Alexa, meet Roomba: Amazon buys robotic vacuum maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

Aug 8, 2022
"Alexa, please tell the Roomba to stop scaring the cat."
Amazon's billion-dollar purchase of Roomba may see the company become even more involved in home smart technologies.
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Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $44 billion. Is it just about free speech?

Apr 25, 2022
Social media giant OKs "unbelievably fast" deal with world's richest person. Many observers remain uncertain of what drove his decision.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk intends to add the global communications platform Twitter to his portfolio, which includes Tesla and SpaceX.
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The SPAC craze, explained

Mar 5, 2021
Investors are piling into “blank-check” companies. Some experts are worried.
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Adidas trying to figure out what to do with Reebok

Dec 15, 2020
Reebok turned a profit in 2018 but the success was short-lived.
Reebok athletic shoes on display in 2019. The sportswear industry has become more competitive since Adidas acquired the brand.
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Salesforce is buying messaging app Slack for $27.7 billion

It's Salesforce's largest acquisition yet.
Marc Benioff, founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce
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The proposed S&P and IHS Market merger is all about consolidating data services

Nov 30, 2020
As Wall Street trading now relies heavily on computers and AI, data used to analyze various sectors is a valuable commodity.
Trading on Wall Street these days is different from what it used to be even 15 or 20 years ago.
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S&P Global buys IHS Markit in $44B deal for data companies

Nov 30, 2020
Data collection has become pivotal on Wall Street as algorithms and high-speed trading overtake the traditional picking of stocks.
Douglas Peterson, S&P Global CEO, will hold that title at the combined company.
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Mergers and acquisitions have a very good summer

Sep 30, 2020
Why has there been a corporate rush to buy and sell, and what do trends within those deals mean.
Recessions can shift what kinds of business deals are made, and corporations see value in diversifying their portfolios.
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Click on this! A story about a merger in online sponsored content

Jul 23, 2020
The Justice Department is reportedly comfortable with the merger of Taboola and Outbrain.
The Taboola booth at a digital marketing exposition in Germany. The company plans to join forces with Outbrain.
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