Notable online startup sales

POSTED: 12:17 PM PDT May 20, 2013    UPDATED: 12:23 PM PDT May 20, 2013 

Yahoo is acquiring popular social media blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion, the company announced Monday. Take a look at other notable online startup acquisitions.

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Twitter acquired Tweetdeck, a popular third-party Twitter application, in May 2011 for $40 million. Twitter has a history of acquiring third-party applications -- they did the same thing with iPhone app Tweetie in 2011, according to CNN.


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