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Amazon scoops up wirefree connected camera maker Blink to bolster smart home offerings

Facebook acquires Redkix to enhance communications on Workplace by Facebook

Richtext editing platform Tiny raises 4M launches file management service

Home improvement marketplace Porch makes another acquisition as headcount hits 500

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Microsoft acquires DataSense data analytics platform for schools from edtech company BrightBytes

Tune selling marketing measurement business to Branch will focus solely on HasOffers software

Netskope nabs Sift Security to enhance infrastructure cloud security

Security stays hot as Imperva grabs Distil Networks

Salesforce completes 157B acquisition of Tableau Software creating new enterprise tech force

Intuits rise of the rest MA strategy means large paydays outside the Valley

Will Amazon buy Etsy Kohls or the Seahawks GeekWire predicts the tech giants next big deals

Expedia acquires 2 startups that make it easier to list apartments on HomeAway

Zendesk expands into CRM with Base acquisition

Oracle grabs Zenedge as it continues to beef up its cloud security play

The largest software acquisition ever: IBM to buy Red Hat for 34B

QuoteWizard acquires online insurance site RateElert expanding its reach and products

Dropbox acquires HelloSign for 230M putting it in esignature competition with DocuSign and Adobe

VMware announces intent to buy Avi Networks startup that raised 115M

Regulators want TMobile and Sprint to spin off new wireless carrier to ease competition concerns

F5 Networks paying 670M to acquire NGINX a web server that runs a big chunk of the internet

Box acquires Butterai to make search smarter

Ping Identity acquires stealthy API security startup Elastic Beam

MongoDB to acquire open source mobile database Realm for 39 million

Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for 26 billion

Autodesk adds to construction software biz with acquisition of BuildingConnected for 275M

Commercial IoT startup Rigado sells Bluetooth tech to Swiss wireless company ublox

Scaleworks announces preholiday surprise with Keen IO acquisition

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What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing

Heres how much TMobile paid to acquire Layer3 for its upcoming TV service

Private equity buyouts have become viable exit options even for earlystage startups

Microsoft acquires bot studio XOXCO to boost conversational AI offerings

Box acquires Progressly to expand workflow options

DocuSign acquires tech and hires core team from Paul Allenbacked machine learning startup Appuri

F5 Networks is paying 670M to acquire NGINX a web server that runs a big chunk of the internet

Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies

236B acquisition of Wave Broadband closes forming nations 6th largest cable company

Scoop: TMobile acquires mobile marketing startup PushSpring to bolster advertising tech

Rover acquires UKbased dog care company DogBuddy accelerating its European expansion

New filing on Salesforces Tableau deal reveals tough sixmonth negotiations 552M breakup fee

Microsoft acquires ecommerce marketing company PromoteIQ to bolster advertising business

Former Wave Broadband execs scoop up Northwest operations of exrival Frontier for 135B

FireEye snags security effectiveness testing startup Verodin for 250M

Microsoft acquires Seattle startup PlayFab to bolster cloud offerings for game developers

Quarterback lets top esports gamers and streamers create their own fanbased leagues

Sales automation company Outreach buys Sales Hacker media startup in its firstever acquisition

Online insurance marketplace QuoteWizard sells to LendingTree in massive 300M deal

Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company

Seattle tech recruiter Greythorn acquired by Vaco