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iZettle buys IntelligentPOS to expand from mobile payments to commerce solutions

techcrunch.com — While Square continues to take small steps into Europe, a would-be homegrown rival has made its first acquisition to expand from mobile payments into a wider set of commerce solutions.

iZettle buys IntelligentPOS to expand from mobile payments to commerce solutions

technewsi.altervista.org — While Square continues to take small steps into Europe, a would-be homegrown rival has made its first acquisition to expand from mobile payments into a wider set of commerce solutions. iZettle - the Swedish mobile payments startup backed by...

Softbank has completed its £24B cash acquisition of ARM Holdings

technewsi.altervista.org — One of the biggest tech deals this year - and the biggest ever in the UK - has now closed. Today, Softbank announced that it has completed its acquisition of ARM Holdings, the semiconductor firm that it announced that it would acquire...

Softbank has completed its £24B cash acquisition of Arm Holdings

techcrunch.com — One of the biggest tech deals this year - and the biggest ever in the UK - has now closed. Today, Softbank announced that it has completed its acquisition of ARM Holdings, the semiconductor firm that it announced that it would acquire for £24 billion (around $32 billion in today's currency, $31 billion at the time of the deal) in July, in order to make a big jump into IoT.

Clues point Amazon Echo launching in the UK on September 14

techcrunch.com — Earlier this week, Amazon debuted its Dash buttons in the UK, Germany and Austria for instant product reorders, and now it is gearing up for yet another new launch in Europe - one that could be a biggie: the launch of Echo, its voice-controlled speaker and smart home hub, for the first time outside of the U.S..

Primavera, Alibaba’s Ant Financial dunk $460M into KFC owner’s spinout Yum China

technewsi.altervista.org — After raising $4.5 billion at a $60 billion valuation earlier this year, Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial - which operates the Alipay payments service - is hungry to put some of that money to use to build out its business. The compan...

Primavera, Alibaba’s Ant Financial dunk $460M into KFC’s new spinout Yum China

techcrunch.com — After raising $4.5 billion at a $60 billion valuation earlier this year, Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial - which operates the Alipay payments service - is hungry to put some of that money to use to build out its business.

John Sculley’s Zeta Interactive nabs $45M, gears up for more acquisitions, IPO

techcrunch.com — When it comes to funding for startups, marketing tech is seeing a boom at the moment, and one company that is reaping the fruits of that is Zeta Interactive. The marketing technology company - co-founded by the ex-CEO of Apple and Pepsi John Sculley and David Steinberg (who is the CEO) and valued at over $1 billion - today announced that it raised $45 million.

Salesforce paid $110M for BeyondCore, made $4B+ in acquisitions in 6 months

techcrunch.com — Salesforce may have missed out on buying LinkedIn, but it has had a whopper of an acquisitions spree so far this year anyway. The enterprise cloud and CRM services company put down over $4 billion to buy seven startups in areas like workplace productivity, machine learning and e-commerce solutions, according to to the company's 10-Q filed with the SEC today.

India’s financial giant Paytm nabs $60M at $4.83B valuation

technewsi.altervista.org — On the heels of large investments made in Flipkart and Snapdeal, another e-commerce juggernaut in India is closing in on an outsized round of funding to tap into India's fast-growing, smartphone-fuelled economy. Paytm - a catch-all ...
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Sep 23, 2016

@Techmeme @TechmemeChatter if i reply to this, does it end up in the stream? is this like a hall of mirrors?

Sep 23, 2016

Excellent joke; missed opportunity. Watch D anyway b/c he usually has something interesting to say anyway.  https://twitter.com/etherington/status/779325919030837249 

Sep 23, 2016

@jackschofield thanks, but you think it's a must-have for PC owners?

Sep 23, 2016

@picklesvat enough of that and please can you still up straight for once.

Sep 23, 2016

@picklesvat no, you want to go! or, go to a cat shelter and get an unwanted kitty.

Sep 23, 2016

Thanks for replies. So far, only journos/PRs have responded! And every single one suggested something different. :-/

Sep 23, 2016

Q for PC users: do you use antivirus software? Would you say it's essential? Which package do you use? Asking for a friend (not a story).

Sep 23, 2016

@markjdye or.... funny in a creepy way? Only one way to find out!


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