LinkedIn Snaps Up Drawbridge

Drawbridge, a company that provides Marketing Tooling to understand customers better, is LinkedIn’s second known acquisition in 8 Months. The volume of the deal is unknown.

LinkedIn snaps up Drawbridge

LinkedIn just acquired its 22nd-known company: Drawbridge. The smaller company will integrate with LinkedIn’s marketing services. The move jumps off of LinkedIn’s own growth in providing marketing tooling, according to the company’s blog post. LinkedIn claims that its “Marketing Solutions” business “accelerated” […]

Source: LinkedIn Snaps Up Drawbridge, Its Second Known Acquisition In 8 Months

HPE buys Supercomputer Maker Cray 

On the Hardware end, HP bought Cray Supercomputers. The deal was reported to be valued at $1.4 billion. Cray was famous for it’s supercomputers, out of which several made the Top 500 list.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. has agreed to buy U.S. supercomputer maker Cray Inc. in a deal valued at about $1.4 billion as the firm works to become more competitive in high-end computing.

Source: HPE Agrees to Buy Supercomputer Maker Cray for $1.4 Billion – Bloomberg

VMware acquires Bitnami

Bitnami is a name that many may know from packaged applications available on the major cloud marketplaces. The company packages up applications for easier consumption and adoption, and the concept became quite popular. Today, VMWare announced the acquisition of Bitnami for an undisclosed amount of money.

VMware announced today that it’s acquiring Bitnami, the package application company that was a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2013 class. The companies didn’t share the purchase price. With Bitnami, the company can now deliver more than 130 popular software packages in a variety of formats, such as Docker containers or virtual machine, an […]

Source: VMware acquires Bitnami to deliver packaged applications anywhere | TechCrunch

Sophos kauft Astaro

Der Britische Antivirensoftware-Hersteller hat vergangene Woche bekanntgegeben, den Deutschen Netzwerksicherheitsspezialisten Astaro in Karlsruhe übernommen zu haben. Nach Utimaco ist das bereits die zweite Übernahme einer Deutschen Technologiefirma seit 2009. Sophos selbst hat neben der Pressemeldung auch eine FAQ auf Ihren Seiten veröffentlicht.