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Start-up incubator BlueChilli has made its first full acquisition of a venture, snapping up Vividways, an app designer and developer that specialises in loyalty programs.
Telecommunications giant Optus is ramping up its involvement in the start-up sector after acquiring Sydney-based food site Eatability for $6 million.
US-based accommodation website Airbnb has “acqui-hired” Y Combinator start-up DailyBooth for an undisclosed sum, in what is believed to be Airbnb’s first acquisition.
PayPal co-founder and Facebook backer Peter Thiel has made his first investment in an Australian company, leading a $1.2 million round for a stake in Sydney tech start-up ScriptRock.
Software giant VMware has acquired Californian cloud start-up Nicira for a staggering $1.26 billion, in a deal that is expected to have major ramifications for technologies in the sector.
Tech giant Google appears increasingly willing to tweak its software to run on arch rival Apple’s hardware, after acquiring a start-up that develops email applications for Apple devices.
Online payments provider PayPal has acquired US-based start-up card.io, but insists card.io’s software development kits for iOS and Android will continue to remain available for developers.
Start-ups need to “recognise the tradeoffs” with regard to acqui-hires, according to tech start-up expert Mick Liubinskas, after Facebook snapped up the team behind mobile content-caching start-up Spool.
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Australian-founded mobile solutions provider 5th Finger has been acquired by customer relationship management firm Merkle, five years after relocating from Sydney to the US.
Community sporting network SportingPulse, which is now majority-owned by News Limited, has acquired content management system BellvueIT.
APN News & Media has continued its start-up investment spree by taking a sizeable stake in MyTeamDeals, a group buying platform for sporting clubs that was only launched at the start of the year.
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US-based start-up Yammer will join the Microsoft's Office division after being acquired for $1.2 billion by the tech giant.
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Sydney-based transport and logistics website Only Logistics is up for sale, despite only launching in 2010, in an offer that includes all intellectual property, website domains and trademarks.
Google appears more determined than ever to boost the profile of Google+, after acquiring Silicon Valley start-up Meebo, which the search giant described as a “great fit” for its fledgling social network.
Australian online shopping club OzSale.com.au has acquired market competitor Buyinvite.com.au for an undisclosed sum, as it ramps up its operations both here and overseas.
Facebook has acquired US-based mobile commerce start-up Karma for an undisclosed sum, after raising $US16 billion from its much-anticipated IPO, valuing the company at $US104 billion.
LinkedIn has acquired professional content-sharing platform SlideShare for $119 million, in a deal that will enable its users to utilise SlideShare’s popular presentations feature.