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Alibaba’s Easyhome goes public via share sale
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Alibaba’s Easyhome goes public via share sale

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., said its fully-backed home improvement chain Easyhome will take its new retail arm public via a deal worth up to $5.65 billion. The investment in Easyhome is from a state-backed conglomerate, Wuhan Zhongshang Commercial Group Co Ltd. The conglomerate said in a statement that it would […]

Huawei unveils Tiangang, world’s first 5G chipset
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Huawei unveils Tiangang, world’s first 5G chipset

The world’s largest telecoms company, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd., has on Thursday introduced its first 5G base station chipset called Tiangang. Tiangang is world’s first core chip specifically designed for 5G base stations, Huawei TIANGANG. At a 5G launch event in Beijing that doubled up as a pre-briefing for the […]

Adobe acquires Allegorithmic
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Adobe acquires Allegorithmic

Adobe has today announced that it has acquired Allegorithmic, a maker of Substance, the industry standard for 3D textures and material creation in game and video post-production. By combining Allegorithmic’s Substance 3D design tools with Creative Cloud’s industry-leading imaging, video and motion graphics tools, Adobe will empower video game creators, […]

TomTom sells telematics unit for €910 million
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TomTom sells telematics unit for €910 million

Location technology specialist TomTom today announced the sale of its Telematics business to Bridgestone Europe NV/SA. Bridgestone Europe NV/SA is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation in EMEA, for a purchase price of €910 million, and proposes to return the majority of the proceeds to its shareholders. This transaction allows the […]

US advances trade secret theft investigations on Huawei
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US advances trade secret theft investigations on Huawei

Sources from CNN said that US federal prosecutors are reportedly working on a criminal investigation into Chinese telecom giant Huawei. According to CNN, Investigators are looking into whether the firm stole trade secrets from US business partners, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. The Journal reported that […]

Brief: Salesforce to acquire Clicksoftware for USD1 billion
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Brief: Salesforce to acquire Clicksoftware for USD1 billion

Salesforce is in preliminary talks to acquire Israeli workforce management software company Clicksoftware Technologies Ltd., according to Israel-based Calcalisttech. The deal discussed values Clicksoftware at around USD1.5 billion, sources said. If a deal goes ahead, it would be the second significant acquisition by Salesforce in Israel in less than a […]

Alibaba acquire Data Artisans for $103 million
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Alibaba acquire Data Artisans for $103 million

China’s China’s Alibaba Group Holding said it has acquired Data Artisans. According to the Data Artisans in a statement, the acquisition was for a total of $103 million. The transaction marks the first full takeover by a Chinese company on Berlin’s growing startup scene. In the last significant deal, Alibaba’s […]

Nigeria’s Dealdey finally shut down
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Nigeria’s Dealdey finally shut down

Nigeria’s one and only daily deals website, Dealdey has finally closed its operations. While the company did not provide information nor issue a formal statement as to why it closed down, there were obvious signs that its business model could no longer push withstand the market. It could be recalled […]

Naspers announced $540 million investment in BYJU’S
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Naspers announced $540 million investment in BYJU’S

Naspers said it led a combination primary and secondary US$540 million investment in BYJU’S, the creator of the most popular K-12 learning app in India. The group said a significant portion is also being contributed by the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). The investment will drive the BYJU’S team […]

Naspers invests $1 billion in Swiggy
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Naspers invests $1 billion in Swiggy

South Africa’s Naspers said that it has executed definitive agreements to lead a USD one billion Series H round in Swiggy, India’s largest food delivery platform with a US$660m investment. The company said in a statement that the round includes participation from several existing investors including DST Global, Meituan Dianping […]