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Facebook acquires its way into e-commerce by buying TheFind

Facebook (FB) has acquired shopping search engine TheFind.com, signaling the social networking giant’s continued aspirations in two of the Internet’s …

Restaurant search app Zomato acquires Urbanspoon to enter the U.S. market

Zomato, a Sequoia Capital-backed restaurant search service, is acquiring Urbanspoon from its current owner, IAC.<p>The two companies help people search for and discover restaurants and eateries based on search criteria such as location, food type, and even mood. Though Zomato has a large international …

Startups

Software Defined Roll-Up--Citrix Acquires Sanbolic

News today that Citrix has acquired storage vendor Sanbolic. This should be no surprise to people who watch the cloud market carefully – almost every vendor of note now has a story to tell in the virtualized server space. Indeed Citrix’ big-ticket acquisition of Cloud.com a few years ago, while not …

EMC

Facebook’s new acquisition should make its videos look better

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: d13/Shutterstock.com<p>Facebook is doubling down on video. After publishing its latest video metrics Wednesday, which …

Facebook Acquires Wit.ai To Help Its Developers With Speech Recognition And Voice Interfaces

Facebook today acquired Wit.ai, a Y Combinator startup founded 18 months ago to create an API for building voice-activated interfaces. Wit.ai already has 6,000 developers on its platform who have built hundreds of apps.<p>Wit.ai’s platform will remain open and free, which makes it seem that Facebook …

Oracle Buys the Company Facebook Uses to Track Your Offline Purchases

Oracle is expanding again. On Monday, the Silicon Valley tech giant announced that it has agreed to purchase Datalogix, a company that collects …

Telstra buys Pacnet for $700m

Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has announced that it will acquire Asian telecommunications network company Pacnet for $697 million in a …

Telstra

Optus to acquire Ensyst for AU$13 million

Optus has announced that it will acquire Microsoft partner and IT managed services company Ensyst for AU$13 million.<p>Optus is looking to boost its …

IT