AMD Agrees to Pay $29.5 Million to Settle Fusion APU Litigation

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AMD has agreed to settle a lawsuit about the timing and communication of its Llano processor launch by paying $29.5M. The company did not admit wrongdoing.

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Microsoft Buys Hexadite to Toughen Windows Security


Microsoft on Thursday said it has agreed to buy a Hexadite, which incorporates artificial intelligence in its automated responses to cyberthreats. The acquisition will help bolster the company’s efforts to help commercial Windows 10 customers deal with advanced attacks on their networks, Microsoft said. It currently offers Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to detect zero-day attacks, ransomware and other advanced threats, and the Hexadite technology will build on that.

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Amazon Confirms Deal to Buy Middle East E-Commerce Leader Souq.com


Amazon on Tuesday confirmed that it has agreed to buy Souq.com, the leading online retailer in the Middle East, reportedly edging out rival Emaar Malls’ $800 million offer. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Amazon reportedly agreed to pay less for Souq than Emaar had offered. Souq, led by cofounder and CEO Ronaldo Mouchawar, claims to be the largest online retail and marketplace platform in the Arab world, selling more than 8.4 million products across 31 retail categories.

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Intel Bets $15.3B on Mobileye's Self-Driving Car Tech


Intel has agreed to acquire Mobileye, a developer of autonomous vehicle technology, for $15.3 billion in cash. Intel will integrate Mobileye’s computer vision and mapping technology for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles into its Automated Driving Group, to be led by MobileEye CTO Amnon Shashua. Intel SVP Doug Davis will oversee engagement across various Intel groups, and report directly to Shashua. The combined company will be the leading technology provider in the autonomous vehicle industry, said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.

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FCC Slaps Comcast With $2.3M Overbilling Fine


Comcast has agreed to pay a record $2.3 million fine to settle the FCC’s investigation into whether it improperly charged customers for services and equipment they never approved, a practice known as “zero billing option.” Federal law bans cable operators from charging customers for unauthorized equipment or services. “It is basic that a cable bill should include charges only for services and equipment ordered by the customer — nothing more and nothing less,” said Travis LeBlanc, chief of the FCC’s enforcement bureau.

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Oracle Snags Palerra to Beef Up Cloud Security


Oracle has agreed to acquire cloud access security broker Palerra, whose LORIC software manages security and compliance for applications, workloads, and sensitive data stored across cloud services, the companies announced Sunday. Palerra “offers a unique combination of visibility into cloud usage, data security, user behavior analytics and security configurations, with automated incident responses,” wrote Peter Barker, Oracle’s SVP of identity management and security products, in a letter to customers and partners.

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Salesforce Gets a Grip on Quip


Salesforce has agreed to acquire Quip, Quip CEO Bret Taylor and Head of Product Kevin Gibbs announced Monday. Quip lets users manage live documents throughout the collaboration process. The deal is worth about $582 million, according to a Salesforce filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Quip provides a chat feature that’s built into every document and spreadsheet. It lets users direct-message team members and comment directly on any piece of content.

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Softbank Strong-ARMs Its Way Into Internet of Things


Softbank Group has agreed to buy British semiconductor maker ARM Holdings for about $31.4 billion in cash, the companies announced Monday. Softbank agreed to pay a hefty premium for ARM, with a price of about $67.28 per ARM share, which is a 42.9 percent premium over the $47.08 closing price as of Friday, the last business day before the deal was announced. The surprise move will help Softbank gain a solid foothold in the Internet of Things, considered the next major wave of development in the enterprise computing business.

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Webpass Buy Lets Google Fiber Extend Its Tentacles


Google Fiber, the high-speed Internet unit of Alphabet, has agreed to buy Webpass, a San Francisco-based broadband service provider that operates in five major metropolitan areas of the U.S., Webpass announced Wednesday. The deal will allow the combined companies to accelerate the growth of high-speed Internet across the U.S., said Webpass President Charles Barr. Webpass will remain focused on expanding Web access to residential and commercial buildings, mainly through point-to-point wireless infrastructure, he said.

