Tag: mergers and acquisitions (page 8)

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    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

    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

    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

    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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  • What Docker's Tutum Buy Means for Your Deployments

    Suddenly containerization looks a lot more polished.

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    Red Hat Buys Ansible, Boosts Cloud Automation

    Red Hat has purchased software provider Ansible for a reported $100 million plus, with the plans of using Ansible's software to further help its customers set up and automate their operations in the cloud. Red Hat will fold Ansible' s software into its own considerable portfolio of cloud management software,

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    Zendesk Buys Analytics Vendor for $45M

    San Francisco-based Zendesk spent $45 million yesterday to acquire We Are Cloud SAS of Montpellier, France, maker of the BIME Analytics software platform.  BIME Analytics will become the core technology for Zendesk 's customer data platform, enabling Zendesk to further integrate data analytics capabilities across its products, according to the company.

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  • Bittersweet: Understanding Dell’s Acquisition of EMC

    Even before the sun rose at Dell’s Round Rock, Texas headquarters this morning, the deal was official. Dell has agreed to acquire EMC for $33.154 per share or approximately $67 billion in the largest tech deal ever. That breaks down to $24.

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    What's Behind the EMC and Dell Rumors

    Desperate times call for desperate measures …. EMC's Chairman and CEO Joe Tucci and his board are probably feeling the strain. They are under intense pressure to do something before activist investor Elliott Management plays its hand. The hedge fund which owns around two percent of EMC’s shares wants

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    Demandbase Acquires WhoToo

    Demandbase, a marketing technology company, is acquiring a Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) company that aggregates and segments complex data sets. San Francisco-based Demandbase, which closed a $30 million round led by Sageview Capital in July, announced today that it is buying Seattle's WhoToo. Demandbase  plans to combine its patented real time IP

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  • Oracle Enhances Marketing Cloud with Maxymiser Buy

    Oracle fattened its marketing cloud today by acquiring a cloud-based software company that allows marketers to test, target and personalize what a customer sees on a web page or mobile app. The Redwood City, Calif.-based marketing cloud software giant bought New York City-based Maxymiser for an undisclosed sum.

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  • Microsoft, Salesforce Ventures Show Informatica a Little Love

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Salesforce boss Mark Benioff have a common love. And it’s not a person, a Ferrari or even a Hawaiian Island they want to own. It’s data integration leader Informatica. Private equity interests controlled by the Permira funds and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

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