Opera plans video boost with Skyfire acquisition

Opera is taking over mobile video company Skyfire Labs, in a deal worth around $155 million in cash and stock, with the aim of exploiting its video optimization technology.

DoJ to investigate HP's Autonomy takeover

Hewlett-Packard has revealed that the Department of Justice is investigating its aquisition of British software company Autonomy.

Yelp buys Germany's Qype in $50 million deal

Online reviews site Yelp is to buy its biggest rival in Europe, Qype, to boost its business abroad.

Google snaps up malware scanning firm

Google's acquired VirusTotal, which offers a free service allowing users to scan files and website URLs for malware.

OnLive reboots after mass layoffs


OnLive is in the process of rebooting after laying off most of its staff and forming a new venture in the context of an acquisition backed by "substantial" funding.

Samsung buys chipmaker's mobile unit

Samsung's beefing up its patent pile with the acquisition of British chip firm CSR's mobile connectivity and location technology business.

Microsoft confirms Yammer acquisition

As expected, Microsoft's announced that it's buying business social networking site Yammer, for $1.2 billion in cash.

Facebook buys facial recognition company Face.com

After weeks of rumors, Facebook has acquired Israeli facial recognition company Face.com, in a move aimed at bolstering the company's mobile capabilities.

Facebook eyes Face.com for face recognition technology

Israeli media are reporting that Facebook's planning to acquire facial recognition company Face.com for tens of millions of dollars.

Google buys German daily deals site

Aiming to shore up its own daily deals service, Google is acquiring German site DailyDeal.

Regulators want second look at Google's AdMeld acquisition

Google's facing further delays in its acquisition of internet advertising company AdMeld, with the Department of Justice making a second request for information about the deal.

Google snaps up facial recognition firm

Despite repeated protestations that it has no interest in facial recognition technology, Google has bought Pittsburgh-based pattern recognition company PittPatt.

Industry heavyweights support AT&T's T-Mobile acquisition

AT&T is  on a mission to garner support from industry heavy hitters to help sway opinion in favor of its proposed $39 billion T-Mobile purchase.

Microsoft's Skype acquisition could change the world

The Microsoft-Skype merger is potentially the beginning of the biggest change in technology since the PC. Of course, this is hardly the industry's first attempt to redefine the lucrative space.

U.S. DoJ says Google can acquire ITA

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has approved Google's $700 million acquisition of flight-data company ITA. However, the department made the lucrative purchase contingent upon several conditions.

AT&T's T-Mobile acquisition could stifle innovation

The chairman of the House subcommittee on communications and technology has expressed concern over AT&T's planned acquisition of T-Mobile.

Claim: T-Mobile acquisition = pink slips

It often seems as if this country takes one step forward and two steps back. Case in point: the unrestrained greed behind AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.

Facebook snaps up Snaptu for push into feature phone market

Acknowledging that the majority of phones sold around the world are on-smartphone models, Facebook has agreed to buy Israeli start-up Snaptu, which offers social networking services on simpler phones.

YouTube buys Next New Networks to help improve content quality

YouTube's hoping to improve the quality of its content with the acquisition of web video production startup Next New Networks. The idea is to help budding film-makers up their game.

EBay buys online fashion site

Bay is buying German fashion shopping club brands4friends for around $200 million, in a move it says is aimed at stengthening its fashion credentials in Europe.