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Top 20 Acquisitions for April 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,000,000,000 Aruba Networks Hewlett-Packard Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
3 $810,000,000 Trustwave Singtel Software & Services Acquisition
4 $410,000,000 OverDrive Rakuten Software & Services Acquisition
5 $350,000,000 Annapurna Labs Amazon Software & Services Acquisition
6 $280,000,000 Travelocity Expedia Transactions Acquisition
7 $254,890,000 Multifonds Temenos Software & Services Acquisition
8 $215,351,910 Quandoo Recruit Transactions Acquisition
9 $200,000,000 Panaya Infosys Software & Services Acquisition
10 $171,117,750 Talabat.com Rocket Internet Transactions Acquisition
11 $134,000,000 Yueke Software Alibaba Software & Services Acquisition
12 $134,000,000 Eat24 Yelp Transactions Acquisition
13 $125,000,000 NetProspex Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Acquisition
14 $100,000,000 Sunrise Microsoft Mobile & Apps Acquisition
15 $95,000,000 Hunza Mixi Transactions Acquisition
16 $58,000,000 MobPartner Cheetah Mobile Marketing Acquisition
17 $36,000,000 Ticket Monster KKR Consortium Ecommerce Acquisition
18 $36,000,000 Code School Pluralsight Software & Services Acquisition
19 $33,000,000 Yashi Nexstar Broadcasting Marketing Acquisition
20 $21,000,000 American HealthCare Lending Prosper Marketplace Transactions Acquisition

