Trend Micro International has announced the close of an agreement to acquire
TippingPoint from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Trend Micro TippingPoint
solutions are immediately available to bring customers comprehensive threat
intelligence and protection for current and zero-day vulnerabilities and
"We are very excited to see this agreement come to fruition as it
demonstrates our ongoing commitment to enterprise security," said Eva Chen,
CEO, Trend Micro. "With the addition of TippingPoint, Trend Micro provides
customers with the unmatched ability to respond to known and unknown threats,
exploits and vulnerabilities across the entire attack lifecycle. Trend Micro
is now in a unique position to deliver these integrated, layered capabilities
to address the complex network security challenges facing global companies
Trend Micro TippingPoint inclu... (more)
2014 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 1
For the third year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest
Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to
survey 306 SaaS companies.
This represents nearly double the # of respondents from last year, giving us
deeper benchmarking data and insights to share on the growth and operations
of the companies in this space.
We also welcome this year the participation of OpenView, an expansion stage
venture capital firm specializing in B2B Software, who brought additional
I want to extend my personal than... (more)
As Dell and HP slug it out to capture 3PAR, Cisco may be adopting a quieter
acquisition style and attempting - according to TechCrunch anyway - to
acquire Skype. Citing someone he refers to only as "one of our more reliable
sources," the Silicon Valley-based site's senior editor Michael
Arrington claims Cisco has already made an offer before Skype has time to
complete its recently announced IPO.
It is five years now since eBay famously acquired Skype for $1.9 billion.
Such an acquisition by Cisco, if it were confirmed, would mark a new scale
for the current round of M&A activity, w... (more)
"Larry Ellison is borderline bat-shit crazy on a good day," the analyst Rob
Enderle is quoted as saying in a piece last week by Sam Gustin - a senior
writer at DailyFinance, an AOL Finance & Money site.
Enderle was prompted to utter this remark by speculation that perhaps the
Oracle CEO is about to embark upon the acquisition of his life: of HP.
"I think his bet is that he can damage HP enough that it drops in value and
he can wander in with an offer," Enderle is quoted as having added.
So is it possible that Ellison the Conqueror, CEO of Oracle Corporation since
he founded the compa... (more)
"This acquisition marks a significant step forward in our investment in the
success of OpenStack," wrote OpenStack's GM Jim Curry Wednesday as he
confirmed that Rackspace has acquired Anso Labs, best known for its work with
NASA to help build their Nebula cloud platform, the code behind which NASA
contributed to the open source community as the basis for OpenStack Compute
"We believe OpenStack is the right cloud operating system for the industry,
and we are committed to the continued evolution of this open platform and to
powering our own cloud with OpenStack for ma... (more)
It's ostensibly to strengthen HTCSense.com's hand in mobile cloud services
since the five-year-old company's Dashworks platform offers mobile and web
applications for setting up and personalizing smartphones and tablets, and
synchronizing content across multiple devices.
However, it's suspected HTC, currently in a multi-front wrestling match with
Apple over Android, wants Dashwire at least as much for its patents. Dashwire
bought patents off of Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures back at the
beginning of April but only for defensive purposes.
HTC last month agreed to buy S3 G... (more)