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Google buys virtual-currency start-up

Tech giant is adding to its social-media arsenal with the acquisition of Jambool, which helps other sites build virtual-currency infrastructures.

By August 15, 2010


Google rumored to buy virtual-currency start-up

Jambool, the manufacturer of a product called Social Gold, is said to have been purchased for a total of about $70 million, according to a blog report.

By August 9, 2010


Google's price for Zagat $125 million, says WSJ

Purchase price for popular restaurant review company comes in at 1 percent the price of Motorola Mobility.

By September 9, 2011


Another day, another social start-up for Google

SocialDeck becomes the latest start-up to join Google, as the search giant works feverishly over the summer months to build out its social-technology portfolio.

By August 30, 2010


Google finds another start-up for social push

Angstro is the latest acquisition finalized by Google's always active M&A team. It's the third social-media tech company Google has acquired in as many weeks.

By August 27, 2010


iLike launches developer platform: Playlists rock!

Social music site lets partners and other developers embed collaborative playlists on their sites for everything from movie soundtrack tracking to party music planning.

By September 16, 2008


Facebook payments: Think virtual

It looks like Facebook will be launching a virtual currency instead of a transaction platform. The reasons are complicated, but the goals and possibilities for the social site are much loftier.

By May 22, 2009