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Snapchat Quietly Bought a Smartglass Startup Owned by the CEO's Friend Sony hack also reveals Evan Spiegel's outlook on advertising

It's not just Sony whose corporate secrets are being outed by an ongoing leak of hacked documents. Emails released today also reveal Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel green-lit the $15 million…

December 17, 2014, 5:49 PM EST

Acquiring a Social Agency Is Sounding Less Sexy by the Month Analytics, mobile and even direct are becoming hotter targets

Social media marketing is generating lots of buzz for brands, but interest in acquiring shops that specialize in it is another story. In the annual survey of marketing, media and tech…

December 15, 2014, 12:35 AM EST

Publicis Groupe Becomes the Largest Shareholder in Matomy Pays $65 million for 20% of the Tel Aviv-based shop

Publicis Groupe will pay $65 million to acquire 20 percent of digital shop Matomy, with an option to acquire another 4.9 percent of the company's shares. Matomy has some 400 staffers…

October 13, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

Yahoo Wants to Invest Serious Cash in Snapchat Reports say discussions are taking place

Yahoo is looking to buy a piece of Snapchat with an investment that values the hot messaging app at about $10 billion, according to reports. Yahoo is among a number…

October 3, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

Daimler Gets Into Ride-Sharing Apps Acquires RideScout and MyTaxi

Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, has acquired rival companies RideScout and MyTaxi to reach a new market of consumers who favor ride-sharing apps over owning a car. The Wall Street Journal and…

September 3, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

Rocket Fuel's Deal to Buy [x+1] Propels It Into Marketing Cloud Territory Acquisition costs roughly $200 million

Rocket Fuel is buying data technology platform [x+1] in a deal that is worth about $200 million. Rocket Fuel also announced quarterly results today, generating $92.6 million in revenue, up…

August 5, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

Marketers Pick Apart Google's Twitch Purchase Reported $1 billion deal is huge for the search giant

The Internet-based video game ad space has had its shares of ups and downs—as the likes of Zynga have seen revenues plummet. But marketers are not going to give up…

July 25, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

Yahoo Buys Upstart Snapchat Rival Blink Enters secret messaging fray

Yahoo is buying its way into the discrete messaging craze with another acquisition. An app called Blink is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s latest takeover target.  Blink is a small startup with…

May 14, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

7 Concerns About the Apple-Beats Deal But there's apparently $1 billion reasons Dr. Dre loves it

With Apple reportedly buying his music brand, Dr. Dre is ready for the billionaire title, or as R&B singer Tyrese Gibson said in a video posted online, "The Forbes list…

May 9, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

Lithium Calls Klout Acquisition a 'Relaunch' All-stock deal valued at $200 million

Lithium Technologies paid $200 million for Klout, the social media scorekeeper, in a deal made official today. Lithium CEO Rob Tarkoff said the addition of Klout signifies a relaunch for…

March 27, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT

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