Google to buy analytics software firm Looker for US$2.6 billion

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Google to buy analytics software firm Looker for US$2.6 billion

First major acquisition for new Google Cloud chief.

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it would buy Looker, a privately held big-data analytics company, for US$2.6 billion (A$3.7 billion) in cash, in the first major acquisition for new Google Cloud Chief Executive Thomas Kurian. Google's cloud computing division is a distant third ...

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