Contracts

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Lobe for undisclosed sum

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

Ball Aerospace signs license to manufacture LIDAR cameras

Ball Aerospace has signed an exclusive license agreement to be the manufacturer of the Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (GmAPD) light detection and ranging (LIDAR) cameras.

AeroVironment awarded $5.9M unmanned aircraft systems order by the NSPA

AeroVironment has received a fixed-price contract award valued at $5.9 million from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). 

Veritas enters government-wide cloud data management agreement for the U.S. GSA

Veritas Technologies has entered into a government-wide agreement for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide federal agencies with data governance and cloud data management software.

PGA TOUR Superstore using Salesforce Commerce Cloud

The PGA TOUR Superstore has launched a new e-commerce store on Salesforce Commerce Cloud.

United Airlines to deploy Palantir Foundry

Palantir Technologies have inked a long-term relationship with United Airlines to deploy Palantir Foundry.

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.

Iridium, Rolls-Royce Marine working together on autonomous vessels

Iridium Communications has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce Marine (RRM), in support of their autonomous vessel development program.

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.

VMware to acquire CloudHealth Technologies

VMware has signed a definitive agreement to acquire cloud operations platform company CloudHealth Technologies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to a Reuters report the sticker price is roughly $500 million.