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In brief: IBM closes its US$34B acquisition of Red Hat

IBM closed its US$34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, the companies announced Tuesday.Shares of IBM were down less than 1% in late-morning...

In brief: VMware intents to buy Avi Networks, the startup that raised US$115M

VMware is trying to reinvent itself from a company that builds and manages virtual machines in your data center to one that...

In brief: Lifen raises US$22.7M for its healthcare messaging platform

French startup, Lifen, is raising US$22.7 million funding round. Partech is leading the round with Idinvest Partners and Majycc eSanté Invest, together...

In brief: Stride bags US$2.5M from JetBlue, NFX for its guided trips marketplace

Stride describes itself as a marketplace for experiential multi-day and multi-destination packaged trips planned by experts.The service, which was co-founded by former...

Taiwan’s smart thermometer startup, iWEECARE, scores US$1M in Pre-Series A round

Taiwan-based healthtech startup, iWEECARE, secured US$1 million in a pre-series A round led by Singapore's Verge HealthTech Fund, alongside with Translink Capital...

Australian unicorn, Canva, valued at US$2.5B with new funds

Canva, an Australian-headquartered startup, has raised another US$70 million to grow its graphic design platform. This round, which values the company at...

Airbnb acquires last-minute hotel booking service HotelTonight

Airbnb’s more than US$400 million acquisition of HotelTonight will enable Airbnb for the development of an end-to-end travel platform that allows its...

Forty percent of European ‘AI startups’ don’t use AI, claims study

Artificial intelligence or AI is one of the most misused terms in tech today, and new research shows how hyped this technological...

In brief: Alphabet invests in a start-up which uses beams of light on chips for faster AI

Lightmatter just secures its first backing from a corporate investor: GV, a venture arm of Google parent company Alphabet. This shows that...

Raspberry Pi opens its first bricks and mortar store in UK

Raspberry Pi might not have the huge following of that like an Apple or Microsoft, but there's no doubt that the company...

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