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VMware to pay $5 billion for firms offering cloud security, developers platformVMware Inc said on Thursday it bought two providers of cloud security and cloud developer services in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, as it expands offerings for corporate clients.Reuters - Technology22 Aug 2019

Splunk to buy cloud software firm SignalFx in $1 billion dealData analytics software maker Splunk Inc on Wednesday said it would acquire privately held SignalFx, which makes software for the cloud, in a cash and stock deal for about $1.05 billion.Reuters - Technology21 Aug 2019

Israeli software firm Lightricks raises $135 million at $1 billion valuationIsraeli software company Lightricks, the creator of several photo and video editing apps, said on Wednesday it has raised $135 million in financing at a $1 billion valuation.Reuters - Technology31 Jul 2019

Exabeam buys Israeli cloud security firm SkyFormationCalifornia-based cybersecurity firm Exabeam said on Tuesday it acquired SkyFormation, an Israeli cloud application security company.Reuters - Technology02 Jul 2019

Google to buy analytics software firm Looker for $2.6 billionAlphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it would buy Looker, a privately held big-data analytics company, for $2.6 billion in cash, in the first major acquisition for new Google Cloud Chief Executive Thomas Kurian.Reuters - Technology07 Jun 2019

Palo Alto buys Israeli cybersecurity firm Twistlock: reportSanta Clara-based Palo Alto Networks has acquired Israeli cybersecurity firm Twistlock, Israeli financial news websites reported on Wednesday.Reuters - Technology29 May 2019

Finistere, three Israeli firms to invest $100 million in food techFood technologies-focused Finistere Ventures and three Israeli firms said on Monday they formed a partnership that would invest up to $100 million in agrifood startups in Israel.Reuters - Technology27 May 2019

Global Payments nearing $20 billion deal to buy Total System: sourcePayment technology company Global Payments Inc is nearing a deal to acquire peer Total System Services Inc (TSYS) for about $20 billion in an all-stock deal, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.Reuters - Technology24 May 2019

TransferWise closes $292 million secondary funding round at $3.5 billion valuationMoney transfer startup TransferWise has closed a $292 million secondary funding round which doubles its valuation to $3.5 billion, the company said on Wednesday.Reuters - Technology23 May 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to buy supercomputer maker Cray in $1.30 billion dealSupercomputer manufacturer Cray Inc said on Friday it would be bought by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co in a deal valued at about $1.30 billion, net of cash.Reuters - Technology17 May 2019

U.S.-Israeli cybersecurity firm Aqua raises $62 millionU.S.-Israeli cybersecurity firm Aqua Security said on Wednesday it raised $62 million in a funding round led by Insight Partners, bringing the company's total venture funding to more than $100 millionReuters - Technology03 Apr 2019

Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1 billion deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle EastGlobal ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering.Reuters - Technology26 Mar 2019

Uber could announce $3 billion deal with Careem early this week: sourcesUber Technologies Inc is set to offer over $3 billion to buy Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters.Reuters - Technology24 Mar 2019

Autonomy founder Lynch set for $5 billion Hewlett-Packard court showdownMike Lynch, once hailed as Britain's answer to Bill Gates, faces Hewlett-Packard (HP) in London's High Court on Monday in a multi-billion dollar showdown over the U.S. technology company's 2011 purchase of the Autonomy software business he founded.Reuters - Technology23 Mar 2019

Alibaba, Tencent, car makers set up $1.5 billion China ride-hailing ventureAlibaba, Tencent, Suning, and car makers including Chongqing Changan Automobile have set up a $1.5 billion Chinese ride-hailing venture, a move that could test the dominance of ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing.Reuters - Technology22 Mar 2019

U.S. firm FIS buys Worldpay for $35 billion in payments deal bonanzaBy Justin George Varghese, Rachel Armstrong and Pamela BarbagliaReuters - Technology18 Mar 2019

Israeli HR tech firm Hibob raises $20 millionIsraeli human resources technology startup Hibob said on Wednesday it raised $20 million in an early funding round, bringing its total financing to date to $45 million.Reuters - Technology13 Mar 2019

Software firm Cloudflare raises $150 millionCloudflare Inc, a U.S. startup whose software makes websites more secure and load faster, said on Tuesday it had raised $150 million in the latest funding round, led by global investment firm Franklin Templeton.Reuters - Technology12 Mar 2019

