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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

Samsung acquires LoopPay in bid to counter Apple payment system

LoopPay could be incorporated into Samsung phones and works at about 90 percent of POS terminals in the U.S.

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Microsoft's latest mobile app acquisition shows it gets urgency

Microsoft buys Sunrise, another Android and iOS mobile app developer, to beef up Outlook

Hitachi buying Pentaho to boost its IoT business

Pentaho's software will provide data analysis in IoT systems Hitachi Data Systems plans to build for vertical industries

Privacy groups want investigation of big data acquisitions

The regulatory agency should conduct stricter reviews before granting approval to big data deals, four groups say

Microsoft said to acquire calendar app Sunrise for north of $100 million

Sunrise's software pulls data from third party services like Microsoft Exchange

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Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

GitHub-like version control startup Pixelapse adds another arrow to Dropbox's competitive quiver.

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