Tag: acquisition

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Cloud service Dropbox buys Audiogalaxy in intriguing music move

Remember Audiogalaxy? It's one of the veteran brands in the digital music space, having gone through several distinct iterations since its launch in 1998 as a P2P service, including a promotional site for Rhapsody, and more...
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Parlophone could be sold to clear UMG/EMI deal

Chatter about Universal Music Group selling off EMI's Virgin label in order to clear its acquisition of the recorded music group has died down, to be replaced by new speculation that Parlophone could be the label up for grabs.
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BuzzMedia tipped for Spin magazine acquisition

BuzzMedia - the publisher of music blogs including Idolator and Stereogum (plus, er, KimKardashian.com) is set to buy US magazine Spin.
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EC statement of objections to UMG/EMI deal hinges on digital

Sony/ATV may have completed its acquisition of EMI's publishing arm relatively smoothly, but Universal Music Group is set to have more questions to answer over its proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded music business.
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Facebook to face OFT probe over Instagram acquisition

Facebook's proposed purchase of photo-sharing startup Instagram, which is now being investigated by the UK's Office of Fair Trading as well as the US Federal Trade Commission.
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Facebook buys Instagram for a reported $1bn

Facebook has bought photo-sharing app Instagram for what's reported to be a cool $1bn. Instagram launched two years ago, and still has only 13 staff, despite having notched up more than 30m users on iPhone alone, plus another...
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Facebook buys Instagram for a reported $1bn

Facebook's acquisition strategy tends to involve buying small startups for their development talent, then swiftly shutting their existing services down
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Loopt sells up for $43.4m

Social location service Loopt has been acquired for $43.4m in cash by banking firm Green Dot.
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Social music location app SuperGlued acquired by Complex Media

The latest music startup to be snapped up by a bigger fish is SuperGlued, a social location app that gets music fans to check in to gigs and post their photos, videos and comments.
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More details on Schibsted’s proposed acquisition of Aspiro

We reported yesterday on Scandinavian media group Schibsted's proposal to buy Aspiro, the company behind streaming music service WiMP.
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Live Nation buys BigChampagne in big data deal

Surprising acquisition of the month is the news that Live Nation has acquired music metrics firm BigChampagne for an undisclosed amount.
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More details on Rhapsody’s plans for Napster

Rhapsody's planned acquisition of Napster is expected to complete next month, but what will it mean for the latter company and its services? GigaOm has a good report pulling together some previously unannounced details. It...