John Paczkowski

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HP Fortifies Application-Security Services

acquisitions_phag_thumbSo much for Fortify’s plans to go public.

This morning the software-security-assurance company was acquired by Hewlett-Packard (HPQ). Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but this was clearly a small acquisition for HP. Fortify was founded in 2003 on a $40 million investment from Kleiner Perkins. That said, it’s an important one that will allow HP to intergrate vulnerability-assessment and security-assurance services into its Software and Solutions business, and better compete with rival IBM (IBM), which acquired Fortify rival Ounce Labs last summer.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik