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Vertical Markets

Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquires Niara

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired Niara, a Sunnyvale, California-based behavior analytics company working in the User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) security market segment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Niara behavioral analytics software automates the detection of...

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Maluuba

Microsoft has acquired Maluuba, a Montreal-based deep learning company working on natural language understanding. In a blog post, Harry Shum, executive vice president, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, said Maluuba’s expertise in deep learning and reinforcement learning for question-answering and decision-making systems...

Merck to use Palantir data analytics capabilities

Merck has announced a partnership with Palantir Technologies, that is expected to leverage Palantir's advanced data analytics capabilities. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. Initially, Merck will apply Palantir's technology to cancer treatment and patient services. Ultimately the company says it...

PGi to acquire ReadyTalk

PGi has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Denver-based ReadyTalk, a provider of cloud communications services. ReadyTalk was founded in 2001 and, according to a statement released by PGi provides collaboration software and services to more than 6,000 small-...

Bsquare inks $4.8 million IoT software and services deal

Bsquare has entered into an agreement with a global supplier of smart grid and smart city solutions to utilize its DataV Internet of Things (IoT) software. The one-year subscription agreement, includes an option to extend for an additional four...

Celgene, IBM Watson Health forge Patient Safety collaboration

Celgene and IBM Watson Health have inked a collaboration to co-develop IBM Watson for Patient Safety, a new offering that aims to enhance pharmacovigilance methods used to collect, assess, monitor, and report adverse drug reactions. The new offering will run...

Bank of America using ModoPayments digital payments hub

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and ModoPayments have inked a strategic relationship that will give the bank access to Modo's digital payments hub. Modo’s digital payments hub takes monetary value from multiple sources, and can deliver it to just about any destination, without...

Alitalia switches to Sabre IT systems

Italian airline company Alitalia has completed a major IT system upgrade, in which reservations, check-in and critical airline operations were switched from Arco to Sabre. The introduction of the new system was part of an overall business restructuring plan. The new system...

Air Mauritius inks 5-year Cloud and Analytics deal with IBM

Air Mauritius has inked a five-year technology and services deal with IBM for cloud and analytics technologies delivered as services. The deal, which will be implemented in collaboration with KPMG South Africa, will allow the airline to overhaul its enterprise...

BAE Systems awarded $11.4 million IARPA cyber-security contract

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has selected BAE Systems to develop technology that will help the U.S. military and intelligence agencies forecast and detect cyber-attacks. The approximate lifetime value of the contract is $11.4 million. Current cyber...

Spirit AeroSystems using GE Predix for factory modernization

Spirit AeroSystems is starting a factory modernization initiative, where it will implement Efficiency Analyzer on Predix. Predix is GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet, designed for building applications that connect to industrial assets, collect and analyze data, and deliver real-time...

VMware, AWS collaborating to launch VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware and Amazon Web Services have inked a strategic alliance to build and deliver a jointly-architected solution called VMware Cloud on AWS. The solution will enable customers to run applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. VMware Cloud...

Mentor Graphics, RTI partnering on embedded Industrial IoT development

Mentor Graphics is partnering with embedded middleware vendor RTI, for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) development. The combination of Mentor Embedded technologies and the RTI Connext DDS (Data Distribution Service) middleware, now provides security from the hardware up through the...

VMware, GigaSpaces form Network Functions Virtualization collaboration

VMware and GigaSpaces announced a collaboration to advance open, standards-based orchestration for network functions virtualization (NFV) applications. Under the terms of the collaboration, the TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications)-based Cloudify platform from GigaSpaces will support the VMware vCloud NFV...

AARP, University of Illinois opening technology lab for research

AARP and the University of Illinois are opening The Tech Nest, a new technology lab at the University of Illinois Research Park. The new lab, a 2,700 square-foot facility, enables AARP to collaborate with students and faculty on technology-based research...