mergers and acquisitions

IT security awareness and training firm KnowBe4 acquires MediaPRO
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Acquisition

IT security awareness and training firm KnowBe4 acquires MediaPRO

Both companies specialize in security and privacy awareness and training
3 Mar 2021
Red Hat closes purchase of multi-cloud container security firm StackRox
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Acquisition

Red Hat closes purchase of multi-cloud container security firm StackRox

Linux firm bolsters security capabilities missing from its OpenShift Kubernetes platform
23 Feb 2021
IBM reportedly mulls sale of Watson Health business
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mergers and acquisitions

IBM reportedly mulls sale of Watson Health business

The company is thought to be exploring a range of options from a sale to a merger with a 'blank-check' firm
22 Feb 2021
Google Cloud partners with Databricks for enterprise analytics
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Google Cloud partners with Databricks for enterprise analytics

The deal means Databricks can be deployed in fully containerised cloud environments for the first time
17 Feb 2021
OnePlus co-founder's Nothing startup buys Essential smartphone brand
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OnePlus co-founder's Nothing startup buys Essential smartphone brand

Carl Pei's mysterious UK startup has reportedly acquired the failed phone brand from Andy Rubin
16 Feb 2021
Darktrace IPO dealt blow after UBS pulls out over Mike Lynch ties
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Darktrace IPO dealt blow after UBS pulls out over Mike Lynch ties

The UK businessman is embroiled in an ongoing fraud case over his role in HP's takeover of Autonomy in 2011
15 Feb 2021
Microsoft's interest in Pinterest falls flat
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Microsoft's interest in Pinterest falls flat

The tech giant is thought to be in the market for 'active online communities' to add to its cloud portfolio
11 Feb 2021
Graphcore calls for UK regulator to block Nvidia’s Arm takeover
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Acquisition

Graphcore calls for UK regulator to block Nvidia’s Arm takeover

The semiconductor provider has objected to the acquisition in a 'major submission' to the UK's Competition and Markets Authority
8 Feb 2021
EU to investigate Nvidia's ARM takeover
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mergers and acquisitions

EU to investigate Nvidia's ARM takeover

Concerns surrounding Nvidia's intentions with Arm's chip designs are gaining traction
5 Feb 2021
DXC rejects "unsolicited" Atos takeover bid
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mergers and acquisitions

DXC rejects "unsolicited" Atos takeover bid

The $10 billion deal could have helped the French tech company promote its presence in the US
2 Feb 2021
Huawei debunks rumours of smartphone business sale
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Huawei debunks rumours of smartphone business sale

Reports claimed the embattled Chinese firm was in talks to spin off its flagship P and Mate brands
26 Jan 2021
Google closes Fitbit deal despite ongoing legal probes
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Google closes Fitbit deal despite ongoing legal probes

US and Australian regulators are still investigating whether the $2.1 billion (£1.54bn) acquisition will harm competition and user privacy
15 Jan 2021
Startup run by ex-Apple engineers sells for $1.4bn
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Startup run by ex-Apple engineers sells for $1.4bn

Qualcomm bets big on Nuvia despite the startup's ongoing legal dispute with Apple
14 Jan 2021
Red Hat acquires Kubernetes security firm StackRox
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Acquisition

Red Hat acquires Kubernetes security firm StackRox

Red Hat said it would use the deal to bolster the security of OpenShift platform
8 Jan 2021
UK competition watchdog to investigate Nvidia takeover of Arm
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UK competition watchdog to investigate Nvidia takeover of Arm

Third parties will have until 26 January to voice their concerns about the deal
7 Jan 2021
The biggest tech stories of 2020
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The biggest tech stories of 2020

From contact-tracing controversy to unprecedented layoffs, it's been a busy 12 months in the world of tech
19 Dec 2020
EU approves Google's takeover of Fitbit
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EU approves Google's takeover of Fitbit

Deal hinged on Google agreeing to exclude EU customer data from advertising
18 Dec 2020
Cisco seeks Webex enhancements with Slido acquisition
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Cisco seeks Webex enhancements with Slido acquisition

Webex users will soon be able to use polls, Q&As and access engagement metrics to gain insights
14 Dec 2020
US lawsuits could force Facebook to sell Instagram and WhatsApp
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Policy & legislation

US lawsuits could force Facebook to sell Instagram and WhatsApp

The social network accuses the FTC of having "no regard for settled law" in bid to break the company up
10 Dec 2020
Salesforce escalates Microsoft rivalry with £20.7bn Slack acquisition
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Salesforce escalates Microsoft rivalry with £20.7bn Slack acquisition

Stewart Butterfield will still lead the communications platform, but it is now a Salesforce owned business
2 Dec 2020
Analysts: Salesforce could use Slack Connect to expand networking ambition
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Analysts: Salesforce could use Slack Connect to expand networking ambition

The reported deal could see the cloud giant build a B2B collaboration network and move beyond sales and marketing
26 Nov 2020
IBM acquires cloud app monitoring service Instana
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IBM acquires cloud app monitoring service Instana

The newly acquired tech will be used to free up IT teams and automate application monitoring across services like Watson AIOps
19 Nov 2020
Huawei sells Honor due to 'technical equipment shortage'
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Acquisition

Huawei sells Honor due to 'technical equipment shortage'

The Chinese tech giant confirmed that the business is being sold to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology
17 Nov 2020