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Adobe to acquire Magento for $1.68 B

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Adobe announced today that it was acquiring Magento for $1.68 billion. The purchase gives Adobe a missing Ecommerce platform piece that works in B2B and B2C contexts and should fit nicely in the company’s Experience Cloud. It should also help Adobe compete with Salesforce, which offers its own marketing, sales and service offerings in the […]

S&P Global snares Kensho for $550 million

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S&P Global announced today that it will acquire Kensho, a Cambridge, Massachusetts startup that has concentrated on artificial intelligence and analytics for big financial institutions. The total value of the deal is $550 million in a mix of cash and stock. Kensho, which counted S&P Global as a client/partner and an investor, launched in 2013 and […]

Oracle grabs Zenedge as it continues to beef up its cloud security play

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Oracle announced yesterday that it intends to acquire Zenedge, a 4-year old hybrid security startup. They didn’t reveal a purchase price. With Zenedge, Oracle gets a security service to add it to its growing cloud play. In this case, the company has products to protect customers whether in the cloud, on-prem or across hybrid environments. […]

Time Warner will be fine even if the AT&T acquisition doesn’t go through

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Time Warner will be fine even if the government blocks the bid from AT&T to buy the company. That’s the word from John Martin, the free-wheeling chief executive of Time Warner subsidiary, Turner Inc., who was speaking at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach. For the record, Martin says that the government’s position on […]

Raise softly and deliver a big exit

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Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: In the world of venture capital, the prospect of a successful “exit” looms large in the minds of investors. A VC’s business model is less about the money that goes into a startup than it is about what […]

What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing

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Ryan Caldbeck Contributor Ryan Caldbeck is the founder and chief executive of the consumer and retail investment marketplace CircleUp. More posts by this contributor: When I began fundraising for CircleUp six years ago, I encountered many investors whose eyes would glaze over when I mentioned “consumer.” These investors would fidget uncomfortably or drop their gaze […]

Marlin Equity Partners acquires social listening platform Talkwalker

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Talkwalker, a cloud-based social media listening platform, announced today that it has been acquired by private equity firm, Marlin Equity Partners. The companies did not share terms of the deal. “We are not releasing exact details at this stage, but it’s substantial and it will make a big difference to what we will be able […]

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