Acquisition articles

Verizon, Yahoo agree to lower acquisition price by $350 million

Verizon and Yahoo have reached to a new agreement on the planned acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business, knocking the price down by $350 million to $4.48 billion. The two companies will also share certain legal and regulatory liabilities arising from…

Spotify walks away from SoundCloud acquisition

It looked as if Spotify was about to tighten its grip on the music streaming industry back in September, following reports that the Swedish company was in “advanced talks” to acquire SoundCloud. But according to TechCrunch, the deal is now…

Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn cleared in Europe, mostly

Microsoft announced in June that it would be purchasing professional social network LinkedIn in a cash deal worth $26.2 billion. The purchase will further cement Microsoft into the world of social media after previous deals with Facebook and the acquisition of Yammer…

Amazon may be working on video conferencing services for business

Amazon quietly acquired a San Francisco-based startup called Biba Systems last year, and according to TechCruch, it plans to use the technology and team behind it to launch a video conferencing product to complement its existing own-brand, cloud-based services for…

Oracle expands its cloud ambitions with Dyn acquisition

It’s been one month to the day since popular DNS service provider Dyn hit the headlines following a DDoS attack that disrupted a number of its clients, including Reddit, Twitter, and Spotify. But the incident obviously didn't put off Oracle,…