Gemalto is a digital security company that said it will be closing on an $890 million deal to buyout SafeNet later this year. Around 400 million digital data records have been stolen or lost so far in 2014.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been dealing with a trademark dispute in China for a few years now. The issue has now been settled. Zhan Baosheng registered the “Tesla” trademark several years before Tesla Motors entered the country.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has acquired Directr, an app that is used by small businesses to create marketing videos. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Directr will continue to run under its own brand. The team behind the product will be joining YouTube though.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) announced yesterday that it has acquired PrivateCore, which is an online security startup that focuses on server security. PrivateCore will help Facebook keep their data centers safe from malware. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Google has announced that it has added 36 university campuses in the U.S. and Canada to Street View in Google Maps. This will be useful for people that are considering that school. The addition includes Georgetown University, University of Michigan, Duke University, Brown University, Dartmouth, Northwestern, and John Hopkins.
Tapjoy is a mobile app technology company that has acquired 5Rocks, a predictive analytics and marketing automation solutions company. Tapjoy has received funding from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Rho Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, InterWest Partners and D.E. Shaw Ventures. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Pinterest users are sending out about two million Pins per day. Sending a Pin is a way to let someone know that you like content that was posted. Now when someone sends you a Pin, you can reply with a message or send a Pin back.
Blackboard has purchased CardSmith, which is a cloud provider of campus card solutions and turn-key card program management services. Blackboard can offer cloud and locally-hosted processing solutions with in-house or outsourced management to a wider range of schools now.