Dropbox has quietly acquired CloudOn, a provider of a mobile app that lets users create and edit Microsoft Office documents, for an undisclosed sum.
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, a vendor of programming language R, a widely used language for statistical computing and data visualisation.
Amazon confirmed that it has agreed to purchase Annapurna Labs, an Israeli firm specialising in microprocessors for server systems.
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.
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 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, 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 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.
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 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.