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Riot 258: Around The Web Roundup

// M&A, Strategies, Alliances // SnapAV is buying Control4, in a $680mn deal that the pair are calling a definitive merger agreement – a 40% premium. Control4 is a venerable presence in the home automation space, providing one of the most extensive software and hardware ecosystems, predominantly used by pro-installers. SnapAV makes audio visual, security, and networking products for such pro-installers. Sectigo has acquired Icon Labs, a security solutions provider for OEMs and IoT device manufacturers. Sectigo, formerly Comodo, is the world’s largest internet Certificate Authority (CA), and wants to expand its IoT offerings using Icon Labs’ expertise. The pair seem very optimistic. No price was given. Vodacom (Vodafone) is acquiring IoT.nxt, in a South African deal that will see…

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