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HP bought Autonomy so Oracle Tuesday said it’s buying privately held Endeca Technologies for some undisclosed amount of money that you can bet your bippy is no where near the billions HP paid for Autonomy to help it analyze unstructured data like Autonomy. Endeca, which started in 19...
Red Hat, Inc. has announced that it will be acquiring Gluster, Inc., a provider of open source storage solutions aimed at unstructured data management for approximately $136 million. With the acquired scale out storage technology, Red Hat seeks to harness the onslaught of big data that...
Citrix Thursday morning said it bought a cloud-based data storage, sharing and collaboration shop called ShareFile that will add data to its “Follow-Me” desktop and apps platform. Terms were not disclosed. Apparently the five-year-old North Carolina concern never brought in any ventu...
IBM is buying HPC pioneer Platform Computing for its cluster, grid and cloud management software. Terms were not disclosed. The privately held Canadian company, now almost 20 years old, is thought to have revenues of around $70 million-a-year. It claims 2,000 customers including 23 o...
IBM is buying privately held security ISV Q1 Labs, whose software is used to detect hacking threats and attacks through real-time data analysis. Terms were not disclosed. Q1 Labs, which competes with HP’s ArcSight acquisition and EMC’s RSA unit, will become part of a new IBM Securi...
Red Hat is buying Gluster. It’s spending $136 million cash money to get the six-year-old open source start-up’s GlusterFS, a software-only, scale-out storage system that will give Red Hat entry into the world of Big Data in the cloud, on-premise, or hybrid. Red Hat claims the acqui...
HP went through with that surprise $10 billion-plus cash acquisition of British software company Autonomy on Monday after the requisite number of Autonomy’s hysterically happy shareholders pledged HP their shares. None of HP’s shareholders think the excessively expensive deal, which ...
Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch continues to insist that Autonomy was never 'shopped' to Oracle. But now at least he remembers and admits to meeting with Oracle President Mark Hurd and Doug Kehring, Oracle's head of M&A, this past April. But CEO Lynch insists that it was a purely technical mee...
SAP said Tuesday that it’s buying Crossgate, a Munich-based hosted B2B integration house that makes it possible for companies to integrate and network with trading partners, clients and suppliers and do electronic data exchanges with any business partner regardless of its technical ski...
Salesforce.com late Wednesday said it bought a two-year-old venture-backed start-up called Assistly for $50 million cash net of cash acquired. However, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington immediately tweeted that the acquisition price is actually $80 million, the $50 million plus an...
After Google’s Android chief Andy Rubin reached out to Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha in early July about the Nortel patents Google had just lost to a dangerous rival, Google wound up bidding $30 a share for the whole company on August 1. MMI was supposedly afraid it would be defen...
Leading enterprises in number industries rely on the data virtualization to integrate the terabytes of critical strategic and operational data across merged organizations. The promise of larger market share, greater economies of scale and superior financial performance make mergers ...
Broadcom, which makes communication chips for Apple’s mobile devices, said first thing Monday morning that it’s going to buy wireless networking player NetLogic Microsystems for $50 a share, valuing the transaction at a juicy $3.7 billion net of the money NetLogic’s got in the bank. ...
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced Wednesday that it will enhance its Global IP Network Service by introducing cloud-based traffic analysis for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the N...
It appears from a WikiLeaks diplomatic cable drop that the US lobbied the European Commission to clear Oracle’s $7.4 million acquisition of Sun and all its satellites. Oracle apparently told the US, and the US apparently relayed the message that Oracle wouldn’t divest MySQL, a condit...
IBM is buying yet another business analytics outfit. This time it’s UK-based i2, which looks out for crime, fraud and security threats via unstructured Big Data. Financial terms with the investor group headed by Silver Lake Sumeru that owns i2 were not disclosed. I2’s got 4,500 cust...
IBM is buying Algorithmics, the Toronto-based risk analytics firm, for $387 million cash. Its services are used by 350 banks, investment and insurance businesses such as Allianz, HSBC, Nomura and Société Générale. The money will go to the Fitch Group, the credit ratings agency majo...
The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA claiming tens of millions of consumers would face higher prices because of reduced competition and the possibility of lower-quality products for mobile wireless services. T-Mo...
Between Google buying Motorola Mobility, HP exiting the PC business, Steve Jobs resigning, the stock market behaving like a Coney Island rollercoaster and a rare once-in-a-100-years East Coast earthquake felt by most of the United States and Canada, you might have missed a piece in For...
Verizon said Thursday that it’s bought three-year-old cloud management software start-up CloudSwitch to help its recently acquired Terremark IT services subsidiary move applications or workloads between company data centers and the cloud. CloudSwitch is supposed to do it without chan...
