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Google acquires image-recognition startup Jetpac

Jetpac's City Guides app offers personalized recommendations based on photo attributes like smiles, lipsticks, and blue skies. Google has other plans, though: the app will disappear in a month.

By August 18, 2014

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Yahoo acquires startup Zofari to bolster local search

With its latest purchase, Yahoo looks to strengthen its local-recommendation chops.

By August 12, 2014

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Facebook acquires server security firm PrivateCore

With the goal of better protecting user data, the social network buys a company known for just that.

By August 7, 2014

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Twitter acquires password security startup Mitro

The social network buys Mitro and lets it keep operating as is -- the only change is now the startup's code will be open source.

By July 31, 2014

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Twitter acquires Madbits for 'deep learning' skills

The microblogging platform snaps up Madbits, a startup focused on computer vision and dynamic search technology.

By July 30, 2014

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Zillow to acquire Trulia for $3.5B in stock

If approved, the online real estate brands will live on separately but offer combined home listings for prospective buyers.

By July 28, 2014

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LinkedIn acquires alerts service Newsle

Technology notifies users about articles or blog items written about a person they're interested in.

By July 14, 2014

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Nexon acquires minority stake in Gears of War designer's new games company

Cliff Bleszinski's new studio, Boss Key Productions, will be rolling out its first free-to-play title through Nexon.

By July 8, 2014

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Google's Nest Labs acquires Dropcam for $555M

In deal independent from Google, smart-device maker buys startup to expand its brand into home security and video monitoring.

By June 20, 2014

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YouTube reportedly to acquire streaming site Twitch for $1B

Deal for video game streaming service is expected to be announced soon, sources tell Variety.

By May 18, 2014