Apple Did Indeed Acquire BroadMap and Catch Earlier This Year

Only now coming to light, both acquisitions are several months old at this point.

Oracle Acquires Cloud Marketing Player Responsys for $1.5 Billion

Marketing in the cloud is still hot.

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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.

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.

Viggle Tries to Bulk Up Its Social TV Business by Buying Wetpaint

The logic behind a $30 million deal: Viggle needs more users, and Wetpaint has 12 million readers and some interesting technology.

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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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HomeAway Buys Australian Rental Marketplace Stayz for Nearly $200 Million

HomeAway, the Austin-based vacation-rental company that operates and, said today that it had acquired Australia’s Stayz Group for $198 million in cash. Stayz operates under a pay-per-booking model similar to the one that HomeAway announced in October it was testing on its namesake site.

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.

Intel Acquires Ed-Tech Startup Kno