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…

With pandemic-era acquisitions, big tech is back in the antitrust crosshairs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] With many major sectors totally frozen and reeling from losses, tech’s biggest players are proving themselves to be the exception to the rule yet again. On Friday, Facebook confirmed its plans to buy Giphy, a popular gif search engine, in a deal believed to be worth $400 million. Facebook has indicated it wants to…

All your reaction GIFs now belong to Facebook, as it buys Giphy for $400M

[ad_1] Enlarge / Ironically, their logo is static, not animated. Giphy Seven years ago, Facebook claimed not to support the 21st century’s new favorite communication tool, the animated GIF. Oh, how times have changed: Today, Facebook’s newest acquisition is one of the Internet’s most popular GIF hosting sites. Facebook is making Giphy part of the…