Mergers and Acquisitions

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Oracle adds attention analytics to its data cloud with Moat buy

Oracle's online advertising analytics platform will soon know even more about what you are watching, where and when: The company has agreed to buy Moat, which aims to track how much attention consumers are paying to online media.

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Microsoft buys former employee Charles Simonyi’s Intentional Software

Serial space tourist Charles Simonyi is returning to Microsoft to help it develop Office 365's team productivity capabilities

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What’s behind VMware’s Wavefront acquisition?

Wavefront's software is designed to help CIOs monitor cloud systems at a time when most IT departments are speeding up application deployment with DevOps.

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5G wireless behind AT&T, Verizon’s big buys

5G wireless technology, despite some fairly breathless hype, is still in the embryonic stages of development, but the pace is quickening. The major U.S. carriers are racing to buy up critical spectrum that will be necessary for the...

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Apple said to be targeting a stake in Toshiba's memory chip business

Apple is the latest company to be linked with a possible bid for or an investment in Toshiba's sizable computer memory business, which is up for sale.

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AMD to cut wires from VR headsets with Nitero acquisition

AMD acquires Nitero for an undisclosed amount.

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Foxconn said to offer $27B for Toshiba's memory chip business

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is best known as the maker of iPhones and iPads for Apple, is said to be preparing a $27 billion bid acquire Toshiba's computer chip assets.

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EBay folds Indian operation into local retailer Flipkart

Facing fierce competition from Amazon.com, eBay has sold its Indian operation to local retailer Flipkart, while joining Tencent Holdings and Microsoft in investing US$1.4 billion in the Indian company.

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Accenture’s eye-catching acquisition of Genfour

It’s a safe bet that most enterprises as well as service providers pay attention to Accenture’s market moves and investments. After all, Accenture is the world's largest independent consulting and IT outsourcing firm, so who wouldn’t...

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Why did Deloitte acquire Day1 Solutions?

Deloitte recently announced it acquired cloud consulting firm Day1 Solutions. Deloitte is one of the world’s largest service providers and has service relationships with most major U.S. enterprises. Day1 is a small firm. So, this...

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10 project management fundamentals for M&A success

If any business activity ever cried out for leadership by someone with project management expertise, it is an initiative spawned by a merger or acquisition. Here are 10 steps successfully applying project management fundamentals to...

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Tech partnerships in the age of Tinder

With the pace and frequency of tech partnership announcements in the age of cloud and Tinder, is there any staying power – or real value – in partnership announcements?

Extreme swallows Brocade's data center networking business for $55M

Extreme Networks continued to amass a nice nest of data center technology saying today it would buy Brocade's data center networking business will be sold to Extreme for $55 million in cash from its current owner Broadcom

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Potential Oracle acquisition of Accenture brings new digital twist

This morning’s news in the UK’s leading IT publication, The Register, announced that Oracle has hired specialists to conduct due diligence on synergies and impacts of Oracle acquiring Accenture. Obviously, the feasibility study is at...

F5 to buy Brocade’s virtual ADC business?

The latest piece of the Brocade IP product suite hanging in the balance

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Acquisition signals increasing role of AI in outsourcing

Genpact’s plan to purchase Rage Frameworks represents an evolution in IT automation and business process services – moving from improving back-office functions to enabling true digital transformation.

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Apple acquires Workflow automation app, offers it free

Apple has acquired the Workflow automation app, which allows iOS users to trigger a sequence of tasks across apps with a single tap.

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Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight

Cisco today closed its approximately $3.7 billion deal for application analytics specialist AppDynamics giving the networking giant a nice revenue stream and bolstering its software strategy.

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