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  • Google buys reCAPTCHA to boost book scanning efforts

    Google plans to accelerate its massive efforts to scan tens of millions of books and periodicals with the acquisition on Wednesday of a company called reCAPTCHA.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez17 Sept. 09 05:23
  • Failing to buy Emulex, Broadcom sues

    Broadcom filed a patent infringement suit against networking company Emulex on Monday, just months after abandoning a nearly year-long effort to buy the company.

    Written by Dan Nystedt16 Sept. 09 07:47
  • Adobe to buy Omniture for US$1.8 billion

    Adobe has agreed to buy Web analytics company Omniture for US$1.8 billion in cash, the companies said Tuesday.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano16 Sept. 09 06:00
  • CA buys NetQoS for $200M

    CA said Monday it has reached a US$200 million deal to buy NetQoS, a maker of software for tracking network and application performance. The transaction is scheduled to close before the end of the year.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 Sept. 09 05:45
  • EC opens deeper probe of Oracle-Sun merger

    The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation into Oracle's planned $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems Thursday, citing concerns about the deal's effect on competition in the market for databases.

    Written by Paul Meller and Chris Kanaracus04 Sept. 09 04:59
  • BMC buys MQSoftware, bolstering middleware management

    BMC on Monday said it has bought MQSoftware, maker of middleware that helps companies monitor the performance of IBM's WebSphere MQ software, as well as other platforms. Terms were not disclosed.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus11 Aug. 09 06:52
  • Sun shareholders approve Oracle merger

    Sun Microsystems' shareholders voted on Thursday to approve the company's acquisition by Oracle, but not by a wide margin.

    Written by James Niccolai17 July 09 04:31
  • Dell looking to grow through acquisitions

    Dell executives on Tuesday said the company was looking to stimulate growth through acquisition as it moves its focus from client hardware to enterprise products.

    Written by Agam Shah15 July 09 04:46
  • Sun expects sharp revenue drop ahead of Oracle vote

    Sun Microsystems said it expects to report a sharp drop in sales for the June quarter as it prepares to put its planned acquisition by Oracle to a shareholder vote later this week.

    Written by James Niccolai15 July 09 04:42
  • Post-acquisition, MessageLabs harmonizes with Symantec

    Symantec has taken a relatively hands-off approach with its integration of hosted messaging provider MessageLabs since its acquisition of the company in November 2008, according to MessageLabs' former CEO.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk25 June 09 04:21
  • Nortel accepts Nokia Siemens bid for wireless assets

    Nortel Networks has entered into an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to sell its its wireless network infrastructure business assets for $US650 million, it said on Friday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs23 June 09 03:52
  • Infor to buy SoftBrands for $80 million

    ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor Infor and its investor, Golden Gate Capital, have formed a holding company to buy SoftBrands in a US$80 million deal that will further expand Infor's sprawling, acquisition-driven portfolio.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 June 09 03:39