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Google snaps up restaurant website design company Appetas

In an effort to strengthen its relationship with local businesses and compete with the likes of Yelp, Google made another acquisition yesterday. The Mountain View, California-based company gobbled up Appetas, a startup that helps restaurants build slick-looking websites that integrate…

Facebook acquires always-on fitness tracking app Moves

Facebook has made a number high profile acquisitions including WhatsApp for $16 billion and Oculus VR for $2 billion, but today we get official confirmation that the company has purchased Finnish start-up ProtoGeo and its fitness tracking app Moves.

Confirmed: Microsoft-Nokia deal to close on April 25

Nokia announced today that Microsoft's acquisition of its Devices and Services business will complete on April 25. The deal is now subject only to "certain customary closing conditions", the Finnish company said. Microsoft too acknowledged the date in a blog…

Lenovo aiming for further acquisitions to boost growth

Lenovo on Tuesday vowed to continue to acquire more companies in an effort to ramp up growth. After purchasing Motorola Mobility for $2.91 billion from Google and IBM’s low-end server business for $2.3 billion earlier this year, the Chinese PC…

Flipboard acquires rival news aggregator Zite from CNN

News reading platform Flipboard has purchased rival service Zite according to blog posts from both camps. Zite was owned by CNN and as such, content from the 24/7 news network will now appear on Flipboard – redesigned especially for mobile audiences.

Google acquires 'sounds for passwords' startup SlickLogin

Google has acquired SlickLogin, a small Israeli security startup that develops a unique, sound-based system for identity verification at websites. The "acqui-hiring deal", which means that the company's staff and knowledge will be integrated into the search giant, was confirmed…

Google officially closes $3.2 billion Nest acquisition

Less than a month after announcing the deal Google has officially closed its $3.2 billion Nest acquisition, a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed this morning. The company hasn’t revealed much about its plans for the smart…