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EMC scoops up Virtustream for cloud management in $1.2 billion deal

Virtustream provides software for running complex SAP applications in the cloud

Charter Communications confirms bid to buy Time Warner Cable

If approved, the deal would create the second-biggest cable operator in the U.S.


Apple buys GPS startup Coherent to beef up mapping technology

Several Coherent employees have taken jobs working on Apple's map and location technologies

Verizon bids $4.4 billion for AOL

The operator wants more content and an advertising platform as it looks for new ways to make money

Amazon buys ClusterK, a firm that helps users buy cloud capacity cheap

ClusterK helps companies use AWS spot instances for mission-critical applications

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger

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Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.5 billion, ponders selling Here maps business

The combined company will keep Nokia's name and be headquarted in Finland

Microsoft scoops up Datazen to help mobilize BI

The company's tools are designed for on-premises implementation and optimized for SQL Server

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Hortonworks to acquire SequenceIQ to speed Hadoop cloud deployments

Budapest-based SequenceIQ is an open source provider of rapid deployment tools for Hadoop

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Meg Whitman’s 4-step guide to killing acquisitions

Some executives just don’t learn from past mistakes. Acquisitions can be ugly if you simply repeat a process that has yet to work

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Microsoft closes acquisition of R software and services provider

Revolution Analytics provides services for the open source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics

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Bigger is better -- for telecom companies, not Internet users

Charter Communications' merger further consolidates an industry characterized by scant competition and unacceptably slow Internet access speeds

Microsoft wants to make PowerPoint more Web-friendly, buys LiveLoop

The software giant continues to buy companies to strengthen its Office apps and services

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What's behind NoSQL maker FoundationDB's disappearing act?

NoSQL database creator ceases offering downloads and removes its GitHub repositories after reportedly being bought by Apple

Apple database acquisition could help improve performance of its services

FoundationDB's NoSQL technology lets the company grow its services and still keep users happy

SugarCRM acquires Stitch to boost mobile CRM offerings and know-how

Stitch's technology analyzes email, calendar, and CRM data to help make sales staff more effective

Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security

New containerized browser technology will tighten enterprise controls

Mobile wallet space heats up as PayPal buys Paydiant

Paydiant technology is behind the mobile payment apps used by Subway and Capital One

HP buys Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business

The $2.7 billion deal will allow HP to take advantage of businesses with increasingly mobile employees

Google buys mobile wallet technology from Softcard

Google Wallet will be coming to Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile as a result of the deal

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