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Will Microsoft buy TikTok? Top 5 acquisitions by far in 2020

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Microsoft confirmed that the company is in talks with Beijing-based firm Byte Dance to acquire TikTok. Microsoft aims to take over the TikTok businesses in the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, namely. The deal however excluded the business in India—despite India being the highest market of TikTok— due to the recent alleged ban.

Amid the crisis, Microsoft has been expanding its tech network and acquiring the novel advancements that would further amplify its services. Most of the acquisition has been in the networking sector.

Here are the Top 5 acquisitions by far,

  1. Affirmed Networks

Affirmed Networks’ fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile network solutions enable operators to simplify network operations, reduce costs, and rapidly create and launch new revenue-generating services. Together with Microsoft, it will be able to offer new and innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of operators, including managing their network workloads in the cloud. Through this acquisition, Microsoft aims to evolve its work with the telecommunications industry, building on the secure and trusted cloud platform for operators.

  1. MetaSwitch

Another 5G networking attainment, Microsoft locked the acquisition with Metaswitch—a complementary portfolio of ultra-high-performance, and cloud-native communications software. It will expand the range of offerings available for the telecommunications. Microsoft intends to leverage the talent and technology of these two organizations, extending the Azure platform to both deploy and grow these capabilities at scale in a way that is secure, efficient, and creates a sustainable ecosystem.

  1. Softomotive

Softomotive is a world-leading provider of robotic process automation (RPA) with over a decade of experience and the creator of WinAutomation. By integrating Softomotive’s desktop automation with the existing Microsoft Power Automate capabilities, it will enable users to create bots to automate manual business processes at uniquely affordable pricing. Through this acquisition, Microsoft will surely revolutionize RPA.

  1. ADRM Software

Microsoft has been actively investing in data and Artificial Intelligence as a mission to empower, innovate, and enhance customer experience and partner growth. As a step forward in the mission, Microsoft acquired ADMR Software. ADMR’s robust industry data models have been built and refined over decades for business-critical analytics. Through combining the distinctive features of both—Azure and ADMR, Microsoft is aiming to create an intelligent data lake where data from multiple lines of business can be harmonized together more quickly.

  1. CyberX

Microsoft already offers a multi-layer IoT security and IoT security monitoring in Azure. As an initiative to enhance the IoT deployments, Microsoft acquired CyberX. Now, by combining the features of CyberX, consumers can discover their existing IoT assets, and also manage and enhance the security posture of those devices.



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