Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Apollo Global to buy Rackspace Hosting in $4.3 billion deal

Rackspace, which is still best known as a hosting company even as it has expanded aggressively into offering services for businesses that use other platforms, went public in 2008. Now, however,...

Quikr Raises $19.4M From BCCL’s Brand Capital

As per latest media reports, online classifieds firm Quikr India Pvt. Ltd has raised around $19.4 million from Brand Capital, the private treaty arm of Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd (BCCL),...

InsiteVR Raises $1.5M to bring 3D models to life in VR

Most of the companies raising funding in the VR space right now are focused on entertaining potential consumers. Perhaps getting less attention are the companies jockeying to provide cool solutions for the...

Nintendo records 80 percent year-over-year growth for 3DS consoles

Nintendo had a very good month in mobile gaming, according to NPD Group’s latest data. Pokemon fever has spread to the Nintendo 3DS according to the Japanese gaming giant, reporting a surge...

Virgin Media customers face price increase in November

Virgin Media customers across the UK will today begin receiving letters notifying them of an upcoming price increase. The company confirmed today that from November 2016, line rental costs will rise...

Cheetah Mobile acquired News Republic for $57 million

Chinese tech company Cheetah Mobile has acquired French startup News Republic for $57 million. News Republic is a news aggregator — think about it as a sort of Flipboard, Apple News...

Apptimize pulls in $12.4 million to help companies deploy apps faster

If there’s one thing I keep telling marketers, developers, and app publishers, it is this: Optimization is like free money. But regardless of how many times I mention this, the data doesn’t lie...

Juniper acquired Aurrion to bolster high-speed networking technology

Juniper Networks said Tuesday it is acquiring Aurrion, makers of silicon-photonics technology used in high-speed networking systems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Juniper said the acquisition will bolster its...

Brave Raises $4.5 Million to Fuel Growth of Ad-Blocking Browser

Brave Software, the new web browser company co-founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding for the continued development of its open source browser that blocks...

Verizon buys GPS vehicle tracking company Fleetmatics for $2.4B in cash

Hot off the heels of its acquisition of Yahoo last week for $4.8 billion, today Verizon announced another huge purchase: it’s buying Fleetmatics, a telematics company based out of Dublin, Ireland,...

APLICATIONS

SoundCloud turns Twitter Moments into a neat tool for playlists

Twitter’s Moments feature has a notable addition today, support for tweets that contain SoundCloud embeds. That update means that those with access to create Moments can...