Category: acquiring

Acquiring Wetform, Ecobot offers software and services for the $10 billion wetland environmental survey business
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Acquiring Wetform, Ecobot offers software and services for the $10 billion wetland environmental survey business

“Any time you’re moving dirt you have to have somebody come in and assess it, whether that’s under a state or federal jurisdiction… because of the waters that are present,” says Ecobot co-founder and chief executive, Lee Lance. “It has been a pen and paper process since the Clean Water Act about two decades ago.”…

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Acquiring TikTok Would Be Disastrous for Microsoft. Here’s Why
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Acquiring TikTok Would Be Disastrous for Microsoft. Here’s Why

Microsoft acquiring TikTok will be a mess of red tape. TikTok currently operates within the same boundaries the president is requesting from Microsoft, making it unlikely for the deal to ever be considered satisfactory. Regardless of whether Microsoft gets Tiktok, Facebook will have had enough time to crush the app with a copycat feature. This…

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Visa is acquiring Plaid for $5.3 billion, 2x its final private valuation
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Visa is acquiring Plaid for $5.3 billion, 2x its final private valuation

Visa announced today that it is buying financial services API startup Plaid for $5.3 billion.  Plaid develops financial services APIs. It is akin to what Stripe does for payments, but instead of facilitating payments, it helps developers share banking and other financial information more easily. It’s the kind of service that makes sense for a…

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DataRobot is acquiring Paxata to add data prep to machine learning platform
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DataRobot is acquiring Paxata to add data prep to machine learning platform

DataRobot, a company best known for creating automated machine learning models known as AutoML, announced today that it intends to acquire Paxata, a data prep platform startup. The companies did not reveal the purchase price. Paxata raised a total of $90 million before today’s acquisition, according to the company. Up until now, DataRobot has concentrated…

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