Tag Archives: acquisition

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Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion

Company has created North America's biggest discount enterprise

Discount retailer, Dollar General, aims to compete against Wal-Mart by purchasing Family Dollar for a…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Skybox Imaging Google acquisition

Google Buys Satellite Maker Skybox For $500M

$500 million in cash was enough for Google to buy the satellite maker and expand its plans for truly global Internet access

Skybox Imaging is the second company acquired by Google for spreading Internet access, the first…

By Patrick Austin

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Watching People Play Games is Worth $1 Billion to YouTube

After raising $35 million and tripling its bandwidth usage, Twitch is becoming a serious competitor in the streaming space

Twitch broadcasts games like audience controlled versions of Pokémon, real-time strategy game Starcraft 2, and…

By Patrick Austin

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Could Apple’s Latest Acquisition Herald the iWatch?

Apple's acquisition of micro-LED company LuxVue could mean more energy efficient iPhones, and even the long-rumored iWatch

Various designers have come up with concepts for Apple's iWatch, ranging from high-tech to high-fashion.
Another…

By Patrick Austin

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Simple has 100,000 customers using its online banking platform.

BBVA Acquires Mobile Banking Startup Simple for $117 Million

The mobile banking startup will continue to operate independently, but will have access to the Spanish banking group's billions of dollars in assets

An amazing acquisition for the Spanish bank

By Patrick Austin

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Buys Messaging Startup WhatsApp for $16 Billion in Cash and Stock

The acquisition is Facebook's largest purchase since Instagram in 2012

WhatsApp will continue to operate independently and “retain its brand”

By Patrick Austin

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Bob-Johnson

BET Founder Bob Johnson Buys Regional Trucking Company

Johnson says his goal is to make RLJ Thompson Trucking the largest minority-owned transportation company in the country

BET’s founder Bob Johnson purchases Concord, Virginia based trucking company

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The Growth of Instagram: Your Picture Is Now Worth a Billion Dollars

The popular mobile application has experienced a surge in its user base

With Facebook’s Instagram acquisition still the topic of conversation in the tech space, here’s a…

By Hajj Flemings

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Taking Advantage of Takeovers

Benefit from an expected boom in mergers, acquisitions

When stocks rise, corporate takeovers usually aren’t far behind. Those takeovers can generate profits for…

By Donald Jay Korn

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The Angst of Acquisition

Distribution company thrives despite rocky transition

Winston McDonald says he never really saw himself as a corporate man, even though that…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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