It may have been the height of summer but the tech news came thick and fast last week, ranging from major acquisitions to network outages.
The biggest news was perhaps the sale of ARM to Japanese firm SoftBank for £24.3bn, in what marks the end of the British firm's position as perhaps the sole UK tech giant left in the market.
The UK government presented it as great news, demonstrating that the UK remains a key investment opportunity for foreign firms, but others warned that it marks the decline of the UK as a tech powerhouse.
Elsewhere, BT had to deal with two days of network outages that left customers across the country without access to the web. Needless to say, they were not happy.
Finally, Waitrose revealed that it is going through a major storage overhaul to make better use of the huge amounts of data that the company gathers. The benefits already being seen, such being able to analyse data more quickly and reducing the size of its data centre estate.
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