18Oct
By: Andy Price On: October 18, 2013 In: Comments: 0

First Posted on Techcrunch.com Edition Sep 26, 2013 Ebay’s PayPal has acquired Chicago-based payments gateway Braintree, in an all-cash deal worth $800 million. We had originally reported that Braintree was on the block, with Square and PayPal both in acquisition talks for the company. Although owner eBay is leading...

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04Oct
By: Andy Price On: October 04, 2013 In: Comments: 0

First Posted on techcrunch.com Edition October 2, 2013 Today’s big acquisition is a huge agritech exit: Biotech company Monsanto has bought Climate Corporation for approximately $1.1 billion. While the Monsanto press release says $930 million, we’re hearing from investors that the actual price is past the $1 billion mark,...

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10Sep
By: Andy Price On: September 10, 2013 In: Comments: 0

First Posted on Wall Street Journal Online Edition July 30, 2013, 8:34 a.m. ET By Saabira Chaudhuri Internet security provider AVG Technologies N.V. (AVG) has named Mozilla Corp. Chief Executive Gary Kovacs as its new CEO. Prior to joining Mozilla, Mr. Kovacs was senior vice president of markets, solutions...

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03Sep
By: Steve Popper On: September 03, 2013 In: Comments: 0

Acquia Inc., which helps companies manage the software behind their websites, has hired a chief financial officer and has begun talking to banks ahead of an initial public offering. An IPO could come as soon as the second half of 2014, Chief Executive Officer Tom Erickson said in an...

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03Sep
By: Kevin Barry On: September 03, 2013 In: Comments: 0

DataStax, the commercial support provider behind the Cassandra NoSQL database, announced on Tuesday upgraded releases of its enterprise and community software as well as the completion of its latest round of venture capital fundraising. The company said it will use the $45 million raised to invest in channel development,...

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