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Executives Meet Average of Six Candidates Before Filling a Creative Job

Nokia Networks completes acquisition of SAC Wireless
Acquisition expected to boost company's network implementation services business and grow market share in the U.S.
John F. Akers, the Sixth IBM CEO, Passes Away

Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board as he occupies time with Clippers, teaching

BlackBerry Appoints Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu President of BlackBerry Technology Solutions Business Unit

Samsung Extends Olympic Games Partnership Through 2020
Samsung signs an agreement with the IOC in the “Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment” to expand their product category and strengthen its commitment to the Olympic Movement ​  
Cisco Axes 6,000 Employees in Restructuring Plan
Faced with declining profits, Cisco is laying off up to 6,000 employees in the months ahead.
Avago Agrees to sell LSI Axxia Networking Business and Related Assets to Intel for $650 Million

Destiny Media Technologies Names Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Clipstream Business

IBM Acquires Cloud Security Services Provider Lighthouse Security Group

BSM Technologies Inc. Reports 46% Recurring Revenue Growth in its Third Quarter

Tango secondary financing values company at around $1.5 billion
Tango, the mobile messaging company, is arranging a financing transaction that would value its business at around $1.5 billion, roughly one-third more than the valuation it received just five months ago, according to three people familiar with the situation.
Microsoft hires Peggy Johnson to head global business development
Senior executive with deep engineering and marketing experience to focus on commercializing new business opportunities and partnerships.
Gartner Says Indian Banking & Securities Firms To Spend 470 Billion Rupees on IT In 2014
This forecast includes spending by financial institutions on internal IT (largely personnel), hardware, software, external IT services and telecommunications.
Small Business pledges job creation, increased investment and a reduction in prices from reduced credit card fees

BlackBerry Reinforces Mobile Security Leadership with Acquisition of Secusmart
BlackBerry Limited, a world leader in mobile communications, has entered into an agreement to acquire Secusmart GmbH, a leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organizations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers in Germany and internationally.
Microsoft and Akamai join forces in first cybersecurity-focused accelerator in Israel
The partnership strengthens the existing collaboration between Microsoft and Jerusalem Ventures Partners.
HP and Hortonworks Extend Strategic Partnership to Deliver Big Data Solutions for the Enterprise
HP makes equity investment, commits R&D resources to accelerate adoption of Enterprise Apache Hadoop with the Hortonworks Data Platform; HP’s Martin Fink to join Hortonworks board of directors
Sprint Teams with Google to Offer Google Apps for Business
Sprint’s mobility expertise paired with high-touch service and support delivers comprehensive, customer-friendly cloud-based solution
Facebook shares hit record high as market likes earnings

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