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    Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX is taking advantage of rampant instability in the crypto lending market to assert itself while propping up major institutions.The company's U.S.-based arm has a deal in place with troubled crypto lender BlockFi that gives...
    Reddit announced Friday that it's acquiring MeaningCloud, a natural language processing company, for an undisclosed amount. The MeaningCloud team has joined Reddit and will support machine learning projects across its product, safety and ads teams. T...
    Blizzard Entertainment is planning to acquire Proletariat, the developer behind Spellbreak, a battle-royale wizard shooter. The company revealed yesterday that the game is set to shut down early 2023, and today, VentureBeat reported that Blizzard is seeki...
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    An image from the “Adventure Photography Pro” workshop run by photographer Alex Strohl on Wildist. (Wildist Photo)CreativeLive, the Seattle-based company which teaches online classes in photography, video, design, music and more, is acquiring Wildist, ano...
    Edtech up-skilling platform Degreed has acquired Learn In, which creates talent resource hubs for employers to better spin up education services for their teams. While we’d nearly always cover a notable acquisition in a relevant tech sector, the extra int...
    Customer service as-a-service vendor Zendesk has announced it will allow itself to be acquired for $10.2 billion by a group of investors led by private equity firm HellmanFriedman, investment company Permira, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi...
    Zendesk this morning agreed to sell itself to an investor consortium for $10.2 billion in cash, or $77.50 per share. The deal comes months after the U.S. software company declined a $17 billion offer.The Zendesk saga of 2021 and 2022 has been complicated,...
    Zendesk has had a difficult time over the last several months. It has been hounded by activist investors, Jana Partners. It turned down a $17 billion acquisition in February believing it was worth more. Its investors turned down a deal to buy Survey Monke...
    Broadcom has made its first public comment in weeks about its plans for VMware, should the surprise $61 billion acquisition proceed as planned, and has prioritized retaining VMware's engineers to preserve the virtualization giant's innovation ca...
    Days after starting her first job in the male-dominated tech industry, a then 22-year-old Vin Murria was told she would never be successful because she was young, female and Asian.Fast forward four decades and Vinodka (or Vin) Murria’s career highlights i...
    Rendering of Seagen’s new planned manufacturing facility north of Seattle. (Seagen Image)Biopharma giant Merck is considering an acquisition of Seagen, the Seattle area’s biggest biotech company, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Friday.The...
    New Parks Associates research in the firm’s Smart Home Tracker found that smart home mainstays are strengthening their offerings by acquiring smaller companies with deep expertise.Resideo recently acquired fire and life-safety solutions manufacturer...
    In a judgment on Tuesday, an appeals tribunal in the United Kingdom largely upheld a previous ruling ordering Meta (parent company to Facebook) to unwind its acquisition of Giphy, as first reported by the Financial Times. The judgment comes more than six ...