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Cisco Buys Security Vendor Sourcefire
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 23, 2013
The networking giant will pay $2.7 billion for the acquisition.
Tags: open source, Cisco, network security, Sourcefire, Snort, merger and acquistion activity
Report: Apple in Talks to Buy Company Behind Kinect Sensor
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 16, 2013
An Israeli paper says Apple offered $280 million for Primesense.
Tags: Microsoft, Apple, Kinect, merger and acquistion activity, Israel
VMware Sells Zimbra to Telligent
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 15, 2013
Zimbra sells enterprise communication and collaboration software.
Tags: software, VMware, Zimbra, collaboration software, merger and acquistion activity, social enterprise
EMC Buys ScaleIO
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 12, 2013
The startup makes software that pools flash storage.
Tags: Flash, EMC, Storage, merger and acquistion activity, ScaleIO
Yahoo Buys Video App Qwiki
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 03, 2013
The company offers software for creating slideshow videos.
Tags: video, Yahoo, mobile apps, IOS, merger and acquistion activity
Yahoo Buys Rondee and Ghostbird
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 13, 2013
Rondee offers a conference calling service, and Ghostbird makes photo apps.
Tags: Yahoo, conference call, iOS apps, merger and acquistion activity
Walmart Acquires Analytics Firm Inkiru
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 11, 2013
The purchase could help Walmart compete with Amazon for online sales.
Tags: Amazon, ecommerce, predictive analytics, big data, merger and acquistion activity, Walmart
SAP Acquires E-Commerce Vendor Hybris
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 06, 2013
Many regard the purchase as an attempt to compete with Salesforce.com.
Tags: ecommerce, enterprise software, SAP, e-commerce, Salesforce.com, merger and acquistion activity
SalesForce.com to Buy Social Marketing Software Vendor ExactTarget
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 04, 2013
SalesForce will spend about $2.5 billion on the purchase.
Tags: Cloud, software, CRM, Salesforce.com, online, social marketing, merger and acquistion activity
Report: Google and Facebook Both Bidding on Waze
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 24, 2013
The Israel-based company has an app that provides travel-related data.
Tags: Facebook, Google, mobile app, mapping, merger and acquistion activity, Waze
Rumor: Microsoft Could Buy Nook
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 09, 2013
The software company is said to be interested in the digital book business, not the e-reader hardware.
Tags: Microsoft, tablet, e-reader, Barnes & Noble, Nook, merger and acquistion activity
Report: Facebook in Talks to Buy Waze for $1 Billion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 09, 2013
Israeli-based Waze makes social mapping and traffic software.
Tags: Facebook, navigation, social networking, apps, merger and acquistion activity, Waze
Dell Buys Enterprise Cloud Vendor Enstratius
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 06, 2013
The PC maker is boosting its cloud computing management capabilities.
Tags: cloud computing, software, Dell, cloud management, Enterprise, merger and acquistion activity
Intel to Buy API Management Vendor Mashery
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 18, 2013
The chipmaker is moving deeper into the software business.
Tags: API, software, Intel, merger and acquistion activity, Mashery
Cisco Buys Small Cell Maker Ubiquisys
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 03, 2013
The networking giant reportedly paid $310 million for the UK-based company.
Tags: wireless, networking, Cisco, Femtocell, merger and acquistion activity, small cell technology
Oracle Buys Mobile Network Software Maker Tekelec
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 26, 2013
The purchase could bring Oracle into more competition with Cisco.
Tags: Oracle, software, mobile network, merger and acquistion activity
Apple Buys Indoor Mapping Company WifiSLAM
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 25, 2013
Apple and Google are expected to compete in the indoor mapping market.
Tags: Google, Apple, mapping, merger and acquistion activity
Microsoft Overhauls CRM Offerings
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 19, 2013
The company will purchase social analytics firm Netbreeze to boost its CRM capabilities.
Tags: Microsoft, enterprise software, CRM, Dynamics, merger and acquistion activity
Facebook Buys Microsoft's Atlas Ad Service
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 01, 2013
The social network hopes to expand its share of the digital advertising market.
