emc News of 01/25/20
US Patents Hit Record 333,530 Granted In 2019; IBM, Samsung (Not The FAANGs) Lead The Pack
We may have moved on from a nearly-daily cycle of news involving tech giants sparring in courts over intellectual property infringement, but patents continue to be a major cornerstone of how companies and people measure their progress and create moats ...
VMware Completes $2.7 Billion Pivotal Acquisition
VMware is closing the year with a significant new component in its arsenal. Today it announced it has closed the $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition it originally announced in August . The acquisition gives VMware another component in its march ...
Y Combinator Demo Day, Revenue-Based VC Funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, And More
Editor’s note Due to bad travel logistics (thanks SFO), I wasn’t able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry about that. Instead, here is everything we published this week on Extra Crunch in one fell swoop ...
VMware Says It’S Looking To Acquire Pivotal
VMware today confirmed that it is in talks to acquire software development platform Pivotal Software , the service best known for commercializing the open-source Cloud Foundry platform. The proposed transaction would see VMware acquire all ...
Salesforce’S Tableau Acquisition Is Huge, But Not The Hugest
When you’re talking about 16 billion smackeroos, it’s easy to get lost in the big number. When Salesforce acquired Tableau this morning for $15.7 billion , while it was among the biggest enterprise deals ever, it certainly wasn’t ...
Early-Stage Investment Firm Defy Updates The Venture Partner Model
Defy , the early-stage venture investment firm founded by Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, is putting a new twist on the venture partner model as it brings Brian Lee and Sujal Patel on board to help out with investing and guiding companies in the ...
Dell’S Long Game Is In Hybrid And Private Clouds
When Dell voted to buy back the VMware tracking stock and go public again this morning, you had to be wondering what exactly the strategy was behind these moves. While it’s clearly about gaining financial flexibility, the $67 billion EMC ...
Dell Votes To Buy Back VMware Tracking Stock And Will Likely Go Public
Dell just announced that it has agreed to buy back the VMware tracking stock from the EMC acquisition. The company confirmed the buy-back price of $23.9 billion. With today’s move, the company will likely go public. Sixty-one percent of ...
The Largest Software Acquisition Ever: IBM To Buy Red Hat For $34b
At a price typically reserved for semiconductor companies, telecoms, and pharmaceutical giants, IBM announced today it would pay a record $34 billion in cash and debt to acquire enterprise open source provider Red Hat. Eclipsing Microsoft’s ...