One of Israel’s most successful entrepreneurs is back with a stealthy new startup, dubbed Stratoscale, which is building new software for large data centers.
Intuit just acquired LevelUp Analytics, a consulting company that is focused on the emerging field of data science and analytics.
VMware’s new end user business unit chief Sanjay Poonen took the lead on the acquisition.
Meetup just made its first ever acquisition of a tiny group messaging startup called Dispatch.
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Zuora provides the tools to help businesses move from selling products to subscription models.
Sourcefire is best known for its Intrusion Protection System (IPS) and advanced firewall, which it claims can protect companies from 99 percent of attacks.
New speech and voice recognition technologies would likely be used to augment Google’s “conversational search” offering.
TechMedia Network, the parent company of Laptop Magazine and Space.com, announced today that it had acquired Bestofmedia Group (BOM), the parent company of Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s IT Pro, and Tom’s Guide.
The move will help Mountain View, Calif-based Intuit focus on reaching small businesses and individuals with its tax-preparation software.
Telefonica plans to sell off its Irish mobile business for $1 billion in cash to a subsidiary of Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.
Cisco is buying data-virtualization startup Composite Software for $180 million. This is the latest deal in Cisco’s aggressive acquisition streak meant to drive innovation.
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Yahoo’s board has reportedly approved a $1.1 billion, all-cash offer to acquire Tumblr, a rapidly-growing and very popular microblogging server.
High-end design firm Fjord counts Nokia, Citibank, Harvard Medical School, and PayPal among its clients.
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T-Mo and Metro have the urge to merge, and they meet all government requirements. The companies have already announced a new combined board.
Salesforce announced plans to offer $1 billion in convertible senior notes in a private placement to institutional investors.
Practice Fusion has acquired 100Plus, a startup that provides personalized health predictions to consumers, for a combination of stock and cash.
Private company research firm Privco has ranked the top 20 merger and acquisitions of the top 20 technology VC firms of 2012, including Ancestry.com’s $1.6 billion sale to private equity firm Permira and other top tech acquisitions such as Yammer, Meebo, Instagram, and NextG networks.
Vuclip acquires Jigsee to make mobile videos accessible to people on any device, in any country.
In 2012, the value of global mergers and acquisitions fell by 35%, but deal volume held steady.
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Just weeks after we reported a shift in strategy at VMware, the virtualization giant has announced its intent to acquire Virsto Software, a provider of storage performance optimization software.
Today, Autonomy is being investigated for misrepresenting its sales and accounting prior to the acquisition by Britain’s accounting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council.
Salesforce.com has acquired Entropysoft, a French company that offers content integration solutions.
With entrepreneur-friendly government regulation and high-quality late stage companies on the cusp of going public, VCs expect to see solid returns in the coming year.
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Forget about consumer IPOs: The vast majority of companies expected to go to the public markets in 2013 will be business-focused.
Zenprise has been acquired by Citrix, which may come as a surprise to Silicon Valley insiders who expected an initial public offering from the red-hot mobile security startup.
Google purchased BufferBox, a startup that makes e-commerce delivery more convenient by setting up locals lockers for parcel pick-up.
Cisco will pay approximately $141 million in cash for California-based company Cariden, a network traffic-management software maker.
PowerInbox, the consumer-focused startup that makes email interactive, has merged with its biggest competitor on the enterprise side, ActivePath.
Real estate marketplace Zillow buys up startup HotPads to bolster its rental platform.
Claranet, a London-based cloud hosting provider, has scooped up Star, a company that delivers managed technology services like unified communications, and advanced security services.
Torch Partners entered the US market today and opened an office in San Francisco.
An Ernst & Young report about mergers and acquisitions in quarter 3 reveal that while deal value is down amidst global economic uncertainty, volume remains strong.
Reality check: After two acquisitions of companies in a similar space, layoffs are a matter of course.