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Software vendor IsoMetrix acquired to create partnership with NOSA

By Press Release 22 August 2019

The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with $223 billion of assets under management, has acquired a majority stake in IsoMetrix, the world’s leading Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) software vendor, through their... FULL STORY >

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Local Buyout of Antalis South Africa Creates 51% Black-Owned Paper Solutions Company

By Press Release 16 July 2018

Paper, packaging and graphic solutions provider Antalis South Africa has announced that the company will become South Africa’s leading black empowered company in its industry. FULL STORY >

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Facebook acquires WhatsApp for $19 billion

By Ryan Noik 20 February 2014

In arguably this year’s most eye-raising acquisition to date, Facebook has acquired popular messaging service WhatsApp for a cool $19 billion (R190 billion). FULL STORY >

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Google acquires Nest for whopping $3.2 billion

By Ryan Noik 14 January 2014

Tech titan Google has purchased internet-connected smoke detectors and thermostats maker Nest for a significant $3.2 billion (R32 billion). FULL STORY >

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Consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings to acquire BlackBerry

By Hanleigh Daniels 25 September 2013

BlackBerry enters into a preliminary, non-definitive agreement to be acquired for about $4.7 billion. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft acquires Nokia Devices and Services Business unit

By Hanleigh Daniels 3 September 2013

The Espoo-Redmond union comes full circle as Microsoft buys Nokia’s smartphone division including the Lumia brand. FULL STORY >

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BlackBerry ponders sale and other strategic alternatives

By Hanleigh Daniels 13 August 2013

BlackBerry is pondering its mobile futures, one of which is a possible sale of the company. FULL STORY >

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Yahoo acquires Tumblr

By Ryan Noik 20 May 2013

It's official - Yahoo! has acquired Tumblr for a hefty sum exceeding a billion dollars. The question is, what does it mean for both the behemoth and the six year old start-up? FULL STORY >

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Google reportedly looking to buy WhatsApp

By Hanleigh Daniels 9 April 2013

Google is reportedly ready to buy WhatsApp for a cool $1 billion. FULL STORY >

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Dropbox acquires Snapjoy

By Hanleigh Daniels 21 December 2012

Dropbox goes on an acquisition spree, snapping up Snapjoy right after buying Audiogalaxy. FULL STORY >

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Nokia introduces HERE location and mapping service

By Hanleigh Daniels 14 November 2012

Nokia announces its new location and mapping service, dubbed HERE, for new platforms such as iOS and Android. FULL STORY >

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Google acquires Nik Software

By Hanleigh Daniels 18 September 2012

Google acquires Nik Software who is responsible for the Instagram rival app Snapseed. FULL STORY >

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Google acquires net-based malware tool VirusTotal

By Hanleigh Daniels 12 September 2012

Google's latest acquisition is internet-based malware scanning company VirusTotal. FULL STORY >

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Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia

By Hanleigh Daniels 10 August 2012

Digia is acquiring Nokia's entire Qt operation and software technologies. FULL STORY >

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Beats Electronics realigns agreement with HTC

By Hanleigh Daniels 23 July 2012

Beats Electronics struck a new deal with HTC to regain majority ownership of the company. FULL STORY >

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