Fitbit announced on Thursday that it has acquired Coin, a payment startup known for Coin 2.0, a digital device that holds all of your credit cards and works with most card readers. Surprisingly, the multi-card device is not part of the acquisition, instead Fitbit is focused on utilizing Coin’s wearable payment services. See Also: Wearables […]
Where does this fit in Cisco’s long history of acquisitions?
A win for close integration of hardware, software, and services
Beware “big fish” syndrome.
First email, with Acompli. Now calendars.
All of your workouts, all of your meals.
It’s worth almost $22 billion now.
Maybe Twitch should broadcast Pong games.
Madbits is joining the Flock.
Can the tech giant make YouTube lightning strike twice?
Another startup is felled by the giant purple monster.
The payments deal is done.
Apple now has access to all the Twitter data.
The social curation and real-time conversion platform Livefyre,
The video service’s TV-network owners have decided not to sell, and are investing $750 million in the company instead.
Yahoo acquires the developer of a popular iOS app that automatically turns pics, songs and vids into short movies.
Another week, another billion-dollar acquisition of a company with no revenues. And that’s lowering the bar for success, creating an industry of paper-maché companies that may leave no lasting impact.
The deal is close to done. But the future is cloudy.
Startup acquisitions often don’t go as planned – often because the founders don’t know what to expect and how to ensure they’re getting the right deal.
Facebook buys a platform for building great mobile apps—which suggests it wants big brands to tie their mobile customers into the social network, too.