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

Dell’s software arm acquired by NYC hedge fund and Silicon Valley firm

The software arm of Round Rock, Texas-based computer giant Dell Inc. is being acquired by New York City-based hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. and San Francisco-based private equity firm Francisco Partners, the companies announced

Published on: June 20th, 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

Influitive acquires Ironark Software, raises $8.2 million in capital

Toronto-based marketing software maker Influitive announced today that it has acquired mobile app startup Ironark Software, the company behind home and family organizer Hub and business task and schedule manager Workbase; and that,

Published on: March 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Yahoo acquires BrightRoll for $640 million

Yahoo! Inc. has just acquired BrightRoll, a company that provides a platform for video advertising, for $640 million in cash. We've covered BrightRoll a number of times, as it's a company that's been

Published on: November 12th, 2014 Candice So

Telus acquiring Enode to boost security

Telus Corp. is strengthening its security offerings by buying a Quebec City-based risk management consulting firm it has been a partner with for many years. The telecommunications company said this morning it will

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Trustwave acquires Cenzic for better static and dynamic security testing

Security solutions provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. is acquiring Cenzic Inc., a company focused on continuous automated security testing, for an undisclosed sum. Making its announcement on Tuesday, Trustwave said it will be harnessing

Published on: March 19th, 2014 Candice So

Oracle buys BlueKai, builds out data for its marketing platform

Oracle Corp. is buying data management platform BlueKai Inc. for an undisclosed sum, though Dan Primack of Fortune reports the amount could be around $400 million. Announcing its plans for acquiring BlueKai today,

Published on: February 24th, 2014 Candice So

Lenovo buying Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion

After a brief sojourn in Google Inc.’s hands, Motorola Mobility has got another buyer, with Google announcing today it was selling the smartphone brand to Lenovo Group Limited for $2.91 billion U.S. Lenovo

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

2013: A year of disappointments

As the year closes, it is difficult to look back on the last 12 months in the Canadian IT sector with anything but pangs of disappointment. The year began with hope the country’s

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Neopost acquires Canadian data services provider DMTI Spatial

DMTI Spatial Inc., a Canadian provider of location-based data solutions, has announced Neopost, a European mailroom equipment provider, has acquired it for an undisclosed sum. In an announcement on Thursday, DMTI Spatial said

Published on: October 21st, 2013 Candice So

Ebay acquiring Braintree, boosting mobile payments business

Ebay Inc., the e-commerce and online bidding powerhouse, is plunking down about $800 million in cash to acquire Braintree, a payment platform beloved among online and mobile-first startups. Under the deal, Braintree will

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry news: sale considered, BB7 phone launched, car deal sealed

A potential sale of the company, the launch of another phone, and the striking up of a new deal – BlackBerry Ltd. has certainly made itself a headline-generator this week. With all the

Published on: August 13th, 2013 Candice So

Startup news round-up: May 3, 2012

Pitch your startup at the International Startup festival 2012 in Montreal and you could walk away with $50,000 in investment. $50K up for grabs Show me the Money! $50,000 “prize” will be presented

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff