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Dimension Data Buys Telecom Expense Management Software Maker Xigo

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Telecom expense management (TEM) solutions company Xigo, which Greg likened to a Billshrink for large companies, has been acquired by one of its partners, IT services and solutions provider Dimension Data for an undisclosed sum. Dimension Data says the acquisition of Xigo, formerly known as Invoice Insight, will enable them...
Dimension Data Buys Telecom Expense Management Software Maker Xigo

Awesome: SEOmoz uses popular Internet memes to announce $18m funding round

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Search engine and social optimization software maker SEOmoz has raised $18 million in Series B funding in a round led by The Foundry Group’s Brad Feld, with participation from Ignition Partners. Last time the company raised funding was a $1.1 million seed round secured all the way back in...
Awesome: SEOmoz uses popular Internet memes to announce $18m funding round
Exclusive: Kinect Play Fit to offer universal exercise tracking with 'Joule' heart rate monitor

Microsoft offloads some speech-focused assets, employees to 24/7

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Microsoft is splitting up the people and speech technology assets it acquired in 2007 with Tellme Networks, with some going to customer-service software maker 24/7....
Microsoft offloads some speech-focused assets, employees to 24/7

Media Center excluded from Windows 8 'Consumer Preview'

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Windows Media Center fans will be disappointed to hear that Microsoft has opted to axe Media Center in the "Consumer Preview" version of Windows 8. The software maker originally removed the application from its Windows 8 Developer Preview, released at BUILD in September last year, and explained "Media Center...
Media Center excluded from Windows 8 'Consumer Preview'
Microsoft's Courier-like radial menu for OneNote Windows 8 (hands-on)

Website creation software maker Jimdo claims it declined an 8-digit investment offer

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Here’s an interesting update from the founders of simple website creation and management tool Jimdo: they’ve not raised funding. The entrepreneurs published an interesting blog post explaining why they turned down an 8-figure investment offer from a top-tier venture capitalist. The term sheet was ready, all they had to do...
Website creation software maker Jimdo claims it declined an 8-digit investment offer
Ballmer warns Microsoft is 'not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple'
Internet Explorer 'silent' upgrades help push IE9, but show little effect on XP users
Zillow, Mum On $45M RentJuice Rumor, Launches First Dedicated Rental App, On Android

Base raises $6.8m from Index and others for cross-platform CRM, sales tracking tool

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Business contact management and sales tracking software maker Base (operated by US-based Future Simple) has raised $6.8 million in Series B funding in a round led by Index Ventures. The financing round was joined by Social+Capital, a fund established by former Facebook VP Chamath Palihapitiya, as well as previous investors...
Base raises $6.8m from Index and others for cross-platform CRM, sales tracking tool
How developers can test Windows 8 apps on an iPad

37signals lists web designer directory Sortfolio on Flippa; buy it now for $480,000

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Interested in buying an existing business that generates roughly $212,000 in annual revenue, on auto-pilot, for a mere $480,000? Collaboration and communication software maker 37signals recently announced that they were ready to sell one of its online businesses, visual web designer directory Sortfolio, and publicly solicited offers for the website....
37signals lists web designer directory Sortfolio on Flippa; buy it now for $480,000

It's official: Comcast buys out Microsoft's share of MSNBC

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Breaking up is hard to do, and it took Microsoft and NBC a few more days to hammer out all the details and make it official. NBC is buying the software maker's half of the MSNBC website, which will be renamed NBC News -- a change which has already...
It's official: Comcast buys out Microsoft's share of MSNBC
Windows Phone marketing manager quits after five months

Autodesk CEO explains why he decided to buy social video startup Socialcam

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Autodesk’s unlikely $60 million acquisition of mobile video startup Socialcam raised some eyebrows for its unexpected mix, but the move is a complementary one that the software maker is making to capitalise on the potential of video as a communications medium, CEO Carl Bass says. Speaking to Bloomberg’s Emily Chang,...
Autodesk CEO explains why he decided to buy social video startup Socialcam

