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Riot 246: Around The Web Roundup

­// M&A, Strategies, Alliances // Osram has confirmed that it is in talks to be acquired, with both Bain Capital and Carlyle Group interested. It has also shut down its indoor positioning project, deciding to rely on third-parties, such as BeaconInside, in which Osram holds a minority stake. Shell is acquiring Sonnen, a German firm that sells home energy management systems (HEMS), centered around batteries with solar integration. Sonnen will become a subsidiary, and now hopes to use Shell’s position to grow its channels and installed footprint, for both consumer and grid applications. Samsung is shutting down its Artik platform. This is somewhat maddening, as one of the largest electronics firms and semiconductor businesses could not manage to pull off…

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