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Synnex, Tech Data complete $7.2bn merger

The combined entity, now called TD Synnex, becomes the industry’s largest IT distributor, reaching over 100 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Aug 30, 2021

Optis Wireless Technology takes bite out of Apple

A US jury has awarded the company and several related firms $300 million in damages after a second patent trial against Apple.

Aug 2, 2021

Salesforce takes up the Slack

The company has closed its $27.7 billion acquisition of Slack.

Jun 28, 2021

International anti-trust watchdogs on guard

The big tech players are under scrutiny as separate investigations get under way by Britain’s competition watchdog, Germany's anti-trust watchdog and the European Union.

May 31, 2021

Amazon likes it shaken, not stirred is buying MGM, the US movie studio home to the James Bond franchise, for $8.45 billion.

May 3, 2021

Microsoft buys speech recognition, conversational AI tech firm

The company will acquire Nuance Communications, an artificial intelligence and speech technology company, for $19.7 billion.

Apr 6, 2021

Accenture dominates in spending spree

The company acquired Cirrus, fable+, GRA and REPL Group, and has agreed to buy Cygni and Pollux.

Mar 1, 2021

Arm wrestle on the table

The US, UK and EU will open probes into Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm.

Feb 1, 2021

Google gets fit

The Internet giant has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of wearable device maker Fitbit.

Jan 12, 2021

Did Facebook try to ‘buy or bury’ rivals?

The US Federal Trade Commission and nearly every US state have filed antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, accusing it of using a ‘buy or bury’ strategy to snap up rivals and keep smaller competitors at bay.

Dec 15, 2020

2020 in review

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the technology industry continued to thrive, with worldwide growth of 4% predicted for 2021.

Nov 30, 2020

China suspends Ant Group listing

Ant Group’s planned $37 billion initial public offering in China and Hong Kong was suspended with just days to go.

Paul Booth

Paul Booth is an independent commentator who looks for significance in what ICT vendors haven't said.