Salesforce, AWS expand global strategic alliance

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Salesforce have expanded their global strategic alliance. The companies announced new product integrations for customers to share and synchronize data across AWS and Salesforce services and deeper integration.

Slack acquires Astro

Slack has acquired Astro, a company with expertise in email infrastructure and makers of the Astrobot for Slack. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Apple, Salesforce collaborating for Salesforce iOS apps

Apple and Salesforce have inked a strategic partnership. Salesforce, working with Apple, will redesign the Salesforce mobile app for experiences exclusively on iOS, with Apple capabilities such as Siri Shortcuts.

MariaDB acquires Clustrix

MariaDB has acquired distributed database technology company Clustrix for an undisclosed amount.

Adobe to acquire Marketo for $4.75B

Adobe has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B2B marketing engagement platform Marketo for $4.75 billion. 

NetApp acquires StackPointCloud

NetApp has acquired StackPointCloud, a provider of multi-cloud Kubernetes as-a-service and a contributor to the Kubernetes project.

Lenovo, NetApp ink partnership to co-develop storage products, announce JV in China

Lenovo and NetApp have inked a global partnership, where the two companies are co-developing a range of Lenovo-branded storage products.

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Lobe for undisclosed sum

Microsoft has acquired San Francisco, Calif.-based deep learning startup Lobe for an undisclosed sum. 

Wipro wins over $1.5 billion deal from Alight Solutions

This is Wipro’s largest win to date, the company said in a statement. 

Thoma Bravo to acquire majority interest in Apttus

Private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Apttus.

Munich Re acquires IIoT company Relayr for $300M

Munich Re has acquired relayr, a provider of industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions, at a valuation of  $300 million.

Atlassian to acquire IT-Ops company OpsGenie for $295M

Boston-based OpsGenie has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Atlassian for $295 million.

Lenovo, Pivot3 team up for smart city security solutions

Lenovo and Pivot3 have inked a partnership to develop, market and sell a new set of edge computing solutions optimized for smart city security.

Honeywell, Carnegie Mellon developing supply chain robotics and AI solutions

Honeywell has inked a strategic collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University to work on artificial intelligence and robotic technologies.

Toyota investing $500M in Uber; to launch autonomous-mobility as a service fleet

Toyota is investing $500 million in Uber. The two companies are also expanding their autonomous ride-sharing collaboration.