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All the bumps in the road to HP's split

HP's split into two companies follows more than a decade of scandals and missteps

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Is two better than one? Not for HP

The HP split is final, and both halves of the company struggle with the same problem: standing out in a me-too IT market

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IBM snaps up Weather.com and more in Watson IoT push

IBM also announced this week six new partners that are using Watson to develop new apps

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Cisco acquires third company this week

1 Mainstream has a cloud-based video service that the networking giant needs

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Cisco acquires IoT analytics company

ParStream makes a database for crunching big data at the edge

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Storage giants are getting bigger, but prices will stay small

Even with big buyouts like Western Digital and SanDisk, hard drives and flash remain cutthroat businesses

Western Digital rolls out ultra-slim 5mm Ultrabook

Western Digital to buy Sandisk for $19 billion

The deal will give WD a way forward as buyers switch from hard disks to solid state drives


Dell buys EMC, Twitter cuts staff, 4K video in space - The Wrap

Dell buys EMC in one of the biggest tech aquisitions ever, Apple's A7 chip infringes on a patent and astronauts shoot 4K video in space.

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Secunia acquired by Flexera Software

Organizations will now be able to use Secunia's software security audit tools in concert with Flexera's asset management capabilities

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Microsoft to strengthen cloud security with acquisition of Adallom

The growing popularity of cloud services is putting pressure on vendors to improve management tools

Symantec finally sells Veritas for $8 billion to investment group

Both Symantec and the separated Veritas are betting big on the cloud

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AT&T-DirecTV merger reveals new promises to be broken

The FCC is set to approve the AT&T-DirectTV merger with conditions, despite AT&T's history of broken promises

AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV appears headed for approval with conditions

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated his recommendation for approval of the deal

EMC sells Syncplicity to focus on core storage business

Investment firm Skyview Capital plans to keep evolving the file-sharing system

Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users


If someone buys Docker, it won't be Microsoft

There are far more likely candidates than Microsoft, should Docker be interested in a deal

Microsoft acquires BlueStripe for operations management

BlueStripe will provide Microsoft System Manager with more nuanced performance metrics for distributed applications

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Cisco acquires OpenStack pioneer Piston Cloud

Piston Cloud is Cisco’s second OpenStack buy in less than a year

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