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Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft will plant the R statistical language in its Azure machine learning services

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Dropbox

Dropbox acquires CloudOn to strengthen mobile collaboration

Dropbox is looking to move away from just sync-and-share cloud storage with the acquisition of the Israeli startup

IBM eyes more cloud acquisitions to find a path to growth

Future deals will focus on 'as a service' companies, IBM's CFO says

Facebook acquires speech-recognition startup Wit.ai

Could a verbal 'Like' feature be on the way?

Email

With Acompli, Microsoft buys its way to truly mobile Outlook

Microsoft hopes the startup will bring its mobile magic to Outlook and Office 365

Microsoft buys Acompli to enhance Outlook for iOS, Android

Acompli's mobile e-mail client could power Office Outlook services on iPhones, Android devices

Yahoo acquires video ad platform BrightRoll for $640 million

The deal is one of Yahoo's largest acquisitions since it bought Tumblr last year, and will make Yahoo's video ad platform the largest in the U.S.

Microsoft does a third round of layoffs as part of its plan to cut 18,000 jobs

The series of job eliminations is the company's largest layoff sweep in its history

EMC snaps up three startups to help build hybrid clouds

The company is acquiring Maginatics, Spanning, and Cloudscaling

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FCC listens as states raise red flags on Comcast and Time Warner

Shareholders approves the cable giants' merger, but the FCC extends the deadline for public comments as opposition to the deal mounts

lenovo

Unlike IBM, Lenovo to manufacture some System x servers in U.S.

Lenovo officially acquires IBM's x86 server business Wednesday, promising a seamless transition for its customers, while taking some new security-focused steps.

'Extortion' claims fly, and telecom double-talk hits new heights

While AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon spin and lobby, the U.S. falls further on Internet speeds

EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

HP CEO Meg Whitman would have led a combined company, according to the Wall Street Journal

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AT&T’s Net neutrality proposal is a slick sidestep

AT&T proposal for 'user-driven paid prioritization' as an alternative to fast lanes is meant to quiet demands for tighter regulation

Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

Privately held Metacloud provides OpenStack-as-a-service for global enterprises

Micro Focus buying Novell, Suse Linux owner for $1.2 billion

Micro Focus is picking up Attachmate for a little over half of what Attachmate paid for Novell just three years ago

Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Front Porch Digital technology is used by media companies, government agencies, and sports organizations for a variety of applications

Why HP bought Eucalyptus: An easy way to go hybrid

HP picks up hybrid cloud expertise to round out its growing cloud portfolio -- and a great bargain on the deal

HP buys cloud provider Eucalyptus, Marten Mickos to lead HP Cloud

Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos will head HP's Helion cloud services and software

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