By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:

Livefyre acquires Storify to expand its social-media curation platform (via GigaOm)

Desire2Learn Acquires Adaptive Learning And Analytics Startup Knowillage (via TechCrunch)

Groupon acquires last-minute hotel booking app Blink (via Vator.tv)

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