Electric vehicle charging solutions : Total acquires G2mobility and forms partnership with Nexans

Total has finalised the acquisition of G2mobility, a French provider of electric vehicle charging solutions. With this deal, Total is accelerating the growth of its electric vehicle charging businesses, from designing smart charging stations to optimising energy usage management and selling integrated services.

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Vector acquires French electronics test firm Squoring Technologies for undisclosed sum

Vector, the German-based specialist in the development and test of automotive electronics, has acquired 100% of the shares of the French tool company Squoring Technologies.

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Enterprise web and mobile app development firm, Dogfish Mobile, announces major rebrand to become Vidatec

Enterprise web and mobile app development firm, Dogfish Mobile, announced that it is relaunching as Vidatec. The comprehensive rebrand, which follows its multi-million-pound acquisition by the Dundee-based, Insights Group, in June 2017,

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The Week in IoT: Samsung invests US$22bn, Sierra swats analysts with results, and Siemens splashes the cash

It’s been quite a week for the tech sector. Some vendors are betting the farm to catch up or just to find a niche in the Internet of Things. Others are smirking as they see a return on earlier IoT investments. Jeremy Cowan reports from a volatile marketplace.

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Qualcomm pays $2bn as it kills plans to buy NXP but board authorises $30bn stock repurchase, insists strategy unchanged

Qualcomm Inc. has terminated its planned acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V. by Qualcomm River Holdings B.V., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary. 

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IBM acquires Oniqua, strengthens IoT capabilities to help businesses proactively maintain vital assets

IBM announced it has acquired Oniqua Holdings Pty Ltd., a global innovator in Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) Inventory Optimisation solutions and services focused on mining, oil & gas, transportation, utilities, manufacturing and other asset-intensive industries.

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PTC puts renewed focus on industrial augmented reality with new products and acquisitions

PTC announced at the sold-out LiveWorx 18 digital transformation conference a wide range of new initiatives for augmented reality (AR). These are coming out of its new business unit dedicated to the advancement and application of augmented reality in industrial settings.

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Veea acquires Virtuosys to advance edge computing platform, IoT-enabled devices and smart applications

Veea Inc., a global provider in smart applications, announced the acquisition of the UK-based Virtuosys Ltd., a company delivering Smart network solutions at the network edge.

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CARL Software acquired by French smart cities software specialist Berger-Levrault Group

The Berger-Levrault Group, publisher of software for administrative and local public bodies and the healthcare, medico-social, education and business sectors, acquired CARL Software on May 18th. CARL Software specialises in technical asset and maintenance management (CMMS / TAM).

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Regulators could impose a package deal in exchange for new T-Mobile/Sprint merger approval, says GlobalData

The recently announced merger between US mobile operator rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in an all-stock transaction valued at US$26.5 billion (€22.33 billion) will be no slam dunk, according to data and analytics company, GlobalData.

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Synchronoss Technologies signs agreement to acquire Honeybee

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc, a provider and innovator of cloud, messaging, digital and IoT products and platforms, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire

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Wireless Logic Group acquires Mdex AG, expects 2018/’19 group revenue contribution of €8m

Wireless Logic, Europe’s IoT connectivity platform provider announced the acquisition of Mdex AG, the leading German M2M and IoT service and solution provider for encrypted data communications via mobile networks, DSL and satellite.

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IoT community to meet ZTEsoft in Nice at annual Together Summit

Nice in the South of France will play host on May 14th to the 6th Annual ZTEsoft Together Summit. This year the theme is Transforming with You and ZTEsoft‘s chief marketing officer, Fu Jianjun and guests will focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and telcos’ digital transformations.

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Digi International acquires Accelerated Concepts, Inc.

Digi International, a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services announced that it has acquired Accelerated Concepts, Inc., a provider of secure, enterprise-grade, cellular (LTE) networking equipment for primary and backup connectivity applications.

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Timing-Architects becomes a part of Vector Informatik

Timing-Architects Embedded Systems GmbH (TA) has been acquired by Vector Informatik GmbH. The Stuttgart-based specialist in automotive embedded electronics says it will now offer its customers a more comprehensive portfolio in the field of multi-core real-time systems.

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A Week in IoT: Never mind Predictions, there’s enough to focus on in the Here and Now

At this time of year every editor is drowning in predictions for the year ahead. To be honest, I prefer more solid information, says Jeremy Cowan. There is so much enterprise restructuring going on that we’re frantically busy with hard facts in the inter-related worlds of security, billing, car charging, and data management.

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