This Week in Tech M&A—December 12th, 2014
Connexity, the company formerly known as Shopzilla, bought price comparison aggregator Become.com. Terms were not disclosed.
Twitch (now part of Amazon) has acquired livestreaming ad agency GoodGame, for an undisclosed amount.
In another disaster recovery and cloud-backup acquisition, Datto picked up Backupify. Terms were not disclosed, but Backupify had raised close to $20M, and CEO Rob May reports they sold “for a lot more than [they] raised.”
Belden is buying IT and security compliance company Tripwire for $710 million.
Mobile app developer AppGyver acquired competitor AppArchitect for an undisclosed amount.
Microsoft picked up crash-testing service HockeyApp.
Open Text is buying analytics company Actuate for about $330 million.
The full breakdown on the current landscape of AI and machine intelligence—an absolute must read.
For the entrepreneurs in the house
A nice breakdown of the different crowdfunding sites, and what they can do for startups.
Tomas Tunguz sees a fertile market for M&A in 2015.
That whole Sony Pictures / North Korea hacking thing? Sony is fighting fire with fire.
Just for fun
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