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AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV appears headed for approval with conditions

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated his recommendation for approval of the deal


EMC sells Syncplicity to focus on core storage business

Investment firm Skyview Capital plans to keep evolving the file-sharing system

Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users

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If someone buys Docker, it won't be Microsoft

There are far more likely candidates than Microsoft, should Docker be interested in a deal

Microsoft acquires BlueStripe for operations management

BlueStripe will provide Microsoft System Manager with more nuanced performance metrics for distributed applications

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Cisco acquires OpenStack pioneer Piston Cloud

Piston Cloud is Cisco’s second OpenStack buy in less than a year

Intel to buy Altera for $16.7B, eyes IoT market

After its largest acquisition ever, Intel will combine its chips and manufacturing processes with Altera's field-programmable gate array technology

ARM looking to boost IoT security with acquisition

By buying Israeli company Sansa Security, ARM will be able to better protect all kinds of connected devices

Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality

The German company has supplied the visual interface technology to retailers and others

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Not even the FCC can get excited about Charter's buyout of Time Warner Cable

Charter's proposed merger with Time Warner may pass FCC scrutiny, but the outcome for consumers is likely to be less rosy

Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition

Sony has acquired Optical Archive in a bid to get businesses to put 'cold storage' data on optical discs

EMC scoops up Virtustream for cloud management in $1.2 billion deal

Virtustream provides software for running complex SAP applications in the cloud

Charter Communications confirms bid to buy Time Warner Cable

If approved, the deal would create the second-biggest cable operator in the U.S.

Apple buys GPS startup Coherent to beef up mapping technology

Several Coherent employees have taken jobs working on Apple's map and location technologies

Verizon bids $4.4 billion for AOL

The operator wants more content and an advertising platform as it looks for new ways to make money

Amazon buys ClusterK, a firm that helps users buy cloud capacity cheap

ClusterK helps companies use AWS spot instances for mission-critical applications

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger

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Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.5 billion, ponders selling Here maps business

The combined company will keep Nokia's name and be headquarted in Finland

Microsoft scoops up Datazen to help mobilize BI

The company's tools are designed for on-premises implementation and optimized for SQL Server

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