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The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new Z15

The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new Z15 It’s easy to think about mainframes as some technology dinosaur, but the fact is these machines remain a key component of many large organization’s computing strategies. Today, IBM announced the latest in their line of mainframe computers, the Z15. For […]

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IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together

IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together At the Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague, IBM today showcased its Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment on Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform. For the longest time, the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service ecosystem and Red Hat’s Kubernetes-centric OpenShift were mostly seen as competitors, with […]

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With the acquisition closed, IBM goes all in on Red Hat

With the acquisition closed, IBM goes all in on Red Hat IBM’s massive $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat closed a few weeks ago and today, the two companies are now announcing the first fruits of this process. For the most part, today’s announcement further IBM’s ambitions to bring its products to […]

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Roblox EC-1, immigration requirements doubling, grief in the workplace, and cannabis startups

Roblox EC-1, immigration requirements doubling, grief in the workplace, and cannabis startups The Roblox EC-1 Following in the wake of our deep profiles of Patreon and Niantic, we have our next EC-1 package, this time on children’s gaming platform Roblox . Extra Crunch writer Sherwood Morrison has covered gaming and startups for […]

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IBM closes Red Hat acquisition for $34 billion

IBM closes Red Hat acquisition for billion We’ve known it was coming since late last year, but now it’s final: IBM has wrapped up its $34B acquisition of Red Hat, completing what is one of the largest tech acquisitions of all time. IBM originally announced its intent to acquire the Linux developer […]

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How open source software took over the world

How open source software took over the world Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was […]

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Assessing IBM’s $34 billion Red Hat acquisition

Assessing IBM’s billion Red Hat acquisition As you look at the $34 billion IBM-Red Hat deal announced yesterday, if you follow the enterprise closely, it seems like a good move, at least on its face. It could be years before we understand the true value of it for IBM (or lack thereof, […]

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IBM is betting the farm on Red Hat — and it better not mess up

IBM is betting the farm on Red Hat — and it better not mess up Who expects a $34 billion deal involving two enterprise powerhouses to drop on a Sunday afternoon, but IBM and Red Hat surprised us yesterday when they pulled the trigger on a historically large deal. IBM has been a […]

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Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM With its latest $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, IBM may have found something more elementary than “Watson” to save its flagging business. Though the acquisition of Red Hat  is by no means a guaranteed victory for the Armonk, […]

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The largest software acquisition ever: IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B

The largest software acquisition ever: IBM to buy Red Hat for B At a price typically reserved for semiconductor companies, telecoms, and pharmaceutical giants, IBM announced today it would pay a record $34 billion in cash and debt to acquire enterprise open source provider Red Hat. Eclipsing Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of […]

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