Business intelligence company Cognos said Wednesday that it will buy Applix, a performance management software company, for $339 million. With the deal Cognos can add financial management tools to its business intelligence suite.
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Yahoo picked up BlueLithium, a fast growing behavioral marketing firm, for $300 million and rounded out what it hopes will be a stronger ad arsenal.In a statement, Yahoo noted that:The addition of BlueLithium is the logical next step in creating the largest and most effective online ad network globally, which includes inventory on Yahoo!
New York City cabbies launched a two-day strike on Wednesday to make life difficult to millions of New Yorkers. The fix?
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Palm cancels Foleo. Ed Colligan: A Message to Palm Customers, Partners and Developers.
The social Web is in its early days, like the colonies that formed on the East coast of North America, grappling with a new and uncharted land and taxation without representation. We have fledging colonies of users growing by millions per month on separate islands, and a small minority leading the way to a promised land that few can comprehend.
Apple's loss is Amazon's gain. NBC Universal and Amazon said Tuesday that NBC's TV shows will be available on Amazon's Unbox service.
Palm's Foleo companion, which had mixed prospects, has been canceled so the company can double down on its next-generation software platform. Palm CEO Ed Colligan said in a post Tuesday that shelving the Foleo was the right thing to do:I have decided to cancel the Foleo mobile companion product in its current configuration and focus all of our energies on delivering out next generation platform and the first smartphones that will bring this platform to market.
Advanced Micro Devices is prepping its Barcelona chip for lift off on Sept. 10, but it's unclear who will run the sales effort.
This week we get back into the tech conference season after the August hiatus, starting with the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco on Thursday and Friday.
As Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang cooks up the company's strategic plan one piece of speculation increasingly pops up as an option: Yahoo outsourcing search to Google.Strategically, it's tough to picture Yahoo (all recent posts) following through on this idea.