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Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

By Sean Patterson March 31, 2014

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing …

Apple Announces Logic Pro X, Available Today Apple Announces Logic Pro X, Available Today
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Apple doesn’t need to hold a press conference for every major product unveiling to make sure people pay attention. Case in point – Apple made a lot of musicians very happy today with the release of Logic Pro X. Apple …

Cisco Plans To Acquire Composite Software Cisco Plans To Acquire Composite Software
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Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Composite Software, a privately-held data virtualization software and services company. Cisco aims to pay $180 millino in cash and retention-based incentives for all shares of the company. Cisco says the acquisition builds …

Doodle3D Brings Drawings To Life Via 3D Printers Doodle3D Brings Drawings To Life Via 3D Printers

3D printers are getting cheaper and cheaper all the time. Soon enough, we’ll start seeing more than just hobbyists and industrial designers working with the technology. Unfortunately, the CAD software designers use to make 3D models is still expensive and/or …

Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million

Oracle announced today that it has purchased software maker Eloqua for about $871 million. Eloqua provides cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management solutions, and Oracle says its “modern marketing cloud” ensures that “every component of marketing” helps to drive …

Microsoft Acquires MarketingPilot Microsoft Acquires MarketingPilot

Microsoft has acquired marketing software company MarketingPilot. Microsoft says it has a vision for integrated marketing solutions that aligns with its own. “We are excited to join the Microsoft team,” says MarketingPilot CEO Ken Kornbluh. “We think it will be …

Creativity Software Is Now On Steam Creativity Software Is Now On Steam

Valve announced last month that they would soon be bringing non-game software to Steam. This would allow Steam users to purchase and download popular software without having to go through another vendor. That alone sounded good enough, but Valve has …

3D Printing Software Fixes Major Flaw 3D Printing Software Fixes Major Flaw
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3D printing has come a long way since its humble roots over 20 years ago. The technology has become affordable and people are starting to make some really awesome objects with the technology. Unfortunately, it’s still hampered by a few …

Pixar Releases Open SubDiv Software Pixar Releases Open SubDiv Software
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Most people can probably agree that Pixar is one of the most influential animation studios of all time. Their films have been not only critical and commercial hits, but important to the progression of animation technology as well. The technology …

Steam Gets Into The Software Business Steam Gets Into The Software Business

Valve and their Steam service have become synonymous with digital distribution. There are other players who are trying to break into the downloadable PC game market, but nobody has been able to take on Steam just yet. With Steam’s next …

EU Court Rules Users Can Sell Used Software EU Court Rules Users Can Sell Used Software
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One of the major problems I find myself in after a Steam sale is that I bought a lot of games that I just don’t really want. I partially blame myself, but some of those games have achievements which I …

IBM Completes Acquisition of Vivisimo IBM Completes Acquisition of Vivisimo

In late April, we reported on the intention of IBM to acquire Vivisimo, a software designer focused on data analytics and data management software. Although the financial terms still have not been revealed, IBM announced earlier this morning, the acquisition …

Google Talks Googlebot Hardware/Software Google Talks Googlebot Hardware/Software

Google uploaded a new Webmaster Help video from Matt Cutts, which addresses a question about the hardware/server-side software that powers a typical Googlebot server. “So one of the secrets of Google is that rather than employing these mainframe machines, this …

IBM on New Mobile and Cloud Technologies IBM on New Mobile and Cloud Technologies
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During the recent IBM Impact 2012 Conference, the company made several announcements. Among them were the company’s introductions of new software systems primarily focused on mobile and cloud computing.

New Software System Simulates Weather Conditions New Software System Simulates Weather Conditions

By the year 2020, thousands of kilometers of new grids will be operating in Germany to permit even more extensive use of power from renewable sources. However, these new “smart grids” also come with increased complexity, costs and vulnerability. Fraunhofer …

Dell Acquiring Firewall Makers SonicWall Dell Acquiring Firewall Makers SonicWall

Dell is acquiring security company and firewall-builder SonicWall. Dell says the company’s next-gen and Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewalls will help it bolster its security solutions portfolio. “We are building a strategic software portfolio to address the needs of our …

Software That Senses Human Emotions Software That Senses Human Emotions
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Emotion-sensing computer software that models and responds to students’ cognitive and emotional states – including frustration and boredom – has been developed by University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Psychology Sidney D’Mello and colleagues from the University of Memphis …