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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.
| April 15
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.
| April 9
Google acquires Toontastic and TeleStory maker Launchpad Toys
Google is apparently looking to play with technology that’s designed especially for kids.
| February 5
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.
| February 5
TripAdvisor acquires startup behind popular automated travel journal app Rove
Rove is an iPhone app that functions as an automated private journal.
| February 2
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.
| January 29
Travel buddies: Expedia acquires Travelocity for $280 million
The deal effectively cements an agreement reached by the two travel sites in 2013.
| January 24
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.
| January 21
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.
| January 21
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.
| January 17
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.
| January 17
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.
| January 14
Capital One buys Level Money as Zomato picks up Urbanspoon
A couple of significant acquisitions in the app industry have just been announced.
| January 13
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.
| January 9
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.
| January 6
Intel acquires 1Password competitor PasswordBox for its Security Group
The acquisition effectively hires all of PasswordBox’s 48 employees into the Intel Security Group.
| December 1
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.
| November 27
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.
| November 22
Apple said to have acquired Seattle-based cloud computing startup Union Bay Networks
Apple may have acquired the cloud computing startup Union Bay Networks.
| November 4
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.
| October 26
Spotify and Rdio competitor Deezer acquires Stitcher radio and podcast service
Deezer plans to integrate Stitcher’s audio content into its music streaming platform.
| October 25
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.
| October 21
MessageMe acquired by Yahoo, reportedly courted by Snapchat
MessageMe has just been acquired by Yahoo.
| October 5