Akamai acquires Prolexic
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and Prolexic Technologies, Inc. announced today that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Prolexic, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. READ MORE
StudentUniverse Acquires WeHostels
StudentUniverse announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WeHostels – a mobile travel agency that allows users to book budget accommodation through its best-in-class mobile applications. The announcement comes less than two months after StudentUniverse’s first international expansion into the UK. READ MORE
Her Campus Media Acquires HerUni.com
Her Campus Media, the parent company of HerCampus.com, the #1 online community for college women and leading college marketing firm, today announced it has completed its acquisition of HerUni Media Limited. The acquisition further strengthens Her Campus Media as it aims to cement its position globally as the leading brand in the female college space. READ MORE
Mustbin raises $4.5M in funding
Mustbin today launched its mobile app of the same name for capturing and organizing life's most vital information and treasured moments. Available now for free in the Apple App Store, the Mustbin app is designed natively for iOS 7 and guides users through capturing and organizing both physical and digital information in secure "bins" that can be shared privately with family, friends or advisors. Bins are stored in the cloud and secured with the highest level of encryption. READ MORE
Yesware acquires Attachments.me
As reported by TechCrunch, Yesware in Boston has acquired SF based Attachments.me. Yesware is a service for salespeople that helps them close deals faster. They have an email service that tracks email, templates responses and syncs to CRM. READ MORE
Sold acquired by Dropbox
As per their blog post: Hi, friends! We're very excited to announce that Sold has joined Dropbox! As of today, our service will no longer be accepting new items.
We'd like to sincerely thank all of our loyal friends and customers who have helped us, supported us, and spread the love for us through this amazing endeavor. We started Sold to provide people with a service that took the burden of selling off their shoulders - by doing all the dirty work for them.
But even beyond that, we wanted to create something that affected people in a positive way. Something they had an emotional connection with. Something they trusted. After spending time with Drew and Arash, we decided that the move to Dropbox couldn’t be better – their roadmap includes exciting new experiences which align perfectly with our ethos of creating products that positively affect people. READ MORE
TribeHR acquired by NetSuite
NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TribeHR, a leading provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, to create the first integrated cloud ERP and HCM software suite for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The proposed acquisition would create a single cloud solution for modern SMBs with the ERP power to run their core business operations as well as a rich, social HR software solution to manage employees. READ MORE
Brand Networks Acquires Optimal
When we founded Brand Networks back in 2006, we knew that “social” wasn’t just a marketing tactic or a collection of websites. We knew that social was bigger than that; a digital operating system that connects us to the things that matter most to us. We set out to help to help brands claim their place on the social graph and connect deeper with their customers, fans, and followers.
As the Facebook Platform grew, so did our work there, eventually earning us the distinction of Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer. As additional social platforms like LinkedIn and Google+ have opened their APIs to marketing developers, we have jumped in with both feet. We are proud to have helped some of the world’s best known brands become the world’s most liked and connected. READ MORE
Nuance acquires Varolii
Nuance Communications today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Varolii, the leading provider of cloud-based outbound customer engagement solutions. The Varolii platform is used by many of the world's largest companies to manage outbound customer service communications via automated phone, email and text messages, reaching an estimated one out of every five American adults each year. The combination of Varolii and Nuance will create a comprehensive cloud-based solution that brings together the best of inbound and outbound customer service, resulting in a complete, scalable, secure and cost-effective platform. READ MORE
OANDA acquires Currensee
OANDA, a pioneering global provider of innovative foreign exchange trading services, today announced that it has acquired Boston-based Currensee Global Inc., a leader in forex market copy trading within a proprietary social trading network. Together, the integration of the two leading technology platforms from OANDA and Currensee will provide traders with a unique offering.
