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Twitter Acquires Antimalware Company Dasient

Dasient offers a service to protect advertisement networks and publishers from malicious ads

Symantec Acquires LiveOffice Cloud-Based Archiving Company

Symantec said the acquisition will add a cloud-based option to its lineup of information governance products

Ten IT News Stories We'll Read in 2012

Whitman gets HP in order, cyberattacks get bigger and badder, Oracle and Google settle their Java dispute, and more

Twitter to Open Source Android Security Tech

TextSecure, an Android text messaging client for encrypting messages, is up on GitHub now and other products will follow

Tech Stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous Rank in Top 10

AT&T-T-Mobile, HP boardroom drama redux, earthquake aftershocks, Egypt going offline also make top headlines

Raytheon Acquires Cybersecurity Vendor Pikewerks

The deal will help the defense and aerospace contractor defend against sophisticated threats facing customers, Raytheon says

Check Point Buys Compliance Technology Vendor Dynasec

Check Point Software is buying governance, risk management and compliance vendor Dynasec Ltd., which will add software that can help businesses comply with government regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and health insurance...

Intel's McAfee Unit Agrees to Buy NitroSecurity

McAfee hopes to make threat diagnosis and resolution easier with NitroSecurity's products

IBM Buys Security Intelligence Minded Q1 Labs

IBM has launched a new security systems division, for which Q1 Labs will provide a unified analysis platform

HP Completes Autonomy Acquisition

UK software vendor Autonomy is now under the control of HP

Wikileaks Cable Offers New Insights Into Oracle-Sun Deal

US authorities lobbied the EU on Oracle's behalf, and the loss of MySQL would have 'destroyed' the merger, the cable reveals

Google looks to protect Android with Motorola patents

Google is paying a premium for Motorola Mobility, the recently spun-off device maker from Motorola proper. But for the $12.5 billion it's paying, Google likely is more interested in Motorola's patents than its phones. Google's core...

CA Technologies Buys Watchmouse for Cloud Monitoring

CA Technologies is purchasing WatchMouse, a maker of SaaS-based tools for monitoring mobile and on-demand applications, the company announced Friday. Terms were not disclosed.

Google Buys Facial Recognition Company PittPatt

Google has acquired Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition, known as PittPatt, a company that develops technology for recognizing faces in images and video, according to PittPatt's website.

Senator Opposes AT&T's Acquisition of T-Mobile

A senior U.S. senator voices opposition to AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

Oracle Buys Pillar Data Systems

Oracle is building out its array of hardware products with the acquisition of storage vendor Pillar Data Systems, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in July, were not disclosed.

Bankers See Regulatory Reforms Spurring M&a

Banks may well turn to dealmaking as a result of the pressure they're getting from regulatory reforms, a survey of bank executives indicates.

Zeus Technology Buys Application Firewall Vendor Art of Defence

Zeus Technology has bought application firewall vendor Art of Defence for an undisclosed amount and promises tighter integration with Zeus' application delivery controller.

Broadcom buying smart-card security specialist SC Square

Chip maker Broadcom said Sunday that it will pay US$41.9 million for SC Square, a move that will bring expertise in smart-card security to the Irvine, California, architect of silicon for communications equipment.

Infor-Lawson Deal May Be Close to Done

Infor may be about to announce an acquisition of Lawson Software, about six weeks after news of its US$1.8 billion offer for the ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor came to light.

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