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  • Let's Not Bring God Into the EMC-Dell Deal

    Let's Not Bring God Into the EMC-Dell Deal

    What a difference a few days can make. On Tuesday, EMC lead director William Green promised during a presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco that Dell will close on its proposed $67 billion purchase of EMC "unless an act of God happens.

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  • IBM Buys 3rd Digital Agency in a Week

    IBM Buys 3rd Digital Agency in a Week

    IBM is scooping up digital marketing agencies like hotcakes. The Armonk, N.Y.-based tech giant acquired its third digital agency in a week today. It bought ecx.io, a Dusseldorf, Germany agency that becomes the latest addition to IBM Interactive Experience digital agency (IBM iX ).

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  • Dell-EMC Deal Facing 3 More Shareholder Suits

    Dell-EMC Deal Facing 3 More Shareholder Suits

    For the third time in less than a month, EMC is feeling the wrath of disgruntled shareholders in connection with its proposed acquisition by privately held Dell Inc. The three new actions are the latest in a string of related lawsuits.

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  • End of an Era: Xerox Expected to Split Into 2 Companies

    End of an Era: Xerox Expected to Split Into 2 Companies

    If you thought cloud, mobile, social and big data were the major catalysts for business transformation these days, then there’s something in your blind spot — activist investors.

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  • News to Use: New DevOps Firm in Seattle

    News to Use: New DevOps Firm in Seattle

    Two startups have merged to form a new DevOps IT services firm. The company, Sendachi, officially launched this week with a $30 million investment from Columbia Capital. Sendachi was formed through the merger of Seattle-based Clutch and London-based Contino.

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  • News to Use: Evergage Gets Personal With $10M

    News to Use: Evergage Gets Personal With $10M

    Somerville, Mass.-based Evergage, a personalization platform, raised another $10 million in venture capital. The Series B round, led by Arrowroot Capital, boosts total funding to more than $21 million.

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  • Microsoft Supercharges Skype

    Microsoft Supercharges Skype

    Skype is a big deal for Microsoft, and it’s getting some additional attention this week with new mobile features and news of an acquisition. Microsoft announced Skype is rolling out a free, group video calling feature for Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile (the successor to Windows Phone) in the

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  • Microsoft's Twofer: 2 Deals in 2 Days for 2 Separate Goals

    On Friday, Microsoft acquired a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup called Metanautix that specializes in helping large enterprises navigate "oceans" of data. It followed this on Monday, with the announced it was buying Talko, a Boston-based start up focusing on voice-based workgroup productivity.

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  • VC Firm Bets on Mobile

    VC Firm Bets on Mobile

    In five years, all marketing will mobile-centric, according to Ashu Garg, general partner at Menlo Park, Calif.-based Foundation Capital.  “Mobile is going to change everything. The startups that are mobile-first are going to win the battle," Garg told CMSWire.

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  • Why Dell Might Sell Quest Software & SonicWall

    The rumors began flying Wednesday night that Dell is shopping its portfolio companies — Quest Software and SonicWall — to buyout firms KKR & Co LP, Thoma Bravo LLC and Vista Equity Partners Management LLC. Reuters, which first broke the news, cited “people familiar with the matter” as its sources.

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  • Yahoo May Quit the Internet Biz

    If reports by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are correct, Yahoo’s board may begin exploring the sale of its core Internet properties today. The publications cite “people briefed on the matter” as their sources.

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  • Why Persistent Wanted Akumina's Tech, Talent

    Why Persistent Wanted Akumina's Tech, Talent

    Persistent Systems wants to help clients better deploy and manage Microsoft technologies like SharePoint. Akumina’s bread-and-butter product, InterChange, optimizes the SharePoint experience. That made their partnership an easy choice, officials from each side told CMSWire this week.

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  • Swrve Gets $30M, Acquires Mobile Analytics Company

    Swrve Gets $30M, Acquires Mobile Analytics Company

    San Francisco-based Swrve  added $30 million and a mobile data automation platform to its mobile marketing automation platform today. Evolution Media Partners (EMP), a partnership of CAA-backed Evolution Media Capital, TPG Growth and Participant Media, and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), let the funding round.

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  • Canary in the Marketing Applications Coal Mine

    Canary in the Marketing Applications Coal Mine

    Among all of the dismal numbers in Teradata’s Q3 earnings report yesterday was news that it would be selling off its marketing applications unit. The reasoning, as reported by the company, is that it wants to focus its investments and attention on its “core data and analytics business.

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