Booth's Bites

Jack Ma steps down

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


Apple explores augmented reality

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

Aug 20, 2018

Accenture buys Mindtribe, Pillar

The company bought hardware engineering firm Mindtribe and smart embedded software company Pillar Technology.

Aug 13, 2018

Dun & Bradstreet goes private

CC Capital, Cannae Holdings and funds affiliated with Thomas H Lee Partners acquired the data and analytics company for $5.3 billion.

Aug 6, 2018

A week for shopping

ARM Holdings, Cisco, HP, Mimecast and Nutanix all made acquisitions during a busy week.

Jul 30, 2018

Qualcomm to scrap $44bn deal

Failure to secure approval of its purchase of NXP in China makes the deal one of the most prominent victims of spiralling US-China trade tension.

Jul 23, 2018

EU hits Google with record anti-trust fine

The $5.06 billion fine imposed by the European Union could loosen Google's grip on mobile phones, its biggest growth engine.

Jul 16, 2018

Broadcom spends $18.9bn on CA Technologies

In what has been described as the weirdest acquisition to date, analysts say the deal will muddle the chipmaker's strategic focus.

Jul 9, 2018

Dell back on track

The company will buy the tracking stock of VMware in a cash and stock deal, ending a months-long review of its business.

Jul 2, 2018

Apple, Samsung find closure

The companies settle a seven-year patent dispute over allegations that Samsung violated Apple patents.

Jun 25, 2018

Verscend buys Cotiviti

The portfolio company of private equity firm Veritas Capital bought Cotiviti Holdings for $4.9 billion.