Viral word game, ‘Wordle’, has been acquired by The New York Times. Wordle was acquired from its creator, Josh Wardle, a software engineer in Brooklyn, for a price “in the low seven figures,” The Times said. The company said the game would initially remain free to new and existing players.
Unified Comms, Contact Centre and Cyber Solutions provider, Babble, has acquired Digital Communications Systems Ltd (DCS) and Halo Communications Ltd (Halo)
Microsoft and Nuance Communications have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $56.00 per share, implying a 23% premium to the closing price of Nuance on Friday, April 9, in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion, inclusive of Nuance’s net debt.
Salesforce is to spend $27.7 billion to acquire Slack in a cash-and-stock deal that will see Salesforce incorporate the company’s technology in a range of Salesforce cloud-based services.
Ericsson has agreed to acquire Cradlepoint, a US-based market leader in Wireless Edge WAN 4G and 5G Enterprise solutions. The investment is key to Ericsson’s ongoing strategy of capturing market share in the rapidly expanding 5G Enterprise space. Cradlepoint complements Ericsson’s existing 5G Enterprise portfolio which includes Dedicated Networks and a global IoT platform.
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NVIDIA and SoftBank Group have signed a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund (SoftBank) in a transaction valued at $40 billion.
While the benefits of IoT are well established and significant, one of the biggest hurdles for customers is securing IoT devices – both for new digitization initiatives as well as for legacy Operational Technology and industrial control system environments.
Microsoft has entered into an agreement to acquire Affirmed Networks, a privately held, Boston (USA)-based vendor of 4/5G mobile core networking software, for a reported USD1.35 billion at the end of March 2020.
Microsoft has acquired Mover, a provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.
Microsoft has acquired London-based JClarity in an effort to bolster the performance of Java workloads on Azure. John Montgomery, Microsoft's corporate vice president of programme management for developer tools and services said that the deal would help the company to strengthen its Azure cloud computing platform by enhancing the performance of Java workloads.
IMImobile has announced it has conditionally agreed to acquire US-based mobile engagement and RCS Business Messaging leader 3Cinteractive. The acquisition allows IMImobile to increase its footprint in North America and become the global market leader for RCS (Rich Communications Services) Business Messaging.
NVIDIA and Mellanox have reached a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox. Pursuant to the agreement, NVIDIA will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Mellanox for $125 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $6.9 billion. Once complete, the combination is expected to be immediately accretive to NVIDIA’s non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP earnings per share and free cash flow.
In addition to adding BlackBerry Cylance’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based endpoint security products to its managed security services portfolio, Verizon further added to its security portfolio with an acquisition of ProtectWise.
BlackBerry today completed its previously-announced acquisition of Cylance, a privately-held artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company based in Irvine, California. The acquisition is BlackBerry’s largest ever and will see Cylance operate as a separate business unit within BlackBerry’s business.
Pareteum Corporation and iPass, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Pareteum will acquire iPass in an all-stock transaction whereby iPass shareholders will receive 1.17 shares of Pareteum common stock in an exchange offer.
SAP has announced its intention to purchase Qualtrics for $8 billion. Qualtrics is an experience management platform that collects data around employee, product, brand and the customer for analysis.
Samsung today announced its acquisition of Zhilabs, known for its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based network and service analytics, to further enhance its 5G capabilities. The acquisition lays the foundation for Samsung to foster its 5G offerings of automation and network analytics to finely tune the customer experiences in the 5G era.
SiriusXM is to acquire Pandora in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.5 billion, the companies announced Monday. According to the announcement, the deal will create the world’s largest audio-entertainment company, with more than $7 billion in projected revenue in 2018.
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Microsoft today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.
Microsoft and LinkedIn have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash.
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Nokia today announced that it has closed the acquisition of Withings S.A. earlier than had been expected. Through this acquisition, Nokia Technologies has established a new Digital Health business unit.
BlackBerry today announced that it has completed the acquisition of AtHoc, a leading provider of secure, networked crisis communications. AtHoc will operate as a division of BlackBerry.
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BT today made its formal submission to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, seeking approval for the proposed acquisition of EE. The company has said the acquisition will be good for competition, investment and innovation in the UK - and that consumers and businesses will benefit as a result.
BlackBerry today announced that it has completed its acquisition of WatchDox, a data security company offering the most secure enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS) solutions on any device(1). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
According to reports coming out of Israel, BlackBerry is acquiring WatchDox, a startup that has developed cross-platform technology for digital rights management and for enterprises to share files securely.
Hutchison Whampoa will become the UK's biggest mobile phone operator after agreeing a deal to buy O2. The 10.25 billion-pound ($15.3 billion) price includes an initial sum of 9.25 billion pounds in cash, with a deferred payment of £1 billion
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BT has agreed to buy EE, the UKs largest mobile phone network, in a cash and shares deal worth £12.5 billion. The deal, which BT said would create the UK's leading communications provider, will be partly financed by a £1 billion share issue.
Mobile network Three is reportedly set to acquire its rival O2 for more than £10bn in cash. Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing is set to become one of the biggest foreign investors in the UK when his Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate acquires the O2 network from its Spanish owner Telefónica.
AT&T and DIRECTV today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire DIRECTV in...