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Joel Smart Joins Vendasta, Ushers in New Multi-Location Platform Functionalities

Vendasta is pleased to welcome Joel Smart as its new Vice President of Enterprise Acquisition. Smart is a business development leader with more than 20 years of sales and sales management experience in technology and publishing. He will work with Vendasta’s teams and its customers to further refine the products and Platform to best serve people who manage multi-location businesses in all industry verticals. “The Vendasta Platform is nimble, and it can be customized to the demands and challenges of brands,” said Smart.…

AT&T/DIRECTV Blacks Out Local TV Stations in 97 Markets Across the USA on July 4th After Rejecting Nexstar Offers to Extend Access for…

DIRECTV/AT&T Once Again Holds its Subscribers Hostage Instead of Negotiating in Good Faith and Reaching a Fair Market Rate Agreement with Nexstar, Other Broadcasters and Content Providers Effective 11:59 p.m. local time on July 3, direct broadcast satellite service provider DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse unilaterally dropped the network and local community programming for over 120 stations impacting consumers and viewers in 97 markets across the United States. The action follows DIRECTV ’s refusal to accept an offer of an…

Iteris Announces Closing of Acquisition of Albeck Gerken

Iteris, Inc., the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Albeck Gerken, Inc., a privately held traffic operations engineering services provider headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with offices in Orlando (FL), Virginia Beach (VA) and Chadds Ford (PA). “Albeck Gerken’s extensive traffic engineering and consulting experience will continue to improve the lives of Florida citizens and travelers, as well as road users in the…

LiveRamp Completes Acquisition of Data Plus Math

LiveRamp®, the trusted platform that makes data accessible and meaningful, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Data Plus Math, a media measurement company that works with brands, agencies, cable operators, streaming TV services, and networks to tie cross-screen ad exposure with real-world outcomes. “I’m pleased to welcome Data Plus Math to the LiveRamp family. Together, we are unlocking the power of data-driven TV for the entire ecosystem.” “Today’s announcement represents a historic step in LiveRamp’s…

StepStone Acquires Majority of US Technology Provider Appcast

Axel Springer Continues Its Growth Strategy and Further Expands Job Classifieds’ Portfolio of Intelligent Recruiting and Matching Technologies The StepStone group acquired 85 percent of the US-American company Appcast for about EUR 70 million. Appcast is the leading technology provider for programmatic job advertising in the US With the acquisition, Axel Springer continues its growth strategy and further expands the StepStone group’s portfolio of intelligent recruiting and matching tools. The scalable business model of…

HCL Technologies Announces Close of Acquisition of Select IBM Products

Company Launches HCL Software Business Unit to Operate the Enterprise Software Offerings HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, confirmed the official close at the end of June 2019 the previously announced acquisition of select IBM products for security, marketing, commerce, and digital solutions. As part of the deal’s close, HCL takes full ownership of the research and development, sales, marketing, delivery, and support for AppScan, BigFix, Commerce, Connections, Digital Experience (Portal and…

Publicis Groupe Finalizes the Acquisition of Epsilon

With the acquisition of Epsilon, Publicis Groupe is completing its transformation to become the industry leader in delivering personalized experiences at scale Publicis Groupe (Paris:PUB) (Euronext Paris: FR0000130577, CAC 40) announced the completion of the acquisition of data-driven marketing company, Epsilon, from Alliance Data Systems Corporation, at a net value of 3.95 billion dollars after tax step- up, implying an 8.2 times Adjusted EBITDA multiple. Based on pro-forma 2018 numbers, the transaction is 12.5%…

Ksquare Acquires Great Wave Tech – Accelerates Expansion of Salesforce Practice Area

Ksquare formally announces the acquisition of Great Wave Tech, providing an expansion of cloud and Salesforce development services for existing customers and the highest level of expertise for new customers. Ksquare welcomes the addition of Glenn Kohner, Certified Technical Architect, and will acquire all Great Wave assets, people and customers with the merged business operating under the Ksquare name. Great Wave Tech, founded in 2004, is a professional services firm dedicated to delivering software as a service (SaaS)…

Conversocial Promotes Ido Bornstein-HaCohen to Chief Executive Officer

Conversocial, the leading digital customer care platform, announced that Ido Bornstein-HaCohen was promoted to CEO to further the company's promise to completely revolutionize the 60-year-old customer service industry. Founder and former CEO Joshua March will remain on the company's board. Bornstein-HaCohen joined Conversocial as COO in 2017 to oversee all commercial operations. Before coming on board, he achieved significant success growing and scaling companies with more than 15 years of experience in executive…

Dun & Bradstreet Completes Acquisition of Lattice Engines

Dun & Bradstreet announced the completion of the acquisition of Lattice Engines, positioning the company as a leading provider of integrated data and analytics solutions for B2B marketing and sales professionals. "We see immense value in the acquisition of Lattice Engines for both our customers and the market," said Michael Bird, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sales and Marketing Solutions at Dun & Bradstreet. "Through the delivery of the AI-powered targeting, segmentation and analysis platform…

Salesforce Grants Equity Awards to MapAnything Employees Under Its Inducement Equity Incentive Plan