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, advertising, merger and acquistion activity
VMware to Buy Virtual Storage Vendor Virsto
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 12, 2013
The acquisition will fit in with VMware's "software-defined data center" strategy.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, VMware, Storage, merger and acquistion activity, software-defined data center
Twitter Acquires Social Analytics Firm Bluefin Labs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 06, 2013
Bluefin helps analyze what people are saying about TV shows in social media.
Tags: Twitter, social media, analytics, merger and acquistion activity
Oracle to Purchase Acme Packet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 04, 2013
The company makes technology that helps transmit communications over the Internet.
Tags: video, Oracle, Internet, VoIP, communications, merger and acquistion activity
Lenovo Is Considering Buying RIM
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 25, 2013
Any proposed deal would need approval from the Canadian government.
Tags: smartphone, Lenovo, RIM, merger and acquistion activity, BlackBerry 10
Cisco Sells Linksys to Belkin
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 25, 2013
The networking giant continues to shed its consumer product lines.
Tags: Cisco, routers, Linksys, networking equipment, Belkin, merger and acquistion activity
Amazon Buys Text-to-Speech Software Vendor IVONA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 24, 2013
Does the purchase signal an intention to challenge Apple's Siri?
Tags: Amazon, software, Kindle, voice, Siri, merger and acquistion activity
Cisco to Buy Intucell for $475 Million
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 23, 2013
The Israeli startup makes software for wireless network carriers.
Tags: networking, Cisco, merger and acquistion activity, wireless carriers
Justice Department Investigating Alleged Fraud at Autonomy
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 28, 2012
HP says it discovered accounting improprieties at the software company it purchased last year.
Tags: software, HP, Autonomy, fraud, Justice Department, merger and acquistion activity
Red Hat Beats Revenue Estimates, Acquires ManageIQ
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 21, 2012
Revenue rose 18 percent, but profits fell 9 percent.
Tags: open source, Cloud, software, Red Hat, Virtualization Management, quarterly financials, merger and acquistion activity
IBM to Buy StoredIQ for Big Data Expertise
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 20, 2012
StoredIQ makes ediscovery software.
Tags: IBM, eDiscovery, big data, merger and acquistion activity
Google Sells Motorola Home to Arris Group for $2.35 Billion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 20, 2012
Motorola Home sells set-top boxes.
Tags: Google, Motorola, set-top box, merger and acquistion activity
Oracle Buys Big Data Analytics Firm DataRaker
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 13, 2012
DataRaker primarily provides software to utilities.
Tags: Oracle, analytics, utilities, big data, merger and acquistion activity, internet of things
Cisco to Buy Cariden Technologies for $141 Million
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 29, 2012
Cariden makes software for telecommunications planning, design and traffic management.
Tags: software, networks, Cisco, telecommunications, merger and acquistion activity
Google Buys Wi-Fi Vendor ICOA for $400 Million--Updated
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 26, 2012
ICOA provides Wi-Fi hotspots in airports, hotels and other public places.
Tags: Google, Wi-Fi, merger and acquistion activity
Cisco Buys Wi-Fi Networking Firm Meraki for $1.2 Billion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 19, 2012
Cisco says the purchase will help it expand its customer base with more mid-market firms.
Tags: Cloud, networking, Cisco, Wi-Fi, WiFi, merger and acquistion activity
Dell Quarterly Profits Drop 47%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 16, 2012
Consumer PC sales are way down.
Tags: earnings, Dell, PC sales, quarterly financials, merger and acquistion activity
Cisco to Buy Cloupia for $125 Million
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 15, 2012
The startup sells automation tools for data center and cloud infrastructure management.
Tags: automation, cloud computing, software, data center management, Cisco, merger and acquistion activity, infrastructure management
Report: Amazon in Talks to Buy TI's Mobile Chip Business
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 15, 2012
Texas Instruments had previously announced that its mobile processor unit was for sale.
Tags: Amazon, mobile, Texas Instruments, processor, merger and acquistion activity, kindle fire
Japan's Softbank to Acquire 70% of Sprint
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 15, 2012
The Japanese firm will pay a record-setting $20.1 billion to purchase the majority stake of the network provider.
