API Acquisitions News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is acquisitions their APIs, going beyond just monitoring and understand the details of each request and response.

Title Source Visit
Why Startups Need an API (2012-04-21) tune.com
Spotify buys AI startup Niland to develop its music personalization and recommendations (2017-05-18) techcrunch.com
Why Red Hat is acquiring Codenvy – Expanding our cloud (2017-05-25) developers.redhat.com
Red Hat to acquire Codenvy as part of its growing container strategy (2017-05-25) techcrunch.com
Red Hat to Acquire Codenvy, Integrate Its IDE into OpenShift.io (2017-05-25) thenewstack.io
Snap acquires drone company, may put eyes in the skies (2017-05-27) mashable.com
It’s the end of an era, as Pinboard buys and shutters del.icio.us (UPDATED) (2017-06-01) thenextweb.com
After acquisition, Pinboard will shutter social bookmarking site Delicious (2017-06-04) www.theverge.com
Microsoft to Buy Hexadite for AI, Enterprise Security (2017-06-08) www.darkreading.com
TIBCO Officially Welcomes Statistica to the Family! (2017-06-08) www.tibco.com
Here are all of Amazon’s acquisitions before Whole Foods (2017-06-16) techcrunch.com
Airbnb is buying a scam (2017-06-16) www.engadget.com
What Amazon wants from Whole Foods: Data on shopping habits (2017-06-29) hosted.ap.org
Freshdesk owner Freshworks acquires Joe Hukum as it plans a move into chatbots (2017-07-20) techcrunch.com
Facebook acquires Source3 to get content creators paid (2017-07-24) techcrunch.com
Payable is joining Stripe (2017-07-25) stripe.com
iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M (2017-07-26) techcrunch.com
Stripe acquires Payable to help on (2017-07-26) techcrunch.com
Smart home platform Wink has been acquired by will.i.am (2017-07-28) www.theverge.com
Facebook buys Ozlo to boost its conversational AI efforts (2017-07-31) techcrunch.com
Facebook acquires AI (2017-08-01) medium.com
Snap is in talks to buy Chinese selfie drone maker Zero Zero Robotics for $150M (2017-08-01) techcrunch.com
Symantec Sells Digital Certificate Business to DigiCert (2017-08-03) www.darkreading.com
Facebook acquires AI startup to make Messenger chatbots better (2017-08-03) readwrite.com
Snap confirms that it paid $213 million to buy Zenly and $135 million for Placed (SNAP) (2017-08-11) www.businessinsider.com
Facebook acquires a German computer vision startup (2017-08-11) www.engadget.com
Microsoft just made a brilliant acquisition in the cloud wars against Amazon, Google (MSFT) (2017-08-15) www.businessinsider.com
Juniper to Acquire Cyphort (2017-09-01) www.infosecurity-magazine.com
Datadog acquires Logmatic.io to add log management to its cloud monitoring platform (2017-09-07) techcrunch.com
Datadog acquires Logmatic.io (2017-09-07) www.datadoghq.com
Rackspace Announces Agreement to Acquire Datapipe (2017-09-11) blog.rackspace.com
Rackspace CEO: Why We’re Buying Datapipe (2017-09-11) blog.rackspace.com
SAP is buying identity management firm Gigya for $350M (2017-09-24) techcrunch.com
Vimeo acquires Livestream, launches its own live video product (2017-09-26) techcrunch.com
CA adds market (2017-09-28) www.ca.com
CA acquires Runscope, adds market (2017-09-28) www.ca.com
Ikea has bought TaskRabbit (2017-09-28) techcrunch.com
IKEA buys TaskRabbit to help you build furniture (2017-09-28) www.engadget.com
Ikea has acquired TaskRabbit — and it could fix the most annoying thing about the furniture giant (2017-09-28) www.businessinsider.com
Ikea has purchased TaskRabbit, because #adulting is hard (2017-09-28) www.washingtonpost.com
CA Technologies acquires Runscope – What’s Next for the API Economy? (2017-09-29) blog.smartbear.com
Apple acquires AI tech that seeks to understand your photos (2017-09-29) www.engadget.com
SAP to Acquire Gigya: What's Next for Identity Management? (2017-10-02) auth0.com
Microsoft acquires VR social network AltspaceVR (2017-10-03) www.theverge.com
GM's Cruise buys LIDAR company to drastically cut self (2017-10-09) www.engadget.com
Akamai Acquires Nominum (2017-10-11) www.darkreading.com
A new phase for HitchHQ (2017-10-12) medium.com
August acquired by huge lock conglomerate (2017-10-19) www.theverge.com
