Reddit acquires short video platform Dubsmash in cash & stock deal

In a statement social network firm Reddit said, it would acquire TikTok rival short-video platform Dubsmash. Although Reddit did not disclose the financial terms of the deal its spokeswoman said the acquisition was based on a combination of cash and stock. TikTok’s proliferance has led many social media companies to add short-video services to their…

Roche increase gene therapy footprint with $1.5 billion licensing deal with Sarepta Therapeutics

On Monday, in a statement Roche said, it has entered into a $1.15 billion licensing deal with Sarepta Therapeutics to obtain the right to launch and commercialize Sarepta’s investigational gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) outside the United States. Roche will be making an upfront payment of $750 million in cash and $400 million…

Cyber security provider Palo Alta to acquire Demisto Inc for $560 million

Demisto develops and markets automation tools for information security management, including a chatbot that assists in handling tasks. Palo Alto Networks Inc, a cyber security company stated it would be acquiring Demisto Inc, a U.S.-Israeli information security firm for $560 million using cash and stock. Founded in 2015 by four McAfee executives, Demisto develops and…

Power failure hits Australian Central Bank’s ability to process payments

A routine maintenance led to the payment processing issues at Australia’s Central Bank. On Thursday, Australia’s central bank stated, an internal power failure caused by the maintenance of its fire control systems as the cause of its Sydney data center inability to process some payments. Although the outage lasted only 3 hours, according to representatives…