With the acquisition of Asavie, Akamai strengthens it’s mobile, IoT, and security products and services. The company’s portfolio will merge into Akamai’s Security and Personalization Services product lines. The volume of the deal was not disclosed.
Snyk, vendor of open source security software, announced their intent to acquire DeepCode, a Zurich based startup that build AI based security solutions for developers.
We are excited to integrate DeepCode’s technology to our developer-first vision and the Snyk Cloud Native Application Security platform.From the announcement
After nVidia announced their intent to acquire ARM for $40B the other day, ARMs cofounder Hermann Hauser cofounder, today published an open letter to the british prime minister. The letter brings attention to economic implications the deal will bring and appeals to prevent those. To save ARM: https://savearm.co.uk/
Critical voices have expressed their concern over the market share nvidia would build only after the announcement.
nVidia has a blog post over the proceeding. Of course, not only for the sheer size of the deal at $40B, not only techcrunch but also The Verge report on how Nvidia is acquiring Arm for $40 billion. The impact and consequence of the deal is suspected to be huge. ARM’s market share in mobile computing has been tremendous. Through their licensing modes, many mobile phones can remain affordable with decent CPUs and GPUs. With nVidia in the game, a huge single vendor emerges for the market, that some random sources expressed concern over market dominance.
The article mentions the benefit for developers and the ecosystem. I’d rather be curious to understand the drivers that led to the M&A decision on the buying side.
Intel acquires Habana Labs: Intel put a heavy bet on Artificial Intelligence today. In a press-release, the company announced the acquisition of Habana Labs, a company founded and based in Caesarea, Israel. The deal was worth “approximately $2 billion”.
To push its artificial intelligence strategy, Santa Clara-based Intel has acquired Israel’s Habana Labs for “approximately $2 billion dollars.”
Apple has bought a tech startup that improves mobile photo quality, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
Kong, a vendor of cloud native Microservice and API Gateway Software and Services, acquires Insomnia. Goal of the acquisition is offer new api testing capabilities, that Kong plans to turn into an end to end API lifecycle management product.
INTL offers solutions for importing. Numbers of the deal were not disclosed.
Github acquired Semmle, a service to scan code for vulnerabilities with a semantic code analysis engine. According to The Next Web, no financial details have been disclosed.
Github Blog”Welcoming Semmle to Github“
The acquisition happened only one day after Github became a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA)