Netvibes acquired by Dassault Systèmes for $26M

Netvibes, the San Francisco–based startup that allows people and brands to create personalized RSS feed dashboards, announced on Wednesday evening it has been acquired by French enterprise software firm Systèmes. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.…

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Notable: LSI buys SandForce for $400M

Venture capitalists have generally given semiconductor startups the cold shoulder for years now in favor of the web and software spaces. But LSI Corporation's $400 acquisition of VC-backed chip startup Sandforce could encourage more VCs to warm up to chip technology once again.…

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Daily deals platform Group Commerce buys Socialight

Exclusive: Group Commerce, a New York City-based company that sells a software platform to let publishers host their own daily deal applications, has acquired geo-location startup Socialight. The Socialight team and technology will be put toward fleshing out Group Commerce's mobile strategy, said CEO Jonty Kelt.…

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Google makes a deal for The Dealmap

Google has snapped up The Dealmap, an aggregator of nearby shopping deals, in an acquisition that furthers its Google Offers ambitions. The purchase, whose price was not disclosed, shows that Google is proceeding even without its unsuccessful $6 billion bid for Groupon last year.…

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Zynga S-1 reveals a savvy M&A strategy

Zynga has shown a notable uptick in acquisitions in recent months. But although much has been made of the volume and frequency of Zynga's M&A activity, the S-1 Zynga filed Friday for its planned IPO revealed exactly how savvy it has been in making those deals.…

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