340 posts and columns on acquisitions
Twitter announced Thursday it had acquired Ubalo, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup that aims to “make large-scale computing easier and more accessible to a technical audience,” according to the company’s site. It’s a full talent and technology acquisition. It’s unclear exactly what Twitter will be doing with the company, but the team looks fairly well versed in scaling and infrastructure issues and has dabbled in Twitter topic analysis.
News ByteGo Daddy announced Monday that it has acquired M.Dot, a startup whose self-serve app allows users to build their own mobile websites directly from the application. This is Go Daddy’s first acquisition under former Yahoo chief product officer Blake Irving, who left Yahoo to become Go Daddy CEO in December. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
News Bytecompany announced Monday, a crash reporting service that mobile apps use to gather data on software bugs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Though Twitter has acquired the small startup outright, the team will continue to run its bug reporting software service for outside companies. It’s worth noting that this is the second company Twitter has acquired that will continue offering services post-acquisition. (The first, of course, being Vine.)
News Bytecore” gaming. The acquisition — Kabam’s sixth gaming studio buy in the past three years — expands Kabam’s company personnel to more than 600, including the 30-plus members of the Exploding Barrel Games staff, which will continue to work out of the Vancouver office. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
News Bytedisplay advertising company Buysight, the company announced Tuesday. Buysight will join AOL’s Advertising.com division, while continuing to serve Buysight clients with what the company claims will be “very little disruption” as it integrates with AOL. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.