Continuing Its Public Content Push, Facebook Acquires SportStream

Take note, Twitter!
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Yahoo Acquires Content Delivery Startup PeerCDN

Yahoo on Tuesday acquired PeerCDN, a small California-based startup that aims to reduce bandwidth costs for companies’ servers while decreasing content delivery response times. It is unclear what the acquisition — which was first reported by TechCrunch — will bring to Yahoo, though PeerCDN alludes to its love of Web technologies in its blog post on the matter.

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Yahoo Acquires Another Video Startup

Yahoo has acquired QuikIO, a cross-platform streaming video startup, according to a report from technology site Pando. Three of QuikIO’s employees have joined Yahoo as part of the deal, and the startup’s flagship product will be shut down to current customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Yahoo did not immediately respond to AllThingsD’s request for comment.

Yahoo Acquires Evntlive, a Concert Streaming Video Service

Another small acquisition for Yahoo to add to the company’s video unit.
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Twitter Considered Buying Topsy, Too — Here’s Why It Didn’t Happen

The data mining startup had more than one big tech company interested in buying it.
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Square Acquires Team Behind Social Photo Startup Viewfinder

Square announced on Tuesday that it had acquired the team behind Viewfinder, a New York-based social startup. The Viewfinder team will focus on seller initiatives from Square’s New York offices, and will work to triple the size of Square’s engineering team over the next year. The Viewfinder app will no longer be updated or supported.

Apple Confirms Acquisition of 3-D Sensor Startup PrimeSense

Signed, sealed, delivered.
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Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Totally Doesn’t Have a Teenager Problem

Facebook’s COO talks to AllThingsD about teens, the health of the company’s mobile ad business and the possibility of a major Snapchat acquisition.
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Livefyre Acquires Analytics Startup Realtidbits

Lifefyre, the social commenting platform startup, announced Thursday it had acquired Realtidbits, a San Diego-based analytics startup. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Realtidbits will continue to work as a team based in Southern California. All Realtidbits users will be migrated over to Livefyre’s existing commenting platform, and the Realtidbits analytics software will eventually be offered to Livefyre’s enterprise customers.

Could Google or Tencent Beat Facebook to Buying Snapchat?

And will the messaging startup sell, or continue to push ahead and build out a business?
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Here’s Why One Snapchat Investor Thinks the App Is Worth Billions

Intel Acquires Ed-Tech Startup Kno

Facebook’s $120 Million Onavo Buy Comes With Lots of Upside

Facebook Acquires Israeli Mobile Analytics Startup Onavo

Twitter Buys Mobile Ad Exchange Startup MoPub for $350 Million

Yahoo Acquires Social Browser Startup Rockmelt

Facebook Acquires Assets of U.K. Software Startup Monoidics

Zynga Acquires Casino Gaming Vets Spooky Cool Labs