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Atlassian acquires messaging app Hall: “Mobile is not a fad, it is here to stay”

5:43PM | Thursday, 7 May 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Australian software success story and former Smart 50 finalist Atlassian has acquired San Francisco-based Hall, a team chat messaging app for businesses, for an undisclosed amount.

Freelancer acquires Projectlinkr to fuel growth in Spanish-speaking countries

3:27PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Freelancer has acquired one of Spain’s leading online job marketplaces for an undisclosed sum in order to increase its presence in Spanish-speaking countries.

Adage proves a mature acquisition for OneShift

2:20PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based job matching platform OneShift has made its first acquisition, buying mature age jobs board Adage for an undisclosed amount.

Why Zomato paid $60 million for Urbanspoon and what it means for your business: founder Deepinder Goyal tells

1:19PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Cara Waters

Zomato’s acquisition of restaurant and café directory Urbanspoon for $60 million is set to have big implications for Australia’s hospitality industry.

Campaign Monitor acquires GetFeedback as it aims to accelerate growth

11:58PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | StartupSmart

Email marketing startup Campaign Monitor has acquired San Francisco-based online survey startup GetFeedback.

Posse and Beat the Q merge to create new business

10:48AM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Kye White

Shopping recommendation platform Posse and mobile ordering startup Beat the Q have merged, creating a new startup, with a more engaged user base, and more efficient on boarding system.

Small businesses screwed over by “short-sighted” approval of Expedia takeover of Wotif

10:05PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Eloise Keating

Associations representing thousands of small and medium Australian accommodation providers have slammed a decision by the competition watchdog to not oppose the takeover of Wotif by travel giant Expedia.

Former newspaper exec Jack Matthews claims his tech startup Rewardle

7:39PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Jack Matthews, the former head of Fairfax’s digital and metropolitan news divisions, has been named as the new chairman of loyalty card app Rewardle.

Airtasker acquires Occasional Butler, explores overseas expansion

7:47AM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Airtasker has acquired Melbourne-based odd jobs outsourcing business Occasional Butler, cementing its lead as Australia’s leading online platform for outsourcing local services.

Wotif to be bought by Expedia in a $700m deal

7:09AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

Global travel booking giant Expedia has launched a $700 million takeover bid for Australia's

Elite sports wearables maker Catapult Sports buys GPSports, no IPO plans at the moment

7:10PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Catapult Sports, a Melbourne-based provider of tracking devices for elite athletes, has announced it has purchased Canberra-based counterpart GPSport.

Bigcommerce coy on deal to acquire Magento’s Go service

6:59PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

Bigcommerce has refused to confirm or deny a report that it has negotiated a deal to acquire the customers of eBay-owned competitor Magento’s Go service.

Freelancer acquires digital content marketplace startup

4:23PM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Outsourcing platform Freelancer has this week announced the acquisition of virtual content marketplace Fantero.

From broken back to breakthrough global product: a local manufacturing startup’s story

3:44PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Rose Powell

When Alex John fractured his back on a home-made waterslide, he thought his life as he knew it could well be over.

Two things I’ve learned working in a rapidly scaling tech start-up in the US

3:01PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Jack Aldridge has been working with US enterprise uShip since it was a start-up and says he’s learned a lot as the company has taken off.

Coffee pre-ordering app acquires e-loyalty app and prepares for growth

2:16PM | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Coffee pre-ordering app Beat the Q has opened up access to 1600 cafes and 320,000 users through their acquisition of Australia’s largest mobile loyalty scheme eCoffeeCard.

Apple acquires Testflight: Meet a local start-up solving a similarly testing problem

2:58PM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Managing beta testers for iOS apps can be challenging. Serial entrepreneur Jeff Boones has launched Installr, a software platform designed to make this critical step for start-ups easier.

How to find a good business to buy

10:07PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | Peter Watson

For many people, buying a business can be the perfect option. Before deciding to purchase an existing business, there are several factors to consider so that you can find the perfect business investment.

The 10 biggest issues facing start-ups in 2013: #9 exit strategy

5:56PM | Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | Gunilla Haglundh

This part two of a series of 10 articles looking at the challenges start-ups face in 2013. Today, we examine the challenges business owners face when it’s time to sell.

We Are Hunted confirms sale to Twitter

4:27PM | Monday, 15 April 2013 | Oliver Milman

We Are Hunted, the Brisbane-based music sharing start-up, has confirmed that it has been acquired by Twitter, with the microblogging site set to launch its own music app.