First Round’s Fourth Act: More of the Same, Which Must Be a Good Thing (PE Hub)
Fourth fund reported to be targeted for the $125 million range.
Software AG’s 26% Slump Makes Company Cheaper Target for HP (Bloomberg)
Software AG acquired IDS Scheer, which has its US base in Berwyn, a couple of years ago. The article also names SAP as a potential acquirer. That's always a possibility, as the two companies have deep ties, but it is doubtful SAP would do that right now so soon after the SucessFactors deal was announced.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Discusses Software Vendor's Remaking (PC World)
Urban Outfitters Tumbles After Saying Senk Resigned as CEO (Bloomberg)
The Neat Company Adds New Cloud and Mobile Services to its Market-Leading Digital Filing System (PR Newswire via MarketWatch)
Neat Scanners Gain Mobile, Cloud Power (Information Week)
Stream TV Networks, Inc. Announces Corporate Strategy to Launch Ultra-D(TM) 3D Without Glasses Technology at CES 2012 (PR Newswire via MarketWatch)
Social Media Today Announces Siemens Sponsorship of HealthWorks Collective (Social Media Today)
TaskRabbit Acquires SkillSlate For an Undisclosed Sum [Updated] (Betabeat)
First Round Capital was an early stage investor in both ventures. This deal doesn't surprise me at all; from the start their business models seemed somewhat duplicative.
Why Startups Fear Amazon:The Price Cut Behind The Acquisition of Quidsi (Betabeat)
Isabella Products’ Mobile Devices to Enhance Scala Digital Signage Services
Isabella Products announces strategic partnership with Scala. (PR Web)
A move into mobile, as was suggested in my recent post on Scala, but perhaps not the only one it will make because this relationship doesn't really address Scala's core business.
Comcast lights up AnyPlay for in-home live TV iPad streaming, Xoom support 'coming soon' (Engadget)
CES: Comcast To Speed Up Tru2way Set-Tops With Myriad's Java Software
Swiss Software Developer to Integrate JVM Into MSO's Device Reference Design Kit (Multichannel News)
I guess that means Tru2way can go nowhere faster.
Motorola throws its support behind G.hn (Communications, Engineering & Design Magazine)