Telus to purchase U.S.-based Xavient Information Systems for $250M USD

Telus Corp. is reversing the usual Canadian position in international acquisitions and buying a California-based company. The Vancouver-based telecommunications giant announced Monday that it was purchasing Simi Valley, Calif.-based business process and IT

Published on: October 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Yelp acquires Toronto-based marketing startup Turnstyle Analytics

San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. will soon be able to help its small and medium-sized business (SMB) clients offer their customers free Wi-Fi that doubles as a marketing platform, thanks to its recent acquisition

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Bell completes MTS acquisition, announces vice chair for western Canada services

Bell Canada parent company BCE Inc. announced the official completion of its Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) acquisition this morning, along with the appointment of BCE executive Dan McKeen as vice chair of Bell

Published on: March 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Data breaches could cost Yahoo up to $350M USD, Reuters says

Yahoo Inc.'s data breaches now have a price tag on them. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Reuters and Bloomberg are reporting that Verizon Communications Inc. now plans to buy the former Internet

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Bell’s MTS acquisition approved by federal regulators

BCE Inc. will be able to acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. under the $3.9 billion deal the telecommunication carriers made last year, after federal regulators gave the transaction the green light, according to

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to acquire Toronto-based scientific search engine Meta

A Toronto-based startup that allows users to browse the latest scientific research as it hits the web has become the latest acquisition by Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropic arm. By joining the

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft acquires Montreal-based deep learning startup Maluuba

Teaching machines to understand human language has long been the holy grail in artificial intelligence - and in a Montreal startup, Microsoft Corp. believes they have found the perfect guide. On Friday the

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Trello likely to stay free under Atlassian despite concerns, experts say

Monday's announcement that Australian enterprise software firm Atlassian Corporation Plc. would be acquiring five-year-old New York City-based collaboration software startup Trello Inc. for $425 million USD has many users worried, but experts urging

Published on: January 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Yahoo data breaches unlikely to sink Verizon deal, Bloomberg finds

Think December's reveal that hackers were able to harvest personal information from 1 billion Yahoo Inc. accounts in 2013 is going to affect its pending $4.8 billion USD acquisition by U.S. telecommunications giant

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify acquires Toronto app development studio Tiny Hearts

Ottawa-based e-commerce darling Shopify Inc. announced today that it would be acquiring Toronto-based mobile product development studio Tiny Hearts Ltd., known for apps such as Wake Alarm, Quick Fit, and Next Keyboard; motivational

Published on: December 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Yahoo acquisition more about content and ad tech than search, analysts say

Monday's announcement that Verizon Communications Inc. would be purchasing Yahoo Inc. for $4.8 billion USD prompted a range of expert opinion, but most can agree on at least one thing: the American telecommunications

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood


Experts fail to see synergy in SoftBank’s $32.2-billion acquisition of mobile chip designer ARM

Today's announcement that SoftBank Group Corp. would be purchasing U.K.-based chip designer ARM Holdings PLC for 24.3 billion pounds ($32.2 billion) represents a sound, but head-scratching, investment by the Japanese telecommunications giant, experts

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

LinkedIn courted Salesforce, Google, Facebook in addition to Microsoft, Recode reveals

It turns out Microsoft Corp. wasn't the only tech giant interested in acquiring LinkedIn Corp. A document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 1 reveals that LinkedIn approached

Published on: July 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood