. The ...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

eBay, PayPal To Split Into Two Companies

eBay said today that it plans to split the company into two, and will spin out PayPal into its own, independent company. The two will bot h be publicly traded. According to the companies, the plan comes as it has become "less advantageous" ...

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Monday, September 29, 2014

TIBCO Acquired By Vista Equity In $4.3B Deal

Palo Alto-based business intelligence software developer Tibco said this morning that it has agreed to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners, in a deal worth $24.00 per share in cash, or approximately $4.3 billion. TIBCO said the sale came a...

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Intel Pays $1.5 Billion For Stake In Chinese Firms

Santa Clara-based semiconductor giant Intel Corporation said this morning that it has agreed to pay $1.5 billion for a stake in two, Chinese semiconductor companies, both of whom are owned by Tsinghua Holdings Co.. Intel said it would pay $...

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

EngageHD Acquired By Clearstream

San Francisco-based EngageHD, a developer of mobile video caching and delivery tools, has been acquired by Chicago-based Clearstream. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Clearstream, EnageHD's founder Dominic Bennett...

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Private Equity Firms Eye Tibco

Several private equity firms are looking at Palo Alto-based enterprise software maker Tibco, according to reports from Reuters yesterday, including Vista Equity Partners and Thoma Bravo. The publicly held company has been looking for buyers...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Aviary Acquired By Adobe

San Jose-based Adobe said Monday that it has acquired Aviary, the developer of mobile photo editing apps and software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Aviary was venture backed by Bezos Expeditions, Spark Capital, Vision Vent...

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Yodlee Sets IPO Pricing Range

Redwood City-based Yodlee, which develops APIs used by financial software and apps developers, said today in a regulatory filing that it now expects its IPO to debut at between $11.00 and $13.00 per share. The firm is hoping to raise around...

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Yahoo Buys Bookpad

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo has acquired Bookpad, a developer of cloud-based document hosting and editing software, in a deal worth approximately $8.3M, according to reports from Bangalore, India, where Bookpad is based. Bookpad develops softwar...

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Calithera Biosciences Sets IPO Pricing Range

South San Francisco-based biopharmaceuticals developer Calithera Biosciences has set its estimated IPO range, saying in a filing that it now expects to price at between $13.00 and $15.00 per share. The company is selling 6 million shares of...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cisco Buys Metacloud

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning that it has acquired Metacloud, a private held company which deploys and operates private clouds for global organizations. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Metacloud was based in ...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Axcient Buys DirectRestore

Mountain View-based Axcient, which provides cloud-based, data recovery tools, said Tuesday that it has acquired the business and technology of DirectRestore, a developer of file, object, database, and application recovery tools. Financial t...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blackhawk Network Buys CardLab

Pleasanton-based Blackhawk Network said this morning that it has acquired CardLab, an online provider of customized, prepaid incentive and rewards cards. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CardLab was based in Dallas, Texas. B...

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Oracle Acquires Front Porch Digital

Redwood Shores-based Oracle said over the weekend that it has acquired Front Porch Digital, a developer of content storage management technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Front Porch Digital--which was based in Lafayet...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

HP Buys Eucalyptus For Cloud Management

HP said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Eucalyptus, a developer of open source software for managing private and hybrid cloud deployments. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Eucalyptus is backed by Institutional Venture ...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Google Buys Polar For Visual Polling

Mountain View-based Google has acquired visual polling app developer Polar, Polar said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, Polar will be shutting down its services at the end of 2014. Po...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Centellax Acquire By Microsemi

Santa Rosa-based Centellax, a developer of high speed, analog and RF semiconductors used in optical communications and Ethernet networking, has been acquired by Microsemi. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Centellax develops pr...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ebates Acquired By Rakuten For $1 Billion

San Francisco-based cash back rebate site eBates has been acquired by Rakuten, Rakuten announced Tuesday, in a deal worth $1 billion. Rakuten said that eBates had net revenue of $167.4M in its fiscal 2013, and has over 2.5 million active me...

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Meldium Acquired By LogMeIn

San Francisco-based Meldium, a developer of single-sign on, password management, and identity management software, has been acquired by LogMeIn. LogMeIn said it paid $15M in cash for Meldium, and will hire all of Meldium's team. Meldium wil...

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Move Buys Point2's Listing Syndication Service

San Jose-based online real estate firm Move, Inc....

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

High Gear Media Acquired By Internet Brands

Menlo Park-based High Gear Media, the online publisher behind The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports, has been acquired. According to Internet Brands, it has acquired High Gear Media to bolster its collection of automoti...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Location Labs Acquired By AVG Technologies

Emeryville-based Locaion Labs, a developer of security software for mobile devices, has been acquired by cybersecurity developer AVG Technologies N.V.. AVG said it will pay $140M upfront, plus up to $80M in cash in earn out for Location Lab...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LendingClub Files For IPO

San Francisco-based LendingClub filed for its IPO last week, saying that it is looking to raise up to $500M in the offering. The company has not yet applied for a symbol or exchange. The IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Goldman ...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thoma Bravo Buys CompuWare

San Francisco-based private equity investor Thoma Bravo said today that it is acquiring Detroit-based CompuWare Corporation, a developer of application performance and mainframe software. The deal is worth approximately $2.5 billion. Accord...

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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 ARR