Acquisitions

Slack

Salesforce in talks to acquire workplace app Slack

Cloud-based software company Salesforce.com is currently in discussions to acquire workplace messaging app Slack Technologies since it seeks to expand its own offerings to business...

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

M&A: Tech leads crisis-driven boom with $350 billion deal rush

Global M&A volumes are exceeding $2 trillion for 2020, with technology making up almost a fifth of the total after mammoth deals such as SoftBank’s $40 billion purchase o...

Platform News: Facebook Social Media Buttons

Facebook buys GIF website Giphy to integrate with Instagram

Facebook is acquiring Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, and will integrate it with its rapidly growing Instagram photo-sharing app, Facebook...

PAyPal

PayPal to buy rewards platform Honey Science for $4 billion

Reuters – Payment processor PayPal said on Wednesday it would buy privately held shopping and rewards platform Honey Science Corp for about $4 billion (£3.10 billion).