Tags: Sprint, wireless network, Japan, carrier, merger and acquistion activity, Softbank
Is Video Coming to Twitter?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 10, 2012
Reports suggest the microblogging service may have bought a video hosting company or it may be building its own.
Tags: video, Twitter, microblogging, merger and acquistion activity
T-Mobile, MetroPCS Announce Merger Plans
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 03, 2012
The complicated cash-and-stock deal is worth approximately $1.5 billion.
Tags: mobile, T-Mobile, LTE, carrier, merger and acquistion activity, MetroPCS
Google+ Hits Milestone -- 100M Active Monthly Users
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 19, 2012
The young social network has purchased a photo app developer called Nik Software.
Tags: social network, Google, google+, merger and acquistion activity
Google Said to Tap Barclays to Sell Motorola's Home Business
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 30, 2012
The search giant reportedly wants to sell off the Motorola division that makes set-top boxes.
Tags: Google, Motorola, merger and acquistion activity
Rackspace Buys Mailgun to Add Email Services
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 28, 2012
The acquisition will allow customers to integrate cloud-based mail services into applications and websites hosted by Rackspace.
Tags: cloud computing, email, Rackspace, APIs, mail, merger and acquistion activity
IBM to Buy Social-Business Company Kenexa for $1.3 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 27, 2012
Kenexa makes enterprise HR software.
Tags: software, IBM, social networking, analytics, HR, merger and acquistion activity, recruiting
IBM Buys Flash Manufacturer Texas Memory Systems
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 16, 2012
Texas Memory sells RamSan solid state memory arrays and PCIe cards.
Tags: Flash, IBM, Memory, Solid State Storage, merger and acquistion activity
Google Buys Frommer's
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 14, 2012
Sources say the search giant paid $25 million for the travel guide business.
Tags: Google, search engine, travel, merger and acquistion activity
Sources: IBM Interested in Purchasing RIM's Enterprise Services
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 10, 2012
Another day, another rumor of a tech company that wants to buy part of RIM.
Tags: IBM, networking, servers, RIM, enterprise services, merger and acquistion activity, BlackBerry 10
Samsung Says Not Considering Buying RIM or BlackBerry License
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 09, 2012
The South Korean firm wants to quash rumors of a deal with RIM.
Tags: operating system, mobile, smartphone, Samsung, RIM, merger and acquistion activity, BlackBerry 10
Analyst: RIM and Samsung in Licensing Talks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 08, 2012
A Jeffries analyst suggests Samsung could try to license BlackBerry 10 or to buy RIM.
Tags: Samsung, RIM, licensing, merger and acquistion activity, BlackBerry 10
Google Acquires Social Ad Start-Up Wildfire
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 01, 2012
Sources say Google paid about $250 million for the acquisition.
Tags: Google, social media, advertising, merger and acquistion activity
Oracle to Buy Cloud Infrastructure Provider Xsigo Systems
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 30, 2012
Xsigo sells software-defined networking technology.
Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, networking, virtualization, xsigo, merger and acquistion activity, Software-Defined Networking
Apple to Buy Fingerprint Sensor Maker AuthenTec for $356 Million
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 27, 2012
AuthenTec currently licenses its technology to Samsung, one of Apple's chief competitors.
Tags: security, software, Apple, Samsung, near-field communication, merger and acquistion activity
VMware to Buy Nicira Network Software for $1.26 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 24, 2012
Nicira makes networking monitoring and management software.
Tags: server, software, networking, virtualization, VMware, merger and acquistion activity
Google Acquires Email Client Sparrow
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 23, 2012
The Sparrow team will go to work on Gmail.
Tags: email, Google, Mac, Gmail, IOS, merger and acquistion activity, sparrow
Dell Acquires Quest Software for $2.4 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 02, 2012
The previously unnamed bidder won the battle to acquire the enterprise software maker.
Tags: enterprise software, Dell, Quest Software, merger and acquistion activity
Microsoft Confirms $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 26, 2012
The social software will become part of the Microsoft Office division.
Tags: Microsoft, software, Yammer, merger and acquistion activity, enterprise social media
Quest Software Bid Raised to $2.32 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 25, 2012
The bidding war continues.
