Google HP AOL APPLE acquisition roundup

                  Since apple launched ipad , Twitter got Tweetie and Google started smart phone namely Nexus One , there's a huge battle lined up with top internet giants in acquisitions . So here the most surprising or i better say fresh new acquisitions that were the most trending topics in blogosphere and twitterverse this week , you better watch out for !

1 Google
       Google have acquired LabPixies, an Israel based startup that developes apps for iGoogle.
          Labpixies was one of the first developer to create gadgets for iGoogle and they have worked on a variety of projects like the launch of a number of global OpenSocial based gadgets by providing a truly personalized homepage with access to any RSS feed and well over a hundred thousand gadgets.

2 HP
        HP Acquired Palm for $1.2Bn and will now on focus on building on Palm’s WebOS. HP also acquired 3Com recently, which happens to be the previous owner of Palm. Many are pretending that It’s a massive move that HP hopes will reshape the mobile industry. . HP is also getting over 1,500 patents that Palm currently controls

3 Apple 
Apple acquires Virtual Assistant Startup - Siri
           Siri is a startup in Virtual Personal Assistant space and the first mainstream consumer mobile application to behave like a Virtual Personal Assistant. It focuses on mobile internet, where an intelligent interface can help people get things done that would otherwise be cumbersome or impractical using the link-following paradigm i.e. typical search technology model.

            AOL has sold ICQ to DST, Digital Sky Technologies Limited, a Russian Internet company. So it is not an acquisition by AOL but its of DST :P
            ICQ was created in 1996 by the Israeli company Mirabilis. AOL acquired the assets of Mirabilis, primarily ICQ, in June 1998. Available in 16 languages, ICQ has more than 32 million unique visitors per month.* Approximately 80 percent of ICQ users are between the ages of 13 and 29 and spend an average of more than five hours a day connected to the service, according to internal data. ICQ has built a successful presence in markets like Russia, Germany, Czech Republic and Israel.

According to sourves , AOL is planning to get on Bebo.