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RSS: Great Fit For The Corporate Environment

In its 18 July edition, Red Herring magazine has a good feature article about RSS in the enterprise, focusing in particular on NewsGator and what Red Herring says is its emerging market leadership …

PeopleSoft Acquisition Gives Oracle’s Profits a Boost

Oracle had a better fourth quarter than anticipated, posting a higher-than-expected net profit mostly due to the company’s purchase of PeopleSoft.

NewsGator Online Adds Support for Podcasts

One immediate user benefit from last month’s acquisition of FeedDemon by Newsgator is that a new version (beta) of FeedDemon’s FeedStation podcatcher was released yesterday which supports NewsGator Online and, soon, NewsGator Outlook Edition…

Maytag Acquisition By Ripplewood Answers Dividend Question

As the company’s earnings fell by 80%, it was suggested the board might end the company’s regular dividend payment.

FeedDemon Acquisition Gives NewsGator a Complete RSS Offering

The news today from Nick Bradbury, the developer of the FeedDemon desktop RSS aggregator for Windows …

Hill Bets On A New Acquisition

UK bookmaker William Hill will acquire betting shops from rival Stanley Leisure in its attempt to overtake Ladbrokes.

Hundreds of Developers at Microsoft and SAP Working Together

Hundreds of developers at Microsoft and SAP will work together on a new product designed to link together their business software …

HP Completes Acquisition of Snapfish

HP today announced the completion of its acquisition of Snapfish, a leading online photo service. Effective today, Snapfish has joined HP’s Consumer Imaging and Printing business led by Larry Lesley, senior vice president.

Verizon Takes Big StepToward MCI Acquisition

Verizon Communications is purchasing approximately 43.4 million shares of MCI common stock from eight entities affiliated with Carlos Slim Helu for $25.72 per share in cash.

Yellow Roadway Optimistic About USF Acquisition

Yellow Roadway remains confident that the acquisition of USF Corporation will provide significant value for shareholders of both companies.

CNET Heats up Digital Photo Space

Congrats to James Park. He’s president of Windup Labs. That’s the company that did HeyPix and they just sold to CNET.

The Oil Industry’s Largest Acquisition Since 2002

ChevronTexaco has agreed to buy Unocal for $16.4 billion in a deal which analysts predict will trigger more large acuisitions in the industry.

Rumors Inflate Bloglines Acquisition Price

A confidential source told me last week Ask Jeeves didn’t pay anywhere near the $50 million dollars some speculate they did.

Anti-trust Concerns Join Microsofts Security Push

With the RSA Security Conference going strong this week, a number of high-profile security companies used this venue to highlight upcoming strategies and utilities.

Banknorth Shareholders Approve Acquisition By TD

Banknorth Group and TD Bank Financial Group announced that Banknorth shareholders approved the proposed acquisition by TDBFG of 51% of the outstanding shares of Banknorth.

Circuit City Gets Acquisition Proposal

Circuit City received an unsolicited takeover bid of $17 a share from Highfields Capital Management LP.

Six Apart May Be Acquisition Target

A speculative story in InternetNews.com discusses the future of Six Apart, asking whether it’s a prime target for Yahoo to add to its portfolio of offerings.

Sybari Acquisition Creates Industry Stir

Recently, Microsoft acquired Sybari Software, an anti-virus tool designed for the business-level user.

P&G’s Brand Buzz

The Cincinnati Enquirer is covering P&G’s acquisition of Gillette from most every direction.

Oracle Plans Big Cuts

Following completion of its PeopleSoft acquisition, Oracle is in the process of a mass layoff of staff that’s expected to cut thousands of jobs, Infoworld reports.

Nucor’s Heavy Metal Acquisition

Steel Producer Nucor of Charlotte, North Carolina has agreed to buy Fort Howard Steel’s Wisconsin plant.