Samsung buys cloud company Joyent

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is acquiring Joyent, a San Francisco-based company that provides public and private cloud services. Terms of the transaction were not announced, and the deal remains subject to customary closing conditions. With Joyent’s cloud...

Cavium to buy QLogic in $1.36 billion deal

Chipmaker Cavium is buying network equipment maker QLogic for about $1.36 billion. “Today’s acquisition of QLogic is highly complementary and strategic to Cavium and it creates a diversified pure-play infrastructure semiconductor leader,” said Syed Ali, Chief Executive...

Western Digital, Ctera ink private cloud partnership with joint solution

Western Digital and Ctera Networks are partnering to provide a certified solution for IT organizations, to build private clouds that combine enterprise-grade file sharing, data protection, and branch office file storage capabilities. The...

HyperX, Alienware ink memory upgrade deal

HyperX, Kingston Technology, has inked a partnership with gaming system provider Alienware, a subsidiary of Dell. Under the terms of the agreement, HyperX will be the exclusive memory upgrade partner for their...

Symantec acquiring Blue Coat for $4.65 billion

Symantec and Blue Coat have entered into a definitive agreement under which Symantec will acquire Blue Coat for approximately $4.65 billion in cash. The transaction has been approved by the boards...

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft  and LinkedIn have entered into a definitive agreement, under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion. This is the largest acquisition to date for...

Fortinet acquires AccelOps for $28mn

Cyber security solutions company Fortinet has acquired AccelOps, a Santa Clara, California-based provider of network security monitoring and analytics solutions. Fortinet paid approximately $28 million in cash for the company, with up to an additional...

Gainspeed to be acquired by Nokia

Nokia is acquiring Gainspeed, a Sunnyvale, California-based start-up specializing in DAA (Distributed Access Architecture) solutions for the cable industry, via its Virtual CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) product line. Gainspeed was founded in...

Lenovo to use Movidius machine vision technology for virtual reality projects

Ultra-low power machine vision technology company Movidius has inked a partnership with Lenovo to provide vision processing technology to a variety of VR-centric Lenovo products. Under the terms of the agreement, Lenovo will be...

Salesforce signs definitive agreement to acquire Demandware in $2.8 billion deal

Salesforce is acquiring enterprise cloud commerce solutions company Demandware in a transaction worth approximately $2.8 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of Salesforce’s fiscal year 2017, ending July...

Microsoft Office coming to Xiaomi phones; Xiaomi buys 1500 patents

Handset-maker Xiaomi will ship Microsoft Office and Skype on the company's Android smartphones and tablets, following a global agreement with Microsoft. The companies' new collaboration also includes a cross-license and patent transfer...

Intel buys computer vision company Itseez

Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Itseez, a company working in Computer Vision (CV) algorithms and implementations for embedded and specialized hardware. Itseez will be part of the company's Internet of Things...

Salesforce selects AWS as public cloud infrastructure provider

Salesforce has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. The company will expand its use of AWS to core services—including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud,...

Honeywell signs wifi contract with Empire Aviation

Honeywell has signed an agreement with Empire Aviation Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect connectivity services and products for the cabin and cockpit. The technologies, developed by Honeywell's recent acquisition,...

Brocade, Guiyang High-Tech Industrial Investment Group launch China JV

Brocade and the Guiyang High-Tech Industrial Investment Group (HTII), have signed a joint venture agreement to establish Guizhou Huiling Technology (GHTC). The joint venture combines Brocade's leading data center networking solutions with...