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Tibco goes to private equity firm for $4.3 billion

Just weeks after Tibco said it was looking at its long-term business options, the business intelligence software and middleware vendor disclosed Monday that it will be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

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APPLICATIONS

Considering CRM consolidation amid corporate merger mania

Let's face it: Wall Street rewards corporate combinations nearly as much as it does corporate divestitures and spinoffs. When companies merge and reorganize, it doesn't take long before you hear the call for consolidating CRM systems. Indeed, we've come across several Fortune 100 companies with more than 100 separate CRM instances. We know of one with more than 500. You can bet they have task forces trying to figure out the system consolidation strategy.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

Oracle chairman Larry Ellison has delivered another dose of hype for the vendor's cloud platform, but many customers may need more convincing before they make the leap.

DATA CENTER

Fujitsu to design Japanese exascale supercomputer

Japan has chosen Fujitsu to help it regain the top spot in the global supercomputer race with an exascale machine, which at 1,000 petaflops would be about 30 times faster than the leading supercomputer today.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

3D vendor sells $1,500 part to make metal guns

Cody Wilson, the developer of the world's first fully 3D-printed plastic gun, is preparing to sell a consumer-grade machine that can make metal guns.

INDUSTRIES

SteelSeries Siberia gaming headset line refreshed in full

SteelSeries just took the entire concept of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" out back and shot it, Old Yeller-style. The company announced a complete refresh of its Siberia line of headsets this week, from top to bottom.

INTERNET

Google triples bug bounty reward range to US$15,000

The company says it will even break that ceiling for outstanding reports.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Walgreens using social and mobile data analytics to deliver customer insights

Walgreens, the US retail and pharmacy giant, which in August acquired the UK's Boots chain, is harnessing consumer data insights to transform its stores and improve its customer experience across online and mobile channels.

NETWORKING

U.S. lags in broadband speed due to serious lack of competition

The United States lags behind 24 other countries in average broadband speed, according to new research. The reason? A serious lack of competition among U.S. broadband providers.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Five things Apple should fix in the next Apple TV update

Family Sharing and Beats Music are nice and all, but Apple needs to go a lot further to make Apple TV as easy to use as Roku and Fire TV.

SECURITY

FBI opens malware tool to public as part of radical crowdsourcing plan

Public Malware Investigator portal nears launch.

STORAGE

Building a healthy storage array

A poorly configured SAN was stifling innovation at Montefiore until an equipment and data overhaul was enacted, reports Hamish Barwick

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Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

Apple's iWatch will impact workforce enablement and customer interactions

Forrester's JP Gownder shares his expectations on the rumoured Apple's iWatch and the impact it will have on the workforce in this blog.

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