mergers and acquisitions

Analysts: Salesforce could use Slack Connect to expand networking ambition
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mergers and acquisitions

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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mergers and acquisitions

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
Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively
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Security

Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively

New bill to stop hostile actors investing in the UK to be passed through Parliament
11 Nov 2020
Adobe buys marketing workflow startup Workfront for $1.5 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Adobe buys marketing workflow startup Workfront for $1.5 billion

The takeover will bring better collaboration and productivity tools to Adobe Experience Cloud
10 Nov 2020
Huawei reportedly agrees to sell Honor for £11.5 billion
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Acquisition

Huawei reportedly agrees to sell Honor for £11.5 billion

The smartphone giant is said to have struck a deal with the Shenzhen government and Digital China
10 Nov 2020
TikTok to hire 3,000 engineers in major global expansion
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Careers & training

TikTok to hire 3,000 engineers in major global expansion

Short-video app company is also searching for UK graduates to further its expansion in London
28 Oct 2020
AMD acquires high-performance computing heavyweight Xilinx
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high-performance computing (HPC)

AMD acquires high-performance computing heavyweight Xilinx

The $35 billion gambit will see Xilinx computing technology integrated into AMD’s broader product portfolio
27 Oct 2020
Intel offloads NAND business to SK Hynix in $9 billion deal
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Hardware

Intel offloads NAND business to SK Hynix in $9 billion deal

The deal will enable the US chipmaker to focus on AI, 5G, and autonomous edge capabilities
20 Oct 2020
Huawei is reportedly in talks to sell Honor
Business operations

Huawei is reportedly in talks to sell Honor

The sale of the budget-conscious sub-brand could be worth as much as £2.9 billion
14 Oct 2020
Twilio acquires CRM startup Segment for £2.45 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Twilio acquires CRM startup Segment for £2.45 billion

The company says the deal will help it to achieve its vision of becoming the world’s leading customer engagement platform
12 Oct 2020
Should we stop selling the crown jewels of tech?
mergers and acquisitions

Should we stop selling the crown jewels of tech?

After a string of high-profile sales, the tech world is starting to ask if it's time to protect the UK’s technology assets
10 Oct 2020
Why IBM is splitting its business in two
Business strategy

Why IBM is splitting its business in two

While the focus on cloud may sound like a revolution, the old regime remains
9 Oct 2020
Concerns over Arm's sale to Nvidia 'unfounded', says UK's tech trade association
mergers and acquisitions

Concerns over Arm's sale to Nvidia 'unfounded', says UK's tech trade association

TechUK's Julian David believes it's more likely that Nvidia will move parts of its business to the UK
9 Oct 2020
Arm will use ‘firewalls’ to protect customer data from Nvidia
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mergers and acquisitions

Arm will use ‘firewalls’ to protect customer data from Nvidia

Arm's customers include Intel and Qualcomm Inc, which are also considered some of Nvidia’s main competitors
8 Oct 2020
Democratic lawmakers push for breakup of US tech giants
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business management

Democratic lawmakers push for breakup of US tech giants

Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are abusing power with monopolies, congressional report suggests
7 Oct 2020
Is Nvidia’s takeover of Arm a threat to the UK tech industry?
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mergers and acquisitions

Is Nvidia’s takeover of Arm a threat to the UK tech industry?

The spectre of a US chipmaker buying one of Britain's tech crown jewels is causing discontent
1 Oct 2020
Spotify CEO to invest €1bn to 'protect EU startups from US buyers'
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startups

Spotify CEO to invest €1bn to 'protect EU startups from US buyers'

Daniel Ek argues too many entrepreneurs are selling up to US firms before their ideas have been 'fully realised'
25 Sep 2020
UK gov under pressure to block Nvidia's Arm takeover
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mergers and acquisitions

UK gov under pressure to block Nvidia's Arm takeover

Arm co-founder Hermann Hauser calls for deal to be scrapped and proposes merger with Graphcore instead
22 Sep 2020
Oracle will take a 12.5% stake of TikTok Global
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mergers and acquisitions

Oracle will take a 12.5% stake of TikTok Global

The controversial video-sharing platform has chosen Oracle as its new cloud provider
21 Sep 2020
ByteDance says China must approve Oracle's TikTok deal
Acquisition

ByteDance says China must approve Oracle's TikTok deal

ByteDance hopes to retain ownership of TikTok by partnering with Oracle
17 Sep 2020
Oracle and TikTok deal close, but ByteDance wants majority ownership
mergers and acquisitions

Oracle and TikTok deal close, but ByteDance wants majority ownership

ByteDance tries to retain a majority stake, but Trump says Oracle deal is close
16 Sep 2020
Arm employees "fobbed off" over Nvidia takeover, says Unite
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mergers and acquisitions

Arm employees "fobbed off" over Nvidia takeover, says Unite

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner will urge the government to intervene in the acquisition to protect the UK tech sector
16 Sep 2020