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Microsoft Acquires Data Management Company BlueTalon

Microsoft is acquiring BlueTalon, a six-year-old developer of software that companies use to manage access to their internal data, which has established a foothold with Fortune 100 firms. The deal, terms of which weren’t disclosed, reflects Microsoft’s strategy of making it easier for companies to store and manage data on its Azure public cloud. BlueTalon is the latest in a series of small...

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SPAC mania may be nearing its peak. Everyone from Peter Thiel to Paul Ryan is backing special purpose acquisition companies, firms that are taken public as empty shells, destined to raise money for the purchase of a business at some point in the future. And why wouldn’t they? For the SPAC managers, it’s a great way to get rich. 

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