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724 Solutions

Acquired by Mobixell Networks

724 Solutions delivers market leading IP-based solutions for Mobile Internet, Mobile Broadband and IP Messaging built upon an intelligent, scalable, extensible architecture that allows mobile operators and converged service providers to significantly grow revenues. The company's solutions leverage a state-of-the-art decision making capability to tailor the network resources and the services provided, enabling subscribers to experience the All-Ways Connected Lifestyle, 724's vision of seamless access and communication without barriers; a vision of how subscribers will use data services to enhance and enrich their professional and private lives with access to services from any device at all times. 724 Solutions is a global company headquartered in Santa Barbara, California with development centers in Switzerland and India.

Acorn Systems

Profitability and cost management solutions

Acorn provides companies with profitability and cost management solutions to drive better business decisions. Combining proprietary technology with proven methodology, Acorn reveals enterprise-wide profit opportunities.

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Active Network

NYSE: ACTV

Active Network is the largest and most comprehensive Internet site for participatory sports, providing athletes and event directors worldwide with a range of web-based resources and services. The company was started by athletes in search of a better way to handle the search and registration process for competing in sporting events.

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Active Power

NASDAQ: ACPW

Smart energy solutions

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Adometry

Online advertising analytics

Adometry, Inc. redefines marketing analytics by combining and interpreting previously silo-ed sources of big data to generate actions that improve return on advertising spend and increase sales.

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Alchemy Semiconducter

Acquired by AMD (NYSE: AMD)

AlterPoint

Acquired by Versant (NASDAQ: VSNT)

AlterPoint network governance solutions optimize network spend and better align IT with business imperatives. The world's most respected enterprises rely on AlterPoint to curb hardware over-provisioning, reduce specialized labor, lower the cost of compliance, and improve application availability. AlterPoint's open, comprehensive network CMDB combines operational and business data to automate, analyze and optimize network change, compliance, security and equipment life cycles. Multiple stakeholders benefit from AlterPoint's customizable analytics and dashboards for impact assessment, faster troubleshooting, compliance scorecards and trend analysis. Founded in 2001, AlterPoint is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Ambiq Micro

Fabless Semiconductors

Ambiq Micro products are redefining the meaning of ultra-low power integrated circuits. The company’s proprietary SPOT™ design platform dramatically reduces energy consumed in standard CMOS chip designs to subthreshold levels – up to orders of magnitude below the power required in today’s traditional semiconductor product designs. Significantly increased battery life frees product designers to expand the features and functions incorporated in their products and exceed battery life requirements. Ambiq Micro’s products inherently change the design and use of energy critical products used in consumer, industrial, automotive and medical applications. Go to www.ambiqmicro.com for additional information about the company, technology and its products.

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AnswerSoft

Acquired by Davox (NASDAQ: DAVX)

Communication software

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Augmentix

Acquired by Entorian

Augmentix builds applied computing servers for the defense, telecom, industrial and medical markets. Their servers are designed for mission critical applications that demand greater environmental ruggedness, reliability, expandability and serviceability.

Bazaarvoice

NASDAQ: BV

Bazaarvoice is one of the world's largest shopper networks connecting people, products, brands and retailers at each stage of the buying journey. For more than 2,000 clients globally, Bazaarvoice helps channel authentic, consumer-generated branded content into all the places that influence purchase decisions, giving our clients business insights so they can offer consumers more of what they want. Many of the world's largest retailers rely upon Bazaarvoice to drive more traffic to and conversion on their ecommerce sites, and the Bazaarvoice network helps brands participate directly in the retail channel to influence consumers at the point of purchase. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Bazaarvoice has offices in Amsterdam, London, Munich, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm and Sydney.

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Beecher Carlson

Acquired by Brown & Brown (NYSE: BRO)

Benchmarq

Acquired by Unitrode (NYSE: UTR)

BetweenMarkets

Acquired by Inovis Inc.

BetweenMarkets provides the first comprehensive platform for ensuring B2B Information Quality by monitoring, managing and enforcing the quality of transactional information exchanged between enterprises and their external business process partners. By offering unprecedented visibility and control to its customers, BetweenMarkets makes every multi-enterprise business process dramatically more accurate, responsive and cost-efficient. BetweenMarkets solutions complement traditional B2B technology investments, which focus on the transmission and translation of external data into critical business applications, by validating the business information before it affects downstream processes, customer satisfaction, and ultimately, a company's bottom line. BetweenMarkets is based in Austin, Texas.

