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  • Alibaba prices its IPO at $68 per share, the top of its proposed range; the price sets Alibaba's valuation at about $168B, & it will raise nearly $21.8B; as previously noted, the co is set to start trading on the NYSE tomorrow morning - Link

  • Larry Ellison steps down as CEO of @Oracle; the co's board has appointed him as Executive Chairman of the Board & CTO; President Mark Hurd & CFO Safra Katz have been promoted to co-CEOs - Link

  • @Microsoft lays off 2.1K employees; 747 of the employees that are being laid off are in Washington, & the rest are spread out around the world; it plans to cut 2.9K more jobs by July '15 - Link

  • @SAP acquires expense software co @Concur; SAP is paying $129 per share, a 20% premium over the 9/17 closing price, which gives Concur an enterprise value of $8.3B; SAP will integrate Concur's cloud travel & expense management platform, giving the combined co's 50M users in the cloud - Link
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  • @Microsoft shuts down its Silicon Valley research lab, @Recode reports; the move, which is part of the co's layoffs that took place today, affects about 50 'top-level engineers & scientists' - Link
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