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Oracle to buy DNS, cloud infrastructure provider Dyn

Dyn's internet optimization services may help Oracle deliver the hybrid cloud

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Yahoo investigating if insiders knew of hack

Yahoo said in a filing it was possible that its acquisition by Verizon could be terminated or renegotiated

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CenturyLink will acquire Level 3 Communications in $34B deal

The combined company will operate in more than 60 countries, giving CenturyLink's larger enterprise customers the benefits of a larger global presence

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What's really at stake if AT&T buys Time Warner

Combining the telecom giant and content titan is a lose-lose for consumers and the economy alike

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion in content play

The move reflects a trend for consolidation among communications and media firms

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Verizon may want a $1 billion discount on Yahoo

Negative press about Yahoo may be taking a toll on its value

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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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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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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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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

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