Tags: Dell, data management, Quest Software, merger and acquistion activity
RIM Considers Split, Handset Unit Sell-Off
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 25, 2012
Is the BlackBerry maker about to meet the same fate as Palm?
Tags: Blackberry, smartphone, RIM, merger and acquistion activity
Vector Joins Insight to Sweeten Quest Software Bid
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 20, 2012
The two private-equity firms will pay $2.17 billion for the software and services company.
Tags: Quest Software, merger and acquistion activity, private equity
Facebook Scoops Up Face.com
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 19, 2012
The social network will gain better facial recognition technology.
Tags: Facebook, social network, facial recognition, merger and acquistion activity, Face.com
Dell Made Rival $2.15 Billion Bid for Quest: Sources
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 15, 2012
Sources say the PC maker is trying to outbid Insight Venture Partners for Quest Software.
Tags: software, Dell, networks, Quest, merger and acquistion activity
Microsoft Said to Hold Talks on Buying Yammer Social Site
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 14, 2012
Sources say Microsoft may pay more than $1 billion for the social networking service.
Tags: Microsoft, social networking, Enterprise, Yammer, merger and acquistion activity
Microsoft 'Mulled Nokia Buyout, Ran Away Screaming'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 11, 2012
Sources say that Nokia gave Microsoft access to its financial information late in 2011.
Tags: Microsoft, Nokia, merger and acquistion activity
Citrix Acquires Mobile Data and Video Optimization Firm Bytemobile
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 07, 2012
The deal will allow Citrix to offer carriers new solutions to help them manage growing network traffic.
Tags: video, wireless, mobile, networks, Citrix, optimization, data traffic, merger and acquistion activity
Google Acquires Mobile Productivity Company Quickoffice
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 06, 2012
The acquisition points to increasing competition between Microsoft Office and Google Apps.
Tags: Google, mobile, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, productivity suite, merger and acquistion activity, Quickoffice
Google to Purchase Meebo for $100 Million
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 05, 2012
Staffers from the social toolbar creator will go to work on Google+.
Tags: Google, social networking, Meebo, google+, merger and acquistion activity
Speculation Rises over Potential Facebook Bid for Opera Browser
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 29, 2012
Opera's stock surged to two-year highs on rumors of a Facebook acquisition.
Tags: Facebook, Opera, mobile browser, merger and acquistion activity
It's Official: Google Is Now a Hardware Company
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 22, 2012
The tech giant has finalized its purchase of Motorola Mobility.
Tags: Google, mobile, hardware, merger and acquistion activity, Motorola Mobility
Facebook Buys Lightbox
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 16, 2012
Lightbox makes a mobile app that is similar to the one made by Instagram, which Facebook also recently purchased.
Tags: Facebook, apps, photos, Lightbox, merger and acquistion activity
Sources: Google Is Close to Buying Meebo
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 14, 2012
Rumor says Google will buy the social technology company for $100 million.
Tags: Google, social media, Meebo, merger and acquistion activity
Citrix Systems Buys Online Work Platform Podio
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 11, 2012
Danish Podio makes social collaboration tools for small and medium businesses.
Tags: SMB, Citrix, social collaboration, merger and acquistion activity
Facebook to Buy Photo-Sharing Service Instagram for $1 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 10, 2012
Facebook makes its largest acquisition to date.
Tags: Facebook, merger and acquistion activity, Instagram
Dell Buys Application Modernization Firm Clerity
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 03, 2012
The PC maker continues to snap up software companies.
Tags: software, Dell, merger and acquistion activity
Dell Picks Up Wyse to Extend Desktop Virtualization Offerings
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 02, 2012
The companies did not divulge the financial terms of the deal, which should close before 2013.
Tags: cloud computing, Dell, Thin clients, Desktop Virtualization Technologies, merger and acquistion activity
China Extends Probe of Google's Acquisition of Motorola Mobility
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 19, 2012
Chinese approval of the deal is Google's last hurdle before it can complete its acquisition of the smartphone maker.
Tags: Google, China, merger and acquistion activity, Motorola Mobility