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Alphabet Mulls Offer For Marketing Software Firm HubSpot

Amidst antitrust scrutiny, Alphabet reportedly plans on making an offer for HubSpot to bolster CRM and cloud position

3 weeks ago

Vodafone Sells Italian Operation For €8 Billion

Last downsizing move? Vodafone sells off another European unit, namely its Italian operation to Swisscom for €8bn in cash

1 month ago

UK Approves Newport Wafer Fab Sale To US Vishay Intertechnology

Government approves sale of UK's largest chip-making facility to US firm, after blocking sale to Chinese owned entity

2 months ago

China’s JD.com Considers Bid For UK Retailer Currys

Currys may be focus of bidding war after rejected bid by US investment firm Elliott as e-commerce giant JD.com considers…

2 months ago

EU Set To Reject Amazon iRobot Buy

European Union set to reject Amazon takeover of Roomba robot vacuum cleaner maker iRobot after e-commerce giant fails to offer…

3 months ago

Controversial Parler Platform Set For 2024 Return

Social media platform Parler says it will return in Q1 2024 under new owners, after its closure back in April…

4 months ago

FTC Urges Appeals Court To Reject Microsoft-Activision Merger

Last regulator standing. US FTC tries again to block Microsoft's already closed Activision purchase at Federal Appeals Court

5 months ago

European Commission Cites Competition Concerns Over Amazon’s iRobot Deal

Despite reports deal would be approved, European regulators hand Amazon statement of objections to iRobot acquisition

5 months ago

Newport Wafer Fab Sold To US Buyer For $177m

The two year national security saga surrounding the UK’s largest chip-making facility, Newport Wafer Fab (NWF), looks to have been…

6 months ago

Vodafone To Exit Spain With Sale Of Spanish Arm To Zegona

Mobile giant confirms it will sell Vodafone Spain to Zegona for $5.3 billion (£4.4bn), in another restructuring move by new…

6 months ago

AMD To Buy AI Startup As Nvidia Battle Heats Up

US chipmaker AMD is to acquire startup Nod.ai for undisclosed amount, as AI competition against rival Nvidia ramps up

7 months ago

Intel Purchase Of Tower Semiconductor Terminated, China Blamed

Intel's proposed acquisition of Tower Semiconductor for $5.4bn terminated after China failed to approve the deal

8 months ago

UK Clears Broadcom’s $61 Billion VMware Purchase

Acquisition of VMware by Broadcom will not weaken competition - the UK's CMA provisionally rules this week

9 months ago

Microsoft Blow As FTC Files Activision Appeal

FTC files rare appeal against court ruling, allowing Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard to go ahead

10 months ago

Europe Gives Conditional Blessing To Broadcom’s $61bn VMware Deal

European Commission conditionally approves Broadcom's proposed acquisition of VMware, after concessions delivered in May

10 months ago

Judge Declines FTC Injunction In Microsoft Activision Blizzard Purchase

Federal judge in San Francisco denies FTC preliminary injunction to halt Microsoft from acquiring Activision Blizzard by 18 July

10 months ago

BT Chief Executive Philip Jansen To Step Down

BT Group chief executive Philip Jansen confirms he will step down within the next 12 months, as search begins for…

10 months ago

CMA Begins Phase Two Probe Of Adobe’s Figma Acquisition

UK regulator deepens investigation into Adobe’s ‘transformative’ deal to buy collaborative design start-up Figma

10 months ago

IBM Pays $4.6bn For Apptio To Bolster SaaS Insights

Big Blue opens its wallet to acquire financial and IT management software provider Apptio from venture capital owner

10 months ago

Adobe’s $20bn Deal For Figma At Risk From EU Regulators – Report

Adobe's ‘transformative’ deal to buy collaborative design start-up Figma for $20bn is reportedly to be reviewed by EU regulators

10 months ago

Amazon’s $1.7bn iRobot Acquisition Cleared By UK’s CMA

UK antitrust regulator clears Amazon’s proposed smart home acquisition of Roomba maker iRobot after investigation

10 months ago

Vodafone, Three Merger To Create UK’s Biggest Mobile Operator

Vodafone UK will own 51 percent of combined entity with Three UK, as challenge to EE and Virgin Media O2…

10 months ago

Microsoft’s Brad Smith Meets Chancellor After Blocked Acquisition

Microsoft's Brad Smith meets with Chancellor and CMA, after saying the Activision block discourages investment in UK

11 months ago

China Approves Microsoft-Activision Deal ‘Unconditionally’

Chinese regulator approves $69 Microsoft-Activision Blizzard takeover 'unconditionally' amidst opposition from US and UK

11 months ago

Broadcom Offers Remedies To Ease EU Worries Over VMware Deal

US chipmaker Broadcom offers interoperability remedies to address European antitrust concerns over $61bn VMware deal

11 months ago

UK Further Restricts Microsoft-Activision Buy

UK CMA regulator places further restrictions on Microsoft and Activision to 'prevent pre-emptive action' by companies

12 months ago

Sega Offers £625m For Studio Behind ‘Angry Birds’

Sonic the Hedgehog maker Sega offers 706m euros for Rovio, studio behind pioneering mobile game Angry Birds

1 year ago