Booth's Bites

CommScope spends $7.4bn

The company acquired Arris International, a telecoms equipment maker, for $7.4 billion.


IBM splashes out on Red Hat

The company acquired Red Hat, an open source software and services company, for $34 billion.


Microsoft regains its spot

Microsoft overtakes Amazon as the second most valuable company in the US, after Apple.

Oct 22, 2018

Harris, L3 Technologies join forces

The companies agree to an all-stock merger of equals, creating the US's sixth largest defence contractor.

Oct 15, 2018

Alphabet's Google gets schooled

Google revealed private profile data of at least 500 000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers.

Oct 8, 2018

Tencent Holdings goes under the knife

In its first restructuring in six years, the company will consolidate three content business units and create a new group for cloud and smart industries.

Oct 1, 2018

Facebook hit again

About 50 million Facebook accounts may have been affected by a new security breach.

Sep 25, 2018

Sky's the limit for Comcast

Comcast topped 21st Century Fox in a weekend auction for Sky, winning the British broadcaster with a $38.8 billion bid.

Sep 17, 2018

Renesas buys Integrated Device Tech for $6.7bn

This is the company's second major acquisition as it deepens its push into semiconductors for self-driving cars.

Sep 10, 2018

Jack Ma steps down

Alibaba's co-founder and executive chairman intends to pursue philanthropic endeavours in education.

Sep 3, 2018

Apple explores augmented reality

The company buys Akonia Holographics, a six-year-old maker of displays for augmented reality glasses.