Copy trading, a method by which traders can mirror the trading behavior of experienced forex investors from around the world, has realized tremendous growth in recent years. In addition, copy trading makes it possible for individual traders to share research data and collaborate with other traders. READ MORE
Arbor Networks acquies PacketLoop
Arbor Networks Inc. announced today that it has acquired privately held Packetloop, an innovator and leader in the field of Security Analytics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Arbor plans to invest in and expand Packetloop’s Sydney, Australia-based operations. READ MORE
NameMedia's Afternic division is acquired by GoDaddy
GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies based in Waltham, Massachusetts. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source and a frictionless marketplace – enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
The move also bolsters ICANN’s upcoming Top Level Domains (TLD) program by fueling a more diverse aftermarket. Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS) displays domain names at more than 100 different registrars – including 18 of the top-20. This gives new TLDs registries and resellers the best chance and easiest way to showcase their aftermarket domain names. As an example, instead of choosing a single registrar to sell an already registered name like Pizza.NYC – the name can be offered across the entire DLS network – giving the seller the most exposure and customers the best experience. READ MORE
Locu acquired by GoDaddy for a reported $70M
From Locu's blog: At Locu, our mission is to help local businesses thrive by better connecting merchants with customers. We’re happy to announce our next step in furthering this mission: Locu will be joining the GoDaddy family.
We’ve been close partners with GoDaddy since earlier this year, and we’re excited to join them to continue building the best experience for local businesses to be found online. As the world’s top platform for small businesses, GoDaddy brings unparalleled leadership and expertise for us to jointly transform the way small businesses use technology and to help them grow. READ MORE
Agero sells business unit to SiriusXM
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the connected vehicle services business of Agero, Inc. for $530 million in cash.
The connected vehicle unit of Agero is the leading provider of innovative telematics services, offering safety, security and convenience services for drivers and end-to-end, turnkey solutions for automakers. Following the acquisition, SiriusXM will provide connected vehicle services to more automotive manufacturers -- including Acura, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan and Toyota – than any other telematics provider. READ MORE
Trusteer acquired by IBM
IBM announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trusteer, a privately held company with locations in Boston, MA and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Trusteer is a leading provider of advanced security and threat intelligence solutions that help protect organizations against financial fraud, malware and data breaches. As part of this announcement, IBM is forming a cybersecurity software lab in Israel that will bring together more than 200 Trusteer and IBM researchers and developers to focus on advanced threat, malware, counter-fraud, financial crimes and mobile security solutions. READ MORE
Jumptap acquired by Millennial Media for $200M+
Millennial Media, the independent leader in mobile advertising and data, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held, Boston-based Jumptap in a predominantly stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, based on Millennial Media's closing share price on August 9, 2013, Jumptap shareholders will receive approximately 24.6 million shares of Millennial Media, corresponding to approximately 22.5% pro forma ownership post transaction. The closing of the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of various customary closing conditions, including approval by Millennial Media's stockholders. READ MORE
Wayfair.com Acquires DwellStudio
Wayfair.com, the largest online retailer of home furnishings and decor, today announced it has acquired DwellStudio, a lifestyle retailer known for groundbreaking design and impeccable quality in modern home furnishings with expertise in upholstery, case goods, furniture and textiles for baby, kids and home. The acquisition further strengthens Wayfair.com's leadership position in home retail by adding a popular lifestyle brand with core competencies in original design and product development. The deal will accelerate Wayfair.com's launch of proprietary product lines and lifestyle brands in 2013 while addressing new market segments. READ MORE
Flashnotes acquires NoteUtopia
As per the company blog - In parallel with the funding, Flashnotes has acquired NoteUtopia, a California-based online community for buying and selling class notes. The merger brings Flashnotes additional Universities, class-specific content and student members. The integration of the two companies will be complete for the Fall 2013 semester. READ MORE
RSA acquires PassBan
As per the company blog. We’re now part of RSA! I’m pleased to announce that as of July 24th, 2013, PassBan has been acquired by EMC, on behalf of RSA. At PassBan, we are thrilled at the opportunity to work with the team at RSA. We will continue to grow our shared vision of providing seamless mobile identity solutions, continue to deliver great user verification solutions that are secure, easy to use and work everywhere. READ MORE
CloudBees acquires FoxWeave
CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced the acquisition of FoxWeave, a provider of cloud-based data integration services. The acquisition brings native data migration and synchronization services to the CloudBees Platform, and simplifies the way developers can compose services and weave them together with PaaS-hosted application logic - or what CloudBees calls app-centric integration. The acquisition continues the Company's strong growth with the addition of a key platform investment. READ MORE
