Yahoo's acquisition of Zimbra for $350 million could pit the company against Google's office productivity plans.After market close on Monday, Yahoo confirmed plans to buy Zimbra.
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Yahoo has been on an acquisition binge late, but mostly to expand its advertising business. Now Yahoo is buying its way deeper into the applications business with the acquisition of Zimbra for a reported $350 million, mostly in cash.
Marc Benioff took the stage at Moscone Center before an estimated 7,000 salesforce.com adherents from 42 countries to tout a "new force for innovation.
Sprint on Monday launched a device called the Airave in Denver and Indianapolis that will boost the wireless company's coverage in homes. Samsung makes that Airave, a "femtocell," or a compact base station that hooks up to your broadband connection.
On today's podcast:The EU hits Microsoft; Who's next?SCO goes kaput; files for bankruptcy.
Now that European regulators got their big victory over Microsoft attention should turn to who's next on their hit list. The EU case against Microsoft market position and anticompetitive behavior boiled down to two items:The ability of Microsoft to bundle its media player with Windows considering the company's market share; And whether Microsoft has to share communication protocols on the server side in the name of interoperability.
MuleSource is entering the on demand space with a hosted version of its open source enterprise service bus and integration platform. MuleOnDemand supports a multitude of APIs, frameworks and transports--such as Web Services, MQ Series, JMS, HTTP, REST, SOAP and email--for integrating systems with enterprise applications.
Salesforce.com keeps changing the names, which makes it somewhat confusing if you are trying to cover the company’s quest to upend the software industry.
Updated: Microsoft said Monday it will take the necessary steps to comply with a European Union ruling after an appeal court gave the software giant a stinging defeat. Now Microsoft will have to share code with rivals to ensure interoperability.
Time Warner's AOL said Monday that it will launch a new ad network called Platform A. Platform A is a new entity that bundles a bunch of recent AOL acquisitions, including Advertising.