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…

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…

Facebook initiates probe into billion investor George Soros

The probe comes midst George Soros labeling Facebook as a “menace to society”. The probe is aimed at finding out whether Soros shorted the company’s stock. Following a name calling by billion investor George Soros that Facebook is a “menace to society” Sheryl Sandberg, the social media’s Chief Operating Officer has requested a probe into…

China’s Ministry of Finance pulls up Xiaomi over accounting errors

The development piles up more investor pressure on Xiaomi’s stock, which is already down by 30% since its July 2018 IPO. On Tuesday, Chinese authorities disclosed, smartphone maker Xioami Corp had committed accounting errors. With the news reaching the market, Xioami’s Hong Kong-listed shares turned south midst a wider sell-off of China tech stocks. In…