Software firm Ebix offers to buy India's ticketing firm YatraU.S. software firm Ebix Inc said on Monday it has offered to buy Indian travel services company Yatra Online Inc for $336 million in a cash-and-stock deal to add to its portfolio of Indian travel companies with a focus on a niche segment.Reuters - Technology11 Mar 2019

Electric scooter sharing firm VOI raises $30 million for European expansionElectric scooter sharing firm VOI Technology has raised $30 million in another fundraising round since being set up seven months ago for its European expansion and investment in research to fend off growing competition, it said on Monday.Reuters - Technology03 Mar 2019

Sunrise hits snag after announcing $6.3 billion deal for Liberty Global's Swiss assetsSunrise Communications' $6.3 billion deal to buy U.S. cable giant Liberty Global's Swiss assets, announced on Thursday, immediately hit a snag as a key shareholder said it would shun a planned rights issue to finance the acquisition.Reuters - Technology28 Feb 2019

Sunrise buys Liberty Global's Swiss business in $6.29 billion dealSunrise Communications Group AG has agreed to buy Liberty Global PLC's Swiss business UPC Switzerland in a 6.3 billion Swiss francs ($6.29 billion) deal, the mobile phone and internet services company said on Wednesday.Reuters - Technology27 Feb 2019

Israeli software firm DriveNets raises $110 million in first funding roundIsraeli networking software company DriveNets said on Thursday it raised $110 million in its first round of financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Israel's Pitango Growth, with the participation of several private investors.Reuters - Technology14 Feb 2019

Johnson & Johnson to buy surgical robotics firm Auris for $3.4 billionJohnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it would buy Auris Health Inc for $3.4 billion in cash, gaining access to the privately held company's surgical robotic scope used in respiratory procedures and the detection of lung cancer.Reuters - Technology13 Feb 2019

Reddit valued at $3 billion after raising $300 million in latest funding roundSocial media network Reddit Inc said on Monday it raised $300 million in its latest funding round, led by Tencent Holdings Ltd, giving it a market valuation of $3 billion.Reuters - Technology11 Feb 2019

European power firms aim to harness electric car batteriesEver wanted to run your electric car for free? If you're open to a bit of give and take, then stay plugged in and your wishes might come true. At least that's what some European power companies and Japanese carmakers believe.Reuters - Technology21 Jan 2019

Pokemon Go creator Niantic raises $245 million at $4 billion valuationPokemon Go creator Niantic Inc said on Wednesday it had raised $245 million in a new round of financing bringing its valuation to nearly $4 billion.Reuters - Technology16 Jan 2019

Rubrik valued at $3.3 billion in latest Bain Capital-led fundingData management startup Rubrik Inc said on Tuesday it raised $261 million in its latest funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures, valuing the company at $3.3 billion.Reuters - Technology15 Jan 2019

Four large deals boosted acquisitions of Israeli tech firms in 2018Acquisitions of Israeli high-tech companies totaled $11.1 billion in 2018, up from $6.3 billion in 2017, boosted by four deals valued at more than $1 billion, a report released on Tuesday showed.Reuters - Technology15 Jan 2019

Israeli high-tech firms raised record $6.47 billion in 2018Israeli private high-tech companies raised a record $6.47 billion in 2018, up 17 percent from 2017, the Israel Venture Capital Research Center and ZAG law firm said on Wednesday.Reuters - Technology09 Jan 2019

DXC Technology to buy software development company Luxoft for $2 billionIT and consulting services provider DXC Technology Co said on Monday it would buy software development company Luxoft Holding Inc for about $2 billion to expand its digital offerings to the financial and automotive sectors.Reuters - Technology07 Jan 2019

Mobility tech firm Optibus raises $40 million, Alibaba takes stakeU.S.-Israeli mobility technology company Optibus said on Wednesday it raised $40 million in a private funding round led by Insight Venture Partners and with a strategic investment from the Alibaba Group.Reuters - Technology12 Dec 2018

China's Tencent Music raises nearly $1.1 billion in U.S. IPOChina-based music streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment Group said it raised close to $1.1 billion in its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) after pricing its shares at the bottom of its targeted range.Reuters - Technology12 Dec 2018

