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SoftBank reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation

Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, the studio responsible for hit franchises such as Shrek, Monsters vs. Aliens and How to Train Your Dragon according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.

Samsung buys IoT startup SmartThings for $200 million

Samsung has acquired SmartThings, a startup that builds technology to connect everyday items like locks, smoke alarms, and more, allowing you to control them via smartphone. Although the financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, re/code is reporting that the price…

Is Marissa Mayer interested in buying AOL?

Earlier this month at the Sun Valley conference, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer were spotted at a bar together. The rumor mill went into overdrive with speculation that Yahoo might purchase AOL. As an early investor…

LinkedIn acquires Google Alerts competitor Newsle

LinkedIn on Monday announced they have agreed to purchase Newsle, a startup that specializes in providing alerts anytime someone in your network is mentioned on the web. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Google acquires music streaming service Songza

Google has agreed to purchase music streaming service Songza. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed although earlier rumors pegged the purchase price around $15 million. That was before others became interested in the company which likely raised the price considerably.