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  • Friday, May 29, 2015

    Equinix To Buy Telecity Group For $3.6 Billion

    San Francisco-based Equinix> said Friday morning that it is buying UK-based data center operator Telecity Group. in a deal worth approximately $3.6 billion. Equinix said that it will provide cash and stock for Telecity, giving TelecityGroup shareholders approximately 10.1 percent of the combined company after close.Continue →

     
  • Friday, May 29, 2015

    Metaio Acquired By Apple

    Augmented reality developer Metaio, a developer of augmented reality software, has been acquired by Apple, according to German legal documents. Metaio developed applications which allowed users to interact with virtual, computer generated elements overlaid into real life physical environments. Metaio has stopped selling and supporting its products. Details on the announcement have not been formally announced by either company. Metaio was based in Germany....Continue →

     
  • Friday, May 29, 2015

    Pulse.io Acquired By Google

    San Mateo-based Pulse.io>, a developer of mobile performance monitoring tools for app developers, has been acquired by Google, the company said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Pulse.io said its team will work on incorporating the firm's technology into Google's ecosystem. As part of the acquisition, Pulse.io said that it would continue to make its product and support available to existing customers, although it will no longer enhance its product. Pulse....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Gracenote Tackles Sports With Two Acquisitions

    Emeryville-based music and entertainment data company Gracenote is expanding into the sports data information world, via the acquisition of two companies, Gracenote said Thursday. Gracenote aid it acquired Infostrada Statistics, B.V. and SportsDirect, Inc., as part of the launch of a new division called Gracenote Sports. Gracenote said it paid a total of $54M for the two companies, which provides all kinds of sports data, ranging from schdules and scores to play-by-play and player stats....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Fortinet Buys Meru Networks

    Sunnyvale-based Fortinet said Wednesday that it is acquiring fellow Sunnyvale-based networking products developer Meru Networks. Fortinet said it would pay $44M for Meru, or $1.63 per share in cash. Meru is a developer of 802.11ac wireless networking products, aimed at the high density, enterprise market. Both companies are publicly traded.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    C9 Acquired By InsideSales.com

    San Mateo-based C9, a developer of predictive sales forecasting software, has been acquired by InsideSales.com, a developer of sales pipeline management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. C9 was venture backed by InterWest, Leapfrong Ventures, and Mayfield. C9 was led by Michael Howard.Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Re/code Acquired by Vox Media

    Technology news site Re/code announced late Tuesday that its parent company, Revere Digital, is being acquired by Vox Media. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Re/code is based in San Francisco, where Vox Media also has an office. The two said that Re/code will continue to be led by its existing management team, and also work with another, Vox Media property--The Verge--where appropriate. Re/code was founded by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    DocuSign Raises $45M In Funding From Dell, Intel

    San Francisco-based DocuSign, the developer of electronic signature software, said today that it has raised additional funding in its Series F funding from Dell and Intel Capital. The company said the new funding brings that round to more than $278M....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Rani Therapeutics Raises Series C For Robotic Pill

    San Jose-based Rani Therapeutics, a developer of a "robotic pill" for delivering drugs orally to patients, has raised a Series C funding round, the company said Tuesday. Size of the funding round was not announced. The funding came from Novartis, Google Ventures, InCube Ventures, and VentureHealth, along with others. Rani is led by Mir Imran. The deal comes along with a collaboration partnership with Novartis.Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    GigaOm Acquired By Knowingly

    Defunct San Francisco-based online news site Gigaom has been acquired by Austin, Texas-based Knowingly, in an asset purchase deal, the two said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The two said the deal includes both the Gigaom website and its content library. Knowingly said it will relaunch Gigaom in August. Gigaom had been seized by its creditors and shut down in March....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Rubrik Picks Up $41M For Cloud Backup Appliance

    Palo Alto-based Rubrik announced this morning that it has raised $41M in a funding round, for the company's cloud backup appliances. The funding was led by Greylock Partners, and also included Lightspeed Venture Partners, John W. Thompson (Microsoft, Symantec), Frank Slootman (ServiceNow), Dheeraj Pandey (Nutanix) and Mark Leslie (Veritas). The company says it has now raised $51M in funding....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Obvious Ventures Backs Enervee

    Obvious Ventures, the firm venture investment of Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, has backed energy information startup Enervee, to the tune of $3.7M. Enervee, which is based in Santa Monica, California, said it raised $3.7M in its Series A funding, from Obvious Ventures. Enervee develops an online platform which offers up a score which helps consumers evaluate the relative energy-efficiency of appliances and other products.Continue →

     
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