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AT&T Snags Quickplay for DirecTV Expansion


AT&T on Monday announced that it has agreed to buy Quickplay Media, which will serve as the backbone for DirecTV’s upcoming multiplatform streaming video services. Quickplay, which supports AT&T’s U-Verse TV Everywhere service, will support DirecTV Now, DirecTV Mobile and DirecTV Preview, which are scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter. The services will allow DirecTV content to be viewed on mobile phones, smart TVs, PCs and tablets. “Our strategy is to deliver video content however, whenever and wherever,” AT&T’s John Stankey said.

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Oracle Plunks Down $532M for Customer Engagement Firm Opower


Oracle on Monday announced that it has agreed to acquire Opower for $532 million in cash. More than 100 global utilities, including PG&E, Exelon and National Grid, use Opower’s customer engagement and energy efficiency cloud services, Oracle said. Opower’s big data platform stores and analyzes more than 600 billion meter reads from 60 million end customers of utilities. The transaction is expected to close later this year. “This acquisition brings together two synergistic areas,” analyst Holger Mueller said.

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Chatbots Drive Shopify's Kit CRM Deal


Shopify on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to purchase Kit CRM, whose Kit chatbot automatically sends out marketing text messages for online stores. It also lets businesses run targeted ads on Facebook and Instagram, make recommendations based on store activities, post on social media and use functionality provided by other social media apps, Shopify CMO Craig Miller said. Kit last month released an API that lets it interact with other apps in the Shopify App Store.

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IBM Snags Bluewolf for Salesforce Chops


IBM on Thursday announced that it has agreed to buy Bluewolf, a Salesforce system integrator. It reportedly will pay $200 million. Bluewolf will provide cloud consulting and implementation capabilities as part of IBM Global Business Services’ Interactive Experience practice. The aim is to deliver differentiated, cloud-based, consumer-grade experiences. The deal, scheduled to close in Q2, will position IBM for both midmarket and enterprise clients in the Salesforce professional services industry, which is pegged at $111 billion, IBM said.

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Foxconn Finally Wrangles Sharp Deal


Foxconn has agreed to purchase a controlling stake in Sharp — about 66 percent — for roughly $3.5 billion, the companies announced Wednesday. Foxconn has committed to restoring Sharp’s profitability and improving operations, according to the companies. “I am confident that we will unlock Sharp’s true potential,” Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said. The acquisition brings months of speculation and rumors to a close and marks a new era in a relationship that has endured years.

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FBI agrees to help crack iPhone 6 and iPod tied to Arkansas murder trial, but method unknown

Article Image The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday agreed to assist prosecutors in unlocking an iPhone 6 and iPod linked to an Arkansas murder trial, but whether the agency is is leveraging its newfound iPhone exploit is unclear. in cases beyond San Bernardino.

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FBI agrees to unlock iPhone, iPod in Arkansas homicide case

The FBI agreed Wednesday to help an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple, just days after the federal agency announced it had gained access to an iPhone linked to the gunman in a mass shooting in California. linked to the gunman in a mass shooting in California.

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Amazon bans cheap USB-C cables in wake of Google engineer’s crusade

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Amazon has agreed to formally disallow the sale of cables that don’t conform to the USB-C specification after one Google engineer found a number of faulty cables — including cables that destroyed hardware. It’s a small step, but an important one.

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Dell Sells IT Services to Raise Cash for EMC Deal


NTT Data on Monday announced in a regulatory filing that it has agreed to purchase Dell’s IT services business for just over $3 billion. Dell reportedly agreed to the sale to help finance its pending $67 billion purchase of EMC. It has 28 bankers underwriting $10 billion of its financing package for the deal, which began with eight banks, but “Dell reported in previous public filings that it would consider divestitures as it worked to finalize its acquisition of EMC,” Dell spokesperson David Frink pointed out.

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Supreme Court to End Samsung, Apple Patent Brawl


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Samsung regarding its patent dispute with Apple. The case stems from a 2011 lawsuit by Apple that alleged Samsung copied certain design elements and features from the iPhone and iPad and used them in Samsung Galaxy phones and tablet computers. A jury in 2012 awarded $1 billion to Apple, finding that Samsung had used some of Apple’s tap-to-zoom technology. The award was later reduced. The companies reached a partial agreement in December.

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Foxconn & Sharp to delay takeover talk deadline by 1-2 weeks, report says

Article Image Sharp and Apple’s main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, have reportedly agreed to extend the deadline for takeover talks by another one to two weeks, following the latter’s discovery of undisclosed Sharp liabilities.

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