Fintech startup Plaid valued at $2.65 billion in latest funding round: sourceFintech startup Plaid has raised $250 million in its latest funding round led by one of Silicon Valley's top investors, Mary Meeker, which according to a source familiar with the matter values the company at $2.65 billion.Reuters - Technology11 Dec 2018

Software firm Quali raises $22.5 million in VC-backed funding roundU.S.-Israeli software firm Quali said on Tuesday it raised $22.5 million in a private funding round led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP).Reuters - Technology11 Dec 2018

China's AI start-up Megvii raising $500 million at $3.5 billion valuation: sourcesChinese artificial intelligence provider Megvii Inc, commonly known as Face++, is targeting to raise $500 million in a new funding round that pegs the current valuation of the firm at $3.5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.Reuters - Technology10 Dec 2018

Tencent Music presses play on $1.2 billion U.S. IPOTencent Music Entertainment launched its hotly-anticipated U.S. initial public offering (IPO) of up to $1.2 billion on Monday after global stock markets were boosted by a truce brokered by U.S. and Chinese leaders in their trade conflict.Reuters - Technology03 Dec 2018

Ping An-backed Lufax raises $1.3 billion at lower valuation: sourcesPing An-backed Lufax has raised $1.33 billion in its latest funding round from a dozen investors, at a valuation below expectations of the financial technology company, people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.Reuters - Technology03 Dec 2018

Software firm VMware's revenue rises 13.5 percentSoftware maker VMware Inc reported a 13.5 percent jump in third-quarter revenue on Thursday, as the company benefited from strong demand for its software used by customers to boost cloud computing efficiency.Reuters - Technology29 Nov 2018

Crunch time for Tencent Music's 2018 $2 billion IPO hopesTencent Music Entertainment (TME) – China’s answer to Spotify – is facing crunch time on its hotly anticipated U.S. $2 billion mega IPO this year.Reuters - Technology21 Nov 2018

BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity firm Cylance for $1.4 billionBlackBerry Ltd raised its bets on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity on Friday with the $1.4 billion purchase of California-based machine-learning specialists Cylance.Reuters - Technology16 Nov 2018

Bain Capital Ventures closes $1 billion fund amid venture fund-raising frenzyBain Capital Ventures, the venture capital division of the eponymous Boston-based investment firm, said it has raised a new $1 billion fund to invest in startups, adding to a year of big-dollar fund-raising by tech investors.Reuters - Technology14 Nov 2018

Cloud security firm Netskope raises $169 million , valuation tops $1 billionCloud-security firm Netskope said on Tuesday it has raised $169 million in a deal that will help fund global expansion and pushed its valuation over $1 billion.Reuters - Technology13 Nov 2018

Microsoft made $1.3 billion in cash payments in GitHub dealMicrosoft Corp said in a filing late Thursday it had made $1.3 billion in cash payments in connection to its acquisition of coding hosting startup GitHub.Reuters - Technology09 Nov 2018

Exclusive: Softbank's Saudi-backed Vision Fund to raise $4 billion in debtSoftBank's Vision Fund is raising $4 billion in debt to help finance acquisitions and has hired Goldman Sachs and Mizuho to work on the deal, a presentation seen by Reuters said.Reuters - Technology09 Nov 2018

Israeli cybersecurity firm Coronet partners with DropboxCoronet said on Thursday it has entered into a partnership with Dropbox that is expected to bring the Israeli cybersecurity firm millions of new users for its data breach protection platform.Reuters - Technology08 Nov 2018

European investment firm buys digital exchange Bitstamp in all cash dealNXMH, a Belgium-based investment company, has acquired digital currency exchange Bitstamp in an all cash deal, the exchange's chief executive officer Nejc Kodrič said on Monday.Reuters - Technology29 Oct 2018

IBM to acquire software company Red Hat for $34 billionIBM Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire U.S. software company Red Hat Inc for $34 billion, including debt, as it seeks to diversify its technology hardware and consulting business into higher-margin products and services.Reuters - Technology29 Oct 2018

Check Point profit tops estimates, buys cloud security firmNetwork security provider Check Point Software Technologies reported quarterly net profit that beat expectations and acquired Israel's Dome9 to strengthen its cloud security position but its fourth quarter outlook sent shares falling.Reuters - Technology24 Oct 2018

Cloud software firm Twilio to buy SendGrid in $2 billion dealCloud technology company Twilio Inc said on Monday it would buy email technology firm SendGrid Inc in an all-stock deal valued at about $2 billion, combining two firms that handle communications between apps and their users.Reuters - Technology16 Oct 2018

