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Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies

Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies Last year Broadcom, a chipmaker, raised eyebrows when it acquired CA Technologies, an enterprise software company with a broad portfolio of products, including a sizable mainframe software tools business. It paid close to $19 billion for the privilege. Then last […]

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Salesforce is acquiring ClickSoftware for $1.35B

Salesforce is acquiring ClickSoftware for .35B Another day, another Salesforce acquisition. Just days after closing the hefty $15.7 billion Tableau deal, the company opened its wallet again, this time announcing it has bought field service software company ClickSoftware for a tidy $1.35 billion. This one is could help beef up the company’s […]

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Laundrapp and Zipjet merge to form largest on-demand laundry service in UK, seal new funding

Laundrapp and Zipjet merge to form largest on-demand laundry service in UK, seal new funding Two of Europe’s biggest on-demand laundry startups are merging today. Laundrapp from London and Zipjet from Berlin are confirming the completion of a previously-rumored merger through which the combined business will become the largest on-demand laundry business […]

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VMware announces intent to buy Avi Networks, startup that raised $115M

VMware announces intent to buy Avi Networks, startup that raised 5M VMware has been trying to reinvent itself from a company that helps you build and manage virtual machines in your data center to one that helps you manage your virtual machines wherever they live, whether that’s on prem or the public […]

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Security stays hot as Imperva grabs Distil Networks

Security stays hot as Imperva grabs Distil Networks Last week 4 security companies changed hands. The shopping spree continued this week with CDN company Imperva, announcing it was buying bot mitigation startup Distil Networks. The companies did not share the acquisition price. Imperva CTO Kunal Anand says his company had a narrow […]

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Why four security companies just sold for $1.5B

Why four security companies just sold for .5B If you’re thinking about starting a technology company, you may want to consider focusing on cybersecurity. Last week was an incredible M&A whirlwind with four security companies getting acquired over just a three-day period: On Tuesday, FireEye bought Verodin, a five-year-old startup that helps measure […]

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Insight Partners bags threat intel company Recorded Future for $780M

Insight Partners bags threat intel company Recorded Future for 0M If you haven’t noticed, security companies are a pretty hot commodity these days. Just yesterday, Palo Alto Networks bought two security startups. Earlier this week, FireEye bought Verodin for $250 million, and today, private equity firm Insight Partners announced it was buying […]

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FireEye snags security effectiveness testing startup Verodin for $250M

FireEye snags security effectiveness testing startup Verodin for 0M When FireEye reported its earnings last month, the outlook was a little light, so the security vendor decided to be proactive and make a big purchase. Today, the company announced it has acquired Verodin for $250 million. The deal closed today. The startup […]

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Competition policy must change to help startups fight ‘winner takes all’ platforms, says UK report

Competition policy must change to help startups fight ‘winner takes all’ platforms, says UK report A independent report commissioned by the UK government to examine how competition policy needs to adapt itself for the digital age has concluded that tech giants don’t face adequate competition and the law needs updating to address […]

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How to prepare for an investment apocalypse

How to prepare for an investment apocalypse Micah Rosenbloom Contributor Micah Rosenbloom is a venture partner at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor Business school grads and quants are winning the battle to create the next P&G Startups need to respect the laws of retail physics Unlike 2000 and 2008, everyone […]

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