This Week in Tech M&A – February 20, 2015
Samsung has acquired LoopPay, spurning Google Wallet and setting up a payments battle with Google.
Priceline is buying hotel booking startup Rocketmiles for about $20 million, according to WSJ.
Japan’s Mixi has acquired high-end ecommerce site Muse & Co.
Snapdeal has acquired Exclusively.com, which had previously raised $18 million. Terms weren’t disclosed.
BuzzFeed picked up GoPop, a GIF startup that came out of Matter, the San Francisco media incubator.
Fitmob acquired Gymsurfing, a company that provides day passes and gym access to a variety of locations.
Educational data provider Alma snapped up Washington, DC-based Always Prepped, another startup.
India-based Infosys acquires ERP company Panaya for $200 million.
Sydney-based Oneflare has acquired customer reviews site WOMO.
Twilio is preparing for an IPO, after hitting a $100 million run rate.
SolarEdge, an Israeli company, has filed for an IPO of $125 million.
Austin Ventures, a 30-year-old firm, is getting out of the early stage game.
Content marketing company Livefyre has raised $47 million from Adobe, Salesforce, et. al.
Brad Feld on the Agony and Ecstasy of selling his first company.
Andrew Chen breaks down the many implications of the Apple Watch.
Why startups should be careful (over)using Push Notifications.
Everything you need to know about startups, from Sam Altman, briefly.
The Crypto Wars: we all lose, per Albert Wenger.
How to value your engineers/programmers.
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