Alphabet’s Google struck a deal to buy cybersecurity firm Mandiant for $5.4 billion in cash, in a move to beef up Google Cloud’s security offerings so it can better compete with Microsoft Azure and AWS. Google announced the deal Tuesday morning, a day after The Information reported the two companies were in talks. Bloomberg had reported last month that Microsoft was also looking at...
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The Heir Who Wants to Be Mayor
Hi, welcome to your Weekend.To spend time with Daniel Lurie is to understand the true meaning of the word “mensch.” Everyone who knows the San Francisco philanthropist and Levi’s heir says pretty much the same things about him: Daniel is “a really good guy”—affable, smart, egoless and earnest in his desire to improve the lives of the neediest. So earlier this year, when I began hearing...
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