Acquisitions

Intel to Buy Artificial Intelligence Firm Nervana Systems
Intel

Intel to Buy Artificial Intelligence Firm Nervana Systems

California-based Nervana will help develop Intel's artificial intelligence portfolio and enhance the deep learning performance of Intel Xeon and Intel Xeon Phi processors.
Verizon Eyes Automotive Technology Market, Could Spur Other Deals
Verizon

Verizon Eyes Automotive Technology Market, Could Spur Other Deals

Just last month, Verizon bought Yahoo for $4.8 billion, diving into digital media and advertising.
Wal-Mart to Buy Jet.com for About $3.3 Billion
Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart to Buy Jet.com for About $3.3 Billion

The deal would help Wal-Mart better compete with Amazon.com and other online retailers.
Salesforce to Buy Document-Editing Startup for Millions
Salesforce

Salesforce to Buy Document-Editing Startup for Millions

Document-editing startup Quip will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Salesforce once the deal closes.
SolarCity Accepts Tesla's $2.6 Billion Offer, Both Shares Fall
SolarCity

SolarCity Accepts Tesla's $2.6 Billion Offer, Both Shares Fall

Some analysts are skeptical that combining Tesla and SolarCity will yield a quick turnaround.
SolarCity Agrees to $2.6 Billion Buyout Offer From Tesla
Tesla

SolarCity Agrees to $2.6 Billion Buyout Offer From Tesla

The combined entity would sell solar panels, home battery storage systems and electric cars under a single brand.
Oracle to Buy NetSuite in $9.3 Billion Deal
oracle

Oracle to Buy NetSuite in $9.3 Billion Deal

Oracle has also acquired companies such as Textura and Opower to increase its competitiveness in the cloud market.
Verizon Buys Yahoo's Core Business for Nearly $5 Billion
Yahoo

Verizon Buys Yahoo's Core Business for Nearly $5 Billion

The purchase will boost Verizon's AOL internet business, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion, as it gains access to Yahoo's ad technology tools.
Unilever Spends Big for Men's Grooming Brand Dollar Shave Club
Unilever

Unilever Spends Big for Men's Grooming Brand Dollar Shave Club

Unilever is allegedly paying $1 billion in cash for the Venice, California-based company.
SoftBank Founder Challenges Investors to 'Feel the Force' of His $32 Billion ARM Gamble
Softbank

SoftBank Founder Challenges Investors to 'Feel the Force' of His $32 Billion ARM Gamble

SoftBank Corp. founder Masayoshi Son has divided investors and analysts with his latest "crazy idea."
Activia Maker to Acquire U.S. Organic Foods Group Whitewave in $12.5 Billion Deal
Acquisitions

Activia Maker to Acquire U.S. Organic Foods Group Whitewave in $12.5 Billion Deal

The purchase will help the French company to pursue affluent consumers by adding WhiteWave's popular health food offerings such as Silk almond milk, Earthbound Farm Organic salad and Horizon organic milk to its product range.
Hershey Rejects $23 Billion Mondelez Takeover Offer
Acquisitions

Hershey Rejects $23 Billion Mondelez Takeover Offer

The snub underscores the challenges Mondelez Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld faces in wooing Hershey's controlling shareholder, the Hershey Trust, a $12 billion charity created by the eponymous company's founder a century ago.
Apple Reportedly in Talks to Buy Jay Z's Tidal
Apple

Apple Reportedly in Talks to Buy Jay Z's Tidal

The talks are said to be 'exploratory.'
Google's New Acquisition Makes it More Likely Fiber Service Will Come Your Way
Google

Google's New Acquisition Makes it More Likely Fiber Service Will Come Your Way

Webpass has deployed its 'superfast' connections in five US markets.