Tech Deals

Ingenico is taking on Square, which offers a credit card reader for smartphones.

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Ingenico is taking on Square, which offers a credit card reader for smartphones.

Squaring Off With Square: Ingenico Takes Control of Rival ROAM

Square, beware. Ingenico SA, a maker of in-store payment terminals, just took a controlling stake in ROAM Data, a rival provider of portable payment systems used by small merchants. Just like Square, ROAM’s technology lets smartphones and tablets based on...

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Mykonos specializes in "intrusion deception" technology that can help companies identify online attackers.

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Mykonos specializes in "intrusion deception" technology that can help companies identify online attackers.

What ‘Intrusion Deception’ Is And Why Juniper Paid $80 Million for It

By 2009, David Koretz had founded five technology companies from the time he was 14. Security snags he encountered at the fifth — an e-mail hosting company called BlueTie Inc. — prompted him to start No. 6, Mykonos Software Inc....

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Jeremy Allaire is chairman and CEO of Brightcove, which went public this month.

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Jeremy Allaire is chairman and CEO of Brightcove, which went public this month.

The Small IPO Isn’t Completely Dead

Social Web giants Facebook, Zynga, Groupon and LinkedIn have handsomely rewarded founders and early investors, but they’ve also raised a big question: Where are all the small initial public offerings? Conventional wisdom in recent years has been that if you...

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George Kurtz left McAfee last year to help start a new security company called CrowdStrike.

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George Kurtz left McAfee last year to help start a new security company called CrowdStrike.

Ex-McAfee Execs to Tackle Hackers Differently, But Is It the Answer?

When security technology fails, you don’t want to be the guy walking in the door selling more of it. George Kurtz, former chief technology officer of McAfee, was often in that position as he logged hundreds of thousands of miles...

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Cornerstone OnDemand CEO Adam Miller founded the company in 1999.

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Cornerstone OnDemand CEO Adam Miller founded the company in 1999.

With Oracle’s $1.9 Billion Deal to Buy Taleo, Is Cornerstone Next?

And then there was one. Last week, Oracle announced a $1.9 billion deal to buy Taleo, which offers software-as-a-service to companies that no longer want to run all of their own programs for managing the workforce. That follows SAP’s $3.4...

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Billionaire media mogul John Malone

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Billionaire media mogul John Malone

Malone’s Bets on Travel Sites Suffer $184 Million Loss in Single Day

It’s been a rough day for billionaire media mogul John Malone. His company, Liberty Interactive Corp., owns 22 percent of travel site Expedia and its recent spinout, TripAdvisor. Shares in both companies dropped after reporting disappointing fourth-quarter financials, knocking a...

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Skyhook CEO Ted Morgan on stage at the O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference 2010 in San Jose, California.

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Skyhook CEO Ted Morgan on stage at the O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference 2010 in San Jose, California.

Amid Feud With Google, Skyhook Still Sees Opportunity With Android

In Silicon Valley, there’s an old saying that it’s risky to pioneer new markets because pioneers are the ones that end up with an arrow in their back. Eighteen months ago, Skyhook Inc., which provides location-tracking technology, looked as if...

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