The Financial Times acquires a controlling stake in The Next Web

The Financial Times, a major news organisation headquartered in London, has acquired a controlling stake in The Next Web (TNW), Amsterdam-based media and digital company with a range of products and services for the tech community. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “TNW continues to operate independently and its management and the […]

Finland’s Thirdpresence acquires video platform Flowplayer

Finnish programmatic video advertising company Thirdpresence has acquired video platform Flowplayer. Together, the companies plan to develop a contextual video and advertising product under the brand of Flowplayer led by former Thirdpresence CEO Valtteri Pukander. Thirdpresence has developed a video advertising that supposedly solves the fraud issues in the industry by applying AI algorithms. By […]

Norway’s Asolvi acquires UK-based service management software developer Vantage Computing

Norway-based service management software provider Asolvi has acquired the UK-based Vantage Computing, which develops service management solutions. This is Asolvi’s fourth acquisition in the past three years. It brings the total number of customers of its subsidiaries — Tesseract, Evatic, Winserv, and Vantage Computing — to more than 1,000 across 35 countries. “The acquisition of […]

UK-based Secret Escapes acquires EML, Irish hospitality marketplace that runs Pigsback.com

British online travel booking company Secret Escapes Group has acquired Empathy Marketing Limited (EML), Ireland-based marketplace for hospitality and e-commerce offers, for an undisclosed amount. EML is the owner of the brands Pigsback.com, TheDiningRoom.ie, LuxuryBreaks.ie, Pamper.ie, JustGolf.ie, and TreatTicket.ie. The news comes a few months after Secret Escapes acquired and relaunched TravelBird, an Amsterdam-based online […]

France’s Jobijoba acquires recruitment chatbot startup JAI

Paris-based recruitment solutions company Jobijoba has acquired JAI (The Jobs Artificial Intelligence), a startup that develops chatbot technologies for recruiters. Jobijoba plans to integrate JAI’s product into its offering. JAI’s pre-trained chatbot is there to talk to handle the first contact with an applicant, asking the usual questions and replying to whatever the candidate has […]

Palo Alto Networks in talks to acquire information security automation firm Demisto

Editor’s note: This exclusive article from CTech (Meir Orbach) was syndicated with permission. Palo Alto Networks Inc. is in talks to acquire information security firm Demisto Inc., according to three people familiar with the matter. Demisto co-founder Dan Sarel declined to comment on the matter. “The company is now experiencing significant growth in both sales and number of […]