Cisco to acquire Acacia for $2.6 billion

Cisco is acquiring Acacia Communications for $2.6 billion. Acacia, an existing Cisco supplier, designs and manufactures high-speed, optical interconnect technologies.

Microsoft, ServiceNow announce strategic partnership

Microsoft  and ServiceNow have inked a partnership, whereby ServiceNow will house its full SaaS experience on Azure in addition to its own private cloud.

Google to acquire Elastifile

Google has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elastifile, a provider of scalable, enterprise file storage for the cloud.

Applied Materials to acquire Kokusai Electric for $2.2 billion from KKR

Applied Materials has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kokusai Electric for $2.2 billion in cash from global investment firm KKR

Salesforce buying Tableau in $15.7 billion deal

Salesforce is buying analytics platform company Tableau Software in a $15.7 billion deal.

Raytheon, United Technologies merging to form one aerospace and defense giant

Raytheon and United Technologies have entered into an agreement to combine the two companies to create an aerospace and defense giant, in what is one of the biggest mergers of this year. 

Google to acquire Looker for $2.6 billion

Google has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a company that provides a unified platform for business intelligence, data applications and embedded analytics, in a $2.6 billion all-cash transaction.

Ultrahaptics acquires Leap Motion

Ultrahaptics is acquiring AR/VR company Leap Motion for a reported $30 million.

Insight Partners acquires Recorded Future for $780 million

Insight Partners has acquired a controlling interest in threat intelligence company Recorded Future for $780 million.

FireEye acquires Verodin for $250 million

FireEye has acquired Verodin for approximately $250 million. 

Zendesk acquires Smooch

Zendesk has acquired Smooch, a Montreal-based company that provides a business-to-customer omni-channel messaging platform.

HPE to acquire Cray for $1.3 billion

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Cray have entered into a definitive agreement under which HPE will acquire Cray for approximately $1.3 billion.

Apptio to acquire Cloudability

Bellevue, Washington-based business management software company Apptio has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudability.

MongoDB to acquire Realm for $39M

MongoDB has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Realm, the company behind the Realm mobile database and synchronization platform.

Intel acquires Omnitek

Intel has acquired Omnitek, a provider of optimized video and vision FPGA IP solutions.