Facebook is soon planning to enter the healthcare field, following in the footsteps of Apple and Google by developing health tracking and monitoring platforms and apps.
Metadata provider HWW has been snapped up by entertainment company Gracenote for $19m, as it seeks to gain immediate traction in the Asia-Pacific region.
After losing WhatsApp to Facebook, Google is planning to launch its own mobile messaging app which will be likely tested in India and other emerging markets.
In its continuing quest to change the way people work, Evernote announced new features to move the productivity app closer to becoming your synthetic brain.
Rocket Internet completed Germany’s biggest IPO since 2007, pricing the €1.6bn sale at the top end of its range and turning founders Samwer brothers into billionaires.
Softbank, the Japanese wireless carrier headed by Masayoshi Son, is in talks to buy Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation SKG film studio.
Social platform Hootsuite has raised a further $60m, and is acquiring Zeetl, a social telephony startup that integrates voice calls into social media interactions.
Apple acquired Dutch digital magazine startup Prss, a platform that makes it easy to create iPad-compatible magazines using tools that don’t require any knowledge of code.
Qualtrics just closed a $150m fundraising round led by Insight Venture Partners, Accel Partners, and Sequoia Capital, valuing the company at more than $1bn.
Evernote has been approached in the past about a potential acquisition but prefers not to sell itself, and is considering an IPO in the next few years.