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YouTube Buying Video Game Streaming Service Twitch For Over $1B

If completed, the acquisition would be the video-sharing site’s largest deal since it was purchased by Google for $1.65 billion in 2006.

05/19/2014

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NFL Plays Major Role In AT&T Purchase Of DirecTV

AT&T’s agreement to purchase DirecTV has an exit clause based on the terms of a contract for the ownership rights of NFL’s Sunday Ticket.

05/19/2014

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Google Expands Into Drones, Buying Titan Aerospace

Google has purchased New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace, a manufacture of high-altitude solar-powered drones, adding to its arsenal of machines.

04/14/2014

The logo of mobile app 'WhatsApp' is displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: WhatsApp Acquisition A Brilliant Move For Facebook

Facebook has agreed to acquire messaging application, WhatsApp, for a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock, but our tech expert explains what the app does and if this is a good move or not.

02/19/2014

The logo of mobile app 'WhatsApp' is displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook To Buy Popular Messaging Service WhatsApp For $19 Billion; Largest Ever Acquisition

Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company’s largest acquisition.

02/19/2014

Boston Dynamics' WildCat Robot (credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)

Google Acquires Boston Dynamics, Maker of Animal-Inspired Robots

Company nabs a maker of impressive walking and running creatures. It’s part of Google’s effort to buy its way into a future populated by autonomous mechanical entities…

12/15/2013

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks about the company's acquisition of Tumblr at a press conference in Times Square on May 20, 2013 in New York City. The internet giant Yahoo purchased the blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Mayer also announced a sleek new redesign of Yahoo's Flickr photo service. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Yahoo Completes $1.1 Billion Deal For Tumblr

Yahoo has completed its $1.1 billion acquisition of online blogging forum Tumblr.

06/20/2013

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks about the company's acquisition of Tumblr at a press conference in Times Square on May 20, 2013 in New York City. The internet giant Yahoo purchased the blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Mayer also announced a sleek new redesign of Yahoo's Flickr photo service. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Yahoo Looks To Regain Its Cool With $1.1 Billion Tumblr Deal

Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet pioneer that had fallen behind the times.

05/20/2013

In this handout image provided by Disney, "Star Wars" creator and filmmaker George Lucas meets a group of "Star Wars"-inspired Disney characters Aug. 14, 2010 at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Todd Anderson/Disney via Getty Images)

Disney Completes $4.06B LucasFilm Acquisition

Disney said it has completed its acquisition of San Francisco-based Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.06 billion in cash and stock…

12/21/2012

George Lucas (Photo by Abby Brack/Getty Images)

Disney Unlikely To Change ‘Star Wars’ Brand After Buying Lucasfilm

Experts say The Walt Disney Co. has earned credibility with diehard fans by keeping its fingerprints off important film franchises like those produced by its Marvel Entertainment and Pixar divisions.

10/31/2012

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