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Akamai, AT&T renew alliance through 2019

Akamai Technologies and AT&T have renewed their global alliance through 2019.  Under the agreement, AT&T will continue to offer Akamai's full product suite, including media delivery and web security services, as part of its broader portfolio of business solutions. In addition,...

AMD, Microsoft collaborating to advance open source cloud hardware

AMD is collaborating with Microsoft to incorporate the cloud delivery features of its next-generation "Naples" processor with Project Olympus -- Microsoft's next-generation hyperscale cloud hardware design, the companies said at the Open Compute Project summit in Santa Clara, California. Through Microsoft's contribution of...

Eutelsat, ViaSat close European broadband joint venture

Eutelsat and ViaSat have closed their partnering arrangement combining Eutelsat’s European broadband business with ViaSat’s broadband technology know-how and Internet Service Provider (ISP) business. The two companies are creating a partnership that will expand Eutelsat’s current wholesale broadband business and launch...

Rethink Robotics inks distribution agreement with Aldakin Automation

Collaborative robotics company Rethink has inked a distribution agreement with Aldakin Automation to distribute its robots to the Spanish manufacturing market. "Spanish manufacturers are looking for ways to improve smart manufacturing initiatives and overall efficiency in their factories," said Francisco...

AMD inks game technology partnership with Bethesda Softworks

AMD and Bethesda Softworks have inked a long-term strategic partnership to advance game technology development. The multi-title agreement will see the two companies collaborate to develop and accelerate the implementation of new technologies, including low-level APIs such as Vulkan, as...

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...

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-...

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...

AT&T collaborating with Amazon Web Services to integrate cloud and networking capabilities

AT&T has reached a multi-year, strategic alliance agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to optimize delivery of integrated solutions built on the companies' respective cloud and networking capabilities. The collaboration is designed to help both existing and new customers...

Shanhai Capital to acquire Analogix Semiconductor

Analogix Semiconductor and Beijing Shanhai Capital Management have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which a consortium led by Shanhai Capital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Analogix for over $500 million. China Integrated Circuit Industry...

Virgin Mobile USA selects SugarCRM as CRM vendor

Virgin Mobile in USA has selected SugarCRM as its CRM vendors. "As part of the new strategy for Virgin Mobile, we saw a need for a modern and innovative CRM that would help better meet the needs of our customers," said...

Logitech acquires Saitek from Mad Catz for $13 million

Logitech has acquired Mad Catz's Saitek brand and the Saitek line of flight and space simulation game controller assets for $13 million in cash. Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech said in a statement that the...