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Salesforce.com Acquires Startup RelateIQ

Salesforce.com has reached a deal to acquire RelateIQ, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup. The deal values RelateIQ at a combined $390 million. Salesforce will issue shares worth about $350 million in exchange for all shares of RelateIQ. The filing says Salesforce expects to issue between 6.2 million and 7.6 million shares. RelateIQ has $40 million in cash from its latest ... Read More »

Acxiom Completes LiveRamp Acquisition

Connects the Entire Marketing Ecosystem Acxiom® has completed its previously announced acquisition of LiveRamp, Inc., a leading service for onboarding customer data into digital marketing applications.  Together, Acxiom and LiveRamp become the industry-leading solution for bringing offline customer data online with better matching, more connectivity and faster onboarding.  The combination accelerates Acxiom’s vision of a connected ecosystem that delivers true ... Read More »

BOL Thailand Makes Strategic Investment in Ecart Studio Co. Ltd.

Business Online Thailand has acquired a 15% equity interest in Ecart Studio, a developer of Web-based applications and enterprise location based software applications.  Price of the transaction was 52,941,176 Baht (US$ 1.64 million). Ecart Studio’s deep expertise in online mapping systems is to further BOL’s business potential in the future.  Both companies will partner in government projects. Source:  BOL Filing Read More »

Google Acquired APP Performance Platform Appurify

Google has acquired Appurify, a company which helps developers optimize the performance of the apps through automated testing. No financial terms of the deal have been disclosed.  The Appurify team will be joining the Google team in Mountain View, where they will be working to incorporate their tools for mobile developers into Google’s developer platform. There is a lot of ... Read More »

Google-Owned Nest to Acquire Dropcam

Google-owned Smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs is shelling out $555 million to acquire video monitoring company Dropcam in a bid to further its footprint into the home. The purchase will broaden Nest’s scope into the home surveillance arena. Nest founder Matt Rogers described Dropcam as having “the best products, services, and customer experience in the business.” “Dropcam ... Read More »

Google Acquired Video Search Startup Baarzo

Following the acquisition of Divide, a startup that helps companies manage the mobile devices, Google is now said to have closed the deal on another startup dubbed Baarzo. Baarzo is understood to be a ‘true video search’ service, as it describes itself on its page. It lets users find specific moments inside a video with the help of an auto detect feature for ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Sells Extel to WeConvene

Extel, has been sold by Thomson Reuters for an undisclosed amount to Hong Kong-based investor website WeConvene. Extel dates back to 1872 when it laid the first telegraphic cable connecting London to New York.  It developed into one of the largest financial news and financial data providers in the capital. More recently it has become best known for its annual ... Read More »

Alibaba Acquires Remaining Shares of Browser-maker UCWeb

The acquisition of UCWeb appears to be China’s largest tech acquisition.  Financial terms are not disclosed, but the two firms call it the “biggest deal in Chinese internet history.”  Internal letters reveal that the deal values UCWeb at far more than the $1.9 billion that Baidu paid for 91 Wireless, which is China’s largest internet acquisition to date. Prior to this, ... Read More »

Google to Acquire Skybox Imaging for US$ 500 Million

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash, subject to adjustments. Skybox’s satellites will help keep Google Maps accurate with up-to-date imagery. Over time, we also hope that Skybox’s team and technology will be able to help improve Internet access and disaster relief — areas Google has ... Read More »

Moody’s Analytics to Acquire WebEquity Solutions

Moody’s Analytics announced that it has agreed to acquire WebEquity Solutions, LLC. (“WebEquity”), a leading provider of cloud-based loan origination solutions for financial institutions.   The acquisition strengthens Moody’s Analytics’ position as a leader in loan origination software and bolsters its suite of award-winning risk management products for banks, insurance companies and corporations. WebEquity’s hosted platform is used by more than ... Read More »

Reed Business Information Acquires Farmade

Reed Business Information (RBI), a division of Reed Elsevier, announced it has acquired the entire issued share capital of agricultural software and workflow solutions business Farmade.  Farmade will join RBI’s agricultural information, software and marketing solutions business, Farmers Weekly Group. Farmade provides widely used crop management and agronomy software in the UK and across the globe to more than 2500 ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires Majority Stake in High Mark Credit Information Services of India

High Mark Credit Information Services Pvt. Ltd. (High Mark), a leading Credit Information Company licensed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), announced the acquisition of a strategic stake by CRIF S.p.A., a well-known global company providing credit information services, decision support and software solutions. High Mark is known for its pioneering work in providing bureau coverage for Microfinance Institutions ... Read More »

App Annie Acquires Distimo

Mobile analytics company App Annie acquires Distimo, raises $17M. App Annie has raised another $17 million from its existing investors and is acquiring one of its competitors, Distimo.  Both companies provide data on how people are using mobile apps and mobile websites. App Annie has built a strong reputation in the mobile gaming world for providing data on the game apps it tracks, ... Read More »

TransUnion Acquires Majority Interest in Credit Information Bureau India Limited (CIBIL)

TransUnion announced that it is now the majority owner of Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited (CIBIL).  TransUnion has been accumulating additional holdings in CIBIL in recent years, and the announcement comes after the company received regulatory approval to achieve majority ownership in the organization.  TransUnion has been active in the Indian marketplace since 2001 as CIBIL’s technology, analytics and decisioning ... Read More »

Google Acquires Divide

Google Inc. has acquired Divide, which used to be called Enterproid.  Google previously invested in Divide through Google Ventures.  The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Divide contains corporate information that is separated from personal information on a device.  This allows businesses to manage their data even on devices they do not own. This gives people freedom to still ... Read More »

Google Acquires Cloud Monitoring Service Stackdriver

Google has acquired Stackdriver which offers a service for developers to monitor apps and services on the cloud.  Stackdriver will be integrated in Google’s cloud platform team.  The teams will be working to integrate Stackdriver’s functionality so that Google Cloud Platform customers can take advantage of the monitoring capabilities, which allow customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, ... Read More »

Acxiom to Acquire LiveRamp

Acxiom® (Nasdaq: ACXM) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held LiveRamp, a leading service for onboarding customer data into digital marketing applications, for approximately $310 million in cash. Through the acquisition of LiveRamp, Acxiom will expand its capability to bridge the gap between offline data and the rapidly growing universe of online marketing applications ... Read More »

IMS Health Acquires Forcea

Advances Business Intelligence and Performance Management Capabilities, Extends IMS One Platform in Europe IMS Health has acquired Forcea, a leading Belgium-based provider of business intelligence applications and analytics, to advance performance management capabilities for hospitals and life sciences organizations around the globe.  The acquisition brings together IMS Health’s comprehensive information and technology services with Forcea’s hospital-based technology solutions to drive more effective ... Read More »