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)
In 2015, it was big news to the Startup and VC scene, when Microsoft announced it would acquire Wunderlist. Back then, 6Wunderkinder was one of the most promising StartUps in the German Capital. The social media bubble immediately started debating the future of the product and whether Microsoft would spoil it or even shut it down.
The recent past showed all fears held true when Microsoft announced the shutdown of Wunderlist in favour of a “To-Do” app, to the disappointment of it’s entire user base.
Now, another two years later, Christian Reber, CEO and Founder of 6 Wunderkinder, announced his plans to buy back the core application from Microsoft. VentureBeat has more
After Apple only recently announced to partner with Qualcom on 5G modems, Intel quickly decided to cease their efforts in that area. In that market situation, Apple likely landed a bargain on this deal.
Apple has entered into a deal to acquire a majority of Intel’s modem business, TechCrunch has learned. The deal, valued at around $1 billion, includes Intel IP, equipment, leases and employees, with Apple bringing over 2,200 new roles and bringing its portfolio up 17,000 wireless technology patents. “We’ve worked with Intel for many years and know this team shares Apple’s passion for designing technologies that deliver the world’s best experiences for our users,” Apple SVP Johny Srouji said in a release tied to the news. “Apple is excited to have so many excellent engineers join our growing cellular technologies group, and know they’ll thrive in Apple’s creative and dynamic environment.
Source: CloudBees Acquires Rollout
Salesforce buys Tableau for an amount of $15.7B, in not only its largest M&A deal to date, but probably one of the largest deals ever. After Google only acquired Looker earlier past week, it seems the race for Business Analytics is on.
SaaS giant Salesforce announced that it has signed an agreement with Seattle-based data visualization and analysis platform Tableau for $15.7 billion in stock. Both companies’ boards of directors approved the deal, which “is expected to be completed during Salesforce’s fiscal third quarter […]