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Thomas Kurian

Google’s new cloud boss just made his first acquisition

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian spoke last week about plans to focus on enterprise customers. Now Google Cloud will acquire the Israeli startup Alooma.
Benioff's lapel is frequently bare.

Marc Benioff says that before Salesforce buys a startup, he does ‘due diligence’ on a company’s culture and how it pays employees

Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff addressed sexual harassment and equal pay in Silicon Valley, including the walkouts at Google last November.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Microsoft buys an open source database startup to give it an edge against Amazon Web Services

Microsoft acquired open source database startup Citus Data. Here's why investing in open source could help Microsoft Azure edge out Amazon.
Aphria CEO Vic Neufeld poses near a wall covering of a marijuana leaf at a party the day before Canada's legalization of recreational cannabis in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 16, 2018.

Aphria is urging shareholders to hold off on making any decisions about Green Growth Brands’ takeover bid

Aphria is down 1.13% early Wednesday after the company urged its shareholders to take no action on Green Growth Brands' hostile takeover bid.
Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy speaks during the Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal on November 8, 2018.

The cannabis producer Tilray is gaining ground after announcing plans to acquire cultivator Natura Naturals

Canadian marijuana-producer Tilray was up almost 2% Tuesday after announcing plans to acquire cannabis cultivator Natura Naturals.
Ratmir Timashev, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Veeam

Switzerland’s Veeam Software just scooped up half a billion dollars in funding and the cofounder says he’s ready to start buying companies...

Veeam Software just closed $500 million from Insight Venture Partners, and it's currently looking into small companies to acquire later this year.
GitHub CEO Nat Friedman (left) and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (right)

GitHub makes its first major move since Microsoft bought it for $7.5 billion — and it’s something customers have long been asking for

GitHub has launched free, private code repositories — something that customers have long been asking for.
Eli Lilly announced early Monday that it plans to buy the biotech Loxo Oncology for about $8 billion.

Pharma giant Eli Lilly just made an $8 billion bet on a cutting-edge scientific approach that uses DNA to treat cancer

Eli Lilly's $8 billion acquisition of the biotech company Loxo Oncology is a notably large deal, but it's open to additional ones, its CEO said.
Marijuana

Aphria keeps tumbling after short seller alleged its Latin American acquisition is a ‘shell game’

Aphria tanked as much as 25% Tuesday after a short seller on Monday alleged the company's LATAM acquisition benefitted its insiders.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft is acquiring a Texas-based AI startup as it prepares for the next wave of the cloud wars

Microsoft announced Wednesday it would acquire XOXCO, an Austin-based AI startup that created a bot for Slack called Howdy and the Botkit for GitHub.