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Riot 242: Around The Web Roundup

­ // M&A, Strategies, Alliances // Sonda has acquired M2M, a Brazilian fleet management provider, which Sonda, a Chilean systems-integrator, plans to use to boost its vertical offerings. The price was not disclosed, but Brazilian outlets report it is somewhere between $11mn and $15mn. Bridgestone has acquired TomTom’s telematics wing for $1.03bn, with TomTom looking to now focus more on its location platform offerings, including traffic and navigation software – to challenge the likes of Here, as well as Alphabet (apparently). Google is buying a chunk of Fossil’s R&D department, in a $40mn deal that seems focused on salvaging WearOS by bringing development talent in-house, building on the hardware and user expertise that Fossil has accumulated. // Forecasts, Surveys. Reports,…

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