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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.

Yahoo acquires startup behind Cooliris photo app and BeamIt messaging app

Yahoo has acquired Cooliris, the startup behind the popular photo viewing app of the same name.

Apple said to have acquired Seattle-based cloud computing startup Union Bay Networks

Apple may have acquired the cloud computing startup Union Bay Networks.

Twitter swoops in at the last minute to save Twitpic from extinction ... sort of

Just in the nick of time, Twitpic is saved, albeit only to a certain extent, by none other than Twitter.

Spotify and Rdio competitor Deezer acquires Stitcher radio and podcast service

Deezer plans to integrate Stitcher’s audio content into its music streaming platform.

Apple has acquired 20 companies this year, including 7 purchased during Q4 FY2014

Apple has acquired 20 companies so far this year, including seven companies it purchased during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

MessageMe acquired by Yahoo, reportedly courted by Snapchat

MessageMe has just been acquired by Yahoo.

Apple acquires Newsstand-optimized digital magazine platform Prss

Apple has made another significant acquisition in the form of Prss.