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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.

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

It’s not just about helping bolster

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.

IBM Acquires Wireless-Analysis Company Now Factory

Watching how consumers use data on their devices in order to improve the experience.

Microsoft Is Getting Nokia’s Phone Business for a Song

It’s all in the timing.

Nokia Shares Rise, Microsoft Falls in Reaction to Deal

One set of happy shareholders, another apparently less so.

IBM Acquires Financial Security Firm Trusteer, Opens Israel Lab

Big Blue goes bigger on security.

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.

Cisco Pays $2.7 Billion for Security Player Sourcefire

Maybe other security companies are next.

Intel Acquires API Manager Mashery

Fusion-io Acquires Software Firm ID7