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Facebook Buying Rift-Maker Oculus VR for $2 Billion

Facebook's announced that they'll be purchasing Oculus VR, the Kickstarter start-up that launched the Rift headset. The pricetag's coming in at about $2 Billion, which includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million Facebook shares. If Oculus hits certain milestones, an additional…

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Uniqlo’s Fast Retailing Looks to Buy J.Crew

Fast Retailing, owners of Uniqlo, are reportedly in acquisition talks with American retailer J.Crew with numbers in the $5 Billion range. The company went private again back in 2010 and as it's experienced tremendous success and growth since, word has also been…

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Facebook is Buying WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Facebook is getting set to buy messaging app WhatsApp according to a regulatory filing. If approved, WhatsApp will be bought for $16 billion in cash and stock. This equates to $12 billion in stock and $4 billion in cash for the company.…

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Google Buys Nest for $3.2 Billion

Seems multi-billion dollar acquisitions is all the rage these days. The latest involves Google snatching up Nest for $3.2 Billion. Nest is best known for their Smart Thermostat, one you can find now at the Apple Store as well as through various…

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Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion

Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion

In case you're wondering what $1 Billion can get you these days, this is it. Both Facebook and Instagram have confirmed the purchase of the photo-sharing app by the Zuckerberg-led social network. This acquisition gets Facebook in lead on the mobile front,…

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Best Buy buys Napster for $121 million

Electronics retailer Best Buy is acquiring the Napster music service--its ticket into the booming online-music sector. The two companies on Monday announced a merger deal in which Best Buy is to launch an all-cash tender offer for outstanding Napster shares at $2.65 apiece,…

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Logitech acquires Ultimate Ears for $34 million

Earlier today, Logitech announced its acquisition of Ultimate Ears for $34 million in an all-cash deal.  It will be finalized later this month, but both companies are already celebrating on their respective sites.  For anyone that doesn't know who UE is, they…

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