Outbrain Buys Surphace From AOL

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Outbrain bought the content recommendation system Surphace from AOL for an undisclosed sum. Surphace is a reincarnation of Sphere, a startup founded by Martin Remy and Steve Nieker in 2006 as a related content plugin and was later acquired by AOL in April 2008 for a rumored sum of $25 million Continue Reading

VMWare Snatches B-Hive, Opens R&D Center in Israel

VMware (NYSE: VMW), the leading developer of virtualization solutions, has announced the acquisition of Israeli start-up B-hive Networks for an undisclosed sum. Industry experts estimate the price range at tens of millions.  Following the merger in Q3 of 2008, VMWare… Continue Reading

Brazilian Optics Giant Buys Israel’s Civcom for $40M

Not only Microsoft is buying up Israeli start-ups. Brazilian optical network solutions giant Padtec has paid $30-40 million for Civcom, an Israeli pioneer in the development and manufacturing of cost saving optical solutions for communications, test and measurement, and military… Continue Reading