Verizon wraps up BlueJeans acquisition lickety split – TechCrunch

[ad_1] When Verizon (which owns this publication) announced it was buying video conferencing company BlueJeans for around $500 million last month, you probably thought it was going take awhile to bake, but the companies announced today that they has closed the deal. While it’s crystal clear that video conferencing is a hot item during the…

Facebook to acquire Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook will acquire Giphy, the web-based animated gif search engine and platform provider, Facebook confirmed today, in a deal worth around $400 million, according to a report by Axios. Facebook said it isn’t disclosing terms of the deal. Giphy has grown to be a central source for shareable, high-engagement content, and its animated response gifs…

Big rounds, big mergers and a $3.8M pandemic fund from Nubank – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Despite the global panic caused by the current pandemic, startups in Latin America have continued to attract international capital. In April, Mexico’s Alphacredit, Colombia’s Frubana and Brazil’s CargoX were among those that raised particularly large rounds to support their growth during this challenging time. All three companies target markets that may have grown since…

Synergy Research report finds data center M&A has already surpassed 2019 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] At a time where all of the news seems to point toward negative economic activity, Synergy Research released a report today that data center M&A activity made a strong showing this quarter, already surpassing 2019 levels. The surge was mostly related to the $8.4 billion Interxion acquisition by Digital Realty, which Synergy says was…

Republic acquires Fig, adding games to its startup crowdfunding platform – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Crowdfunding platform for startups Republic has acquired crowdfunding platform for games Fig, becoming a member of forces to assist creators get their concepts off the bottom. Users of every service will likely be blissful to know they’ll proceed as-is for the foreseeable future. The mannequin of publicly accessible micro-equity has confirmed an efficient one,…