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GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

The deal went down in April, but GoDaddy waited until today to announce the acquisition of Ronin, an online invoicing company. GoDaddy is known primarily as a domain registrar and Web hosting company, but has been building a suite of cloud services for small businesses. The Ronin acquisition was its fifth in 15 months, and the technology has been integrated into GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping.

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Box Adds the File-Management Technology of Folders

Cloud services outfit Box announced today that it had acquired the technology behind the Folders iOS app and brought aboard its developer, Martin Destagnol, to help integrate its features into Box’s app. The IPO-bound Box also recently picked up document-sharing service Crocodoc, and you can expect to hear more about the company’s strategy from CEO Aaron Levie on the D11 stage next week.

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Samsung Buys a Spot in the Clouds

Samsung announced today it would acquire Palo Alto, Calif.-based mSpot, a mobile cloud-based content service provider. The acquisition, according to the release, “will provide a cloud-based entertainment experience of music, video and radio services for users of Samsung devices.” Price and closing date were not disclosed.

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Bright Start for Brightcove

Shares of Brightcove, provider of cloud-based video publishing services, were welcomed onto the market in their first day of trading today. The company priced 5 million shares at $11, and the stock finished the day at $14.30, up 30 percent.

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Adobe Brings Typekit’s Fonts Into the Family

At its MAX 2011 conference today, Adobe announced it had acquired Typekit, which delivers a cloud-based library of Web fonts to more than 250,000 customers, ranging from individuals to publishers like the New York Times and Conde Nast. Typekit’s fonts will be available initially through a standalone service and will ultimately find their way into the new Adobe Creative Cloud.