Mapbox acquires neural network startup Mapdata to help it expand into AR maps (2017-11-03) techcrunch.com
Proofpoint acquires Cloudmark for $110M in cybersecurity consolidation play (2017-11-07) techcrunch.com
Elastic acquires search startup Swiftype (2017-11-09) techcrunch.com
Airbnb buys ‘Airbnb for disabled people’ startup Accomable in accessibility upgrade (2017-11-16) techcrunch.com
Talend Boosts Data Sharing Capabilities With Acquisition Of API Technology Developer Restlet (2017-11-21) www.crn.com
Security business Barracuda Networks acquired for $1.6 billion (2017-11-27) techcrunch.com
Restlet is now part of Talend! (2017-11-27) restlet.com
Mapbox acquires augmented reality activity tracking app Fitness AR (2017-12-01) techcrunch.com
Zeta Global acquires commenting service Disqus (2017-12-05) techcrunch.com
Intuit acquires time (2017-12-05) techcrunch.com
Apple is buying Shazam (2017-12-11) mashable.com
eBay buys data startup to benefit sellers (2017-12-15) www.businessinsider.com
eBay buys data startup to benefit sellers (2017-12-15) www.businessinsider.com
Mattermark to shut down after selling to FullContact (2017-12-21) techcrunch.com
Amazon just acquired smart home startup Blink (2017-12-22) mashable.com
Scaleworks announces pre (2017-12-23) techcrunch.com
Keen IO is joining the Scaleworks family (2017-12-28) medium.com
Appcanary shuts down its vulnerability scanning service as the team joins GitHub (2018-01-04) techcrunch.com
Rubrik acquires Datos IO to expand into NoSQL database management support (2018-02-06) techcrunch.com
Codeship Acquired by CloudBees (2018-02-06) blog.codeship.com
Jenkins (2018-02-06) thenewstack.io
CloudBees acquires CD and CI company Codeship (2018-02-06) sdtimes.com
Fitbit just acquired a cloud (2018-02-13) www.theverge.com
Google buys Xively to improve its IoT platform (GOOG) (2018-02-20) www.businessinsider.com
Silicon Valley companies are undermining the impact of artificial intelligence (2018-03-15) techcrunch.com
Report: Salesforce's Next Multi (2018-03-20) www.crn.com
Confirmed: Salesforce is buying Mulesoft for US$6.5 billion (2018-03-20) www.crn.com.au
Salesforce's MuleSoft acquisition shows API management appeal (2018-03-23) searchmicroservices.techtarget.com
SmugMug acquires Flickr (2018-04-20) techcrunch.com
Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr (2018-04-20) www.engadget.com
Adobe acquires ecommerce CMS Magento for $1.68 billion (2018-05-21) thenextweb.com
Where Developers Stand on Microsoft Acquiring GitHub (2018-06-05) blog.smartbear.com
Smyte Leaves API Customers in the Dust after Twitter Acquisition (2018-06-22) www.programmableweb.com
Amazon buying online pharmacy with nationwide reach; drug store stocks dive (2018-06-28) arstechnica.com
Amazon’s online pharmacy acquisition proves it’s serious about disrupting healthcare (2018-06-28) www.theverge.com
Facebook confirms that it’s acquiring Bloomsbury AI (2018-07-03) techcrunch.com
Facebook Acquires British Startup In Fight Against Fake News (2018-07-03) www.androidheadlines.com
Box acquires Butter.ai to make search smarter (2018-07-10) techcrunch.com
Facial recognition startup Kairos acquires Emotion Reader (2018-07-11) techcrunch.com
Broadcom acquires CA Technologies for $18.9B in cash (2018-07-11) techcrunch.com
Broadcom acquires CA Technologies for $18.9 billion to help 'build leading infrastructure company' (2018-07-12) www.cloudcomputing-news.net
Broadcom acquires enterprise business with CA Technologies deal (2018-07-12) www.computerweekly.com
Salesforce continues to invest in AI by acquiring startup Datorama for a reported $800 million (CRM) (2018-07-16) www.businessinsider.com
Cisco is buying Duo Security for $2.35B in cash (2018-08-02) techcrunch.com
Cisco Announces Plans to Acquire Duo Security (2018-08-02) www.infosecurity-magazine.com
Arm acquires data management service Treasure Data to bolster its IoT platform (2018-08-02) techcrunch.com
VMware acquires CloudHealth Technologies for multi (2018-08-27) techcrunch.com
SmartBear expands software testing market reach with Zephyr acquisition (2018-08-28) techcrunch.com
SmartBear acquires test management solution provider Zephyr (2018-08-28) sdtimes.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.