Outbrain Buys Surphace From AOL

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