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Network World SecurityAug 23, 2019
VMware spends $4.8B to grab Pivotal, Carbon Black to secure, develop integrated cloud world
All things cloud are major topics of conversation at the VMworld user conference next week, ratcheded up a notch by VMware's $4.8 billion plans to acquire cloud development firm Pivotal and security provider Carbon Black.

VMware said during its quarterly financial call this week it would spend about $2.7 billion on Pivotal and its Cloud Foundry hybrid cloud development technology, and about $2.1 billion for the security technology of Carbon Black, which includes its Predictive Security Cloud and other endpoint-security software.  Both amounts represent the enterprise value of the deals the actual purchase prices will vary, experts said.

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Reuters TechnologyAug 23, 2019
Trump says U.S. would tax French wine in response to digital tax
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reiterated criticism of a French proposal to levy a tax aimed at big U.S. technology companies and threatened again to retaliate by taxing French wine.

CNET NewsAug 23, 2019
Qualcomm can keep current business practices for now, appeals court says - CNET
While its appeal of an antitrust ruling wends through the courts, the chipmaker doesn't need to change how it licenses its technology. The case involves Apple and others.

Network World SecurityAug 22, 2019
VMware spends $4.2B to grab Pivotal, Carbon Black to secure, develop integrated cloud world
All things cloud are certain to be major topics next week at the VMworld user conference, but VMware took things up a notch with plans to spend $4.2 billion to acquire cloud-development firm Pivotal, and security provider Carbon Black.

During its quarterly financial call VMware said it would spend about $2.7 billion on Pivotal and its Cloud Foundry hybrid cloud development technology and another $2.1 billion for Carbon Black, which includes its Predictive Security Cloud offering and other endpoint-security software.

[ Check out What is hybrid cloud computing and learn what you need to know about multi-cloud. | Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters. ] VMware had deep relationships with both companies. Carbon Black technology is part of VMware's AppDefense end point security product. Pivotal has a deeper relationship in that VMware and Dell, VMware's parent company spun out Pivotal in 2013.

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Reuters TechnologyAug 22, 2019
Explainer: Macron's quest for an international tax on digital services
French President Emmanuel Macron is pressing ahead with a digital tax in France, a move U.S. President Donald Trump described as "foolishness", and the French leader is keen to reach an international agreement on taxing big tech companies.

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