Tencent Music delays $2 billion U.S. IPO due to weak markets: sourcesTencent Music Entertainment has delayed its planned U.S. initial public offering (IPO) until at least November as the owner of China's most popular music apps prefers to wait for global stock markets to stabilize, three sources said.Reuters - Technology12 Oct 2018

Exclusive: Microsoft's $7.5 billion GitHub deal set for EU approval - sourcesU.S. software giant Microsoft is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $7.5 billion purchase of privately held coding website GitHub, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday.Reuters - Technology09 Oct 2018

Exclusive: SoftBank deepening ties to ride-hailing firm Grab with $500 million funding - sourcesSoftBank Group Corp is closing in on a deal to invest about $500 million in Grab as part of roughly $1 billion that Southeast Asia's biggest ride-hailing firm is seeking in its latest funding, sources with knowledge of the matter said.Reuters - Technology05 Oct 2018

KKR, Tencent to invest $175 million for minority stake in Philippine fintech firmPrivate equity firm KKR & Co Inc and Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd are acquiring a minority stake in the financial technology arm of Philippines' PLDT Inc, the companies said on Thursday.Reuters - Technology04 Oct 2018

Darktrace hits $1.65 billion valuation after latest funding roundCyber-security firm Darktrace said on Wednesday it has raised $50 million in its latest funding round led by European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners LLP, valuing the company at $1.65 billion.Reuters - Technology26 Sep 2018

U.S. fintech startup Stripe valued at $20 billion in latest funding roundPayments startup Stripe said on Wednesday it has raised $245 million in funding, better positioning the company to expand to new markets globally and attract bigger customers.Reuters - Technology26 Sep 2018

Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut appUnited Arab Emirates-based ride-hailing app Careem said on Monday it has acquired Commut, the Hyderabad-based mass transportation app.Reuters - Technology24 Sep 2018

Data analytics firm Sisense raises $80 million, to accelerate hiringBusiness intelligence software provider Sisense said on Wednesday it raised $80 million, bringing the total amount invested in the Israeli company to about $200 million.Reuters - Technology12 Sep 2018

Financial software maker SS&C; to buy Intralinks in $1.5 billion dealFinancial software company SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would buy data-sharing platform Intralinks Holdings Inc in a deal valued at $1.5 billion, the latest effort by the company to expand beyond its core clientele of hedge funds and private equity firms.Reuters - Technology06 Sep 2018

China's Meituan Dianping sets HK IPO valuation at up to $55 billion: sourcesSINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - China's Meituan Dianping, an online food delivery-to-ticketing services platform, has set an indicative price range of HK$60 to HK$72 ($7.64-$9.17) per share for its initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, valuing itself at up to $55 billion, four people with direct knowledge of the matter said. [...]Reuters - Technology01 Sep 2018

Tencent loses $20 billion in value after China attacks myopia with gaming curbsTencent Holdings' market value slumped by around $20 billion on Friday after China intensified a crackdown on online gaming citing rising levels of myopia, heightening regulatory risks for companies in the world's biggest gaming market.Reuters - Technology31 Aug 2018

Cloud optimizer Spotinst raises $35 million in private fundingSpotinst, an U.S.-Israeli startup that helps businesses to manage their computer infrastructure across different cloud providers, said it raised $35 million in a private funding round led by Highland Capital, bringing total funds raised to date to $52 million.Reuters - Technology28 Aug 2018

VMware to acquire startup CloudHealth in push to grow cloud offeringsVMware Inc will acquire CloudHealth Technologies as part of the information technology company's continued push into cloud-based software services, the company announced on Monday.Reuters - Technology27 Aug 2018

Chinese bitcoin mining rig makers aim to raise billions in HK IPOs(Reuters) Three of the world's largest bitcoin mining equipment makers plan to raise billions of dollars with initial public offerings in Hong Kong, even as other companies report plunging demand for the chips needed to make bitcoin.Reuters - Technology27 Aug 2018

Four Toyota group firms to form JV for self-driving tech: NikkeiFour Toyota Motor Corp group firms will form a joint venture to combine their self-driving technologies to better compete with automotive component giants such as Bosch Group [ROBG.UL], the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday.Reuters - Technology24 Aug 2018


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