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Below is the text of the letter that Microsoft sent to Yahoo!'s Board of Directors: January 31, 2008 Board of Directors Yahoo! Inc. 701 First Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Attention: Roy Bostock, Chairman Attention: Jerry Yang, Chief Executive Officer Dear... Read More..
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IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is expanding its business event processing software portfolio by acquiring AptSoft Corporation, a privately-held software company based in Burlington, Massachusetts. Financial details were not disclosed. (for now) ebizQ received the following: AptSoft technology helps... Read More..
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From David Mitchell, Senior VP of IT Research at Ovum: "This deal has gone through various phases of public posturing, with executives from both BEA and Oracle making statements on what would or would not be acceptable commercial terms. In... Read More..
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Well, the day has finally arrives. The deal is done. Ding, dong, the witch is dead (?) Rome has fallen. Goliath has slain David (or whatever). Oracle today announced that the beast had fallen to the previously hostile takeover situation... Read More..
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BEA Says NO DICE!

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A statement by BEA today in response to the "unsolicited proposal" offer from Oracle: BEA Systems (BEAS) today confirmed that its Board of Directors has received an unsolicited proposal from Oracle (ORCL) to acquire BEA Systems for $17.00 per share... Read More..
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Neil Macehiter of the firm Macehiter Ward-Dutton, says that IBM is the big winner in all of this. "Suddenly, customers looking for a middleware backbone that's independent of their applications suite are left with only one credible candidate." Neil said... Read More..
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Well, looks like another one is biting this dust! Today's news fresh off the presses is that Oracle is recommending to its board a buy of BEA Systems for approximately $6.66 Billion, or $17 a share, in cash. I'm going... Read More..
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It's not the first time the Germans and the French teamed up, but this time I think there will be happier results. It was reported over the weekend that Germany's SAP picked up France's Business Objects in a friendly takeover... Read More..
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I recently met with Don Campbell, vice president for product innovation and technology at Cognos, a preeminent performance management and businesss intelligence provider to the world's most well-known companies. If you ever bought a book on Amazon, ate a Hershey... Read More..
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The M&A team at IBM sure are earning their keep this year! Today, IBM announced the acquisition of privately held Softech for its Information on Demand business. IBM reportedly will integrate Princeton Softech's product offerings into IBM's Software Group as... Read More..
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