Today we (Facebook) are announcing that we have agreed to acquire LiveRail, an advertising technology company that helps companies like Major League Baseball (MLB.com), ABC Family, A&E Networks, Gannett, and Dailymotion serve better ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps.
Mindspeed Technologies Inc., a fabless networking chip company has agreed to acquire PicoChip Ltd, a provider of chipsets for cellular communications such as femtocell basestations, for $51.8 million.
Pond Ventures has sold Spain-based semiconductor business Gigle Networks to Broadcom Corporation. Gigle improves broadband access for consumer electronic devices. The company has R&D centres in Barcelona and Edinburgh, as well a sales and marketing office in California.