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Sage to acquire PayChoice for $157.8 million

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Sage announced earlier this week that it will buy PayChoice for $157.8 million. PayChoice offers cloud-based payroll software. The deal is expected to close next month.

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Yahoo! has acquired India-based Bookpad

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Yahoo! has acquired an online document creation and collaboration service company called Bookpad, which is known for making Docspad. Docspad is a service where developers can add document viewing and editing features in their own applications. The deal is believed to be worth around $8.3 million. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Bookpad was founded by graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati: Aditya Bandi, Niketh Sabbineni, and Ashwik Reddy. Investors in Bookpad include NASSCOM and Microsoft Ventures.


AT&T and Peter Chernin bought YouTube channel Fullscreen for hundreds of millions

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AT&T and the Chernin Group run a joint venture called Otter Media. Otter Media has now purchased a controlling stake in Fullscreen, which is one of the most popular YouTube channels.

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Amazon.com, Inc. Prime service reportedly has 50 million members

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rarely ever discusses the numbers for its products. Last year, Amazon said that it had tens of millions of Prime subscribers. Amazon Prime is a service that offers free two-day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music and a lending library for the Kindle.

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Ping Identity raises $35 million

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Ping Identity provides Internet and SaaS identity security and single sign-on solutions to enable secure access to Internet apps. Ping Identity has raised $35 million in funding led by KKR with participation from Ten Eleven and several other investors. Ping Identity has raised a total of $110 million. Ping Identity has around 1,200 customers, including half of the Fortune 100.

Duo Security raises $12 million

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Duo Security has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Benchmark. Duo Security is a two-factor authentication company that works with over 5,000 organizations. The two-factor authentication helps protect distributed users and distributed infrastructure.

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The Home Depot, Inc. offers identity protection to hack victims

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The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) is providing free identity protection services to customers that may have been affected by its data breach.

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Aubrey Plaza will play voice of Grumpy Cat

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Aubrey Plaza, one of the stars of ‘Parks and Recreation,’ will play the voice of Grumpy Cat in a Lifetime movie. The Lifetime movie will be called Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. The movie is about a young girl named Chrystal (played by Megan Charpentier) that becomes friends with Grumpy Cat (known as Tardar Sauce). Chrystal is the only one that can hear Grumpy Cat speak.

[via Mashable]