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China Finally Allows Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

May 20th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Following grants from the EU and US, China now also approved the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google. With this final approval in the pocket, Google can proceed with its plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for its IP and probably put the rest of Motorola Mobility back on sale ;-).

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Facebook Acquired Glancee

May 8th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Only weeks after purchasing Instagram for a massive $1 billion, Facebook makes yet another mobile purchase. This time, the social network swallows Glancee. A social mobile service that has been running for about two years.

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Samsung Preparing for a Mobile Acquisition!?

May 6th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Samsung is planning to take over a mobile company. Though it is unknown which company Samsung is to acquire, it won’t be RIM. Or at least that’s what Samsung’s mobile president J.K. Shin said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

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Gree Acquires Funzio for $210m

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Gree has completed a new acquisition in the US market. Funzio, an outfit specialized in hardcore cross-platform social games, has been acquired by Gree for $210 million.

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Groupon Acquires Ditto

April 18th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Groupon has acquired recommendation service Ditto. Following the acquisition of the Ditto service, the Ditto network will be switched off from April 30th onward.

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Facebook Acquired Instagram

April 9th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Facebook announced the acquisition of Instagram. Earlyer today we reported about the massive success of the photography app on the android platform. Now it will be part of the ever growing Facebook family.

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Rovio Acquires Futuremark Games

March 28th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Following the acquisition of animation studio Kombo, Rovio has made a second acquisition. This time, it took control over Futuremark Games Studio. The gaming branch of 3DMark inventors Futuremark.

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Zynga Paid $180.000.000 for OMGPOP

March 25th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Following the acquisition of OMGPOP, there has been a lot of speculation about the value of the deal. Analysts expected Zynga to pay between $150 and $250 million for the developer.

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Zynga Acquires OMGPOP

March 21st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

It was only yesterday we popped up the rumour of Zynga being interested in acquiring OMGPOP and today… it happened! Zynga has pulled the DrawSomething developer on board.

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Symantec Acquires Nukona

March 21st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Symantec has also announced a new mobile acquisition today. The anti-virus giant made a swoop for app-management firm Nukona to enable itself to offer cross-platform IT protection.

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