Though speculation is rife of a new Pfizer bid, AstraZeneca's chief executive is not holed up with advisers in London or New York. Instead, he has spent the last three days immersed in heart science in Barcelona.
Barcelona, Spain-based online voting firm Scytl pocketed a $40 million investment from Palo Alto, US-based growth equity fund Vulcan Capital for its research and development as well as strategic acquisitions.
Irish telecom tycoon Denis O'Brien picked up a minority stake in San Francisco, US-based startup Spritz to see how the latter's easy reading app could help improve the literacy rate in developing areas.
Threatened by the news of the Mozilla Foundation developing a $25 Firefox OS smartphone, Finnish phone maker Nokia also launched its own set of new Android smartphones for emerging markets during the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona.
Sunnyvale, US-based mobile security solutions provider Good Technology announced its purchase of Columbia, Maryland-based enterprise mobility management software maker Boxtone for an undisclosed amount to boost security in joint products and widen its client base.
Chinese gadget maker Huawei unveiled five new devices during the Mobile World Congress tradeshow held in Barcelona, including two tablets, one smartphone, one smartband, and a fast mobile Wi-Fi device.
Soon-to-be Microsoft-owned mobile phone maker Nokia will reportedly launch its first Android phone code named Normandy, which could be powered by Microsoft and Nokia, on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona, Spain-based startup Voz.io raised $150,000 in a seed funding round from Kima Ventures for the development of its browser-based call center business and user acquisition strategies.
Spanish banking firm Caixabank announced on Thursday that it is planning to sell down its 5% interest in stock market operator Bolsas y Mercados Españoles at €29.60 to €30.75 per share.
Generator Hostel is on acquisition spree backed by Patron Capital.