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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.

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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How has Time Warner failed users? Let us count the ways

On the heels of Net neutrality and municipal broadband, a new complaint against Time Warner could put the kibosh on its merger with Comcast

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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?

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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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