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EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

HP CEO Meg Whitman would have led a combined company, according to the Wall Street Journal

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Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

Privately held Metacloud provides OpenStack-as-a-service for global enterprises

Micro Focus buying Novell, Suse Linux owner for $1.2 billion

Micro Focus is picking up Attachmate for a little over half of what Attachmate paid for Novell just three years ago

Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Front Porch Digital technology is used by media companies, government agencies, and sports organizations for a variety of applications

Why HP bought Eucalyptus: An easy way to go hybrid

HP picks up hybrid cloud expertise to round out its growing cloud portfolio -- and a great bargain on the deal

HP buys cloud provider Eucalyptus, Marten Mickos to lead HP Cloud

Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos will head HP's Helion cloud services and software

Oracle completes Micros acquisition, forms new global business unit

Oracle makes a big push into hospitality and retail with the addition of Micros

Lenovo, IBM x86 server strategy gets clarity as acquisition looms

IBM will provide the high-end System X and Flex products to complement Lenovo's low-end ThinkServer products

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FCC chairman steps up for citizens, competition, and a better Internet

Amid debate over Comcast-Time Warner and Net neutrality, Tom Wheeler speaks of the need for more choice in broadband

Teradata continues big data buying spree, scoops up Think Big Analytics

The acquisition gives Teradata's consulting arm an injection of Hadoop and NoSQL know-how

Samsung acquires cloud printing company PrinterOn

The acquisition aims to boost Samsung's business-to-business mobile offerings

Comcast, Marxism, and Net neutrality: Twisted words, shameless hypocrisy

A conservative lobbying group and Comcast turn up the rhetoric in the already heated Net neutrality wars

How to help block the Comcast/Time Warner merger

A combined Comcast/Time Warner Cable could limit and control what you can watch on TV and how you use the Internet

Google acquires Jetpac to boost image recognition know-how

Jetpac's technology can be used to find anything on images, but Google is mum about its plans

Samsung buys SmartThings in ambitious push to connect your home

SmartThings makes a mobile app and a software platform for controlling household objects

Infor goes up against Salesforce.com with SalesLogix acquisition

Infor will tie SalesLogix CRM with its ERP apps as well, says CEO Charles Phillips

Update: IBM focuses on identity management with Lighthouse buy

The Lighthouse acquisition will bring IBM the ability to offer identity management as a service

Google acquires Emu texting and virtual assistant app

The app, created by a former VP of Apple's Siri team, adds scheduling and location functionality to text messaging

Sprint confirms new CEO amid reports of abandoning T-Mobile merger

New CEO Marcelo Claure founded Brightstar, a wireless services and equipment maker

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