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Monday: April 12, 2010

Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.

The four month-old start-up provided visual search results based on artwork photography submitted to their PlinkArt application on your Android handset. The principle is simple: take a shot of a painting, run it through the Plink art database and get the details on the artwork and its author.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:32 PM | Tags (11) | acquisitions | android | app | database | engine | google | plink | register | results | search | visual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.

Episodic, a San Francisco-based start-up founded by Noam Lovinsky and Matias Cudich, describes itself as a 'comprehensive platform for broadcasting live and on-demand video to the web or any web-enabled device.' Episodic announced the acquisition in a blog post Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (10) | pcworld | youtube | google | episodic | videos | acquisitions | business | device | broadcasting | broadcast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

AOL decides to acquire an Internet video firm for $36.5 million.AOL decides to acquire an Internet video firm for $36.5 million.

AOL is looking to do a stronger nationwide video push across their numerous web properties. I guess they are banking on this video thing really taking off on the Interwebs. Anything is possible right?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:32 AM | Tags (6) | acquisitions | aol | business | millions | video | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Twitter would like you to know that they will start to make money in 2010.Twitter would like you to know that they will start to make money in 2010.

Revenue through non-traditional advertising will be key in 2010 according to Twitter founder, Biz Stone. Oh, and there may be some more acquisitions on the horizon as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:58 PM | Tags (9) | twitter | business | 2010 | reuters | money | acquisitions | revenue | ads | nontraditional |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.

Welcome to the Now Network, Virgin Mobile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:15 AM | Tags (7) | acquisitions | buyout | merger | mobile | sprint | stocks | virgin |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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