Spotify acquires SoundBetter, a music production marketplace, for an undisclosed sum – gpgmail

[ad_1] Spotify today took another step in its efforts to build out services for artists to help diversify itself away from a business model predicated on paying music streaming royalties to labels: it has acquired SoundBetter, a music production marketplace for artists, producers, and musicians to connect on specific projects; and for people who are looking […]

Alibaba acquires NetEase Kaola in deal worth $2 billion – gpgmail

[ad_1] Alibaba Group said today it has acquired NetEase Kaola for $2 billion and will integrate it into Tmall, creating the largest cross-border e-commerce platform in China. The announcement follows weeks of media reports about a potential deal, which was said to have stalled in the middle of August after the companies reportedly disagreed on […]

OpenGov acquires ViewPoint Cloud, adding building codes and permitting to its platform – gpgmail

[ad_1] In the same week that it announced a $51 million round of funding, OpenGov — the startup that provides SaaS software designed to help governments and other civic organizations run their operations — is announcing an acquisition to expand the kinds of tools it provides to customers. The company has acquired ViewPoint, a platform […]

Kabbage acquires Radius Intelligence, the marketing tech firm with a database of 20M small businesses – gpgmail

[ad_1] Data is the new oil, as the saying goes, and today Kabbage — a fintech startup backed by SoftBank that has built a business around lending up to $250,000 to small and medium enterprises, using AI-based algorithms to help determine the terms of the loan — is picking up an asset to expand its […]

India’s Oyo acquires Copenhagen-based data science firm Danamica for $10M – gpgmail

[ad_1] India’s Oyo said on Monday it has acquired Copenhagen-based data science firm Danamica as the giant lodging startup works to expand its business in Europe. Neither of the parties disclosed financial terms of the deal, but a source familiar with the matter told gpgmail that Oyo paid about $10 million to acquire the Danish […]

Airship acquires A/B testing company Apptimize – gpgmail

[ad_1] Airship announced today that it has acquired Apptimize, an A/B testing company whose customers include Glassdoor, HotelTonight and The Wall Street Journal. Formerly known as Urban Airship, the more concisely named Airship has built a platform for companies to manage their customer communication across SMS, push notifications, email, mobile wallets and more. It says that […]

Raisin, the platform for savings and investments, acquires pension startup Fairr – gpgmail

[ad_1] Raisin, the well-capitalised fintech startup that offers a pan-European marketplace for savings and investment products, has acquired Fairr, a German startup disrupting the pensions industry. Terms remain undisclosed, although I understand the price was in the “double-digit Euro millions” range. The majority of the deal was cash, although some Fairr investors exited with a […]

Festicket acquires Event Genius and Ticket Arena – gpgmail

[ad_1] Festicket, the U.K.-headquartered festival booking platform, has acquired U.K.-based ticketing and cashless point-of-sale (POS) platform Event Genius. The sale also includes Event Genius’s consumer facing brand, Ticket Arena, while further terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed. Founded by Reshad Hossenally, Event Genius offers a complete event solution for event organisers, spanning things like […]

VMware acquires Carbon Black for $2.1B and Pivotal for $2.7 billion – gpgmail

[ad_1] VMware today announced that it is acquiring Carbon Black, a publicly traded security company that focuses on securing modern cloud-native workloads. The price of the acquisition is about $2.1 billion. In addition, VMware also confirmed the acquisition of Pivotal, which will have a value of about $2.7 billion. VMware’s revenue for the last quarter […]

Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B – gpgmail

[ad_1] Splunk, the publicly traded data processing and analytics company, today announced that it has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. Approximately 60 percent of this will be in cash and 40 percent in Splunk common stock. Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B SignalFx, which emerged from stealth in […]