MasterCard Buys NuData Security


PURCHASE, NY – Mastercard (NYSE: MA) has agreed to acquire NuData Security, a global technology company that helps businesses prevent online and mobile fraud using session and biometric indicators. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. NuData is based in Vancouver, Canada. Mastercard will build on its commitment to drive greater protection in the digital …

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Deloitte Buys Cloud Consulting Firm


NEW YORK — Deloitte is making significant investments in its cloud services with the acquisition of nearly all of the assets of Day1 Solutions Inc., a cloud consulting firm based in Virginia. Terms of the deal weren’t released. Deloitte also said it will add 3,000 new, U.S.-based high-tech engineering jobs and open new cloud studios across …

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Conde Nast Buys Pop2Life, Ribyt

NEW YORK – Condé Nast has made two acquisitions: the purchase of experiential marketing agency Pop2Life, along with the event hospitality and ticketing platform Ribyt. Both are located in NYC. The deal price was not disclosed. These two companies will bolster Condé Nast’s existing events and experiences business and will allow for the creation of …

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DNAInfo Buying Gothamist


NEW YORK — DNAinfo, an online source for neighborhood news in New York and Chicago, has reached an agreement with Gothamist, LLC, to acquire its popular network of city news sites in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. DNAInfo is owned by billionaire Joe Ricketts, whose …

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CA to Buy Veracode for $614 Million


NEW YORK – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) has agreed to acquire Veracode, a leader in securing web, mobile and third-party applications across the software development lifecycle, for approximately $614 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. The combination of CA’s portfolio with privately-held Veracode will establish …

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Altice USA Acquires Audience Partners

NEW YORK — Altice USA has acquired Audience Partners, a leading provider of data-driven, audience-based digital advertising solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Altice USA is the fourth largest cable operator in the United States, delivering residential and business services to 4.6 million customers across 20 states. Altice has a successful TV data and addressable …

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Accenture Buys Davies Consulting

NEW YORK — Accenture (ACN) has acquired Davies Consulting, a Maryland-based provider of utility asset management, risk management, grid and pipeline network modernization and emergency management services. Together, the organizations will continue to support utilities in their mission to deliver safe, reliable and affordable energy amid evolving customer demands, shareholder needs and other business issues. …

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Verizon Cuts Yahoo Deal Price by $350 Million


NEW YORK and SUNNYVALE — Verizon Communications announced a price cut in its deal to acquire Yahoo’s operating business by $350 million to $4.48 billion due to unreported hacks of its e-mail database. The deal was first proposed last July. In addition, Verizon and Yahoo will share certain legal and regulatory liabilities arising from certain data …

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Verizon Buys Drone Operations Company Skyward

NEW YORK — Verizon announced that it has purchased Skyward, a private company based in Portland, OR. Skyward brings drone operations management to the Verizon IoT (Internet of things) portfolio, simplifying drone operations and management for organizations of any size. Terms of the transaction were disclosed. Internationally, companies rely on Skyward for managing operations, improving …

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Time Warner Shareholders Approve AT&T Merger

NEW YORK – Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) shareholders have voted to adopt the merger agreement between AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc., with 78% of the outstanding shares of common stock voting in favor; and of the shares voted, 99% were cast in favor of the proposal. Having obtained shareholder approval of the transaction, and …

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SoftBank to Buy Fortress Group for $3.3 Billion


TOKYO & NEW YORK – Japan’s SoftBank Group plans to acquire NY hedge fund Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion in cash. Under the terms of the merger agreement, each Fortress Class A shareholder will receive $8.08 per share, which represents a premium of 38.6% to the closing price of Fortress Class A common stock …

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CondeNast to Buy CitizenNet

NEW YORK – Condé Nast has agreed to acquire CitizenNet, a social data and marketing platform based in Los Angeles. Terms of the deal weren’t released. The acquisition will deepen Condé Nast’s data science talent and expertise and will be incorporated into Condé Nast’s proprietary data product “Condé Nast Spire,” to expand the audience targeting …

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Urban Edge Properties Buys Hudson Mall in Jersey City

NEW YORK — Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) has closed on the $43.7 million acquisition of Hudson Mall, a 383,000 square foot retail center in Jersey City, NJ adjacent to the Company’s existing Hudson Commons shopping center. The property, which has been privately owned since its original development in 1966, contains several below market leases and …

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Sprint Takes 1/3 Stake in Tidal


NEW YORK — Sprint is acquiring a 33% stake in TIDAL, a global music and entertainment platform owned by Jay Z and music artists. The partnership will soon give Sprint’s 45 million retail customers unlimited access to exclusive artist content not available anywhere else. TIDAL and its artists plan to make exclusive content that will only be available …

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