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BlaBlaCar to acquire online bus ticketing platform Busfor

BlaBlaCar to acquire online bus ticketing platform Busfor

BlaBlaCar, the marketplace that matches people for long-distance ridesharing between cities, has announced plans to acquire Busfor, the leading bus ticketing platform in Russia and Ukraine. “This is the biggest acquisition in BlaBlaCar’s history and Busfor is the region’s leading bus distribution company, with over 150 employees. Connecting our significant online demand with Busfor’s supply…
Vacasa to acquire Wyndham Vacation Rentals for $162M

Vacasa to acquire Wyndham Vacation Rentals for $162M

Vacasa, a provider of vacation rental management services akin to Airbnb, has agreed to agree Wyndham Vacation Rentals from Wyndham Destinations. Portland-based Vacasa will pay Wyndham a total of $162 million, including at least $45 million in cash at closing and upwards of $30 million in Vacasa equity. Vacasa, founded in 2009, has raised $213…
Apple to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business – Apple Newsroom

Apple to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business – Apple Newsroom

PRESS RELEASE July 25, 2019 Cupertino and Santa Clara, California — Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business. Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. The transaction, valued at $1 billion, is expected to close in the…
Ebix to acquire Indian travel company Yatra for $337.8M

Ebix to acquire Indian travel company Yatra for $337.8M

Atlanta-based software firm Ebix said today it is acquiring online travel booking company Yatra through a merger deal at an enterprise value of $337.8 million as they look to strengthen their position in India and footprints worldwide. Once the acquisition has completed, Yatra will become part of Ebix’s EbixCash travel portfolio — which also includes Via…
Google to acquire Elastifile | Google Cloud Blog

Google to acquire Elastifile | Google Cloud Blog

We are very excited to announce that Google has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elastifile, a provider of scalable, enterprise file storage for the cloud. The acquisition of Elastifile is expected to be completed later this year and is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals. Upon the close…
UK fintech Jaja pays $671M in cash to acquire the Bank of Ireland’s UK credit card business

UK fintech Jaja pays $671M in cash to acquire the Bank of Ireland’s UK...

Fintech has been one of the bigger stories of the UK startup world — due in no small part to the fact that its capital, London, is also one of the world’s major financial centers. Today, one of those startups made a big splash by buying an incumbent business, and taking on an equity investment…

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The Morning After: Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot nails a tumbling pass

Good luck trying to escape that.Boston Dynamics' humanoid Atlas robot is now a gymnastOver the past few years, we've seen Atlas navigate uneven terrain and even jump around a parkour course. This latest video is on another level, though. The bipedal robot does a handstand, rolls around and also does a few jumping twists --…

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