Ericsson on Wednesday completed the asset purchase agreement to acquire Telenor Connexion's M2M (machine-to-machine) technology platform, previously announced on April 19, 2011. The acquisition follows Ericsson's ambition to drive the market for M2M communication, adding valuable techn...
Amazon Web Services on Tuesday introduced Amazon ElastiCache, a new web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache for web applications running in the AWS cloud. The new service improves the performance of web applications by enabling customers to retri...
Cisco on Monday announced its intent to acquire service fulfillment software assets and associated employees from the UK subsidiary (formerly Axiom Systems) of parent company Comptel Corporation (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: CTL1V). The acquisition will enable Cisco to extend network and servi...
HP is now pulling a 180 in ditching both the PC and Palm hardware business, and making an offer to buy Autonomy, one of the last major independent enterprise content management players, for roughly $11 billion. HP chose the occasion of its Q3 earnings call to drop the bomb. The compan...
Hewlett-Packard is reportedly getting ready to spin off the PC unit it acquired when Carly Fiorina bought Compaq and buying Autonomy, Britain’s second-largest software house, for about $10 billion. The news, which Bloomberg broke, and the Wall Street Journal and Reuters have apparent...
Citrix has bought RingCube Technologies and its user personalization technology for virtual desktops. Price was not disclosed but the six-year-old company has raised about $26 million. RingCube is supposed to eliminate the tradeoff between user personalization and centralized IT mana...
Adding a new wrinkle to the mobile wars, Google said early Monday morning that it’s buying Motorola Mobility for $40 a share in cash, or about $12.5 billion, a 63% premium, giving Google its own Android hardware maker. The move is expected to be greeted with consternation by rival And...
Oracle is buying InQuira for its Saleforce.com-competing CRM effort. Terms were not disclosed. The little San Francisco Bay area company has knowledge management software that supports web self-service and agent-assisted service and 85 blue-chip customers like Bayer, Sprint and 3M. ...
Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, has announced it has completed deployment of its new StratosMAX II broadband service for W&T Offshore, Inc (NYSE: WTI) at 29 sites in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). W&T is an indep...
Oracle has bought Ksplice for its little-heard-from Linux operation. Price was not disclosed. The Cambridge, Massachusetts start-up offers zero downtime updating, which is supposed to increase the security, reliability, availability and general likeability of Oracle Linux by letting c...
In distress and losing ground to iPad, Acer is going to buy iGware, a low-profile American cloud computing company. It’s reportedly paying $320 million in cash and stock plus a possible $75 million performance-based payout. Reuters says the $395 million total makes it the fifth-large...
"Group sales in the quarter increased by 14% year-over-year driven by a continued strong demand for mobile broadband. Sales were negatively impacted by the strong SEK and sales for comparable units, adjusted for currency and hedging, increased 27% year-over-year. The strong growth we h...
CenturyLink and Savvis have completed their previously announced merger. The combination creates a premier managed hosting and colocation provider with global scale positioned for leadership in meeting customer demand for outsourced IT and cloud services. "The combination of CenturyL...
Citrix has gone and bought Cloud.com. The start-up’s funding from Redpoint Ventures, Nexus Capital and Index Ventures came to just $20 million. Scratching its head TechCrunch wonders why Cloud sold out since its business is supposedly going so well, attracting large accounts like Z...
Compuware on Wednesday announced that it has acquired privately held dynaTrace software. The $256 million cash acquisition closed on July 1, 2011. “Organizations today depend on the rapid development and delivery of high-performing applications to drive revenues, customer satisfaction...
Oracle said Wednesday morning that it’s buying Pillar Data Systems, a 10-year-old storage house that belongs mostly to Oracle chief Larry Ellison. It’s like the way Sun used to buy companies that belonged to founder Andy Bechtolsheim. That’s how Sun came by OpenOffice. Oracle says ...
Dassault Systèmes (3DS), a provider of 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, a provider of elastic cloud infrastructure, are working together to enable companies of all sizes to get started quickly with 3DS Version 6 ...
Oracle is buying Long Island-based FatWire Software and its web experience management solutions, used to build and deploy a targeted, interactive online presence and supposedly optimize the interactions companies have with their customers. It’s meant to deliver relevant customer cont...
EBay Inc. has announced that it is buying open source e-commerce platform maker Magento Inc. which helps merchants build online stores with functions that include payment capabilities, marketing services, merchandising, content management and inventory management. The company had taken...
Capgemini (Paris: CAP), one of the global leaders in consulting, IT services and outsourcing, has entered into exclusive negotiations with the funds managed by Apax Partners and the Prosodie management team with a view to acquiring Prosodie, the multi-channel services operator. This ac...