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Can Oracle buy its way into the cloud?

'You know the end game will likely be to merge with Salesforce,' one analyst says

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Dell plus EMC has a name: Dell Technologies

The company's client business will still be called Dell, while the enterprise operation will be Dell EMC

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Oracle is paying $532 million to snatch up another cloud service provider

Move follows the purchase of Textura last week for $663 million, as cloud holdout Oracle makes up for lost time

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Salesforce buys AI specialist MetaMind to avoid being 'flanked' by rivals

The purchase will extend Salesforce's data science capabilities by embedding deep learning within the Salesforce platform.

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HPE sells majority stake in Indian IT services provider Mphasis to Blackstone

HPE said the deal would help the company reallocate capital and continue to get services delivered from India

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IBM to buy Salesforce.com consulting specialist Bluewolf

IBM is adding some customer-retention expertise to its digital advertising business unit, iX

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NTT Data to acquire Dell’s services business for over $3B

The move could make NTT Data an important player in the US IT services marketket.

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Cisco acquires search company

Synata will bolster encrypted search in Cisco Spark collaboration app

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Cisco acquires cloud orchestrator CliQr

Cisco says the acquisition will help its customers configure and operate private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments

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IBM to buy Resilient Systems, bringing security guru Bruce Schneier on board

IBM will acquire Resilient Systems, it announced Monday, and along with the company it will gain a big name in the security world: Bruce Schneier

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Oracle snags cloud startup Ravello to aid in battle with AWS, Microsoft Azure

Ravello's 'nested virtualization' software enables enterprises to use public clouds as an extension of their own data centers

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Microsoft will continue developing SwiftKey's iOS and Android apps after acquisition

Microsoft may bring the SwiftKey keyboard to its Windows platforms as well

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Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

The $250 million deal to acquire SwiftKey would bring more AI chops to Microsoft

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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

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