Not just for these two companies, but this move has larger significance for the mobile phone industry. Potential conflicts with Android device makers are eliminated and retaining the patents helps defend against litigation.
For most of the past decade, global enterprises have been rationalizing and professionalizing their web publishing operations, setting global standards, upgrading local talent across various regions, investing in better technology. All good.
But I'm perceiving a new twist on this trend, and I'd be interested to hear your take
The North Plains/Xinet acquisition news this week weren't particularly shocking. DAM vendor North Plains has been steadily growing in the recent years, and there were (and still are) several holes in the product -- not to mention the company -- that needed to be filled.
We recently attended the Click Asia Summit in Mumbai, a gathering for digital and social media marketers in the region. Here are the mantras and maxims, tidbits and trivia from the event
Below is an excerpt from an interview I had with with Australian journalist David Walker. I thought it worth re-publishing here too. In a wide ranging chat undertaken whilst I was grumpy and jetlagged we discussed amongst other things Interwoven (now Autonomy soon to be HP), Vignette (OpenText), and Microsoft
Unlike most acquisitions in the Content Technology Marketplaces that we cover, this one actually seems like one in which there is not much overlap between two vendors' offerings. Antenna Software, a provider of mobile applications mainly for enterprises, acquired Volantis Systems, a company focused on delivering content to mobile browsers, concentrated more on the consumer Internet
Google demonstrated Android 3.0 -- a.k.a., Honeycomb -- last week. Honeycomb is a version of their mobile operating system optimized for tablets. It works within a bigger form factor, and also packs in much more power to be able to run videos, games, and other applications better. But that's not the point of this post
Offshoring, along with its many variants like rightshoring and nearshoring is a heavily debated topic. But like everything else, there are advantages as well as challenges that need to be addressed if you have to make it successful.
Most recently, Wired Magazine managed to reach the zenith with the article "The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet." Even though that's been discussed to death on the web (dead itself), allow me to spoof their title one last time. Just to make an entirely different point: whereas the mobile web is alive and kicking -- it's becoming nearly impossible to create mobile apps.
I find traveling and speaking at industry events a huge opportunity to engage with people and get a feel for what is really going on in the broader user community. And in my third trip to Brazil for the ECMShow I can report with confidence that a whole lot is going on here
It seems every new technology gets labeled "social," and every vendor wants to be "global", "leader", "first," or some combination of these. So it's important to get the real story and follow a structured approach to product selection. With this in mind
VideoEgg announced today it will acquire Six Apart (creators of Movable Type). Or, depending on how you look at it, it's a merger. VideoEgg and Six Apart will form a new company, called "SAY Media." But where does that leave Movable Type?
Last week, I attended two conferences in Delhi. Coincidentally, both of them were on similar topics. The first one, organized by Indian trade body, NASSCOM was about mobile Internet and appstores, while the second one was about mobile applications (although it ended up as a conference for sales pitches by device vendors)
Alan and I wrote this piece (requires free registration) for CFO Connect, a thought-leadership magazine for CFOs and other senior finance professionals operating in India. The idea was to introduce people to Compliance and how ECM's strong technology platform can help companies meet their compliance needs.
They say nothing unites us Indians more than Cricket. Mash that up with Bollywood, big money, politics, as well as sleaze, and you get the multi-billion dollar Indian Premier League (IPL)