Mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft to close Nokia deal this week

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Software giant finally clears regulatory obstacles to complete $7.2bn acquisition
22 Apr 2014

IBM, HP, Atos chasing Lufthansa IT infrastructure business

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Company "in talks with several sector heavyweights"
22 Apr 2014

Google acquires drone maker Titan Aerospace, updates Glass

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"Atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people," says Google
15 Apr 2014

Zebra Technologies to acquire Motorola Solutions' enterprise business for $3.5bn

Deal to be publicly announced later today
15 Apr 2014

CIO of troubled Co-operative Bank leaves after one year

Co-op Bank CIO Peter Coleman to leave after being in the role since April 2013
09 Apr 2014

Apple acquires UK speech-recognition firm Novauris

Siri could be launched on in-car navigation or entertainment systems with help of NovaSearch
07 Apr 2014

Intel delves deeper into wearables with BASIS Science acquisition

BASIS Science sells Basis band - a wearable health tracker that monitors heart rate and calories burned
26 Mar 2014

Facebook acquires Oculus Rift VR headset firm for $2bn

“After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences” says Zuckerberg
25 Mar 2014

Cisco launches $1bn push into cloud services

Networking giant latches on to growing cloud computing market - but won't compete head-to-head with Amazon
24 Mar 2014

HP is ‘smearing’ Autonomy, and ‘misleading’ shareholders – Mike Lynch

Former Autonomy chief wants answers from HP CEO Meg Whitman in ongoing dispute
20 Mar 2014

WhatsApp users have nothing to fear from Facebook, says CEO

"Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA," Jan Koum says
18 Mar 2014

Citrix loses two key Zenprise MDM execs a year after acquisition

Ex-CEO and ex-CMO are off, say sources
14 Mar 2014

'We’re in the midst of the most disruptive, dramatic period in IT,' claims VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger likens shift to DEC's rise and subsequent acquisition by Compaq 25 years ago
26 Feb 2014

Stop using WhatsApp now that it has been acquired by Facebook, warns privacy regulator

Facebook will exploit users' data as it attempts to monetise its services, according to Thilo Weichert
21 Feb 2014

IBM and AT&T join forces to exploit Internet of Things

Companies will extract and analyse data from cameras, traffic technology and utility meters in the hope that cities can 'improve urban planning'
20 Feb 2014

HP 'in settlement talks over Autonomy lawsuits'

HP to discuss how it proposes to combat lawsuits that allege execs were aware of Autonomy's accounting practices
20 Feb 2014

HP was aware of Autonomy accounting practices, suggests new evidence

Emails from before, during and after acquisition show HP may have known more than it let on
18 Feb 2014

Google acquires Israeli security start-up SlickLogin

Google buys "login through sound" software company
17 Feb 2014

Rakuten acquires messaging app Viber for £540m

Play.com owner plans to build "consumer engagement platform" with service
14 Feb 2014

Advanced Computer Software acquires Compass for £14.5m as it looks to expand education offerings

Company will hope to sell existing finance and procurement solutions to Compass' 350 college customers
03 Feb 2014

Google to acquire London artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind

Deal for AI firm, which helped launch the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, could reach $400m
27 Jan 2014

HP “needs more time” to move ahead with fraud claims against Autonomy

Years-old acquisition legal clash rumbles on into 2014
20 Jan 2014

Google acquires Nest Labs for $3.2bn

Thermostat and smoke alarm maker was founded by two former Apple execs
14 Jan 2014

Microsoft buys Parature to boost Dynamics CRM platform

Self-service knowledge base and social media integration aimed at helping organisations to better connect with their customers
08 Jan 2014