The business side of tech. The industry’s latest developments, legal face-offs, acquisitions, and technology trends.

Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn cleared in Europe, mostly

Microsoft announced in June that it would be purchasing professional social network LinkedIn in a cash deal worth $26.2 billion. The purchase will further cement Microsoft into the world of social media after previous deals with Facebook and the acquisition of Yammer…

Google set to reach 100% renewable energy by 2017

Internet giant Google has set a lofty energy goal: 100% renewable energy for its entire global operations by 2017. In a blog post detailing the effort, Google stated they plan to buy enough wind and solar electricity annually to account for every…

Opinion: This AI boom will also bust

Imagine an innovation in pipes. If this innovation were general, something that made all kinds of pipes cheaper to build and maintain, the total benefits could be large, perhaps even comparable to the total amount we spend on pipes today...

Twitter acquihires itself a new VP of Product

Twitter recently announced the acquisition of Yes Inc., a small startup from the Bay Area led by Keith Coleman who will now serve as Twitter’s VP of Product. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Amazon may be working on video conferencing services for business

Amazon quietly acquired a San Francisco-based startup called Biba Systems last year, and according to TechCruch, it plans to use the technology and team behind it to launch a video conferencing product to complement its existing own-brand, cloud-based services for…

Oracle expands its cloud ambitions with Dyn acquisition

It’s been one month to the day since popular DNS service provider Dyn hit the headlines following a DDoS attack that disrupted a number of its clients, including Reddit, Twitter, and Spotify. But the incident obviously didn't put off Oracle,…
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