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Black Sand Technologies

Mobile handset CMOS power amplifier chip designer

Black Sand Technologies, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to building solutions for the wireless industry by combining sensitive analog and powerful digital circuits in silicon.

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Bloomfire

Sales enablement platform for learning content

Connecting people with information and knowledge, Bloomfire aims to reduce the amount of time people spend searching for information to do their jobs. Bloomfire delivers content management and social collaboration features in an easy-to-use web application, bridging the gap between business people who have knowledge with those who need it. Create and contribute multimedia posts. Search and browse enduring content. Ask and answer important questions. Find and follow experts. 

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Boca

Acquired by Kraft (NYSE: KFT)

Soy-based meatless burger

Boundless Network

Technology-enabled service provider in promo products industry

Boundless Network is transforming the $20 billion promotional marketing industry through a highly trained, professional sales organization and proprietary technology that empowers companies to proactively manage their promotional spend. Our patent-pending technology platform connects buyers across organizations to create efficiencies of scale and reduce the cost of branded merchandise by as much as 40 percent.

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BreakingPoint Systems

Acquired by Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA)


BreakingPoint's comprehensive application, performance and security testing tools ensure the resiliency of content-aware network devices and application servers. BreakingPoint is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices throughout the world. For more information visit breakingpoint.com and download the latest resources for realistic firewall testing, IPS testing, server load balancer testing and more.

BroadJump

Acquired by Motive

Software infrastructure for intelligent broadband networks

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BuildForge

Acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM)

Development automation solutions for Real-World Application Lifecycle Management

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Calxeda

Power efficient server chips

Founded in January 2008, Calxeda brings new performance density to the datacenter with revolutionary server-on-a-chip technology. Calxeda currently employs 100 professionals in Austin Texas and the Silicon Valley area.

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Careline

Acquired by Laidlaw (NYSE: LI)

Ambulance services provider

Caringo

Object storage software

Caringo software gives enterprises everything they need to deliver private cloud storage or cloud storage as a service. The solution combines efficient object storage technology with elastic content protection, intelligent and automatic distribution and centralized management under a global namespace on your choice of commodity hardware.

Celarix

Logistics connectivity and visibility solutions

Civitas Learning

Developer of cloud-based predictive analytics platform and applications to help college students learn well and graduate on time

Civitas Learning brings together the best of education, technology and data to help college students learn well and graduate on time. Using a cloud-based predictive analytics platform and engaging applications, the company delivers personalized, real-time recommendations directly to students, faculty, advisors and administrators. The company’s unique approach to predictive analytics informs decisions, big and small, across the student lifecycle to help students select degrees and courses, budget study time and identify ideal support resources; help faculty and advisors identify at-risk students and how to intervene; and help administrators identify which investments are working, understand student performance, and forecast needs for staffing, programs and courses.

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ClearCommerce

Acquired by eFunds (NASDAQ: EFD)

Electronic payment and risk management software

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ClearCube

Desktop PC blade computing

ClearCube is a recognized leader in centralized computing, thin client computing and desktop virtualization markets. ClearCube seeks to reduce IT management costs by consolidating resources, improve manageability and enhance security while maintaining full PC capabilities for users. The company delivers centralized desktop computing solutions that leverage its Sentral centralized management software to integrate powerful PC blade technology, cutting-edge user access devices and expert professional services to give organizations comprehensive, high-performance centralized computing and virtual desktop solutions. ClearCube has thousands of customers around the world in the financial services, government and education, healthcare and commercial and manufacturing industries. ClearCube has won numerous awards, including InfoWorld's prestigious "Technology of the Year Award" for the best blade system in 2006.

ColdWatt

Acquired by Flextronics International (NASDAQ: FLEX)

ColdWatt offers best in class AC-DC and DC-DC power converters that initially target computing, telecommunications, networking and storage applications. Using breakthrough innovations in magnetic components, circuit design, semiconductors, and materials, they offer the most efficient, highest density, and coolest power supplies available.

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CompareMetrics

Adaptive commerce solution inspiring better buying decisions

Compare Metrics offers Adaptive Commerce solutions that drive next generation product discovery and allow consumers to forge their own distinct path to a buying decision. The solution scales merchandising to support every consumer shopping scenario while creating new intelligence into how and why your shoppers buy. With this new found ability to understand and react to what customers really care about, retailers have seen increased shopper engagement, increased conversion, as well as improved relevancy and efficiency in demand generation and marketing strategies.

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