Embarcadero Technologies, a privately-held company of Thoma Cressey Bravo, has announced that they signed a definitive asset purchase agreement with Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) to purchase its CodeGear division.
09 May 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/codegear/codegear-is-purchased-by-embarcadero-from-borland/2008-05-09_78-1.html
Microsoft (MSFT) has withdrawn its three-month-old offer for acquiring Yahoo (YHOO) because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price.
04 May 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/microsoft/microsoft-walked-away-from-yahoo/2008-05-04_76-1.html
Microsoft announced its acquisition of Komoku, a company that offers advanced rootkit detection capabilities. Microsoft said it will build Komoku's technology into future versions of its line of security software for businesses.
24 Mar 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/microsoft/microsoft-announced-its-acquisition-of-komoku/2008-03-24_51-1.html
The Yahoo! Board of Directors has carefully reviewed Microsoft's unsolicited proposal with Yahoo!'s management team and financial and legal advisors and has unanimously concluded that the proposal is not in the best interests of Yahoo! and their stockholders.
11 Feb 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/yahoo/yahoo-board-of-directors-officially-reject-microsoft-proposal/2008-02-11_26-1.html
Yahoo!, the Internet media giant is expected to reject Microsoft's offer, initially worth $44.6 billion, on this Monday. Yahoo's board believes the Microsoft offer massively undervalues Yahoo.
10 Feb 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/yahoo/yahoo-board-plans-to-reject-microsoft-bid/2008-02-10_22-1.html
Microsoft has proposed an acquisition of Yahoo! for $31 per share or at apporximately $44.6 billon in cash and stock. Yahoo's latest disappointing earnings announcement helped to depress the stock price, making it a renewed target for a takeover.
03 Feb 2008 - http://news.swebee.com/microsoft/microsoft-wants-to-buy-yahoo-at-44.6-billion/2008-02-03_21-1.html
Microsoft extends their services by acquiring Multimap, a UK-based online mapping service. Multimap offers a fairly standard set of mapping features, including both street maps and an aerial view of the terrain.
15 Dec 2007 - http://news.swebee.com/microsoft/microsoft-has-acquired-multimap/2007-12-15_8-1.html