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  1. Julio Urquidi

    Amazon Acquires Smart Door Bell Maker Ring

    For a Reuters-reported price of over $1 billion, Amazon upped the stakes for its competitors in the smart home security market by buying video doorbell maker, Ring. The acquisition of the motion sensing/video recording/app notifying camera company is the second largest purchase in Amazon’s...
  2. Julio Urquidi

    Amazon Smart Home Line-Up Acquires Blink

    Blink, a home security wireless camera maker just announced it was acquired by Amazon. Aside from it's inventory of indoor and outdoor cameras, Blink just recently announced a video doorbell, an obvious competitor to Ring products, especially since it comes with a modest $99 price tag for...
  3. Julio Urquidi

    Western Digital's New Cloud Endeavor - Acquires Upthere

    Western Digital had a busy week. Aside from acquiring enterprise storage vendor Tegile, WD is also bolstering its consumer branch with the purchase of Upthere, for an undisclosed amount. The company is a six-year old cloud storage company and enhances Western Digital’s presence in the...
  4. Julio Urquidi

    Broadcom To Buy Brocade For $5.9 Billion

    Broadcom announced its intent to purchase Brocade for $5.9 billion, expanding the chip company’s reach into the data center market. This strategic move could potentially put it in competition with customer companies like Cisco, HP and Intel. So Broadcom said it would sell Brocade’s networking...
  5. Julio Urquidi

    WD’s $18.1 B Acquisition Of SanDisk Is Done

    Western Digital Technologies (WD) announced that Sandisk is now a Western Digital company with post-acquisition related activities starting immediately. Three days after getting Chinese approval for its acquisition of SanDisk, Western Digital Corporation (WDC), announced that its WD...
  6. Julio Urquidi

    Brocade Pays $1.5B for Ruckus Wireless

    [Ed. note: We missed this news last week! Sorry!] In a $1.5B cash and stock deal expected to close in Q3 2016, Brocade will cross into new territory and expand its reach into wireless networking. With Brocade already known as a SAN vendor, the acquisition of Ruckus Wireless will now place the...