DH Kass

DH
Kass
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The VAR Guy
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Avago Buys Broadcom for $37 Billion in Record Chip Merger
Avago will acquire rival Broadcom for $37 billion in one of the largest technology mega-mergers on record.
IBM Allows Workers to Choose Between Macs or PCs, Plans for 50K MacBooks in 2015
IBM is allowing workers needing a new or updated workstation to choose a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or a PC, according to an internal company memo.
Avaya Buys Esna For Collaboration and Communications Technology
Avaya said it has bought Esna Technologies, a Canadian provider of cloud-based unified communications, for an undisclosed sum.
SCOTUS Rebuffs Cisco in Wireless Patent Infringement Case
The U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a June, 2013 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that favored networking giant Cisco’s appeal of a $74.1 million award to Commil USA.
Fortinet’s $44 Million Lands Meru for Wi-Fi Networking Management
Fortinet offered $44 million for Meru to broaden its portfolio and gain an avenue into the $5 billion global enterprise wireless market.
Dell, Intel Invest $45 Million in DocuSign, Latest Funding Round Grows to $278 Million
Dell Ventures and Intel Capital together have invested $45 million in DocuSign only two weeks after an earlier Series F $233 million funding round pushed the company’s valuation to some $3 billion.
IRS: (Russian?) Hackers Steal 100,000 Tax Records
Cyber crooks pilfered the tax records of some 100,000 people to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said.
Report: Salesforce Spurned Microsoft’s $55 Billion Takeover Bid 1
Microsoft reportedly offered $55 billion for rival Salesforce but its founder and chief executive Marc Benioff spurned the bid in seeking $70 billion for the CRM cloud services provider.
Microsoft Cortana on iPhones, Android with New Windows 10 Phone Companion App 1
Microsoft will deliver its Cortana personal assistant to Android-based smartphones in June and to Apple’s iOS iPhones later this year.
Apple Moves Designer Whiz Jony Ive Into C-Suite
Apple promoted Jony Ive, its longtime design senior vice president, to Chief Design Officer, a newly-created position that delivers the iconic executive to the vendor’s C-suite.
Google I/O: Guarantees on Android M Updates to Nexus Device Owners
Google is widely expected to show off its next generation Android M (or Android 6.0) operating system at this week’s I/O developers conference.
HP: Split Will Cost Billions, Q2 Revenue, Earnings Fall
HP added another $400 million to $450 million in “dis-synergy” costs to its corporate split of PC/printers and enterprise businesses as the vendor's Q2 sales and earnings results declined from last year.
Samsung ‘Flow’ App Amps Device Sharing to Next Level
Samsung officially has released its Flow tool that allows users of some of its products to toggle tasks back and forth between devices.
BlackBerry in New Round of Layoffs for Device Business
BlackBerry confirmed it plans to layoff an undetermined number of workers in its device business that will hit staffers in smartphone software development and apps.
Report: “Twoogle” Merger Rumor Makes the Rounds at Engage 2015
Might Google consider buying Twitter in a mega “Twoogle” merger?
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