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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Musk Throws Shade at Twitter CEO (and Securities Rules)
It’s day 43 in the Elon Musk–Twitter saga—and things are getting even weirder. Today we witnessed the bizarre spectacle of Elon Musk tweeting a poop emoji at Parag Agrawal after the Twitter CEO tried to clarify the company’s procedures for keeping spam bots at bay. A short time later, Bloomberg reported that Musk had told a private conference in Miami a viable deal for Twitter at a lower price...
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