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Oracle Buys NetSuite

Verizon to acquire Yahoo operating business
Transaction will create a new rival in mobile media technology reaching over 1B users with an unrivaled roster of the world’s most beloved brands
Ryussi Technologies and Microsoft announce new partnership in business and technology solutions
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Ryussi Technologies Private Ltd. announced a new partnership in business and technology solutions covering Microsoft’s File Access Server Protocols for the enterprise data storage market.
CSC and IBM Expand Strategic Alliance with Collaboration Utilizing IBM Cloud for z to Enable Clients Move to Cloud
Agreement Supports Clients’ Adoption of Hybrid Cloud Environment Including Mainframe Infrastructure, Software, Storage, Monitoring and Disaster Recovery Capabilities in a Consumption-based Model
SoftBank snaps up mobile chip leader ARM for a whopping $32 billion

Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing
Strategic alliance provides robust cloud offering to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world
IBM Cloud Ranked Second in Worldwide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
IBM announced today that International Data Corporation (IDC) has identified the IBM Cloud as the second leading global IaaS provider according to its Worldwide Semi-Annual Public Cloud Services Tracker, 2H 2015.
GE and Microsoft partner to bring Predix to Azure
GE and Microsoft announced a partnership that will make GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet available on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses.
Thinklogical Signs Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) With NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA)

Avature partners with LinkedIn to Enhance the Recruiting Experience for Candidates, Recruiters & Hiring Managers

BT and Oracle Collaborate to Make It Easier for Global Organizations to Move to the Cloud
BT becomes the first global network services provider to offer direct access to the Oracle Cloud
Xfive.co Acquires Bay Area Firm Webvanta

IBM and Cisco Tap the Power of IBM Watson and Cisco Spark to Transform the Way People Work
IBM and Cisco announced they will partner to combine the market-leading strengths of each company to transform how knowledge-workers collaborate and work.
BLACKBERRY AND EMTEK FORGE PARTNERSHIP TO ACCELERATE AND ADVANCE BBM CONSUMER BUSINESS GLOBALLY

Britain votes to leaves the European Union...David Cameron resigns! Pound and stock market falling!
What does it mean for the IT Channel and industry in Europe? 
IBM Closes Acquisition of EZSource
IBM announced it has completed the acquisition of EZ Legacy Ltd. (EZSource), an application discovery and understanding company that helps developers understand and visualize software to more easily modify mainframe applications.
Google Fiber agrees to acquire Webpass

Samsung to Acquire Joyent, a Leading Public and Private Cloud Provider
With Joyent’s superior cloud technology, Samsung will now have access to its own cloud platform capable of supporting its growing lineup of mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based software and services.
Cision Finalizes PR Newswire Acquisition

Microsoft and LinkedIn Just announced they have entered into a definitive agreement
Microsoft and LinkedIn Just 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.
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