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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft and LinkedIn Corporation announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence.

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British fintech company Bango signs deal with Microsoft

Bango, a British mobile payments company signed a deal with Microsoft in order to deliver carrier-billed payments across Windows 10 devices. With this deal, the Windows Store customers will get charged for apps and digital content via their phone bills! It must be stated that Bango Payment Platform powers more app store carrier billing deployments than […]

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Microsoft acquired analytics startup Metanautix

Microsoft has acquired Metanautix, a Palo Alto startup that specializes in helping large enterprises filter through their huge amounts of in-house data! Metanautix, which was co-founded in 2012 by Theo Vassilakis and Toli Lerios and launched in September last year after raising funding of $7 million and after two years in development, sells its technology to enterprises, […]

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€1.5M in seed funding for the Dutch startup Deskbookers

Deskbookers, a Dutch work and meeting place booking platform, managed to achieve a €1.5 million in seed funding from Germany’s Point Nine Capital and a number of well-known angel investors. Deskbookers platform allows workers and freelancers to search for and book locations in real time to work at or hold meetings, at an hourly rate. […]

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Microsoft acquired cyber security startup Secure Islands

Microsoft acquired recently the Israel-based security company Secure Islands for an amount believed to be around $150 million. The world leading software company is planning to integrate Secure Island’s technology at its Azure Rights Management Service. It must be noted that this is Microsoft’s fifth Israeli acquisition of 2015, and two of these prior acquisitions […]

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