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Paul Booth

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


BusinessDec 4, 2023

Broadcom, VMware deal finalised

The company closed its $69 billion acquisition of VMware and has started the process of integrating the companies.

BusinessOct 30, 2023

Microsoft gets its game on

The company has purchased Call of Duty developer Activision Blizzard in the biggest deal in gaming history.

BusinessOct 2, 2023

Google in the dock

The internet giant is facing the Washington district court over charges of unlawfully monopolising the online search space.

BusinessSept 4, 2023

EU imposes new rules on content moderation, user privacy

The world's biggest tech companies face unprecedented legal scrutiny under the EU's sweeping Digital Services Act.

BusinessJul 31, 2023

Meta tries on Threads for size

Facebook parent company Meta has launched Threads, a standalone microblogging app that rivals Twitter.

BusinessJul 3, 2023

Diebold Nixdorf files for bankruptcy

The company says it has reached an agreement to reduce its overall debt by $2.1 billion.

BusinessMay 29, 2023

Meta hit by record €1.2bn fine

The company has been given five months to stop transferring users’ data to the US.

BusinessMay 2, 2023

Big buys dominate

Silver Lake’s offer to buy Software AG for €2.2 billion and Emerson Electric’s agreement to acquire National Instruments for $8.2 billion made headlines in April.

BusinessApr 3, 2023

Future more certain for Toshiba

Toshiba's board has accepted a $15.2 billion buyout offer from a group led by Japan Industrial Partners.

Avaya files for bankruptcy again

This is the second time the company has filed for bankruptcy in six years.

BusinessJan 30, 2023

Microsoft makes multibillion-dollar investment in OpenAI

This will see the software giant deepening ties with the start-up behind the chatbot sensation ChatGPT.

BusinessJan 9, 2023

Thoma Bravo continues to invest

The company bought Nearmap for $706 million and is set to buy Coupa Software for $8 billion.