Lexia Learning acquired by Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) announced today that it has agreed to acquire leading education-technology company Lexia Learning Systems, Inc., whose innovative English reading products are used in over 14,000 schools and by more than one million students online, for $22.5 million in cash. The transaction marks Rosetta Stone’s first extension beyond language learning and takes the company deeper into the EdTech industry. With Lexia bringing greater breadth to Rosetta Stone’s K–12 Education business, the company plans to leverage Lexia’s expertise in children’s reading to deepen its engagement with schools and deliver its digital literacy solutions to young learners in the consumer market, both in the United States and internationally. READ MORE
Dobot acquired by DockYard
Per Dobotdo's website: Joining DockYard changes the game for us. For the first time, we have a full team of artists, designers, and software engineers. What’s more is that we love their team, trust them, and believe in them. Together, we’re going to build great things. We hope you’ll follow us at DockYard; you can start by taking a look our story below. READ MORE
Akiban acquired by FoundationDB
Today we are excited to announce our acquisition of Akiban Technologies. This acquisition means that we will be able to provide true SQL capabilities on top of FoundationDB much earlier than we anticipated. When we were introduced to the Akiban team and technology it was easy to see the potential of a partnership—FoundationDB and Akiban have been pursuing different parts of the same vision for the past four years. It didn’t take long to realize that the best outcome would be if we could all work as a single team. I’m glad to say that in a very short time we’ve made that happen and our new expanded team is united on an amazing set of future products. READ MORE
PTC acquires Enigma
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) today announced it has acquired Enigma, a developer of software that aggregates and delivers technical content in aftermarket service environments.
The acquisition enhances PTC’s existing portfolio of service lifecycle management (SLM) solutions and further distinguishes the Company’s leadership position within the SLM market. Now, in addition to its best-in-class capabilities in technical authoring, illustrating, publishing, and delivering product-centric information, PTC will be able to amass, digitize, and deliver technical content that was created outside the PTC platform. READ MORE
HealthcareSource acquires NetLearning
HealthcareSource(R), the leading provider of talent management software solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has acquired NetLearning, a leading provider of learning management software and content for the healthcare industry. The combination of HealthcareSource and NetLearning results in the first company to provide a complete, end-to-end talent management solution designed specifically for healthcare. Combined with NetLearning, HealthcareSource now has more than 2,000 hospitals as clients, representing approximately 40% of all U.S. hospitals, and has more than 225 employees. READ MORE
EMC acquires Aveksa
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced it has acquired privately held Aveksa Inc., a leader in business-driven Identity and Access Management. Effective immediately, Aveksa will operate within the RSA security division as part of RSA's Identity Trust Management product group, bringing leading technology and expertise that will help RSA bring innovative new solutions to identity and access management challenges across enterprise, cloud and mobile access use cases. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is not expected to have a material impact to EMC GAAP or non-GAAP EPS for the full 2013 fiscal year. READ MORE
Iron Mountain acquires Archivum
Storage and information management company Iron Mountain® Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) has acquired Brazilian document storage firm Archivum, growing its presence in Sao Paulo and nearby suburbs. With the acquisition, Iron Mountain adds more than 700 customers and now assumes responsibility for managing their records, including approximately 1.3 million boxes of hardcopy documents. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. READ MORE
EMC acquires ScaleIO
As reported by Geektime, Israeli startup, ScaleIO has been acquired by EMC for a reported purchase price somewhere between $200-$300M. ScaleIO is a provider of elastic converged storage. ECS, the flagship ScaleIO solution, enables data centers to cut storage costs by over 80% and streamlines storage operations by converging storage into compute. READ MORE
Spindle acquired by Twitter
As per the company blog post...
We’re very proud to announce that Spindle has been acquired by Twitter. We’ve spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the question: “What’s happening nearby right now?” Every time we’ve experimented and looked beyond local discovery, we’ve been amazed by the breadth and quality of content shared on Twitter. By joining forces with Twitter, we can do so much more to help you find interesting, timely, and useful information about what’s happening around you. READ MORE
DataWatch acquires Panopticon Software AB
Datawatch Corporation, the leading global provider of information optimization solutions, has agreed to acquire Panopticon Software AB, a privately held Swedish company specializing in the delivery of real-time visual data discovery solutions. Under terms of the definitive agreement - unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies - Datawatch will acquire all outstanding shares of Panopticon in an all-stock transaction. Based upon the closing price of Datawatch common stock as of June 14, 2013, the deal is valued at approximately $31.4 million. Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of the Datawatch stockholders, which is expected to occur during its fiscal fourth quarter ending September 30, 2013. READ MORE