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Ixia Acquires Catapult, Agilent N2X Data Line

The pace of tech acquisitions is not slowing and one area worth watching is the testing market where Ixia has recently picked up Catapult Communications to further its wireless IP performance testing strategy - especially as the company positions itself...

Adtran Acquires Objectworld

I got a tip that Adtran was acquiring Objectworld. My take? Objectworld is a company with great UC technology and no brand recognition. Adtran is a company with a product line similar to Cisco but much smaller. Still, with a...

Avaya Purchases Nortel Enterprise Assets

The highly anticipated news of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions business being sold to either Siemens or Nortel is here. The envelope please... And the winner is... Avaya - subject to bankruptcy bidding rules and court approval of course. Here are some...

Nortel Almost Gone

It looks like Nortel could be gone as a standalone company in the next few weeks according to published reports. The news is sad but true. It looks like Avaya or Siemens could pick up the enterprise pieces. The optical...

No Cablecos Boost Joost

Who is the best potential acquirer of Joost, the web-based TV service which was launched by Skype founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom? The cable companies of course and although you would imagine the cablecos would be all over this...

Tandberg: Year of Videoconferencing Came and Went

In tech, one of the best punch lines around was "the year of videoconferencing." Since 1990 we heard the year of videoconferencing was coming soon and dozens if not hundreds of video companies have disappeared while waiting to take advantage...

eBay Unloads StumbleUpon, Skype Next?

  eBay just sold StumbleUpon to its original founders and returns it with triple the registered users or about 7.5 million. The site was sold to eBay in May of 2007 for $75 million and eBay has recently said the...

Should Skype Get Sold to its Founders?

The talk of the weekend in the world of IP communications is whether Skype would be better off in the hands of original founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. You see, the New York Times is reporting the pair is...

Cisco's Plans for Flip video

For a good look into what Cisco is trying to do with the new Flip line of video recording devices it announced it will acquire today, check out this great article written by TMC's Michael Dinan who recently interviewed Charles...

Cisco Moves in Opposite Directions

With all the opportunity to sell more products in the data center and the consumer electronics space, a company like Cisco can afford to simultaneously attack both markets. To that end, Cisco recently announced its entry into the blade server...

Cablevision Optimum WiFi a True Differentiator

One of the smartest and underreported moves in the communications space is Cablevision's decision to roll out its Optimum WiFi service for free in metropolitan areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. I should mention it is free if...

Unless You are Cisco or Oracle, Don't Acquire

Unless you are Cisco, Oracle or a handful of other companies such as a telco, you will have a tough time making tech/communications acquisitions work. That is my advice after watching the past decades. Perhaps the most sobering evidence is...

Good Posts on Nortel and Bankruptcy

I reported on the Nortel bankruptcy early today and just came across a good article on the matter. I say there is a good chance than Microsoft buys up the enterprise division of the company. At least Ballmer knows unlike...

Aspect Makes Performance Management Acquisition

Combined entity to provide enhanced performance management, coaching, employee review and workflow functionality Aspect has done a great job rolling up a number of call center companies and even in a slow economy is not letting up. In fact, the...

Broadsoft Officially Acquires Sylantro

It is official and Greg has the details....

Dialogic Officially Acquires NMS

Dialogic has officially acquired the communications platforms division of NMS as of Friday evening and I had the opportunity to speak with Dialogic's Senior Vice President of Marketing Jim Machi about the acquisition and the future of the company. You...

Guess Who's Back, Back Again... Redmond's Back. Tell Icahn

Carl Icahn is pushing hard to get a Microsoft Yahoo deal done as he picks up more Yahoo shares and waits for something to happen between the two companies. The latest? Microsoft will potentially pick up the search business for...

AT&T Wayport Acquisition Signals Importance of WiFi

Today, AT&T acquired Wayport giving millions of AT&T customers access to get free WiFi access at 20,000 US hotspots. Why is this important? Simply because AT&T's 3G network is having trouble keeping up with all the traffic the iPhone and...

Strategy Change: Make Money

In my conversations with a number of CEOs of small tech and communications companies, one thing has become clear. The market for exiting businesses has become tougher. This is common sense and the added challenge is with today's stock...

More On Google Buying Skype

You may have noticed some posts regarding Skype being for sale and possibly acquired by Google this past weekend. While a few people have speculated Google would be the only purchaser, Andy throws in Oracle and Cisco. I agree with...

Dialogic/NMS Acquisition Discussion and Analysis

On a recent call with Jim Machi, Senior Vice President Marketing Dialogic Inc.I had a chance to ask a number of questions regarding his company's pending acquisition of the platform division of NMS. The deal is subject to shareholder approval...

Can Yahoo Get Out of its Own Way?

Obviously this past month has seen tremendous market volatility but I thought it important to point your attention to Yahoo being near a fiver-year low. The company could have been taken over by Microsoft and returned shareholders over $13 billion...

Nortel Buys DiamondWare

For over six years I have been espousing the virtues of 3D, stereo voice conversations with articles  and ITEXPO demonstrations mostly focusing on DiamondWare and the company's patented 3D technology which allows you to have a conference calls with others...

Nortel Earnings August 2008

In a podcast conversation with Joel Hackney, President of Enterprise Solutions Business at Nortel I had a chance to discuss Nortel's earnings which were a mixed bag for the quarter. On the one hand there were eight quarters of...

Yahoo Enlists Home Page to Fight Icahn

The Yahoo takeover offer by Microsoft and the subsequent saga that has ensued is unusual in my recollection of corportate takeovers. The latest chapter in the saga is Yahoo now using its home page to fight Carl Icahn. The ad...
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