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  • topics include a rumored merger between Dell and EMC, Amazon Web Services releases new

  • hardware and services, AT&T will soon offer Wifi calling, and investor Elliot Management

  • is urging Polycom and Mitel to merge. According to an Oct. 8 report in The Wall

  • Street Journal, Dell and EMC apparently are in merger talks. Dell has been reported to

  • be talking to banks so it can raise $40 billion. The merger of these two giants would result

  • in one hugeand unwieldycorporation. It would bring Dell, EMC, VMware, RSA Security,

  • Pivotal, Documentum and a bunch of smaller entities into the same corporate garden.

  • On day two of Amazon Web Servicesre:Invent 2015 conference in Las Vegas, the company

  • laid out news item after news item for a full house of attendees. One of the biggest announcements

  • included Amazon QuickSight, a cloud service that immediately makes Amazon a starting player

  • in the business intelligence cloud service market. Among other services, AWS also revealed

  • some hardware, the AWS Snowball. About the size of a portable drink cooler, the Snowball

  • is a 50-terabyte data transport appliance. AT&T has received a waiver from the FCC for

  • rules that require accommodations for hearing-impaired customers who rely on teletypewriter, or TTY,

  • services. The waiver means AT&T can now offer Wifi calling. Issued October 6, the waiver

  • was required because TTY services don't operate properly over WiFi networks. TTY services

  • under FCC rules must be provided for telecommunications networks.

  • Elliott Management, the activist hedge fund that has roiled the operations of tech companies

  • like EMC, Citrix Systems and Juniper Networks over the past few years, is now turning its

  • attention to two vendors in the communications space, Polycom and Mitel. On Oct. 8 the firm

  • disclosed that it has bought large stakes in both companies, and is urging the two to

  • merge in hopes of creating a larger and more powerful player in the crowded unified communications

  • and collaboration market.

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Daily Tech Briefing: Dell, EMC Reportedly Are in Merger Talks

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