You might say the week is never really done in startup and technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Report on Inc42, a quick peek back at the Top Funding bids and Acquisitions for the past seven days – all handpicked.
Scroll down through the break and enjoy!
1. Yahoo on an Acquisition Spree
GoPollGo is a real-time polling tool that lets brands and media properties collect and analyze feedback. Yahoo has been trying to find ways to keep users interested in its content and more engaged, the current buzzword for the digital ad industry. This will surely be the right step in that direction Milewise specializes in helping serious travelers choose the cheapest flights, not just based on price, but also with frequent flyer mile discounts factored in. The startup could bring know-how for helping Yahoo differentiate its travel.yahoo.com site from competitors as it focuses on the small screen.
Loki studios is a mobile gaming company that develops location and environment-aware smartphone games, starting with their flagship monster battle game, Geomon. It’s not clear whether Yahoo will actually be doing anything with Loki’s technology but it seems, Yahoo aims to incorporate data about the user’s location into its various mobile games.
2. Twitter Acquires Scalable Computing Startup ‘Ubalo’