Applied Materials Acquires Varian

Michael Trager | May 4th

Today's Wall Street Journal (wsj.com) reports that Applied Materials (ticker symbol AMAT) has agreed today to acquire Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates (VSEA) for $63 per share, roughly a 55% premium to yesterday's closing...»

LinkedIn Chooses NYSE

Michael Trager | May 4th

It's no secret by now that LinkedIn has decided to go public. The only potential question was the stock exchange with which it was going to choose to be listed. The answer is...»

HP’s Cloud Plans Leaked on VP LinkedIn Profile

Kristen Nicole | May 4th

Hewlett-Packard’s on a new cloud path, as CEO Leo Apotheker has outlined these past few months, in the company’s shift from hardware to software.  What he hasn’t given up yet are the details behind HP’s
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Shaky Start for VMware Cloud Foundry: 2 Outages

Maria Deutscher | May 4th

VMware’s beta open-source PaaS offering, the Cloud Foundry, has experienced not one, but two outages. That's never a good sign for a cloud company, and while the virtualization giant's Cloud Foundry is

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Where’s the Mobile App Market Headed?

Maria Deutscher | May 4th

At the AppNation conference in San Francisco this week, research firm Nielsen’s Jonathan Carson, CEO, Telecom unveiled some fresh research on the U.S. mobile apps market. The study strengthens Android and

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Black Clouds Over The Cloud? EMC’s RSA Unit Addresses The Issues

Michael Trager | May 3rd

Are there black clouds brewing over the hot cloud computing industry? Some seem to think so. Security and outage fears continue to hover as the black clouds over cloud computing, rendering some people...»

Oracle BI Aims for iPad, Mobile Enterprise

Maria Deutscher | May 3rd

Today Oracle released the latest version of its Business Intelligence software. Business Intelligence Release 11.1.1.5 comes with full iPad and iPhone support, and eliminates the need to rewrite existing dashboards and reports,

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Online Video Ads are Here to Stay. Deal With It.

Cherr Aira | May 3rd

You are living under the rock if a. you haven’t seen any of those online ads waving at you from the right side while you are updating your status in Facebook, b. you haven’t visited...»

Hometown Layoffs After Novell Deal Finalizes

Maria Deutscher | May 3rd

The Attachmate Group finalized its $2.2 billion buyout of network industry pioneer Novell a few days ago. The latter will be separated into two separate business units, one focused on the Novell brand

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Data Loss from PlayStation Network Extended to Sony Online Entertainment

Kyt Dotson | May 3rd

Sony Online Entertainment went temporarily offline Monday after it was discovered that they also lost customer records in a hack that attacked the PlayStation Network. In this latest string of video game and entertainment related information loss,...»