Oracle Corporation has acquired Tekelec, a company that has created intelligent mobile broadband solutions that enables service providers to manage and monetize mobile data and evolve to LTE. Tekelec provides networking signaling and subscriber data management for their clients.
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Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison officially announced that he has acquired Island Air today. The acquisition secures the future of Island Air and their employees. Island Air already added one new ATR 72 aircraft to their fleet, which gives customers the option to enjoy a larger plane with more seats and legroom.
Microsoft Corporation, EMC, and NetApp are working with Oracle on an appeal against an earlier decision regarding copyright and patent infringement against Google surrounding the Android mobile operating system. The three companies filed an amici curiae brief in support of appellant according to court records as reported by IT World. Amici curiae means “friends of the court” and it does not mean that parties are directly involved in a litigation, but believes they may be impacted or they have views on the matter before by the court.
Influitive is a B2B marketing company that enables brands to recruit and mobilize a team of influential advocates. Advocate marketing puts the customer at the center of your marketing efforts and could even potentially get them to outsell your best sales rep by offering the buyer a better experience. I talked to Mark Organ about Influitive and between the time I scheduled the call and actually interviewed him, Oracle Corporation bought a company that Organ co-founded for $871 million named Eloqua.
Oracle Corporation is acquiring enterprise software company Acme Packet for $2.1 billion. Oracle is paying $29.25 per share, which is a 22% premium from Acme’s closing stock price on Friday. When excluding cash, Acme is valued at around $1.7 billion. This is Oracle’s first deal of the year and it is their biggest since they acquired Taleo Corporation last February for $1.9 billion.
Oracle has acquired software company Eloqua for $871 million. Oracle is paying $23.50 per share, which is around a 30% premium off of Eloqua’s closing price on the Nasdaq on December 19th. The acquisition was announced yesterday. Eloqua is known for making cloud-based marketing and revenue performance management software. Eloqua’s board of directors approved of the deal already and Oracle expects the deal to close in the first half of 2013.
Oracle Corporation has acquired Instantis for an undisclosed amount of money. This will help bolster Oracle’s Fusion cloud applications. Some of Instantis’ customers include Abbott Laboratories, Credit Suisse Group AG, and Xerox Corporation. Instantis sells project portfolio management software tools to help IT help desks and product managers track how the progress of their projects is going. Oracle will be integrated Instantis into their Primavery software division once the deal closes.