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Could Google Split UP? — Google+,

Google+, which launched in late June 2011, has consistently failed to meet expectations -- especially that a Google-owned social network could compete neck-and-neck with Facebook, the world's largest social network. While Google+ features, like Hangouts and Circles, have proven popular, the site itself hasn't gained the kind of user base that can take a real […]

Twitter Acquires Niche, a Social-media Talent Scout

Niche helps online stars on services like Vine to find advertisers. Twitter is acquiring Niche, a New York startup that matches social media stars with advertisers, helping Twitter tap into the lucrative world of Internet celebrity. Niche was founded in 2013 and helps hot creators on platforms like Vine, Instagram and YouTube to make money […]

Dropbox Buys Pixelapse

Cloud sync-and-share company Dropbox, never one to shy away from an acquisition, has snapped up startup Pixelapse, which provides a GitHub-like version control service for "tens of thousands" of visual designers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The way Pixelapse works is simple and familiar to anyone who's used a version control service like […]

Acompli Acquired by Microsoft

E-Mail: Microsoft buys Acompli to enhance Outlook for iOS and Android. About 108 billion work e-mails are sent each day, according to one Research Group. Over the past year, Microsoft has been extending its Office set of office productivity software and services so they can be accessed on non-Windows devices. The company has released Office apps for the iPad and […]

Epicor Software Has Agreed to Acquire Privately Held QuantiSense

A provider of cloud and on-premises packaged analytic solutions for the retail industry. The acquisition of QuantiSense is expected to close by October 31, 2014, will extend Epicor’s position as a leading provider of extended omni-channel solutions for midsize and large retail chains. Each year, over $450 billion in transactions flow through Epicor Retail systems implemented […]

SAP GROWING THROUGH ACQUISITIONS

SAP (NYSE: SAP) saw first quarter revenues grow 6% over the year to €3.7 billion (~$5.1 billion), in line with market estimates. EPS of €0.56 (~$0.77) was ahead of the Street's projections of $0.62 for the quarter. By segment, software and support revenues grew 7% to €2.8 billion (~$3.9 billion) and revenues from cloud subscriptions […]