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    After weeks of speculation and the Yahoo board approving the deal yesterday, Yahoo has officially announced that it will be acquiring the blogging site for a sweet $1.1 billion. Yahoo says that Tumblr will be “operated independently as a separate business” “Tumblr is redefining creative expression online,” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer...
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    Over the past few days the internet has held a lot of resent over Disney for closing down LucasArts, which sure, for the loss of jobs it has caused is completely fair. This isn’t the reason most people are angry though, they are angry because the 21 year old...
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    The Wall Street Journal have confirmed recent rumours of a Microsoft acquisition of Yammer. The price for the private social network for business is reported to be US $1 Billion. Apparently a cool 1B is the hot price right now after we recently seen Facebook pay around the same...
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    Although Samsung didn’t announce that it would be introducing a cloud-storage service to users at the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S-III launch, it has implied that it is certainly interested in exploring such avenues after acquiring cloud-based music service mSpot. Although Samsung hasn’t (at the time of writing) specified its exact intentions for...
  • Instagram acquired by Facebook, 1 Billion photos/dollars

    This morning the world woke to news that Facebook was making its first large-scale, high-priced acquisition, Instagram. The smash hit photography app has garnered serious traction in less than two years and for a significant period was the creation of just two people, Co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger....
  • Its official: Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5B. Creates Microsoft Skype.

    Microsoft is buying Skype. It turns out the Wall Street Journal was right with today’s story about the upcoming acquisition. It took only a matter of hours for Microsoft to confirm it will indeed acquire Skype for the stunning figure of US 8.5 Billion dollars. The agreement has been...
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    The Wall Street Journal are reporting that Microsoft is close to a deal which would see them acquire Skype for between $7 and $8 Billion. While the internet is quick to jump to conclude this means its a sure thing, in reality the WSJ article explains negotiations aren’t final...
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    Breaking news in technology industry tonight, Western Digital have just announced they are acquiring the storage section of Hitachi. This means the number of hard drive manufacturers just decreased by 1, big news ! It turns out hard drives are big business.. WD will buy Hitachi for US$4.3 billion,...

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