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First Data agrees to acquire BluePay for USD760 million
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First Data agrees to acquire BluePay for USD760 million

First Data Corporation said that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement for First Data to acquire BluePay Holdings, from current owners, including TA Associates and BluePay management, for USD760 million in cash, subject to adjustments. The transaction is expected to be modestly accretive in the first full […]

Boeing invests undisclosed amounts in Near Earth Autonomy
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Boeing invests undisclosed amounts in Near Earth Autonomy

America’s Boeing has announced an investment in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based company focused on developing a portfolio of technologies that enable safe and reliable autonomous flight. In addition to the investment, Boeing and Near Earth Autonomy also announced a partnership to explore future products and applications for emerging markets […]

Beware! hackers are invading WiFi with Krack attacks
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Beware! hackers are invading WiFi with Krack attacks

As we write this article, your WiFi might be vulnerable to Key Reinstallation Attacks, Krack. Norton, a web security company announced to its customers that krack is likely impacting anyone who uses Wi-Fi. All Wi-Fi connection points and devices could be vulnerable—your local coffee shop, home, or workplace connection. KRACK […]

Penny Baldwin to head marketing at Qualcomm
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Penny Baldwin to head marketing at Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated said that Penny Baldwin has joined the Company as senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO), reporting directly to Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. Baldwin brings more than 35 years of marketing and branding expertise, with experience across the full spectrum of marketing disciplines […]

America’s Airbnb books over 1.2 million guests in Africa
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America’s Airbnb books over 1.2 million guests in Africa

Airbnb said it registered 1.2 million guest arrivals in Africa last year driven by the plugged-in millennial generation, Reuters reports. The U.S. short-term rental service provides travel accommodation which affords individual owners of apartments or homes to let out to visiting guests. Presenting the latest figures at the Johannesburg City […]

Facebook acquires teens app tbh for an undisclosed fee
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Facebook acquires teens app tbh for an undisclosed fee

Facebook confirmed that it has acquired tbh (To be honest), a teen-focused messaging app that lets users create anonymous polls, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition was confirmed by tbh in a blog post stating that it hopes to purse its mission further. Today we’re announcing that we’re joining Facebook […]