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Samsung to buy Viv Labs to challenge Google Assistant

AI startup Viv Labs was founded by the team that created Siri, and has a similar conversational interface

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Salesforce will buy Krux to expand behavioral tracking capabilities

Salesforce plans to add the data collection capabilities of Krux to its CRM platform

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Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

The company argues that control over LinkedIn's data would be anticompetitive

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Plat.One acquisition marks start of $2B IoT investment plan for SAP

SAP's five-year plan aims to extend the company's reach into the internet of things

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OpenText to buy Dell EMC's enterprise content division

The $1.62 billion deal will allow both companies to focus on their core missions

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HP offers $1 billion for Samsung's printer business

Buying Samsung's printing business could reduce HP's reliance on Canon for laser printer technology

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Google gets API management tools in Apigee deal

Google plans to acquire API management vendor Apigee in a US$625 million deal that will give the search giant secure and multilanguage API tools used by companies bringing more and more of their services online.

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Intel sells off majority stake in McAfee unit

An acquisition that originally caused analysts to scratch their heads in puzzlement is now being unwound

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HPE offloads software arm to Micro Focus

What's left at HPE is focused squarely on the hybrid and private cloud

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The new Dell Technologies: 6 things you need to know

Dell has merged with EMC to create Dell Technologies, which like Alphabet, will have a collection of independent business units tethered to each other

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Oracle will buy cloud warehouse management applications firm LogFire

The LogFire team will add its warehouse management applications to Oracle’s SCM Cloud

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HPE said to plan sale of its software unit

HPE is said to be talking to private equity firms for the sale

Say hello to old friend Dell Technologies on Sept. 7

Dell will complete its multibillion-dollar acquisition of EMC next week

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Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion

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Salesforce snaps up analytics startup BeyondCore

The acquisition is part of Salesforce's strategy to make its software more intelligent

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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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