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Southeastern Asset Management Inc., Dell’s biggest stockholder next to its founder with an 8.5% piece of the action, said Friday that it’s violently opposed to the leveraged buyout Dell’s board has agreed to. The deal would see the company knocked down for $24.4 billion, a sum tha...
Big Switch Networks on Friday announced that Intel Capital has invested in the company’s Series B funding, bringing the total amount raised to date to over $45 million from investors including Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and others. Cloud computin...
IBM says it is buying the software portfolio of Star Analytics Inc, a privately held business analytics firm in California, on undisclosed terms. The acquisition, another in a string of Big Data and analytics acquisitions, is supposed to advance IBM’s business analytics initiatives s...
Oracle is going to buy Acme Packet, a Massachusetts networking gear player that sells secure IP video conferencing, data and voice calling to SPs and the enterprise. Acme is a company, described as a “one of Boston’s recent success stories,” as well as a rival of Cisco and Juniper, m...
Cisco has bought 1% of Parallels, the Russian-born virtualization outfit best known for letting Macs run Windows apps. How much it paid hasn’t been disclosed but it gets a seat of Parallels board. Suspicious because the investment seems odd, Business Insider figures it’s a sig...
Cisco is buying the Israeli software company Intucell for $475 million in cash and retention incentives. It does advanced self-optimizing network software so mobile carriers can automate the planning, configuration and management of their cellular networks. “The mobile network of t...
Violin Memory, the flash storage house reportedly looking to go public this year, has bought GridIron Systems, a start-up whose software accelerates enterprise applications such as online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehouses, virtualization and Big Data analytics. GridIron ...
This is a follow-up companion post to the larger industry trends and perspectives series from eariler today (Part I, Part II and Part III) pertaining to today's VMAX 10K enhancement and other announcements by EMC, and the industry myth of if large storage arrays or systems are dead. T...
HP has gotten what the Wall Street Journal calls “expressions of interest” from possible suitors for its problematic Autonomy unit, which HP has accused of cooking the books to gull it into paying over $11 billion for the UK software business in 2011. Others reportedly have their...
NetSuite said Thursday that it’s bought 28-year-old Retail Anywhere in a deal that’s supposed to deliver the first cloud-based system that unifies POS and e-commerce in a single application. The company, which is majority owned by Larry Ellison, says it’s bringing brick-and-mortar re...
Storage titan EMC has quietly acquired Texas-based iWave Software, whose Automator suite streamlines the provisioning and management of storage systems, data centers and private clouds. No price was mentioned. It will be another Storage-as-a-Service ornament for EMC’s Advanced Storag...
Apple reportedly wants to buy Waze to help fix its giant maps gaffe but according to what TechCrunch heard it doesn’t want to spend the $750 million asking price. It’s reportedly offering $400 million plus $100 million in incentives. The three-year-old Israeli-born Waze uses crowdsou...
Imation, the storage and data security outfit, has bought Nexsan, the privately held disk-based and solid-state storage systems shop, for $105 million in cash and $15 million in stock. Imation said Nexsan, which has raised about $36.5 million in venture funding and twice abandoned th...
In "Final Parameters and Local Variables", Dr. Heinz M. Kabutz rants against the generalized used of the final keyword in Java code. For him, this is a "trend' and an "idiotic coding standard". I'm a firm believer of the complete opposite. As a software developer, I spend most of my ...
Red Hat has bought itself a Christmas present – privately held ManageIQ. It’s paying $104 million in folding money for the pleasure of what appears to be a made-to-measure glove. The two seem to be a perfect fit. The deal might close by the end of the year. Red Hat approached the s...
automation and revenue performance management software. It’s agreed to pay $23.50 a share, a 31% premium over Eloqua’s close Wednesday. Oracle said it would lay out $871 net of Eloqua’s cash. It seems we might figure about $811 million. Eloqua, which got started in 2000, only IPO’d ...
Google is going to sell Motorola’s set-top box business to the Arris Group, a cable equipment maker. The cash-and-stock deal is valued at about $2.35 billion, which should repay Google part of the $12.5 billion it spent on MMI supposedly for its IP. Google has been shopping the bus...
IBM is buying Texas-based StoredIO, née Deepfile, which develops information management, compliance and electronic discovery software. Terms were not disclosed. Blue said StoredIQ will help customers derive value from unstructured Big Data and respond more efficiently to litigation ...
Samsung has acquired Nvelo, a Silicon Valley storage software start-up that spun out of Denali in June 2010 when Denali was acquired by Cadence Design Systems. Samsung didn’t say what it paid for all of Nvelo’s technology and staff. Nvelo supplies SSD caching for both consumer and ...
Oracle said Thursday that it’s buying California-based DataRaker for its cloud-based analytics platform, which pulls Big Data off utilities’ sensors and smart meters. It’s supposed to help electric, gas and water utilities improve their operations and efficiency. Oracle didn’t say ...
