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Popular fitness app Runkeeper acquired by sportswear company Asics

The last remaining prominent independent health and fitness tracking app has also been acquired by a big-name sportswear company.

Confirmed: Microsoft acquired app with same name as its Groove music service

The music app in question is Zikera's Groove and Microsoft’s music service is, of course, Groove, formerly known as Xbox Music.

Popular mobile accessory makers Zagg and Mophie announce merger

Two of the biggest names in the mobile accessory business is joining forces.

Microsoft acquires popular AI-powered predictive keyboard app SwiftKey

Microsoft is set to acquire SwiftKey, the maker of the popular predictive keyboard app of the same name, for $250 million.

Spotify acquires messaging app startups Soundwave and Cord Project

Spotify has just made a couple of startup acquisitions, both of which have to do with messaging.

In light of Pandora deal, what happens next to your Rdio account?

What happens next to the accounts of Rdio users, particularly paying subscribers?

Video-editing app maker Fly Labs joins Google Photos team

Expect Google Photos to be a lot better over the coming months at least when it comes to video editing.

Expect more upgrades to the iPhone's camera as Apple has acquired LinX Imaging

Apple has acquired LinX Imaging, an Israel-based camera technology company, for a reported $20 million.

Apple reportedly acquired smart keyboard app maker Dryft last year

The acquisition is hinted at by the LinkedIn profile of the former CTO and a cofounder of Dryft.

Google acquires Toontastic and TeleStory maker Launchpad Toys

Google is apparently looking to play with technology that’s designed especially for kids.

Under Armour acquires popular health and fitness apps MyFitnessPal and Endomondo

The popular sports clothing and accessories company Under Armour has just picked up a couple of popular health and fitness apps.

TripAdvisor acquires startup behind popular automated travel journal app Rove

Rove is an iPhone app that functions as an automated private journal.

Thanks to its new acquisition, Slack is set to get voice, video and screen sharing features

Slack has just made an acquisition that’s set to make team communication on its popular service easier than it already is.

Travel buddies: Expedia acquires Travelocity for $280 million

The deal effectively cements an agreement reached by the two travel sites in 2013.

Ahead of rumored Beats Music relaunch, Apple acquires music analytics startup Semetric

With Musicmetric, Apple could provide its partner labels and artists on Beats Music with its own tool for tracking user engagement data.

Dropbox acquires startup behind popular document-editing app CloudOn

As a result of its merging with Dropbox, CloudOn is scheduled to shut down its service on March 15.

Facebook unveils voice transcription feature in Messenger, acquires design firm

Facebook has just begun testing voice transcription in Messenger. In addition, it has just acquired a boutique design firm.

Google rumored to buy Softcard mobile payment company to better take on Apple Pay

Google is reportedly in talks to acquire Softcard (formerly Isis) in a bid to better take on Apple Pay.

Tinder matches with Tappy as Kabam teams up with TapZen and Magic Pixel

Another pair of acquisition news in the mobile app industry have come our way.

Capital One buys Level Money as Zomato picks up Urbanspoon

A couple of significant acquisitions in the app industry have just been announced.

Facebook acquires video compression startup as Twitter nears launch of new video feature

Facebook has acquired a video compression startup, while Twitter has reportedly been preparing to launch a new native video feature.

Watch out, Siri and Google Now: Facebook acquires voice recognition startup Wit.ai

Facebook has acquired the voice recognition and artificial intelligence startup Wit.ai.

Intel acquires 1Password competitor PasswordBox for its Security Group

The acquisition effectively hires all of PasswordBox’s 48 employees into the Intel Security Group.

Fait accompli: Microsoft has apparently acquired the all-in-one email app Acompli

At least that’s what the URL of an unfinished blog post by the tech giant suggests.