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VMware to Acquire DynamicOps, Inc.

VMware out of PaloAlto, California just announced a definitive agreement to acquire DynamicOps, Inc., a provider of cloud automation solutions and management of IT services across diverse environments. While the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, the acquisition is expected to be complete by the end of the third quarter in 2012. Here’s what VMware had to …

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Apple Supplier Elpida Bought By Micron Technology

Micron Technology has announced that they have entered into a sponsor agreement to acquire Elpida Memory, Inc. for ¥60 billion ($750 million). Under the agreement Micron assumes all of Elpida’s assets, including its 65% stake in another chip manufacturer, Rexchip. Between the Elpida acquisition and a separate purchase of Powerchip’s 24% stake in Rexchip, Micron gains an 89% stake in …

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Nielsen Acquires Vizu Brand Metrics Measurement Platform

Today, Nielsen, the ratings and research people, announced they have definitive plans to acquire, Vizu, an online advertising performance meter and optimizer. This acquisition is part of Nielsen’s recent commitment to cross-platform advertising measurement. Vizu’s unique solutions will be integrated into Nielsen’s growing product portfolio and offer clients real-time feedback on ad exposure and performance. Steve Hasker, President of Global …

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Salesforce.com Acquires Thinkfuse SaaS Provider

Thinkfuse announced today that they are being acquired by Salesforce.com. Thinkfuse is a software-as-a-service provider that allows organizations to turn business communications into useful planning and scheduling tools. While very few details of the acquisition have been disclosed, Thinkfuse will be shutting down by July 25th, and current users will have to export all their data by that time. The …

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Microsoft to Acquire Yammer for $1.2 Billion

About ten days ago, we reported that Yammer was in talks with Microsoft to discuss terms of an acquisition. While nothing had been confirmed, it certainly looked like the wheels were set in motion. Today, we learn that Microsoft is going ahead with a deal to purchase the company for $1.2 billion. Of course, the acquisition is subject to the …

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LivingSocial Not Going Public Anytime Soon

In light of the totally botched Facebook IPO, it’s no wonder many tech companies are in no hurry to go public. According to LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaugnessy, you can add LivingSocial to that list. Despite recent losses for the company, they are aren’t hurting for the capital an IPO would bring in. LivingSocial was recently able to raise $600 million …

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Motorola Solutions to Acquire Psion for $200 Million

Today, Motorola Solutions Inc. announced plans to acquire Psion Plc. for around $200 million in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of the fiscal 2012 year. Under the current agreement, Motorola will offer Psion $1.36 per share, which amounts to approximately $200 million. Psion is headquartered in London, but has major operations in Toronto, Canada. They …

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Salesforce.Com Acquires ChoicePass

Today, ChoicePass, the employee reward site, announced that it is going to be acquired by enterprise solution provider, Salesforce.com. There haven’t been any financial details of the deal disclosed at this time, but the ChoicePass website will be shutting down by the end of June. Apparently the two companies share the same entrepreneurial spirit and passion for employee recognition. The …

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Sailthru Acquires Seamless Receipts

Today, Sailthru announced the acquisition of Seamless Receipts, an electronic receipts specialist. Seamless Receipts brings with them extensive experience providing marketing messages, coupons and other loyalty offers from large clients like Oakley, Burton and Tumi. Their product and service offers align perfectly with Sailthru’s vision and mission to deliver actionable, relevant and timely messages to customers on a personalized, one-to-one …

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Microsoft May Acquire Yammer Social Network

Microsoft is in talks with business social networking site, Yammer to discuss an acquisition. Yammer provides enterprise and business customers with all the tools they need to collaborate online. The acquisition would allow Microsoft to compete with other providers like Oracle and Salesforce.com. The deal would cost Microsoft about $1 billion. Yammer was founded in 2008 by ex-PayPal COO, David …

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Constant Contact Acquires SinglePlatform

Constant Contact just announced the acquisition of SinglePlatform, a privately owned company focused on business mobile and web discovery. The deal closed yesterday and it cost Constant Contact approximately $65 million in cash, but could also yield SinglePlatform an additional $30 million in bonuses if the entity achieves certain financial goals. Here’s what Constant Contact said in their press release: …

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Thomson Reuters Acquires Apsmart

This morning, Thomson Reuters announced that have definitive plans to acquire cutting-edge mobile platform, Apsmart, out of London. Apsmart is well known for their application designs on iOS and Android systems. They were actually responsible for the first Shazam app. on the iPhone. Here’s what Reuters had to say about the acquisition: Mobile is an increasingly significant way in which …

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