As users shift to mobile devices, Google is suddenly faced with the threat that its search engine and its ad business are becoming less relevant.
10 March 2014
Focusing on growth in emerging markets, eBay has tested machine translation with its first big expansion effort in Russia.
Concert and ticketing digital unit LiveNation Labs, acquired YourTrove, a social startup that delivers personalized search results driven by social connections.
06 March 2014
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company is experimenting with automation in ways that will “replace a lot of the repetitive behavior in our lives.”
27 February 2014
There’s a revolution going on in the M&A strategy rooms at Monster and Workday: their last deals bring huge slices of social tech, search, in-memory databases, speed etc.
25 February 2014
Monster Worldwide acquired TalentBin and Gozaik, two startups offering tools for recruiting on social networks. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
21 February 2014
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest deal shows how high he’ll go, and how fast he’ll move, to keep Facebook growing by buying out the competition.
20 February 2014
Facebook agreed to buy messaging company WhatsApp for $19bn in cash and stock, the biggest Internet acquisition in more than a decade.
With no games and no gimmicks but 450m mobile active users, WhatsApp represented the biggest mobile threat to Facebook.
TruePosition, a subsidiary of Liberty Media, acquired location services company Skyhook Wireless for an undisclosed price.