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Intel snaps up Nervana for a crash course on deep learning

The startup's technology will help Intel catch up in AI, one analyst says

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Google buys Orbitera to improve its cloud app deployment services

Google has acquired Orbitera, a startup that's supposed to make it easier for software vendors to sell cloud-based products to businesses.

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Oracle to buy cloud software provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

The deal will allow Oracle to expand to more industries and more countries

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Verizon's Yahoo deal creates tracking powerhouse, privacy groups warn

Verizon's recent acquisitions help it track consumers online and on their mobile devices

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Yahoo abandons fight, sells internet business to Verizon for $4.8B

After the sale Yahoo will be left with cash, investments in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, and some patents

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How ARM set itself up for a $32 billion acquisition

The TV you watch perhaps has an ARM processor chip in it. So does the Amazon Echo that helps switch on the light and air-conditioner through voice commands.

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SoftBank will acquire ARM for $32 billion

The acquisition would give SoftBank a strong presence in the smartphone and IoT markets

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Antivirus merger: Avast offers $1.3 billion for AVG

The merger will give Avast control of 400 million network "endpoints" running the companies' software

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3 reasons Twitter just bought machine-learning startup Magic Pony

Better video quality is just the beginning. With the purchase of the London startup, Twitter can push deeper into big data and analytics

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Microsoft buys Wand to improve chat capabilities

The startup will be put to work on implementing Microsoft's 'conversations as a platform' push

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Why Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion, in one word: Cortana

Know everything about your business contact before you even walk into the room

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Microsoft scoops up LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner will remain in power and report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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Symantec to acquire Blue Coat for $4.65 billion

Greg Clark, CEO of Blue Coat, will head the combined security company

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Verizon to bid $3B for Yahoo’s core Internet business

This the second-round bid and may be followed by a final bidding cycle

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Salesforce to add digital commerce capabilities with $2.8B Demandware acquisition

The purchase will allow Salesforce to move beyond CRM and get into e-commerce with Commerce Cloud

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Dell's private buyout shortchanged shareholders, court rules

The company was worth more than Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners paid

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Microsoft's investing arm is back on the market, but will entrepreneurs bite?

Microsoft Ventures has been overhauled and will invest in early-stage startups

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Microsoft leaves feature-phone business as Nokia moves back in, sort of

Finnish startup HMD Global has snapped up the rights to sell Nokia phones, which Foxconn will manufacture in a former Microsoft factory

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