Google/YouTube To Acquire Twitch For $1 Billion

twitchTwitch is an extremely popular video game streaming site which apparently has got more peak traffic than Facebook. The San Francisco-based company lets users upload and watch, live gameplay videos for free that can be streamed from Microsoft Xbox and PlayStation 4 consoles. According to Twitch, it has more than 45 million monthly users of which more than 1 million members upload videos each month. It also distributes CBS Interactive’s GameSpot, Joystiq and Destructoid shows on it. Read More

Quest Visual – Creator Of ‘Word Lens’ Now A Google Company

wordlensYou may have seen the translation App ‘Word Lens’ when it was featured in Apple’s iPhone 5S adverts. It’s a translation App that translates the text focused on by the iPhone camera. It’s one of the most exciting Apps which keeps everything same i.e. font, background etc and it’s just the text that changes in language. It supports english translation for six languages Russian, Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish and German. It’s available both in the App Store and Google Play for download. Incredibly enough, Word Lens is also supported by Google Glass. Looking at uniqueness in solution and popularity of the App, it is not a surprise that Google was interested in acquiring the company. Google bough Quest Visual to incorporate its technology for language translation. Read More

Sparrow Acquired by Google

sparrowUnbelievable, right? I know it. Sparrow, the extremely famous mail App for Mac and iOS has been acquired by Google. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed by the Sparrow team or by Google. The Sparrow CEO has made it clear that they won’t be releasing any updates to the App as they will now focus on their work at Google. The entire Sparrow team will be moving to Google to work on future products. Hopefully, a better Mac Gmail client will be made available, but for avid Sparrow users, this is sad news. Sparrow will however provide updates for critical bugs and also support for users. Read More

Google Buys Motorola for $12.5 Billion

20110815-065426.jpgGoogle moments ago announced that it has agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Google’s Android OS which the company gives away for free and touts to be “open source” has seen much success recently, and to dominate the entire mobile industry and to go head on with Apple, Google CEO and founder Larry Page today announced that the search engine giant will be acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.
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Google Acquires AdMeld for $400 Million

admeldGoogle has acquired AdMeld, an advertising platform for publishers for about $400 Million. Blog posts by both Google and AdMeld suggest the acquisition to be confirmed. Although the price has not yet been disclosed, it is rumored that the deal took place for $400M. In a blog post, Michael Barrett of AdMeld mentions although the deal is waiting for review, AdMeld and Google will remain independent after the acquisition. Read More