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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…

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,…