Behavio, the startup best known for maintaining the open-source Funf mobile framework, announced Saturday that its staff had been acquired by Google, in a move likely aimed at bolstering the search giant's mobile capabilities.
Apple has bought a small software startup that lets smartphones and tablets pinpoint their location indoors using nearby Wi-Fi signals.
Tripwire today said it had acquired nCircle for an undisclosed price, a deal that will meld together two longtime rivals in the security and vulnerability-management industry. Tripwire, which had been acquired by investment firm Thoma Bravo two years ago, said it expects to continue making more acquisitions to grow as a security company.
The total value of technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fell 35 per cent in 2012 compared to 2011 on concerns of sluggish macroeconomic conditions, but Cloud computing represented a bright spot, with software as a service (SaaS) companies specifically being a hot target for activity, according accounting firm Ernst & Young.
Application delivery vendor Radware has bought Web acceleration provider Strangeloop for $8.4 million and will sell its products under a new name.
As more companies announce mergers, acquisitions and divestitures to survive, the orderliness of their enterprise systems is critical: The "messier" a company's systems, the harder it will be to attract potential buyers. But the more up-to-date a company's systems, the more money they'll fetch.
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