Thoma Bravo is taking Compuware private for around $2.5 billion

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Thoma Bravo has announced that it has acquired Detroit, Michigan based software provider Compuware for nearly $2.5 billion. Thoma Bravo is going to pay $10.43 in cash for each outstanding share of Compuware stock, according to the deal terms.

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YouTube launches donations service for channel owners

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YouTube has launched a new payment service that lets fans send donations to channel owners. The donations feature is available to users in the U.S., Australia, Japan, and Mexico.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) partners with American Express for iPhone 6 mobile payments

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has partnered with American Express to build a new iPhone payments system, according to sources with Re/code. American Express is one out of several partnerships that Apple has in place before launching a new payments service. It is believed that Apple will announce the payment service during the product event on September 9th.

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High-performance wheelchair company Whill raises $11 million in Series A funding

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Whill has raised $11 million in Series A funding to build on its omnidirectional four-wheel-drive mobility product. Whill was built by automotive veterans. Whill’s mobility chair can roll uphill and over rough terrain.

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DXY raises $70 million in funding

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DXY has announced that it has raised $70 million in funding from Tencent Holdings. Tencent will receive a minority equity stake of DXY on a fully diluted and as converted basis.

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Mindmixer raises $17 million

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Mindmixer has raised $17 million in funding to connect civic offices and school districts with constituents. Dundee Venture Capital and Govtech Fund led the Series C round of funding. Mindmixer has now raised a total of $23.2 million. Mindmixer participated in the Code for America startup accelerator. Some of Mindmixer’s users include the City of Indianapolis, the State of Arizona, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Dept.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) receives patent on transparent cube store design

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has received a patent on the glass cube building design that its New York store is known for. The patent was filed in October 2012 and was granted on August 26th. One of the design’s inventors is late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
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AT&T Inc. (T) sues Cox Communications over patents 

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has filed a lawsuit against Cox Communications. AT&T claims that Cox is infringing seven AT&T patents that covers technology ranging from DVRs to packet loss over a network.

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