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  1. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  4. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  5. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  6. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  7. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  8. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)
  9. Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M (TechCrunch)
  10. Rocket Internet Acquires Talabat.com for €150M (FinSMEs)
  11. Alibaba buys movie ticketing software company for $134M (Tech In Asia)
  12. Yelp Acquires Eat24 for $134M (FinSMEs)
  13. Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex for $125M (FinSMEs)
  14. Microsoft Is Acquiring Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  15. Former rival Mixi acquires C2C ticket marketplace for $95M (Tech In Asia)
  16. China’s Cheetah Mobile to acquire ad network MobPartner for $58M (Tech In Asia)
  17. Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea’s Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M (TechCrunch)
  18. Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million (TechCrunch)
  19. Nexstar Broadcasting Acquires Yashi for $33M (FinSMEs)
  20. Prosper Marketplace Acquires American HealthCare Lending for $21M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Acquisitions for January 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $350,000,000 Annapurna Labs Amazon Software & Services Acquisition
2 $280,000,000 Travelocity Expedia Transactions Acquisition
3 $125,000,000 NetProspex Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Acquisition
4 $36,000,000 Code School Pluralsight Software & Services Acquisition
5 $21,000,000 American HealthCare Lending Prosper Marketplace Transactions Acquisition
6 Undisclosed Access Technology Group TA Associates Software & Services Acquisition
7 Undisclosed ClearMomentum Ipreo Software & Services Acquisition
8 Undisclosed Composyt Light Labs Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 Undisclosed Dispop Admedo Marketing Acquisition
10 Undisclosed Logibec GI Partners Software & Services Acquisition
11 Undisclosed Magic Pixel Games Kabam Games Acquisition
12 Undisclosed Newsflo Elsevier Software & Services Acquisition
13 Undisclosed NimbleTV Synacor Media Acquisition
14 Undisclosed Pixelapse Dropbox Transactions Acquisition
15 Undisclosed PremiumBeat Shutterstock Software & Services Acquisition
16 Undisclosed QuickFire Networks Facebook Software & Services Acquisition
17 Undisclosed Revolution Analytics Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
18 Undisclosed Rex Features Shutterstock Software & Services Acquisition
19 Undisclosed Semetric Apple Software & Services Acquisition
20 Undisclosed Tagg Whistle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  2. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  3. Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex for $125M (FinSMEs)
  4. Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million (TechCrunch)
  5. Prosper Marketplace Acquires American HealthCare Lending for $21M (FinSMEs)
  6. TA Associates Acquires Majority Interest in Access Technology Group (FinSMEs)
  7. Ipreo Acquires ClearMomentum (FinSMEs)
  8. Intel Buys Smart Eyewear Maker Composyt (EWeek)
  9. Admedo Acquires Dispop (FinSMEs)
  10. GI Partners Acquires by Logibec (FinSMEs)
  11. Kabam Acquires TapZen and Magic Pixel Games (FinSMEs)
  12. Elsevier Acquires Newsflo (FinSMEs)
  13. Synacor Acquires NimbleTV, Startup That Streamed Live TV Online (Variety)
  14. Dropbox Acquires Pixelapse, A Startup Building Collaboration Tools For Designers (TechCrunch)
  15. Shutterstock Acquires Rex Features And PremiumBeat (TechCrunch)
  16. Facebook Acquires QuickFire Networks (FinSMEs)
  17. Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with advanced statistical analysis (Microsoft)
  18. Shutterstock Acquires Rex Features And PremiumBeat (TechCrunch)
  19. Apple Buys UK Startup Behind Musicmetric To Add Analytics To Beats (TechCrunch)
  20. Whistle Raises $15M in Series B Funding; Acquires Tagg (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for January 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $350,000,000 Annapurna Labs Amazon Software & Services Acquisition
2 $95,000,000 Planet Labs Consortium Software & Services Investment
3 $80,000,000 MongoDB Consortium Software & Services Investment
4 $56,000,000 Antuit Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital Software & Services Investment
5 $50,000,000 VMTurbo Consortium Software & Services Investment
6 $45,500,000 UserTesting Accel Partners, OpenView Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
7 $42,000,000 Avalara Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
8 $40,100,000 Ionic Security Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $40,000,000 Saltside Technologies Consortium Software & Services Investment
10 $40,000,000 Stack Exchange Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $38,800,000 Ruby Receptionists Updata Partners, StepStone Group Software & Services Investment
12 $36,000,000 Code School Pluralsight Software & Services Acquisition
13 $31,000,000 Datadog Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $30,000,000 iSIGHT Partners Bessemer Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
15 $28,000,000 Ravello Systems Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $25,000,000 Basho Technologies Georgetown Partners Software & Services Investment
17 $23,500,000 CloudBees Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $20,000,000 EarlySense Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $20,000,000 Ginger.io Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $20,000,000 Interana Consortium Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  2. Planet Labs Raises $95M (FinSMEs)
  3. MongoDB Secures $80M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Antuit Secured up to $56M (FinSMEs)
  5. VMTurbo Raises $50M in Seres D Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. UserTesting Secures $45.5M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Avalara Raises Over $42M in Series D-1 Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Ionic Security Secures $40.1M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Saltside Technologies Raises $40M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Stack Exchange Raises $40M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Ruby Receptionists Receives $38.8M Majority Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  12. Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million (TechCrunch)
  13. Datadog Raises $31M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. iSIGHT Partners Raises $30M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Ravello Systems Receives $28M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Basho Technologies Closes $25M Series G Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. CloudBees Raises $23.5M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. EarlySense Completes $20M Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Ginger.io Raises $20M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Interana Raises $20m in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Is coding the new literacy?

Commentary

From Silicon Valley to Washington DC, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and even U.S. President Barrack Obama have been telling everyone to learn how to code. Coding is now considered as the “new literacy” and experts believe that it should be taught in schools and even to those with non-tech backgrounds. So what is the big deal with coding? Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform complex tasks. It is the language of the future. Since software touches almost all areas of our daily lives, coding will help us not just understand how software works but create and modify programs and websites. The benefits of teaching children and adults how to code extend beyond personal and professional enrichment. In the U.S., it means that they will be able fill more jobs in computer science related fields instead of outsourcing jobs to India, China and other countries. As our lives are being shaped by computer programs, learning how to code today has become a matter of future survival. We simply need to evolve, stay learned and competitive in the fast-growing digital economy.

Students and teachers who are interested in coding for computer programming have many learning tools at their disposal, one of which is Code School, a website that teaches web technologies from your browser. Code School was recently acquired by Pluralsight for $36 million. You can read about the funding here.