Twitter has acquired Magic Pony Technology

Twitter has acquired a London-based technology company ” Magic Pony Technology ” that has developed novel machine learning techniques for visual processing. “Magic Pony’s technology – based on research by the team to create algorithms that can understand the features of imagery – will be used to enhance our strength in live and video and … Continue reading “Twitter has acquired Magic Pony Technology”

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

June 13, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. … Continue reading “Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn”

IBM acquires the software provider “StrongLoop”

IBM announced the acquisition of StrongLoop, Inc., a software provider, to help developers connect enterprise applications to mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and web applications in the cloud. StrongLoop is a leading provider of popular application development software — known as enterprise Node.js — that enables software developers to build applications using APIs (application programming … Continue reading “IBM acquires the software provider “StrongLoop””

Microsoft acquires FantasySalesTeam, a sales gamification platform

Microsoft has acquired Incent Games Inc., the developer and owner of FantasySalesTeam, an innovative sales gamification platform that’s helped hundreds of companies boost sales productivity, drive revenue and improve CRM adoption through collaboration and team based competition. The benefits of this creative and popular feature will soon be available for Microsoft’s customers to help them … Continue reading “Microsoft acquires FantasySalesTeam, a sales gamification platform”

Oculus VR acquires Pebbles Interface

Friday, July 17, 2015., Oculus VR has announced Thursday that they agreed to buy the Israel-based company Pebbles Interface. “We’re excited to announce that we’ve entered into an agreement to acquire Pebbles Interfaces — one of the leading teams in depth sensing technology and computer vision,” Oculus VR said in a blogpost. Last year, the … Continue reading “Oculus VR acquires Pebbles Interface”