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Microsoft acquires gaming start-up PlayFab for an undisclosed amount

Microsoft will integrate PlayFab’s services into Azure platform to help developers build better games. Latest News Tech on Firstpost

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SAP acquires US sales software firm Callidus for $2.4 billion as it looks to boost cloud platform revenue

McDermott said SuccessFactors, the human resources application acquired by SAP for $ 3.4 billion in 2011, would be fully migrated to the cloud this year. Latest News Tech on Firstpost

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Apple acquires developer tool startup Buddybuild

Apple has acquired Canadian startup Buddybuild, according to a blog post on the company’s website. The firm has developed a “continuous integration, continuous deployment, and user feedback platform for development teams,” and they will be joining the Xcode team at … Continue reading

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This week’s top stories: The iMac Pro is here, Apple acquires Shazam, and more

In this week’s top stories: The insanely powerful iMac Pro is officially here, Apple acquires Shazam, hope for jailbreak fans, a tip for speeding up older iPhones, how Apple Watch saved a man’s life, and more. Read on for all of … Continue reading

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Google acquires HTC ‘Pixel Team’ for $1.1 billion

Google and HTC announce a new agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of which have worked on the development of Pixel smartphones – will join Google (This is a preview – click here to read the entire entry.) … Continue reading

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Facebook acquires US-based startup to Source3 to help filter out pirated content

In its battle against pirated content, Facebook has acquired a US-based startup Source3 to help it weed out pirated videos and other content that users share without permission. The startup builds technology to detect intellectual property that has been shared … Continue reading

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Apple acquires German eye-tracking firm SensoMotoric Instruments

Apple may have quietly acquired SensoMotoric Instruments, a German company which can track people’s eye movements. MacRumors was first to report yesterday that SensoMotoric has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Apple’s shell company, called Vineyard Capital. The company holds … Continue reading

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Spotify acquires music AI startup Niland as it looks to improve music discovery

Spotify this week has acquired a music artificial intelligence startup called Niland as it looks to improve its music recommendation backend. Spotify announced the acquisition on its website, saying that AI can be instrumental in improving music search and recommendations. … Continue reading

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Apple Acquires ‘Dark Data’ Machine Learning Company Lattice Data

Apple recently paid around $200 million to acquire Lattice Data, a firm that aims to turn unstructured “dark data” such as text and images into structured data that can then be handled with traditional data analysis tools. News of the … Continue reading

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Apple acquires ‘dark data’ machine learning & AI company Lattice Data for $200M

According to a report today out of TechCrunch, Apple has acquired Lattice Data, a company that specializes in artificial intelligence where it relates to so-called “dark data.” The report explains that the deal was closed a few weeks ago, with … Continue reading

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