Tag Archive for acquisitions

Could One Big Data Acquisition Upend the Entire Market?

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “It has become de rigueur to read eulogies for Oracle, IBM and other enterprise stalwarts as more nimble, data-rich upstarts like Cloudera and DataStax threaten to upend them. I’ve certainly done my share of eulogizing. But in a recent conversation with me, former Wall Street technology…

Ontoprise GmbH Semantic Product Line Taken Over by Semafora

Following the news in May that German company Ontoprise GmbH filed for bankruptcy, semafora systems GmbH has now announced that it will be taking over Ontoprise’s product divisions. These include SemanticGuide, SemanticMiner, OntoBroker, OntoStudio, SemanticContent Analytics, and SemanticIntegrator. Financed by Triangle Venture Capital Group, semafora is promising a “seamless takeover and continuation of the business.”…

Data Management: Present and Future

by Angela Guess Jeff Hirsch comments on the current state of data management and where it’s headed in a new article: “2010 saw a major upheaval of the targeting space, with the emergence of new players as well as entirely new platforms, technologies and, of course, acronyms. Nearly every sector is currently undergoing significant shifts…

SemanticWeb.com Welcomes SemanticOverflow.com to the Family

Mediabistro.com (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM and parent company of SemanticWeb.com) today announced that it has acquired the assets of the website SemanticOverflow.com from Andrew Matthews of Melbourne, Australia, the site’s founder. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “SemanticOverflow.com is a unique property which allows people to help one another with questions…

Semantic Web Trail Blazer Talis Gets Cash Boost

Talis, a leading company in the Semantic Web space, has sold its legacy library management and managed services business to Capita Software Services.  As a result, £18 Million (over $28 Million USD) will be added to the Talis coffers — funds that the company can put toward helping its customers get more value out of…

Phase2 Purchases Open Atrium and Managing News

Last week Phase2 Technology announced its purchase of Open Atrium and Managing News, “two open source products based upon Drupal developed by Washington, DC-based Development Seed.” Phase2 specializes in the development of Drupal-based distributions for the government and publishing sectors.

WebMediaBrands Acquires European Semantic Technology Conference

SemanticWeb.com is pleased to welcome a new member of the family.   The parent company of this site and of the Semantic Technology (“SemTech”) Conference series announced today that it has acquired the European Semantic Technology Conference and trade show (“ESTC”) from Semantic Technology Institute International (“STI International”).   STII will remain involved in the event, including the steering committee…