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IBM to tackle fraud with Iris Analytics

IBM is adding to its fraud prevention capabilities with the acquisition of a German software firm

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The first fruits of Intel's biggest buy ever will come this quarter

The first chips that combine Intel and Altera components will ship in the first quarter

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Shakeup at Citrix continues: CloudStack products sold off

Move comes months after selling off GoToMeeting business

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An iPhone that can 'feel' your pain? Apple's latest acquisition could make it happen

The company has reportedly purchased AI startup Emotient

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Salesforce.com buys developer of quoting and billing apps

Startup SteelBrick plans to continue delivering the same services following the acquisition

NetApp to buy flash storage startup SolidFire

The all-cash acquisition of $870 million will give NetApp a line of products designed for Web-scale data centers

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Dell maneuvers toward EMC takeover with no rivals in sight

EMC found no other bidders, while Dell may try to sell off Perot Systems to ease its debts

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Tech M&As close in on record, fueled by cloud, mobile, and big data

Mergers and acquisitions are set to rocket past the record level set back in 2000 when the dot-com era peaked

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Toshiba, Vaio, Fujitsu said to be considering laptop PC merger

Toshiba, Fujitsu and Vaio are considering a merger of their laptop PC businesses, according to a Japanese media report.

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Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands

The deal will be used to bolster Microsoft's Azure Rights Management Service

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IBM pumps up its hybrid-cloud muscle with Gravitant buy

The Texas company's technology aims to make it easier to integrate mixed cloud environments

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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

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