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Dell’s Big Cloud Acquisition: Boomi

acquisitions_phag_thumbAt an event in Hong Kong this morning, Dell CEO Michael Dell said the company was readying an acquisition in the cloud-computing sector. “We continue to acquire new assets,” he said. “We will announce an acquisition that will accelerate this type of integration into the cloud.”

The Street was quick to speculate that Dell was looking at Rackspace or Brocade. Turned out it wasn’t either of them.

Moments ago, Dell said it will acquire Boomi, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) outfit that focuses on the integration side of the business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this is obviously a small acquisition for Dell. Boomi landed $4 million in venture funding in July of 2008 from FirstMark Capital and, as best I can tell, nothing more after that.

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