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Google Head of Artificial Intelligence To Take Over Search
As Amit Singhal prepares to leave his position as senior vice president of search at Google, a new chief -- John Giannandrea, who currently leads the company's machine learning efforts -- is getting ready to take over.
Microsoft Selects TechBlocks as a key Go-to-Market Partner for their Internet of Things (IoT) Initiatives

Cisco quarterly report to offer gauge of technology demand

Kngston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology announced it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation Corp.

Symantec Announces $500 Million Strategic Investment by Silver Lake, Symantecís Total Capital Return Program Increased to $5.5 Billion

Bell teams up with IBM to bring new hybrid cloud capabilities to Canadian market
Easy access to IBM Cloud services over Bell's secure and reliable private broadband network
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc.
Acquisition Will Bring Together Connectivity, Security, Automation and Real-Time Insights for a Complete IoT Service Solution
Gartner Says Worldwide Business Intelligence and Analytics Market to Reach $16.9 Billion in 2016
Global revenue in the business intelligence and analytics market is forecast to reach $16.9 billion in 2016, an increase of 5.2 percent from 2015, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc.
IBM Signs Agreement to Acquire Aperto to Meet Growing Client Need for Digital Transformation
First digital marketing agency acquisition in Europe to tap experience design talent;
Alphabet passes Apple to become most valuable traded U.S. company

RBC welcomes Toronto-area technology mavens, entrepreneurs, and startups for monthly TechToronto meetups
RBC partners with to strengthen and grow the technology community in GTA
IBM Cloud Aids Shop Directís Path to Becoming World Class Digital Retailer
 Shop Direct Taps IBM Cloud to enable £50m Financial Services ‘Personalisation Programme’ to Accelerate Digital Transformation
Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results
iPhone, Apple Watch, Services & Apple TV Drive All-time Record Revenue
Enterprises With a Systematic Digital Strategy are More Likely to Invest 10-15% of Revenues in Digital Initiatives: Infosys Study

Microsoft and Olio Devices announce patent licensing agreement

Gartner Says Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market Is Forecast to Reach $204 Billion in 2016
The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 16.5 percent in 2016 to total $204 billion, up from $175 billion in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. 
ACCEO Solutions Acquires Groupe Techna Inc.
The company expands its selection of solutions used by the municipal, public, and parapublic sectors
Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending is Forecast to Grow 0.6 Percent in 2016
Analysts to Discuss Latest IT Spending Outlook During Gartner Webinar on January 19
The Rich Get Richer: Michael Dell To Reap Billions
Michael Dell could clear up to $4.2 billion if the government buys back airwaves his investment group snapped up by acquiring a slew of local TV stations over the past few years.
StorageCraft gets a $187,000,000 Investment
TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm announced it has signed a definitive agreement to invest $187,000,000 in StorageCraft Technology Corporation to support the growth of the company.