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Microsoft acquires Xamarin

This week, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Xamarin, a leading platform provider of mobile app development. The acquisition will allow Microsoft to integrate Xamarin into Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio Team Services and Visual Studio, and this will provide an end-to-end mobile app development solution for developers. The goal is to make it easier for C# developers to build, test and instrument mobile apps for all kinds of mobile devices across all platforms. According to Forrester Research, the “acquisition is yet another sign of the new cross-platform, public-cloud focused Microsoft.” The move will strengthen Microsoft’s ‘Universal Windows Platform’ technology and help the company build a larger ecosystem of developers.

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for August 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
3$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
4$613,872,000Tele2TeliasoneraMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$360,000,000CheckIntuitMobile & AppsAcquisition
6$215,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
7$200,000,000SmartThingsSamsungMobile & AppsAcquisition
8$150,000,000LookoutConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
9$104,000,000KKBOX GICMobile & AppsInvestment
10$100,000,000DidiCitic, TencentMobile & AppsInvestment
11$100,000,000 ToutiaoSequoia Capital, WeiboMobile & AppsInvestment
12$80,000,000AviateYahooMobile & AppsAcquisition
13$80,000,000Ele.meDianpingMobile & AppsInvestment
14$68,720,000HoccerMedia Ventures GmbHMobile & AppsInvestment
15$65,000,000HikeConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
16$55,000,000Movile ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
17$54,000,000Xamarin ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
18$50,000,000Life360 ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
19$50,000,000Kony ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
20$46,000,000WattpadConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  3. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  4. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  5. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  6. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  7. Samsung Buys Startup SmartThings to Move Into Smart Homes (Bloomberg)
  8. Lookout snares $150M to build out massive anti-malware network for mobile devices (VentureBeat)
  9. KKBOX Raises $104M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  11. Sequoia, Weibo Invests $100M In News App Toutiao (China Money Network)
  12. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  13. Online Food Ordering Service Ele.me Secures $80 Million Funding from Dianping (Technode)
  14. Hoccer Raises €50M (FinSMEs)
  15. Hike raises $65 million from foreign investors, including Tiger Global (Economic Times India)
  16. Movile Raises $55m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Xamarin Raises $54M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Life360 Raises $50M in Series C Funding Led by ADT (FinSMEs)
  19. Kony Raises $50M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Wattpad raises an additional $46-million in funding (The Globe and Mail)