Google Inc. has acquired popular dining ratings authority Zagat, which is known for its burgundy-colored guides to local restaurants.
In a landmark deal, Microsoft Corp. has acquired internet phone company Skype Technologies SA, reps for both the companies announced Tuesday. Placing its biggest bet yet, the Redmond software giant paid $8.5 billion in cash to buy VoIP provider Skype Global.
Google Inc. on Wednesday launched a fashion e-commerce site Boutiques.com, which the search giant says will let online shoppers find and discover fashion goods through collections put together by celebrities, stylists, designers, and fashion bloggers.
Apple Inc. announced its next big thing, a program akin to Google Earth, in the market. The Cupertino, California based company has purchased Web mapping software startup Poly9, another sign it’s reducing Google's presence from Apple's mobile platform.
Los Angeles, December 25:The micro-blogging Website Twitter has enhanced geolocation services provided on its messaging service by buying the location tracking start-up Mixer Labs, the company said on Wednesday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.