GitHub Acquiring npm Inc Shows The Importance Of JavaScript Ecosystem

GitHub has confirmed an agreement to procure npm Inc, the organisation which operates the npm repository relied upon by 12 million JavaScript developers. The operation of the npm team over the last ten years, with participation from hundreds of thousands…

Piramal Sells Off Its Healthcare Insights Firm DRG For $950 Million

Piramal Enterprises Limited today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of DRG to Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics, for $950 Million. Piramal Group, led by Ajay Piramal, is…

With Snap’s AI Factory Acquisition, Deepfake GIFs Will Go Mainstream

Continuing its acquisition spree, Snapchat’s parent company Snap has now bought AI Factory, a Ukrainian computer vision and AI-based startup that earlier collaborated with them to build Snapchat’s new Cameos animated selfie-based video feature. According to reports, it would cost…

Mirantis Acquires Docker: Is This The End Of An Era?

Developers around the world consider Docker to be the single best thing to have happened to software deployment in the last decade. This is not just because of what Docker did for eliminating “works on machine” building problems, but also…

Deep Dive: Why Are Non-Tech Companies Betting Big On AI Startups?

The artificial intelligence race is real as the world is already witnessing the sheer impact of artificial intelligence on the industry. Reports suggest that the global GDP will rise by 14% in 2030 and the major reason behind this is…

Why did VMware Spend $ 4.8 Bn On Pivotal and Carbon Black Acquisitions?

VMware recently announced its acquisition plans for cloud firm Pivotal and security vendor Carbon Black, two deals that will cost the company USD 4.8 billion. According to VMware, the company is going to spend $2.7 billion on Pivotal and about…

Ola Acqui-Hires Bengaluru-Based AI Startup Pickup.AI

Indian ride-hailing company Ola has acquired Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence startup Pickup.ai at an undisclosed amount. Founded by Inder Singh and Ritwik Saikia, Pickup.ai uses autonomous technologies like AI, computer vision and sensor fusion to provides seamless AI-powered solutions for businesses.…

It’s The End Of The Big Data Era, HPE Acquires A Struggling MapR

  This was one acquisition that we could all see coming. MapR’s fate was sealed right after the Cloudera and Hortonworks merger. Earlier in the year, the two big banner acquisitions of BI heavyweights Tableau and Looker made the writing…

Razorpay Acquires Fraud Analytics Startup Thirdwatch

  In an all-money deal, digital payments startup Razorpay has acquired Gurugram-based fraud analytics startup Thirdwatch. Razorpay did not reveal the exact details of the arrangement but rather said it is utilising the recently- raised funds to help finance the…

L&T Acquires Mindtree: What It Means For Their Respective Analytics Units

In a dramatic and not totally unexpected turn of events, construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) this week completed the hostile takeover of the Bengaluru-based IT company Mindtree. This move has been long and coming for many months, as Mindtree…

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