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VMware Authorizes $700M Stock Repurchase

VMware’s board has authorized the purchase of up to $700 million of its Class A common stock through the end of 2015. Stock will be purchased from time to time, in the open market or through private transactions, subject to market conditions, says the company.

The new stock repurchase authorization is in addition to the company’s ongoing $250 million stock repurchase program, originally announced November 29, 2012.

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TransUnion to acquire Neustar for $3.1B

TransUnion has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Neustar from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation by GIC.

Huvr raises $5M

Huvr, a cloud-based industrial asset management solution company, has raised $5 million.

American Express acquires fintech company Kabbage

American Express has entered into an agreement to acquire Kabbage, a financial technology company that provides cash flow management solutions to small businesses.

AP to equip visual journalists globally with Sony imaging products

Sony and The Associated Press (AP) have inked a collaboration that will make Sony the exclusive imaging products and support provider for AP news photographers and video journalists globally.

Equifax acquires Ansonia

Equifax has acquired Ansonia, a provider of business credit, collections, and account receivable data used by financial institutions, creditors, and businesses focused on the transportation and logistics industries.