The search giant scoops up Launchpad Toys and its popular make-your-own cartoon app for kids, which is now free to all users.
The online retailer might be eyeing the purchases as a way to establish more of a brick-and-mortar presence for itself, according to Bloomberg.
By snatching up ZeTrip, which makes the Rove travel log app, TripAdvisor can further expand its offerings beyond search and reviews and keep consumers engaged throughout their trip.
PayPal announces acquisition of mobile-wallet maker, while Google unveils another mobile-payments service, in the growing fight for a piece of the smartphone payments market.
Blizzard will introduce tokens to World of Warcraft that players can use to buy in-game gold with real money, and game time with in-game gold.
Google will continue to offer Firebase's cloud-based synchronization service. It's a new step to making Google's tech foundation more compelling to programmers.
Just a week before its planned closure after a trademark battle with Twitter, the image-sharing service has been saved. But it's not sharing the details yet.
The Internet giant buys another company, as Alibaba, the Chinese giant in which Yahoo has a large stake, moves closer to its blockbuster IPO.
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.
Commentary: On another Flash-less Tuesday, Crave's Kelsey Adams wants to talk about the elephant in the padded room.