SAP to acquire survey software Qualtrics for $8 billion

Waldorf, Germany-based SAP SE announced it has made a deal to acquire survey software firm Qualtrics for $8 billion. Qualtrics is co-headquartered in Provo, Utah and Seattle, Wash. and identifies itself as a

Published on: November 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Open source community sees risk and reward in IBM purchase of Red Hat

On a media call the morning after announcing Big Blue's acquisition of Red Hat, executives answered reporter questions typed into a web form and insisted the outcome wouldn't be a purple blend. IBM

Published on: November 2nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Broadcom to buy CA Technologies for $19 billion USD

Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Inc. is buying New York City-based software firm CA Technologies for $18.9 billion (all figures USD), in a bid to create what the former calls "one of the world's leading

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Mitel acquired by Roots owner Searchlight Capital for $2 billion, will go private

Ottawa-based Mitel Networks Corp. has been acquired by London-based Searchlight Capital Partners for $2 billion. The cash transaction was announced on Tuesday and will see Mitel be taken off the public stock exchanges

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Shopify acquires Toronto app development studio Tiny Hearts

Ottawa-based e-commerce darling Shopify Inc. announced today that it would be acquiring Toronto-based mobile product development studio Tiny Hearts Ltd., known for apps such as Wake Alarm, Quick Fit, and Next Keyboard; motivational

Published on: December 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Oracle acquires cloud vendor NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Redwood Shores, Calif. enterprise software vendor Oracle Corp. is acquiring the cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software firm NetSuite Inc. for $9.3 billion in cash, it announced on Thursday morning. In a press

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

LinkedIn courted Salesforce, Google, Facebook in addition to Microsoft, Recode reveals

It turns out Microsoft Corp. wasn't the only tech giant interested in acquiring LinkedIn Corp. A document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 1 reveals that LinkedIn approached

Published on: July 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What would Bell’s acquisition of MTS mean for customers?

Bell Canada owner BCE Inc.'s bid to purchase Manitoba telecom provider Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) could lead to better service according to one industry analyst, but higher prices according to another. Mark Goldberg,

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

NetSuite acquires cloud-based manufacturing software firm IQity

San Mateo, Calif. cloud-based business software firm NetSuite Inc. has acquired Pittsburgh, Penn. cloud-based manufacturing software vendor IQity Solutions, the companies announced this week, which will allow NetSuite to create a cloud-based system

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Panasonic Canada acquires St. Catharines fast food service tech firm

Panasonic Canada Inc. has entered an agreement to acquire St. Catharines-based customer service technology company Quickservice Technologies Inc., the companies announced on Feb. 8. While financial terms were not disclosed, under the agreement

Published on: February 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood


CMO Digital: Shoppers with smartphones and the CBC’s World Cup analytics

Welcome to the third episode of CMO Digital, the video podcast that seeks to save you the time it takes to stay on top of the latest online marketing news and insights every week.

Published on: November 6th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

Hootsuite acquires Vancouver-based customer service startup

Hootsuite announced today that it has raised another $60 million in funding and that it has acquired social telephony firm Zeetl, another Vancouver-area startup. Zeetl's solution is designed for customer service department that

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

nCrowd completes acquisition of TeamBuy, offers discounts to users

Toronto-based daily deals sites TeamBuy.ca and Dealfind.com were acquired by Atlanta-based nCrowd Inc. on Wednesday, after their owner made court filings for creditor protection as they underwent a legal restructuring process. Couch Commerce

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson