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European Commission opens investigation into Apple’s purchase of Shazam

The European Commission has sought to determine whether Apple’s purchase of music recognition app Shazam will help the company steal customers from its competitors

Shire sells cancer-treatment business to France’s Servier in $2.4bn deal

The sale of Shire’s oncology business to unlisted French pharmaceutical company Servier has complicated Takeda Pharmaceutical’s bid to take over Shire

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Novartis to acquire gene therapy specialist AveXis for $8.7bn

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has sought to build on its leading position in the gene therapy market with the purchase of AveXis – its second major gene therapy deal this year

Nokia wins contract to modernise Poland’s rail communications

Nokia continues to diversify away from the phone business, winning another large rail communications contract

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Amazon targets European grocery market with Monoprix partnership

Amazon has secured a partnership with French retailer Monoprix, allowing shoppers to make purchases through the Amazon Prime Now app and a dedicated virtual store

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L’Oréal buys Canadian AR firm ModiFace

Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has ramped up its digital acceleration strategy with the purchase of beauty-focused, augmented reality and AI firm ModiFace

Amazon buys smart doorbell start-up Ring

Amazon has acquired video doorbell maker Ring in a deal reported to be worth $1bn. The move comes as the e-commerce giant looks to refine its delivery services and bolster its range of smart home products

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‘Nutella riots’ prompt French crackdown on bargain deals

A wave of chaotic scuffles caused by significant discounts on goods in French supermarkets has seen the French Government move to ban excessive bargains

Google finalises $1.1bn HTC acquisition

Google will acquire more than 2,000 members of staff from HTC’s hardware manufacturing team and gain a new engineering hub as part of a $1.1bn deal

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ICO investors lose more than 10 percent of funds to hackers

According to the latest research published by Ernst & Young, more than 10 percent of the funds raised by initial coin offerings has been lost or stolen by cybercriminals

Shares fall as Sanofi announces $11.6bn deal to acquire Bioverativ

French healthcare group Sanofi witnessed a sharp fall in its share price after acquiring biotech company Bioverativ for a premium, but maintains the deal will add to its earnings per share in the current financial year

Google agrees patent deal with Tencent as part of China expansion bid

The new cross-licensing deal between Google and Tencent cements a landmark alliance between two of the world’s largest technology companies and presents an opportunity for Google to re-enter the Chinese market