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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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Microsoft's Solair acquisition could expand its IoT services

Solair is an Internet of things cloud services company that already uses Azure

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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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