Expanding: Measure, a D.C.-based provider of drone services, has acquired the engineering and equipment sales capabilities of Pilatus Unmanned. Josh Kornoff, chief executive of Pilatus Unmanned, will head Measure’s engineering team in Huntington Beach, Calif. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Acquisition: The consultancy Accenture has purchased Herndonbased Search Technologies, a company that specializes in designing and managing big data capabilities and search analytics. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Teaming up: Bethesda-based Marriott International has formed a joint venture with the Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba to make it easier for Chinese travelers to book rooms at Marriott-branded hotels.