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  • Broadcom buying Dune Networks for cloud switching

    Broadcom has agreed to acquire Dune Networks, a privately held maker of high-speed switch fabrics, for about US$178 million, the companies announced Monday.

    Written by Stephen Lawson02 Dec. 09 08:02
  • Gartner buying AMR Research in $64 million deal

    Gartner announced Monday that it is buying AMR Research for US$64 million, in the latest acquisition by the giant IT research firm. The deal is expected to be completed this month.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus02 Dec. 09 06:56
  • Google to buy display ad company

    Just two weeks after buying mobile advertising company AdMob, Google on Monday announced plans to purchase Teracent, an online display advertising company.

    Written by Nancy Gohring24 Nov. 09 07:52
  • HP to buy 3Com in $US2.7bn networking, data center bid

    Hewlett-Packard has agreed to buy 3Com for about US$2.7 billion, pushing forward the giant IT vendor's strategy for combining computing, storage, services and networking under one roof.

    Written by Stephen Lawson12 Nov. 09 08:12
  • Google to buy mobile ad company

    Google plans to buy mobile advertising provider AdMob for US$750 million stock, the search giant said on Monday.

    Written by Nancy Gohring10 Nov. 09 06:17
  • Cisco extends Tandberg deal deadline

    Cisco this week said is extending the acceptance period for its $US3 billion cash offer to acquire Tandberg to Nov. 18. The initial acceptance deadline was Nov. 9.

    Written by Jim Duffy10 Nov. 09 07:36
  • JDA Software to buy i2 Technologies

    JDA Software Group on Friday announced plans to acquire supply-chain management competitor i2 Technologies for a net purchase price of approximately US$396 million.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs09 Nov. 09 10:11
  • M86 Security buys Finjan

    Looking to strengthen its Web security product offerings, M86 Security has acquired most of the assets of Finjan, a seller of Web gateway security appliances.

    Written by Robert McMillan04 Nov. 09 08:11
  • Oracle puts integration in the spotlight

    Oracle may have accumulated a vast array of products, but it has also added value and tightly integrated them, executives said during a keynote address Monday at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 Oct. 09 05:22
  • Xerox will buy business process outsourcer ACS for $US6.4B

    Xerox has agreed to buy business process outsourcer Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) for US$6.4 billion, in a move it hopes will allow it to expand beyond the field of document management.

    Written by Peter Sayer30 Sept. 09 06:56
  • Microsoft buys software to bolster its core ERP product

    Microsoft is buying technology from four of its partners in order to bolster its Dynamics AX ERP (enterprise resource planning) product with commonly needed functions across various industries, according to a senior company executive.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk23 Sept. 09 06:01
  • Dell agrees to buy Perot Systems for $3.9B

    Dell has agreed to buy Perot Systems for around US$3.9 billion in cash, and intends to make the company its global services delivery division, the companies said Monday.

    Written by Peter Sayer22 Sept. 09 06:16
  • NEC will absorb Renesas to become third-biggest chip maker

    Japanese chip makers NEC Electronics and Renesas Technology plan to merge by the end of April 2010 to create the world's third-largest chip maker by revenue, with leading market share in microcontrollers and system-on-chip (SoC) products for cars and mobile devices.

    Written by Dan Nystedt17 Sept. 09 07:52