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Tech industry aflutter as Elon Musk bags Twitter

The SA-born Elon Musk, who is the richest man in the world and CEO of Tesla, struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion.

Financial Apr 4, 2022

Proposed EU Digital Markets Act finalised

EU lawmakers finalise the structure of the Digital Markets Act, which threatens the power of the big tech firms.

Financial Feb 28, 2022

Nvidia abandons Arm acquisition

The company’s plan to acquire British chip designer Arm for $40 billion has been abandoned due to difficulty in getting regulatory approval.

Financial Jan 31, 2022

Snow forecast for Microsoft

The company is set to buy Call of Duty video game maker Activision Blizzard for $68 billion.

Financial Jan 10, 2022

Oracle to buy Cerner for $28.3bn

Cerner is a provider of digital information systems used within hospitals and health systems.

Financial Dec 13, 2021

Review of 2021: The ICT industry continues to surprise

The international market was dominated by the increasing involvement of the investment community in the ICT sector, with a feverish merger/acquisition scene.

Financial Nov 29, 2021

Advent International to buy McAfee for $14bn

A consortium led by US private equity firm Advent International will pay $14 billion for the cyber security firm established by tech entrepreneur John McAfee in 1987.

Financial Nov 2, 2021

Microsoft upsets the applecart

Apple lost the title of ‘the most valuable company in the world’ to Microsoft after its fourth quarter revenue failed to meet expectations.

Financial Oct 4, 2021

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.

Financial 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.

Financial Aug 2, 2021

Salesforce takes up the Slack

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

Financial 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.

Paul Booth

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