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Braintree Officially Joins PayPal as $800 Million eBay Acquisition Closes

EBay’s $800 million purchase of payments startup Braintree on behalf of its Paypal subsidiary has closed, according to a PayPal blog post. The acquisition gives Paypal a strong foothold in the world of mobile app payments, which it hopes to bolster with the smaller acquisition of StackMob, announced earlier this week.

Tech Execs See a Dealmaking Surge in 2014 — Maybe

Also: More “acqhire” deals.
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Facebook’s $120 Million Onavo Buy Comes With Lots of Upside

It’s not just about helping bolster Internet.org.
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As Investment Rises, Games Are Still Raking In a Huge Slice of the Mobile Revenue Pie

And investment in those games is climbing back up, according to Digi-Capital.
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IBM Acquires Wireless-Analysis Company Now Factory

Watching how consumers use data on their devices in order to improve the experience.
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Microsoft Is Getting Nokia’s Phone Business for a Song

It’s all in the timing.
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Nokia Shares Rise, Microsoft Falls in Reaction to Deal

One set of happy shareholders, another apparently less so.
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IBM Acquires Financial Security Firm Trusteer, Opens Israel Lab

Big Blue goes bigger on security.
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Facebook Doled Out $67 Million in Stock for Parse

As it turns out, the small mobile developer tools startup does fairly well in its acquisition deal with Facebook.
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Cisco Pays $2.7 Billion for Security Player Sourcefire

Maybe other security companies are next.
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Intel Acquires API Manager Mashery

Fusion-io Acquires Software Firm ID7