HootSuite Acquires Location-based Marketing Tool Geotoko

geotoko HootSuite has acquired the location-based marketing tool Geotoko, which will help businesses gain insight on and market to their audience and customers. Geotoko’s geo-analytic software reports on location-based social media interactions including key influencers, customer sentiment and demographic patterns. This helps businesses determine audience behavior and... Read more »

LinkedIn Acquires Real-time Search Provider IndexTank

linkedin developer featured LinkedIn has acquired IndexTank, a company that provides search technology for other websites and Web services, it has been confirmed. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. IndexTank provides a range of custom search options for companies to integrate into their website without having to host the search software themselves. Features of the service... Read more »

Facebook Acquires, Q&A Service To Remain Open

handshake Facebook has acquired social Q&A service, the companies have announced. As a result of the acquisition, the team will be working on new projects at Facebook, but will remain open as a separate service. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. offers you the ability to connect with others by asking and... Read more »

LinkedIn Acquires Contact Management Service Connected

linkedin featured LinkedIn has acquired contact management service Connected, it has been confirmed. As a result of the acquisition, Connected has made its service free to all users. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Connected launched in February with the aim of helping professionals build, maintain and leverage their professional networks. Users are managing... Read more »

Rhapsody To Acquire Streaming Music Service Napster From Best Buy

napster On-demand music service Rhapsody has announced that it will acquire Napster from the electronics retailer Best Buy. Rhapsody will acquire all Napster subscribers along with other assets and Best Buy will receive a small stake in Rhapsody. The acquisition is a big move for Rhapsody as it will combine the user base of 2 of the largest on-demand music services. With... Read more »

Renren Acquires Video Sharing Service For $80M

renren Chinese social networking site Renren has entered an agreement to acquire, a video-sharing service in China, for $80 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2011. Similar to YouTube, allows users to upload, view and share videos. The service, which was founded in 2005, features performing artists, amateur... Read more »

HootSuite Acquires Twitter Trending Topic Dictionary, What The Trend

hootsuite update featured HootSuite has acquired the Web service “What the Trend” which identifies trending topics on Twitter and explains why they’re trending with crowd-sourced definitions. The company plans to use this tool in their social media management dashboard. What the Trend is a real-time service that can be accessed from the Web or mobile devices. Editors curate... Read more »

Twitter Acquires Social Search Technology Firm Julpan

twitter sign featured Twitter has acquired Julpan, a company that analyzes how people share information and content on the social Web and surfaces relevant and interesting content for its users. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Ori Allon, founder and CEO of Julpan, has become Twitter's director of engineering. Julpan helped... Read more »

Social Network Tagged Acquires Gaming Discovery Service WeGame

tagged Tagged, the social network for meeting new people, has acquired San Francisco-based startup, WeGame. WeGame, which was founded in 2007, is a social gaming discovery service. Users can instantly download hundreds of games, take screenshots and share via Facebook and Twitter. Tagged, which has a number of social games in its roster, has not revealed how they plan... Read more »

Lockerz Acquires Vodpod, Will Let You Create Custom Video Channels And Earn PTZ

lockerz-logo-featured Social commerce network Lockerz has acquired video curation service Vodpod and related assets from Vodpod's parent company Remixation. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but the acquisition does not include social video app ShowYou, which was created by Vodpod and will continue to be run by Remixation. Through this deal, Lockerz users will be able... Read more »
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