Mergers and acquisitions

Facebook challenges YouTube's video dominance with QuickFire and Wit.ai acquisitions

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Start-ups gain huge audience in Facebook deal, as social network aims to encourage users to ditch YouTube in favour of its own service
09 Jan 2015

Facebook acquires voice recognition firm Wit.ai - but can it be trusted to respect our privacy?

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Palo Alto firm that 'turns speech into actionable data' likely to be used to target adverts at Facebook users
06 Jan 2015

No CES please we're British – UK innovators explain the lack of UK-made wearables in Vegas

William Puls Smartwatch with Emotion sensor and SIM slot
Less VC funding means less focus on short-term growth and more on long-term value
06 Jan 2015

Oracle acquires Datalogix

Companies who advertise on Facebook use Datalogix to measure in-store sales generated from their ad campaigns
23 Dec 2014

Insurance firms expect to acquire digital start-ups to give them a competitive edge

But many acquisitions are just 'exploratory', and a fifth of firms are yet to put together a digital strategy at all
08 Dec 2014

Intel acquires mobile identity management firm PasswordBox

Intel adds to security portfolio with Canadian digital identity company
02 Dec 2014

Vista to buy Advanced Computer Software for £725m

ACS CEO Vin Murria had told Computing in April that she was keeping potential buyers at bay
25 Nov 2014

BT bids to buy back O2

Deal could be worth £10bn, but BT claims it is interested in another mobile operator's business too
24 Nov 2014

Lufthansa signs £800m outsourcing deal with IBM

IBM reportedly fought off competition from HP and Atos for seven-year deal
18 Nov 2014

Yahoo buys video ad firm BrightRoll as rumours surface of plot to oust CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo makes another acquisition, but top shareholders are said to be exploring the possibility of a merger with AOL
12 Nov 2014

Intel Capital invests $62m in 16 new companies with focus on cloud, mobile, IoT and analytics

Investment arm of chip-maker Intel is to invest a total of $355m this year
06 Nov 2014

Big losses see Amazon's shares hit 12-month low

Investors vote with their feet amid few signs the firm's strategy of acquisitions, price cutting and gadget loss-leaders is working
24 Oct 2014

BMC Software, Compuware and now Tibco: Why are more and more software companies being taken over by private equity?

Private equity investors have got their eyes set on under-performing companies in the software sector
21 Oct 2014

Interoute buys UK communications services provider Vtesse

Interoute to add a twelfth European data centre to its collection and more than 7,000km of UK fibre to its network
02 Oct 2014

Lenovo to finalise $2.1bn IBM x86 server business aquisition

Deal will see Lenovo become third largest player in x86 server market
29 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: personality over technical expertise, IBM memo and a new bug worse than Heartbleed

Employees to be retrained and have their pay cut at IBM, while Spotify and IBM would hire IT staff on personality rather than skills
26 Sep 2014

SAP acquires GlobalExpense-owner Concur for $7.3bn

Deal for business expense management software provider sees SAP attempt to strengthen its position in the cloud
19 Sep 2014

HP acquires cloud computing start-up Eucalyptus

But the firm's Russian subsidiary is hit with a $58.77m fine for bribing the Russian government
15 Sep 2014

BlackBerry acquires UK start-up Movirtu

Movirtu technology enables employees to use two numbers on one phone and receive separate bills
12 Sep 2014

Autonomy’s emails show company’s revenue ‘fell away completely’, claims HP

But Autonomy claims email is taken 'wildly out of context'
08 Sep 2014

IBM acquisition of Fiberlink fuelled its own BYOD strategy

100,000 users are now enrolled onto MaaS360, says Fiberlink co-founder Jim Sheward
08 Sep 2014

AVG to buy MDM provider Location Labs in $220m deal

Location Labs backed by $26m in venture funding from BT, Intel and Qualcomm
04 Sep 2014

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins sinks $20m into Snapchat

Messaging app now valued at around $10bn after Kleiner Perkins investment
27 Aug 2014

Amazon acquires gaming video streaming service Twitch for $970m

One billion dollars for some fish playing Streetfighter?
26 Aug 2014