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Zuckerberg's Grip Already Causes Rift With Oculus Fans Virtual reality backers dismayed by Facebook acquisition

Well, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clearly excited about the virtual reality future, but not everyone is excited to have him in the close-knit Oculus VR community. Zuckerberg just announced that…

March 25, 2014, 7:34 PM EDT

Facebook Buys Oculus for $2 Billion Sees future in virtual reality headset

Facebook has just announced a $2 billion deal to buy Oculus VR, the immersive virtual reality headset maker. In the announcement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterated his company's mobile-first focus while…

March 25, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

Google Winds Down Wildfire to Focus on DoubleClick Integration Competitor Sprinklr says it's going to gain from the move

Google’s Wildfire clients—companies like Amazon, Gap, Dairy Queen, Cisco—are looking elsewhere for their social media management needs. The company that the search giant bought in 2012 for a reported $250…

March 14, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

Twitter Users Aghast About What Facebook Paid for WhatsApp But the devil may be in the details

Twitter users' reaction to Facebook agreeing to pay $16 billion for WhatsApp can be summed up in two words: What's that? Compared to the $1 billion CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Co.…

February 19, 2014, 7:22 PM EST

Google Welcomes Nest Home Pays $3.2b for smart thermostat maker

Google is spending $3.2 billion to buy Nest, the hardware for the home technology startup. The acquisition is Google’s second-most expensive purchase after its 2012 deal to buy Motorola for $12.5…

January 13, 2014, 7:01 PM EST

Why Apple's Topsy Buy May Be All About Its Social TV Future Twitter data firm offers glimpse into viewing habits

Apple raised eyebrows yesterday with its curious acquistion of the social analytics firm Topsy. While many have wondered what the deal is all about, many experts believe it points in…

December 3, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

Twitter Reveals MoPub's Ad Growth Mobile exchange on pace to make $13M this year

Twitter just disclosed how much money MoPub makes. The messaging platform had to reveal the mobile exchange's finances as part of its disclosure to potential investors before it becomes a…

October 22, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

Yahoo Buys Admovate as Mobile Startup Shopping Spree Continues Fourth acquisition this month

Yahoo has purchased mobile advertising firm Admovate for an undisclosed sum. The development comes on the heels of the digital giant's disappointing second quarter earnings report yesterday as well as its…

July 17, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

Is Hulu Really Worth 45% Less Than Tumblr? Analysts and marketers chime in

Now that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has Tumblr in the bag for a cool $1.1 billion, AllThingsD reports that she may buy Hulu for between $600 million and $800 million.…

May 28, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

Would Yahoo or Facebook Make a Better Tumblr Parent? Industry views are split

While Yahoo seems near a deal to purchase Tumblr for as much as $1 billion, reports today suggest other notable players are kicking the tires on the growing blogging platform—namely, Facebook. So…

May 17, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

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