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PayPal buys machine learning anti-fraud company Simility for $120m

In the latest round of its spending spree, PayPal has bought anti-fraud company Simility to enhance security on its payment services

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Top 5 most sustainable companies

Sustainability in the corporate sector is more crucial than ever. Fortunately, some companies are going above and beyond their competitors’ sustainable efforts, leading the way for future change

Google to make $550m investment in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

Google has reaffirmed its commitment to the explosive Asian retail market with the purchase of a $550m stake in JD.com, China’s largest e-retailer by revenue

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Sharp re-enters PC market with purchase of Toshiba subsidiary

Toshiba has offloaded a majority stake in its PC business, Toshiba Client Solutions, to Japanese rival Sharp. The move will see Sharp re-enter the PC market after an eight-year absence

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Sony buys controlling stake in music publisher EMI

Sony has reached an agreement to purchase the controlling stake in EMI for $2.3bn, giving the tech giant access to more than two million songs from hit artists such as Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Queen

PayPal agrees to buy payments start-up iZettle for $2.2bn

PayPal’s purchase of point-of-sale firm iZettle, the fintech start-up that helps small businesses avoid some of the prohibitive costs associated with taking card payments, will be the company’s biggest acquisition to date

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YouTube to launch revamped music streaming service

YouTube will launch the latest version of its music streaming service on May 22, updating old features and replacing Google Play Music in the process

US tech fund Silver Lake to snap up Zoopla owner for £2.2bn

ZPG, the owner of popular property portals Zoopla and PrimeLocation, will be acquired by US private equity firm Silver Lake for 490p per share

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Walmart buys majority stake in Flipkart

Walmart has struck a deal to acquire 77 percent of Indian e-commerce leader Flipkart for $16bn, as Flipkart continues to battle Amazon for market dominance

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Takeda and Shire finally agree takeover terms after months of negotiations

Irish pharmaceutical company Shire has finally accepted a takeover offer from Japan’s Takeda, bringing an end to a saga that has seen four previous bids rejected by the Dublin-based drug maker

Money laundering in a digital world

Criminals have long used money laundering schemes to conceal illegal activity. Now, technological advancements are making it even harder to police such schemes

Second WhatsApp co-founder leaves Facebook over privacy concerns

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum has stepped down from Facebook amid clashes between the companies’ executives regarding its privacy policy moving forward