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Top 20 North American Deals for August 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $130,000,000,000 Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $24,900,000,000 Dell Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $7,200,000,000 Molex Koch Industries Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,700,000,000 Sourcefire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,900,000,000 Verizon Wireless AT&T Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
7 $925,000,000 CPUsage Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Investment
9 $800,000,000 Braintree Ebay Transactions Acquisition
10 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $685,000,000 Virident Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $600,000,000 Intermec Honeywell International Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Software & Services Acquisition
15 $475,000,000 Intucell Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $414,000,000 Adap.tv AOL Marketing Acquisition
18 $403,000,000 MakerBot Stratasys Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $380,000,000 Tensilica Cadence Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Mobile & Apps Acquisition

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  1. Verizon Takes Full Grip of Verizon Wireless in $130B Deal with Vodafone (Xconomy)
  2. Dell shareholders approve buyout by founder Michael Dell (BBC)
  3. Koch brothers move into electronics with $7.2 billion Molex deal (Reuters)
  4. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  5. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  6. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  7. CPUsage Closes $925K Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  9. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  10. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  11. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  12. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)
  13. Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Confirms Intermec Inc. (IN) Acquisition For About $600 Million (Pulse2.0)
  14. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  15. Cisco acquires Intucell for US$475m (SiliconRepublic)
  16. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. AOL finishes buying Adap.tv for $414 million (Bizjounals)
  18. Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry (Techcrunch)
  19. Cadence to Acquire Tensilica (Market Wire)
  20. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)

The Future of 3D Family Photos Coming Soon

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The Future of 3D Family Photos Coming Soon

Stratasys has acquired 3D printing startup MakerBot for a reported $403m in a stock-for-stock transaction. The acquisition is an astute move for the listed US company that claims Mojo as its cheapest 3D printer with a $10,000 price tag. MakerBot, with its significant name recognition, has great design aesthetics and offers consumer-friendly 3D printers. An example is its new Replicator 2 which costs $2,200. MakerBot will become a Stratasys subsidiary and its CEO Bre Pettis will still lead the company.

Stratasys looks to a future where 3D printers will be a necessary tool for design professionals, engineers, artists and your average consumers. Stratasys and MakerBot estimate that between 35,000 to 40,000 desktop 3D printers were sold in 2012. This number is estimated to double in 2013, as ‘prosumers’ increasingly adopt desktop 3D printers for a broad range of applications.

Average consumers may have a hard time putting a 3D printer in their list of necessities but if companies like MakerBot can lower the price tag to $99, 3D printouts of family pictures could become a trend.