What Vista’s acquisition of Marketo could mean for marketing automation

The May 31 announcement that private firm Vista Equity Partners would be purchasing engagement marketing software maker Marketo, Inc. for approximately $1.79 billion USD is bad news for enterprise customers in the short

Published on: June 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Iotum acquires Gaboogie, marking third buy in nine months

Toronto-based Iotum announced today it’s acquiring Gaboogie Canada Inc., a Vancouver, B.C.-based teleconferencing services provider, for an undisclosed sum – its third acquisition in a nine-month period. Previously based in Ottawa, Iotum focuses

Published on: January 27th, 2014 Candice So

U.S. software company Pivotal acquires Toronto’s Xtreme Labs for $65M

Pivotal Inc., a U.S. software company focused on the Web, has just bought Toronto's Xtreme Labs Inc., its first acquisition. On Oct. 2, Calif.-based Pivotal announced it was going to buy Xtreme Labs

Published on: October 7th, 2013 Candice So

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Revenue replaces talent as most ulcer-inducing issue for Canadian startup CEOs

Concerns about how to grow revenue have replaced talent woes as the biggest worry keeping Canada’s startup CEOs awake at night, according to a new report. Revenue growth was named the top challenge

Published on: April 19th, 2013 Christine Wong

Jobpostings.ca acquires Digital Media Zone startup

A startup based at the Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ) has been acquired by Jobpostings.ca, it announced today. Fanfare has covered its Web site with a one-page notice about the transaction and say that its

Published on: February 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top tech quotes of 2009

As the year draws to a close, we thought about the memorable quotes related to IT and offer, in no particular order, 15 that stuck with us.Hey! You! Get off of my cloud!"If

Published on: December 9th, 2009 Nancy Weil

Microsoft’s Yahoo acquisition bid likely to turn ugly

Microsoft plans to intensify its pursuit of Yahoo this week when it authorizes a proxy fight to oust Yahoo's board, meaning the 19-day old acquisition attempt will soon turn a darker shade of

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

PayPal beefs up security with $169M Fraud Sciences buy

EBay's online payments division, PayPal, will pay US$169 million for an Israeli security company specializing in detecting online fraud, the companies said Monday. The deal should close within 30 days.Fraud Sciences, a private

Published on: January 29th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Microsoft unveils its virtualization arsenal

Microsoft has laid out plans to become a bigger force in the market for virtualization software, stepping up its assault on established leaders such as VMware. The plans announced Monday include the acquisition

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 James Niccolai

MySQL buy will help Sun shine brighter in database market

Sun Microsystems will pay US$1 billion for Swedish software company MySQL, whose open-source database is used for some of the most widely visited Web sites in the world. Sun said the deal will

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk