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Microsoft buys Revolution Analytics to bolster data modelling, visualisation

Microsoft is keen to bolster its open source cred and big data capabilities

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, a vendor of programming language R, a widely used language for statistical computing and data visualisation.

Amazon confirms Israeli chip startup acquisition

Amazon has acquried Annapurna Labs, an Israeli networking chip maker

Amazon confirmed that it has agreed to purchase Annapurna Labs, an Israeli firm specialising in microprocessors for server systems.

Dropbox buys up CloudOn to strengthen MS Office capabilities

Dropbox has acquired CloudOn the same week its competitor Box plans to go public

Dropbox has quietly acquired CloudOn, a provider of a mobile app that lets users create and edit Microsoft Office documents, for an undisclosed sum.

Equinix buys Nimbo to strengthen cloud migration services

Equinix has acquired Nimbo, a professional services firm that specialises in helping enterprises move to the cloud

Datacentre incumbent Equinix has acquired Nimbo, an IT professional services firm, in a bid to help the firm bolster its ability to support datacentre migrations, network optimisation and hybrid cloud architectures.

Teradata buys Appoxee to strengthen mobile marketing capabilities

Teradata has acquired Appoxee to strengthen its mobile marketing capabilities

Big data analytics specialist Teradata has acquired Appoxee, a Tel Aviv-based mobile marketing and engagement SaaS provider. Teradata said the move will allow it to offer more mobile-focused digital marketing services as part of its marketing cloud portfolio.

Orange in talks to take full ownership of Cloudwatt

Orange has confirmed it is in talks to buy out Cloudwatt; it already owns nearly half the company

Orange is in advanced talks to buy out Cloudwatt, a French infrastructure as a service provider co-owned by Orange, Thales, and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, according to multiple reports. The move could signal defeat of the French government’s attempt to build sustainable local rivals to US-based cloud providers.

Oneserve secures investment to bolster cloud-based FSM with analytics

The latest round of investment brings the total secured by the firm to £15m

Oneserve, a software company spun-out from UK social housing service provider Connaught, announced it has secured new investment from Le Mans champion and entrepreneur Simon Dolan.

Facebook to optimise mobile CDN with QuickFire purchase

Facebook is targeting mobile video with the QuickFire acquisition

Facebook has moved to acquire video optimisation specialist, QuickFire Networks, in a bid to upgrade its mobile video hosting capabilities. The San Diego-based startup utilises bandwidth compression technology to reduce the amount of capacity required to host video online.

Telstra confirms discussions to acquire datacentre and networking specialist Pacnet

Telstra is in talks to acquire Pacnet

Australia’s former state-owned telco, Telstra, has confirmed discussions are underway over a potential acquisition of datacentre and undersea cable operator Pacnet. At this stage, the cost of any possible transaction has not been announced.

Microsoft buys HockeyApp to bolster mobile app monitoring

Microsoft wants to expand its support for non-Windows mobile devices

Microsoft has acquired HockeyApp, a provider of mobile app crash analytics and app distribution services. The company said it plans to integrate HockeyApp’s technology into its Application Insights offering in a bid to expand support for iOS and Android devices.