Citrix is buying mobile device management (MDM) house Zenprise. Terms weren’t disclosed but Fortune says it’s paying $355 million. The company, founded in 2003, raised $64.5 million from Bay Partners, Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, Rembrandt Venture Partners a...
Autonomy is more shopworn than we knew. Michael Dell confided to a reporter from Britain’s Sunday Telegraph this weekend that, like Oracle, he was offered the UK software company before HP bought it. Michael said he quickly passed because it was “overwhelmingly obvious” that it was ...
Kodak might finally get to unload its 1,100 digital imaging patents. It’s been struggling for months to get somebody to take them off its hand so it can get out of bankruptcy jail. But it will have to settle for less than the $2.6 billion it hoped for after Nortel got that astrono...
EMC’s Greenplum Division, which is about to move into EMC and VMware’s new Pivotal Initiative operation, just bought six-year-old More IT Resources Ltd, a privately held Israeli developer whose MoreVRP database control and monitoring platform will be “immediately” integrated with its B...
Before former HP CEO Leo Apotheker, who had no obvious qualifications to run HP but was hungry to transform it, went after Autonomy, he tried to buy Comverse Technology, Tibco and Amdocs despite the fact that most of HP’s acquisitions have come to grief. According to a Reuters source...
Reports that rPath, the source code automation start-up founded in 2005 by ex-Red Hat technical folk, was looking for a buyer proved true. Business analytics software shop SAS Institute has acquired its code and some of its staff expecting to expand its ability to automate and manage...
Autonomy’s aggrieved co-founder Mike Lynch, who’s smarting under HP’s stinging accusations of fraud in connection with its overpriced $11.1 billion acquisition of his company, has set up a web site at autonomyaccounts.org to tout his claims about the mess and hit back at HP. Lynch, w...
Egenera has made a rare acquisition, picking a young Dublin ISV called Fort Technologies that brings the Massachusetts firm private and public cloud management sort of along the lines of what Cloupia is bringing Cisco and Gale is bringing Dell. Egenera, however, is way ahead of t...
is used in capacity planning, designing and engineering networks. It’s paying about $141 million in cash and retention incentives. Cariden, whose clients include Verizon, Deutsche Telecom, SingTel and Swisscom, specializes in optimizing traffic management and visibility on service pr...
Google has bought Ontario-based BufferBox, a service for delivering e-commerce goods to physical kiosks. Terms were not disclosed. It lets online shoppers pick up parcels at grocery and convenience stores in the Toronto area. Google means to transition its product search to a paid comm...
A short ungrammatical misspelled press release put out on PRWeb Monday morning and jumped on by the AP and TechCrunch because it claimed that Google had paid $400 million for Rhode Island-based public hotspot provider ICOA proved to be a hoax. The company’s pink sheets stock sells fo...
When Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman stunned practically everyone within earshot early Tuesday morning by accusing the company’s year-old Autonomy acquisition of ripping off HP with phony financials, she said that after she bounced Autonomy’s founder out of HP in late April a senior me...
HP Tuesday morning charged its Autonomy acquisition with massive fraud. It claims it was the victim of accounting improprieties and disclosure failures made by the publicly held British company prior to its acquisition last year by HP and downright misrepresentations made to HP in con...
Hours after releasing its lackluster fiscal third-quarter results, Dell first thing Friday morning announced that it’s bought privately held infrastructure automation start-up Gale Technologies to fuel its all-important advance into the cloud, the only bright spot in Dell’s numbers....
Late Sunday Cisco said it’s going to buys Meraki, a privately held cloud networking start-up, for $1.2 billion in cash and retention-based incentives. Seems social media upset the announcement plans, which were set for Monday morning, when there’ll still be a conference call. T...
Dell on Friday announced the acquisition of Gale Technologies, a provider of infrastructure automation software that allows organizations to streamline the deployment of on-premise and hybrid clouds for self-service access to infrastructure. Dell also announced the formation of its Ent...
Cisco is spending $125 million in cash and retention-based incentives to buy Cloupia, a three-year-old start-up that automates cloud-building. It lets enterprises and service providers deploy and configure physical and virtual resources from a single management console. Cloupia’s i...
AMD Tuesday denied a Reuters report saying the semiconductor shop hired JP Morgan to “explore options,” citing three unnamed sources “familiar with the situation.” The news wire said the financially flagging company might sell its patents and that the “outright sale” of the company w...
Mips Technologies, the RISC chip pioneer, is getting carved up. It’s being acquired for $60 million by UK-based Imagination Technologies, which is partially owned by Apple and Intel and makes GPUs for Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad 4 as well as Intel’s CloverTrail-based Windows 8 tablets....
Vordel, the Dublin purveyor of the enterprise-ready API Server that delivers mission-critical and potentially revenue-generating APIs and apps to the cloud and mobile devices, is getting bought by publicly traded Paris-based middleware house Axway for some undisclosed amount of money. ...