Salesforce, the global leader in CRM,announced it has granted equity awards under its 2014 Inducement Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan") to new employees who joined Salesforce in connection with its acquisition of MapAnything, Inc. ("MapAnything"). The Plan was adopted by the Salesforce Board of Directors in July 2014, in accordance with New York Stock Exchange Rule 303A.08. MapAnything integrates map-based visualization, asset tracking and route optimization to drive efficiency for field sales and service teams and…

Experience Analytics Leader Contentsquare Acquires eMerchandising Solution Pricing Assistant

Acquisition Follows Recent News of Contentsquare Partnerships, Product Launches and Venture Funding, Highlighting its Commitment to Innovation and Global Growth Contentsquare, a leading digital experience insights platform trusted by brands like Avis, Sainsbury's, Sephora and Walmart, announced it has acquired Paris-based Pricing Assistant, a prominent provider of online pricing optimization and e-merchandising solutions, to add pricing, product and competitive data into its behavioral analysis. The addition of…

Extreme Networks to Acquire Aerohive Networks

Acquisition Extends Extreme's Leadership in Cloud Management and Wireless Networking, Adding Strong Subscription and Services Business Extreme Networks, Inc., a software-driven networking company, and Aerohive Networks, a pioneer in cloud-managed networking, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Extreme will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Aerohive at a price of $4.45 per share in cash, representing an aggregate purchase price of approximately $272 million. Accounting…

Salesforce’s $15.7 Billion Tableau Acquisition Highlights Big Data as Key Theme, Says GlobalData

The importance of big data as a key theme driving merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been highlighted by Salesforce’s recent purchase of data visualization specialist Tableau for $15.7 Billion. It followed soon after Google bought another analytics company, Looker, in early June for $2.6 Billion. Ed Thomas, Principal Analyst in GlobalData’s Technology Thematic Research team, commented, “The data analytics acquisition trail may now see further activity with companies such as Domo and Alteryx becoming…

LiveRamp Alum and AppNexus Executive Join Narrative I/O Board of Directors

Narrative I/O Inc., a software company radically simplifying the distribution and acquisition of data, announced the appointment Ryan Christensen, senior vice president of platform product at Xandr, parent company of AppNexus, and David Yaffe, co-founder of Arbor and former chief operating officer at LiveRamp, to its board of directors. "On behalf of Narrative and the board of directors, I am pleased to welcome Ryan and David to the board," said Nick Jordan, founder and chief executive officer of Narrative I/O. "Both Ryan…

Woodbridge International Closes Xpressdocs-Amazingmail Deal

Xpressdocs Partners, Ltd, a Texas-based provider of tech-enabled direct marketing and brand management solutions announced the acquisition of Amazingmail, an Arizona-based provider of direct mail solutions. This acquisition, under which Amazingmail will operate as a 100% owned subsidiary of Xpressdocs, brings together two industry leaders specializing in high quality product offerings and cutting-edge marketing solutions.  The complementary nature of the companies’ service offerings creates numerous opportunities for…

RateGain Acquires BCV to Help Hotel Chains Maximize Guest Lifetime Value

RateGain announced the acquisition of BCV, the only hospitality focused social media provider with the capacity to monitor and engage the social universe 24 X 7. BCV, a RateGain company, will now offer a comprehensive Guest Experience Cloud platform with an arsenal of proprietary digital products designed to increase direct sales, provide unparalleled guest interactions, and mitigate negative experiences helping hotel chains maximize the guest lifetime value. This acquisition will further help RateGain unlock revenue across…

Onapsis Completes Acquisition of Virtual Forge

Onapsis, the global leader in business application cyber resilience, announced it has finalized its acquisition of privately-held Virtual Forge, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany. Founded in 2006, Virtual Forge is the leading provider of solutions to automatically prevent, detect and remediate cybersecurity and compliance risks in customizations and extensions of SAP® applications. The addition of Virtual Forge’s technology to Onapsis’s award-winning business application cyber resilience platform delivers unparalleled…

AppOnboard Doubles Down on #NoCode Movement with Acquisition of Buildbox

Two Leaders in Mobile App Design and Development Software Join Forces to Accelerate the #Nocode Movement and Empower the Maker Generation AppOnboard, the leading no-code mobile app design and development platform, announced the acquisition of Buildbox, the global leader in no-code mobile game development. Buildbox’s suite of tools has been used to create and power more than 45,000 unique games in 2018 alone and has driven over 3 billion estimated downloads in the app stores to-date. “Buildbox users will also gain access…

Hexaware Leapfrogs its Customer Experience Transformation Business With the Acquisition of Mobiquity Inc.

This Is the Largest Ever Investment by Hexaware and the Combined Entity AIMS to Directly Compete With Large Digital Agencies and Consulting Firms Hexaware Technologies Ltd, one of India's fastest growing IT Consulting firms, announced the acquisition of Mobiquity Inc for a total consideration of ~ $182 million.  Mobiquity creates awesome digital products for some of the most well-known brands in the world, such as Amazon Web Services, Rabobank, Philips, Wawa, Backbase and Otsuka. Headquartered in the US, and with a…