ChannelNext 2014
Headlines for Financial/Acquisition
Minecraft to join Microsoft
Microsoft Corp. announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise.
VAR Dynamics Launches a Super Partner Channel Program

HP Acquires Eucalyptus to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption in the Enterprise

Autotask (PSA) Acquires CentraStage (RMM)
So you go into a restaurant and the waiter hands you a menu with 20 items.
Apple Announces Apple Pay
Transforming Mobile Payments with an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay
Aerohive Networks Delivers World First iBeacon and AltBeacon Enabled Enterprise Wi-Fi Access Points

Cisco and Red Hat Deliver Integrated Infrastructure for OpenStack
Companies Expand Relationship, Accelerate Collaboration Around OpenStack, Application Centric Infrastructure and Intercloud
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.