CSC Acquires Software Testing Company AppLabsComputer Sciences Corp. (CSC) this morning announced that it has acquired India's AppLabs, a provider of software testing and quality management services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition is meant to grow CSC's applications development and management business as well as extending software testing and quality management services to its clients.
Lockerz Acquires Fashion Community Chick ApprovedSocial commerce startup Lockerz just announced that it has acquired online fashion community Chick Approved.
Lockerz allows its members to earn "PTZ" by sharing content and other activity on the site, which are then redeemed for discounts in the Lockerz store. Fashion, style, and beauty are the company's fastest growing categories, says founder and CEO Kathy Savitt, and she describes this acquisition as a way to "really double down" in that area.
Facebook Acquires Threadsy, Maker of Social Marketing Tool SwayloFacebook just made what appears to be another "acqui-hire," with the purchase of Threadsy, a TechCrunch Disrupt startup that went on to make a marketing tool called Swaylo. The terms were undisclosed.
What's interesting about the deal is that the startup's paid product SwayloPro will continue to run as a separate company for its current investors. Threadsy was backed by August Capital and Maveron Capital. There have been a few other cases in the past where Facebook has approached a team for talent, and only part of a company wanted to join (or alternately, only part of a company passed Facebook's rigorous hiring process). When Facebook did a partial acquisition of Zenbe back in 2010, it took three employees.
Threadsy started out as a way for people to see all of their social feeds and communication from different networks like Facebook and Twitter in one place. But they then changed toward a paid service that helped brands see which influencers they needed to establish relationships with to find new customers on social networks.