Google Buys FlexyCore

Google has acquired FlexyCore, a startup based in Rennes, France, for a reported $23.1 million. FlexyCore was founded by a former head of research and development for Texas Instruments, and makes software for mobile phones.

Amazon Gets Into The Education Business With TenMarks Acquisition

Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire online education company TenMarks for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. Dave Limp (Vice president, Amazon Kindle):...

Vonage Buys Vocalocity For $130 Million

VoIP communications provider Vonage has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Vocalocity for $130 million. The transaction has been approved by the boards of both the companies, and is expected to close...

Washington Post Completes $250 Million Sale To Jeff Bezos

The Washington Post Company has completed the sale of its newspaper publishing businesses to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Mr. Bezos acquired the company for $250 million in August this year, in his personal capacity.

Disney Parks Launches Official Vine Account

Disney Parks has launched an official Disney Parks Vine account, which will feature both original and user-generated video content. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, also known as Disney Parks, is one of...

Delta Pilots Using Microsoft Surface 2 Expected To Save $13M Annually

Delta Air Lines is equipping its 11,000 pilots with electronic flight bags using the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet. Delta’s electronic flight bag will leverage Jeppesen’s FliteDeck Pro application. Device rollout to pilots...

Baidu Signs Mobile Photo Sharing Deal With Cooliris

Chinese search giant Baidu is collaborating with Palo Alto, California-based company Cooliris, to bring mobile photo sharing services to its 100 million users. Baidu released the Cooliris app for iPhone and...

EBay To Acquire Braintree For $800 Million

EBay has agreed to acquire online payment platform Braintree for roughly $800 million in cash. Once the acquisition is completed, Braintree will continue to operate as a separate service within PayPal, under...

Design Software Company VividWorks Lands $1M Deal

VividWorks, a company that is in the online design-to-purchase space for interior design, has landed a $1 million contract. The deal is the third inked this year, and brings the total...

Verizon Wins $10B Federal Contract

The U.S. Department of the Interior has selected Verizon to participate in a $10 billion, 10-year contract to provide cloud and hosting services. This is potentially one of Verizon's largest federal...

Groupon Buys Social Gifting Site Plumfare

Groupon has acquired social gifting site Plumfare for an undisclosed sum. "Plumfare set out to make it easy to find the best local gifts and experiences and we’re looking forward to continuing...

Yahoo Acquires Rockmelt

Rockmelt has been acquired by Yahoo, for a reported $60 to $70 million. The Rockmelt apps and web product will be shutdown by the end of this month, and the team is...

Panasonic Inks Deal For In-Flight Connectivity Over China

Panasonic Avionics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Telecom Satellite to jointly develop, implement and support in-flight connectivity solutions for the Chinese market. The signing of the MOU will...

World Wide Technology Awarded Army Desktop Virtualization Project

Systems integrator World Wide Technology is working with Atlantis Computing to optimize storage and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) under the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology...

Emirates To Deploy HP Win 8 Tablets Across Fleet

As the first global customer of the HP ElitePad 900, Emirates is developing a line-of-business application for Windows 8 called Knowledge Driven Inflight Service (KIS). An in-flight communication and customer relationship management device first...