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Aladdin buys Trexar

Mac utilities vendor Aladdin Systems Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has acquired Trexar Technologies Inc.

Mac utilities vendor Aladdin Systems Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has acquired Trexar Technologies Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Watsonville, Calif.-based Aladdin is best-known as the developer of the StuffIt suite of compression utilities as well as MacTicker and IntelliNews, stock- and news-monitoring software. Trexar, a privately owned company based in Alpharetta, Ga., develops MacTuner (a multimedia software tuner for the Mac); WeatherTracker (a cross-platform utility for following weather reports); and MacHeadlines (a scrolling news ticker). Aladdin said it will retain all Trexar employees and maintain the company's offices. -- Matthew Rothenberg, ZDNet News