The Internet Underground Music Archive is back

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A huge part of online music’s forgotten history went back online this month, thanks to Jason Scott, the man behind Textfiles.com. Scott spent the past week uploading a huge chunk of the original Internet Underground Music Archive, also know as IUMA, to the servers of Archive.org. From his blog: “Oh,...
The Internet Underground Music Archive is back

Collaboration software maker Atlassian buys chat service HipChat to enhance its products

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Atlassian, a company that builds collaboration software, this morning announced that it has acquired HipChat, a hosted private chat service for companies and teams that can be compared to Campfire and tools like Yammer and Salesforce’s Chatter. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Both companies are based in San...
Collaboration software maker Atlassian buys chat service HipChat to enhance its products
Eucalyptus grabs $30M from IVP to push the open-source private cloud forward

Good Technology debuts 'first secure browser' for enterprise Android deployments

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Good Technology is touting the latest addition to its Good Mobile Access (GMA) Android software suite, a secure browser. The company's GMA offering gives corporate foot soldiers armed with a smartphone access to secure intranet resources without having to initiate a VPN session -- while simultaneously allowing IT folks...
Good Technology debuts 'first secure browser' for enterprise Android deployments
Office 2013 drops support for Windows XP and Windows Vista
Microsoft advises users to disable Windows Gadgets following security vulnerability fears

Dell to Buy Quest for $2.36 Billion

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Dell will buy business-software maker Quest Software for $2.36 billion, bringing a bidding war with a private-equity group to a close....
Dell to Buy Quest for $2.36 Billion

Facebook slapped with patent lawsuit by NASDAQ-listed software firm Mitel

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Facebook gets sued over patent infringement all the time, but very rarely by publicly-listed companies (*cough* Yahoo *cough*). Late last week, however, Canadian communication and collaboration software maker Mitel Networks (Mitel) filed suit against the social networking giant, alleging that Facebook has infringed on two of its patents. According to...
Facebook slapped with patent lawsuit by NASDAQ-listed software firm Mitel

The other tech IPO that just faltered

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Cloud software company E2open was rated highly by analysts but it had a disappointing IPO, only fueling concerns about future tech offerings. By Omar Akhtar, reporter FORTUNE -- The specter of Facebook is still knocking around Nasdaq's headquarters it seems. Last week, another tech IPO tanked on its opening day,...
The other tech IPO that just faltered

A European exit quantified: Citrix paid approximately $53 million for Podio

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Citrix recently acquired Podio, the Copenhagen-based startup behind a social, cloud-based collaboration software platform with the same name. The terms were kept under wraps at the time of the announcement, but it turns out the purchase price was diligently disclosed by Citrix in a recent public SEC filing. It doesn’t...
A European exit quantified: Citrix paid approximately $53 million for Podio

Oracle sues to smash patent troll Lodsys

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Oracle, it seems, is not one for irony. Right after an epic court fight with Google in which it was accused of abusing its intellectual property, the software maker is now trying to dissolve another company’s patents. This time, though, Larry Ellison’s company gets to be the good guy. In...
Oracle sues to smash patent troll Lodsys

Nutmeg lands $5.3m from Tim Draper and others for online investment management service

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UK-based online money and investment management software maker Nutmeg has landed £3.4 million (roughly $5.3 million) in funding as it gears up for the public debut of its service. The capital injection comes from VC firm Pentech, high-profile Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper, prolific European angel investor and Spotify board...
Nutmeg lands $5.3m from Tim Draper and others for online investment management service

HTC asked to customize Windows RT, got completely shut out of the platform

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The Microsoft ban hammer has never been in greater swing. With Windows Phone, Microsoft has ruled with an iron grip, setting standards upon standards, to ensure that all devices met a certain quality threshold. It also tightly managed what sort of modifications were allowed to the software, with the answer...
HTC asked to customize Windows RT, got completely shut out of the platform

Adobe demos content-aware move in Photoshop CS6

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Software maker Adobe has posted an interesting video on their Photoshop channel on YouTube. The clip showcases content-aware move, one of the new features in the upcoming Photoshop CS6 update. Similar to content-aware fill in Photoshop CS5 that replaces the missing pixels behind removed image elements, the new content-aware...
Adobe demos content-aware move in Photoshop CS6
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