Headlines for Financial/Acquisition
Pandora Acquires Music Data Company Next Big Sound
Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. has agreed to acquire music analytics startup Next Big Sound, in another move by the growing streaming industry to harness data on songs and artists.
BlackBerry announces proposed common share purchase program

China to spend $182 billion to boost Internet by end of 2017
China will spend more than $182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth.
Sage and Salesforce Announce Global Strategic Partnership
Companies partner to bring cloud, social and mobile technology to the world’s small businesses
LG Teams with ADT on Automation, Security Product
South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics has announced that it will be getting into the building security sector by way of a partnership with ADT Corp., a security and automation solutions provider.
Ride-sharing company Lyft says billionaire investor Carl Icahn makes $100M investment

Gartner Says Healthcare Providers in India to Spend US $1.2 Billion on IT in 2015
Health care providers in India are expected to spend $1.2 billion US Dollars (USD) on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 7 percent over 2014, according to Gartner, Inc.
GoDaddy revenue rises 17.5 percent due to customer additions
Web-hosting company GoDaddy Inc posted a 17.5 percent rise in revenue in its first quarterly report as a public company, helped by customer additions and an increase in revenue per average user.
Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion
Verizon announced that it is buying AOL for $4.4 billion in what amounts to a major play by the telecom carrier to crack the online video and advertising markets.
Gartner Says India IT Infrastructure Spending On Pace to Reach $2.02 Billion in 2015
The IT infrastructure market includes server, storage and networking equipment.
COM DEV secures access to key technology with strategic investment in Anokiwave

Lexmark and Kofax announce HSR clearance for proposed transaction
Lexmark International, Inc. and Kofax Limited announced that the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has expired with respect to Lexmark's proposed acquisition of Kofax via merger.  
BlackBerry Completes WatchDox Acquisition
BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, announced that it has completed its acquisition of WatchDox, a data security company offering the most secure enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS) solutions on any device(1). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Lenovo Marks Decade of Success Since Acquisition of IBM PC Business
World’s #1 PC maker, sees continuous innovation, as it expands into smartphones and servers
IBM Closes Acquisition of Phytel

Gartner Says Prices of PCs to Rise by Up to 10 Percent in 2015
Through 2016, 30 Percent of PC Consumers Will Buy Down the Price Curve  
Samsung Elec tips higher second quarter profit on Galaxy S6 sales

Apple Expands Capital Return Program to $200 Billion

HAVELSAN to Acquire Quantum3D

IBM Extends Application Infrastructure and Middleware Leadership with 29.1 Percent Market Share
 IBM Cites Demand for Hybrid Cloud, Analytics, Mobile and SaaS As Fuel for its Leadership Position