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GoDaddy Acquires Afternic

GoDaddy has acquired Afternic for an undisclosed sum. Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS) displays domain names at more than 100 different registrars. GoDaddy plans to keep the Afternic staff in the Boston area.

GoDaddy is also acquiring SmartName, a domain parking service, as well as NameFind, a service for that helps entrepreneurs find a  brand name for their business. NameMedia will continue to operate its BuyDomains.com marketplace of domain names and its website development group.    

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TransUnion to acquire Neustar for $3.1B

TransUnion has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Neustar from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation by GIC.

Huvr raises $5M

Huvr, a cloud-based industrial asset management solution company, has raised $5 million.

American Express acquires fintech company Kabbage

American Express has entered into an agreement to acquire Kabbage, a financial technology company that provides cash flow management solutions to small businesses.

AP to equip visual journalists globally with Sony imaging products

Sony and The Associated Press (AP) have inked a collaboration that will make Sony the exclusive imaging products and support provider for AP news photographers and video journalists globally.

Equifax acquires Ansonia

Equifax has acquired Ansonia, a provider of business credit, collections, and account receivable data used by financial institutions, creditors, and businesses focused on the transportation and logistics industries.