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Microsoft buys Israeli startup Aorato to boost cloud security

Aorato will bring its behaviour-monitoring firewall into the company's cloud business

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Samsung boosts SSD caching technology with Proximal Data buy

US firm makes server side caching software for virtual machines

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Zebra Technologies closes $3.45bn deal for Motorola Solutions enterprise unit

Zebra will use the purchase to scale its business while Motorola Solutions reworks its corporate focus

Google picks up two Oxford University startups for AI talent

Google boosts ranks of experts as it focuses on image recognition and natural language understanding

BAE Systems pays £144.4m for cloud security firm SilverSky

Firm looks to boost product portfolio with cloud-centric security vendor

Apple reveals 20 acquisitions during 2014

Beats deal was a marquee signing but smaller deals slip through the net's prying eyes

HP resumes shares buyback after EMC merger talks collapse

Will push cash flow back towards shareholders

Facebook closes WhatsApp deal as price rises to $22bn

Jan Koum signals end of the merger process by stepping up to Facebook's board

Facebook gains EC approval for $19bn WhatsApp buy

Social network will not hold a monopoly over Europe's mobile messaging market, rules EU

Interoute expands data centre footprint with Vtesse buy

Company to access 55 data centres across 7,000km of cable

Tibco sells itself for $4.3bn to private equity firm

Vista Equity Partners snaps up business software and analytics firm

Lenovo acquisition of IBM server business to close on 1 October

$2.1bn deal will see IBM's server business transition to Lenovo over the next few months in EMEA

Huawei acquires Neul for Internet of Things expertise

China-based firm picks up UK specialist for its wireless technology used to connect devices

Cisco buys Metacloud for Intercloud, OpenStack boost

Network giant snaps up company to flesh out cloud tools

HP snaps up cloud rival Eucalyptus to drive hybrid cloud adoption

HP buys up cloud firm with AWS compatibility, puts its CEO in charge of its own cloud business

Blackberry snaps up Movirtu for dual-SIM billing to boost BYOD appeal

Virtual SIM platform will be used to compliment Balance and other Blackberry enterprise platforms

AVG pays $220m for Location Labs to boost mobile security

Dutch firm snaps up US up-and-coming security player, and secures $300m loan

Oracle/Micros Systems $5.3bn deal gets EC green light

Retail and hospitality firm could soon join the Oracle fold

Amazon buys Twitch for $970m, crushing Google purchase rumours

The online retail giant moves into the gaming sector by expanding its video-streaming services

IBM and Lenovo server deal gets the green light from US authorities

US government clears deal despite security concerns

IBM lured by Lighthouse Security for cloud data security boost

Big Blue picks up second identity-management vendor in as many weeks

Google guzzles up social and video mobile startups

Undisclosed deals hint at moves to boost Android’s advertising and messaging capacity

Apple completes $3bn deal for Beats Music

Apple welcomes Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre into the fold

MakerBot expands 3D printer operations with European presence

US 3D printer firm acquires German reseller to form MakerBot Europe

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