This Week in Tech M&A—February 27th, 2015

By on February 27, 2015


Hello, and happy Friday. Time for another roundup of the week in tech M&A.


Box acquired Airpost, a two-year-old Canadian startup whose platform helps companies monitor cloud app usage by their employees. Terms were not disclosed.

Not strictly tech, but it could be the biggest acquisition so far this year: Bristol-Meyers Squibb has acquired two-year-old Flexus Biosciences, in a deal that could be worth $1.25 billion when all is said and done.

ThredUp, a used-clothing marketplace, has agreed to acquire specialty brands retailer Kindermint. Terms were not disclosed.

Twilio picked up 2FA service provider Authy, for an undisclosed amount.

In all-but-a-done-deal news, it appears Apple has picked up music plug-in developer Camel Audio.

Google grabbed Toro, makers of a platform that helps developers promote their apps on Facebook. Terms were not disclosed.

For the entrepreneurs in the house

Much written about gender in the valley. In a rare look inside, Fortune has published the pre-trial briefs in the discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Must reads

In perhaps the biggest news of the week, the FCC has voted to regulate broadband as a public utility—a win for net neutrality.

Google, Apple, and the battle for the dashboard.

We know big tech is moving ops to Ireland. But data centers?

Just for fun

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law.

And—because why not—a robot that feeds you tomatoes while you run.

Photo credit: Geralt/Pixabay

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