Adobe acquires Mettle’s SkyBox tools to expand its VR video portfolio

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Spread the loveTweet Adobe today announced that it has acquired all of Mettle‘s SkyBox technologies and plug-ins for building transitions, titles and effects in VR applications and 360-degree videos. Mettle…


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Verizon closes $4.5B acquisition of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer resigns [Memo]

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Spread the loveTweet It’s now official. After Yahoo shareholder approval last week, Verizon today announced that it has finally closed its acquisition of Yahoo, which it plans to combine with its…


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Softbank is buying robotics firms Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet

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Spread the loveTweet Here’s a surprise turn of events: Softbank — maker of the friendly Pepper robot and a major M&A player in the tech world — has just announced…


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Microsoft acquires Israeli security firm Hexadite, sources say for $100M

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Spread the loveTweet Yet more activity in the world of cybersecurity. Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Hexadite, an Israeli startup that uses AI to identify and protect against attacks.…


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Confirmed: Verizon will cut ~15% of AOL-Yahoo staff after merger closes

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Spread the loveTweet The proportion of jobs being made redundant across AOL and Yahoo is around 15 percent globally, we have confirmed with our sources. This shakes out to as…


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Cisco acquires conversational AI startup MindMeld for $125 million

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Spread the loveTweet This morning Cisco announced that it is buying MindMeld for $125 million. Founded in 2011, MindMeld helps businesses to build conversational interfaces with cloud-based services. MindMeld, originally called Expect Labs,…


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