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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work