Amazon Spends $14B on Whole Foods


Amazon on Friday announced that it has inked a deal to acquire Whole Foods Market for close to $14 billion in cash. The agreement includes assumption of Whole Foods’ net debt. Whole Foods will run as a wholly independent subsidiary of Amazon. It will continue to operate stores under its own brand and source products from vendors and partners. Cofounder John Mackey will continue in his role as Whole Foods’ CEO, and the company’s headquarters will remain in Austin, Texas. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year.

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Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo


Verizon and Yahoo on Tuesday announced new terms for the acquisition deal they inked last summer. Verizon will pay $350 million less than the original contract price, which places the new value of the deal at $4.48 billion. Yahoo will be responsible for 50 percent of any breach-related cash liabilities incurred as a result of non-SEC government investigations and third-party litigation, under the new agreement. Yahoo will be fully responsible for any liabilities resulting from shareholder lawsuits and SEC investigations. The acquisition still “makes strategic sense,” said Verizon EVP Marni Waldon.

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AMD may license its Radeon graphics IP to Intel for use in desktops, high performance computing

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There’s a rumor going around that AMD and Intel may have inked a deal to put Radeon graphics IP in future Intel CPUs. There are still more questions than answers, but this could be a positive development for both companies.

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Salesforce Reels BeyondCore Into Its Cloud


Salesforce has inked an agreement to acquire BeyondCore, a data analytics firm that already has integrated its latest release with Salesforce, the companies said Monday. BeyondCore will become part of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, extending smart data discovery and advanced analytics capabilities across the entire Salesforce Customer Success Platform, according to BeyondCore CEO Arijit Sengupta. The acquisition will boost the Analytics Cloud’s artificial intelligence efforts, according to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

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China's largest private carmaker Geely announces support for Apple's CarPlay

Geely, one of the largest auto manufacturers in China, announced on Thursday that it has inked a deal with Apple to integrate CarPlay into an upcoming compact SUV model, making it the first Chinese automaker to support the infotainment system.

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Best Buy to offer AppleCare and AppleCare+ warranties ahead of 'iPhone 6s' launch

Electronics retailer Best Buy has inked a deal with Apple to begin selling authorized warranty extensions for its products, and employees have been told that the new addition will be announced to the public on Sept. 10.

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Apple Music reaches streaming deal with indie labels under Merlin, Beggars Group

A report late Tuesday claims Apple has inked last-minute streaming deals with independent record labels under the umbrellas of Merlin and Beggars Group, suggesting tracks from the likes of FKA Twigs, Radiohead, M.I.A. and more will be part of Apple Music’s debut lineup.



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Apple's secret iPhone 6 digital payment system said to also include Visa & MasterCard

Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has inked a deal with American Express, a second report has stated that the company has also signed deals with Visa and MasterCard.



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