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Why would Google want to buy Dunnhumby?

Google’s ‘secret’ plans to launch a takeover bid of Tesco’s customer loyalty company Dunnhumby, as revealed by Sky News last week, are intriguing. What does the internet giant see in a company that supermarket Tesco is so keen to offload? Tesco has been trying to offload or close loss-making and non-core units since Dave Lewis tookover as CEO, especially after ... Read More »

Trend Micro buys TippingPoint for $300m as HP divorce edges nearer

Security software firm Trend Micro has snapped up TippingPoint, an intrusion prevention systems provider, for approximately $300m. The agreement includes the technology, intellectual property, expertise and customer base of TippingPoint and will see Trend Micro combine its network breach detection system with the intrusion prevention and response capabilities from TippingPoint – a combination that CEO Eva Chen said would provide ... Read More »

Microsoft to acquire Israeli cloud security company Adallom for $320m

FT CPIO Christina Scott on the FT’s big web refresh and legacy migration Read More »

Microsoft and Salesforce pool resources to buy Informatica for $5.3bn

Microsoft and Salesforce have snapped up data integration specialist Informatica Corporation. It’s not actually been announced how large a share the companies have in the firm, but it’s now delisted from NASDAQ, and chief product officer Anil Chakravarthy has been announced as acting CEO, with former CEO Sohaib Abbasi remaining as chairman. Informatica was formed in 1993 in Redwood City, ... Read More »

Symantec to sell data storage business Veritas to Carlyle Group

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IBM and ARM partner to ‘accelerate delivery of Internet of Things’

IBM and ARM have announced that they’re set to work together to “accelerate the delivery of the Internet of Things (IoT) platform”. The collaboration between the two firms will see them work together through IBM’s extended IoT Foundation. The partnership between IBM and ARM comes after Samsung began the year by urging the technology industry to “unlock the infinite possibilities ... Read More »

BlackBerry acquires Good Technology to improve enterprise mobility offering

Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has moved to improve its enterprise mobility portfolio with the acquisition of mobile device management software firm Good Technology. Good CEO Christy Wyatt previously told Computing that it is software not hardware that will secure mobility and suggested that BlackBerry wasn’t going to succeed in this area. Now the two firms are teaming up in order ... Read More »

FT CPIO Christina Scott on the FT’s big web refresh and legacy migration

Author: Stuart Sumner Source: Computing | 21 Sep 2015 Categories: Mergers and Acquisitions | Internet | Careers and Skills Tags: Cloud computing | Cio | Cio interview | Digital | Web | Salesforce.com | Amazon redshift | Outsourcing | Big data | Data centre | Google docs | Gmail | Skills The Financial Times (FT) was sold by publishing group ... Read More »

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