Monthly Archives: August 2010

Intel to acquire McAfee for 35697 crores ($7.68 billion)!

Intel Corporation, the world’s largest chipmaker, said Thursday it has agreed to acquire security software maker McAfee for $7.68 billion.

Intel (INTC, Fortune 500) said it will purchase all of McAfee’s stock for $48 per share in cash.

The deal has been approved by boards of directors at both companies, and must be approved by McAfee shareholders and government regulators for it to become final.

“We have concluded that security has now become the third pillar of computing,” said Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini in a conference call, describing the first two “pillars” as connectivity and energy efficiency. “The bottom line is that this will better protect Internet users and their devices.”

Otellini said the deal “positions Intel well for the future of computing across a broad range of devices and usages.”

McAfee’s (MFE) stock surged 58% at the start of trading. Intel stock slipped 3%. Both companies are based in Santa Clara, Calif.

Part of the deal is that McAfee’s senior staff will continue to lead the company as a subsidiary.

“By becoming part of Intel Corp., we believe we can continue to create new and innovative security solutions,” said McAfee Chief Executive David DeWalt. “I’m very excited and fully committed to joining the Intel team and continuing to lead McAfee as an independent subsidiary.”

Ashok Kumar, analyst for Rodman & Renshaw, said the merger will make Intel more competitive in the face of rivals such as Qualcomm, a company specializing in wireless communications technology.

“Given [Intel's] position in the ecosystem, it behooves them to have the expertise and domain knowledge in all the three key vectors,” said Kumar, referencing Otellini’s statement about the three pillars: energy efficiency, connectivity and security.

Kumar said the Intel-McAfee merger might prompt Qualcomm (QCOM, Fortune 500) to bolster its position in the market by pursuing a similar deal.

Qualcomm’s stock slipped 2% in morning trading.

Meanwhile, the stock for McAfee competitor Symantec (SYMC, Fortune 500) rose 4%.

The Intel-McAfee announcement came just days after Intel agreed to buy Texas Instruments’ (TI) cable modem product line. The cost of that deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter, was not disclosed.

The deal comes as Intel moves aggressively to supplement its traditional dominance of PC and server chips by developing smaller chips for use in smartphones, which are increasingly seen as becoming the most widely used devices for accessing the internet.

While Thursday’s purchase was one of the largest in Intel’s 42-year history, the company signalled its intention to beef up its consumer software division in its purchase last year of Wind River for $884 million.

McAfee had a profit of $173 million on $2 billion in revenue last year. Intel’s revenue was $35 billion with $4.4 billion in profit.

Thanks,
Jenson

Top 100 Global Software Companies (Year : 2009)

Hi dude,

Below is the collection of top 100 software companies for the year 2k+9….:)

#
Company Software
Revenues
mln US$
Software
Revenue
growth
Total
Revenues
mln US$
Software
Revenue
share
1
Microsoft
49453 10% 61900 80%
2
IBM
22089 11% 103630 21%
3
Oracle
17560 17% 22102 79%
4
SAP
11604 8% 16111 72%
5
Nintendo
7245 113% 19886 36%
6
HP
6243 6% 117837 5%
7
Symantec
5692 8% 6152 93%
8
Activision Blizzard
4622 73% 5032 92%
9
Electronic Arts
4268 29% 4268 100%
10
CA
3936 4% 4305 91%
11
Adobe
3361 10% 3544 95%
12
EMC
3171 3% 14876 21%
13
Konami
2083 16% 3318 63%
14
SunGard
2015 17% 5596 36%
15
Cisco
1984 14% 39455 5%
16
Autodesk
1982 1% 2303 86%
17
Dassault
1605 3% 1855 87%
18
BMC
1585 2% 1698 93%
19
Namco Bandai Games
1569 21% 4738 33%
20
Sage
1496 -7% 2244 67%
21
Ubisoft
1486 10% 1486 100%
22
Take 2 Interactive
1452 48% 1452 100%
23
NCR
1431 6% 5315 27%
24
Sega Sammy Holdings
1407 0% 4535 31%
25
Intuit
1383 -3% 2800 49%
26
Sony
1334 16% 87701 2%
27
Synopsys
1200 11% 1341 89%
28
Citrix
1180 11% 1583 75%
29
VMWare
1178 30% 1881 63%
30
Apple
1131 29% 34526 3%
31
SAS Institute
1130 5% 2260 50%
32
Infor
1100 5% 2200 50%
33
Trend Micro
985 16% 985 100%
34
Salesforce.com
959 45% 1049 91%
35
THQ
917 -17% 917 100%
36
Cadence
905 -39% 1039 87%
37
Qualcomm
890 7% 10875 8%
38
Thales Computers
880 -9% 19874 4%
39
Teradata
849 -4% 1762 48%
40
Siemens (UGS)
800 0% 1200 67%
41
McAfee
795 25% 1600 50%
42
Novell
794 16% 1122 71%
43
Software AG
749 13% 1002 75%
44
Reynolds & Reynolds
744 0% 967 77%
45
Compuware
726 -1% 1145 63%
46
Avid
714 -11% 845 85%
47
Wincor Nixdorf
697 0% 3320 21%
48
Check Point
691 10% 809 85%
49
Cegedim Dendrite
690 21% 1180 58%
50
PTC (Parametric)
624 10% 1043 60%
51
Intergraph
606 11% 808 75%
52
Capcom
582 -3% 831 70%
53
Sybase
574 9% 1132 51%
54
Open Text
571 12% 711 80%
55
McKesson
567 1% 105834 1%
56
Square Enix
565 6% 1507 37%
57
Nuance
549 19% 868 63%
58
Philips
532 13% 36675 1%
59
Red Hat
526 22% 631 83%
60
Sterling Commerce
526 16% 634 83%
61
F5
496 21% 662 75%
62
Diebold
469 11% 3170 15%
63
Quest
468 13% 735 64%
64
Progress
465 6% 513 91%
65
Lawson
463 9% 810 57%
66
Mentor Graphics
457 -18% 797 57%
67
Aspect Communications
450 0% 600 75%
68
Real
444 6% 605 73%
69
Misys
444 -24% 974 46%
70
Fair Isaac
405 -17% 722 56%
71
Pitney Bowes
400 16% 6262 6%
72
Tibco
389 7% 635 61%
73
ESRI Pvt
387 0% 773 50%
74
Acxiom Corporation
384 -17% 1327 29%
75
Ansys
372 25% 478 78%
76
Kaspersky Lab
360 177% 360 100%
77
ADC Telecommunications
346 4% 1383 25%
78
Autonomy
335 46% 503 67%
79
Google Inc.
333 455% 21796 2%
80
Bentley
333 11% 500 67%
81
Eclipsys
330 7% 516 64%
82
Unit4 Agresso
326 13% 547 60%
83
Attachmate
313 57% 470 67%
84
ACI
299 6% 418 72%
85
Emblaze
296 53% 591 50%
86
Websense
296 40% 296 100%
87
Wind River
295 10% 357 83%
88
Rockwell Automation
285 14% 5698 5%
89
Blackboard Inc.
283 32% 312 91%
90
Epicor
283 5% 488 58%
91
Informatica
282 14% 456 62%
92
JDA
276 10% 390 71%
93
NCSoft
275 -22% 275 100%
94
National Instruments
274 11% 821 33%
95
SPSS
273 4% 303 90%
96
Omniture
267 102% 296 90%
97
The MathWorks
267 0% 400 67%
98
Trimble
266 9% 1329 20%
99
DST Systems
264 -5% 2285 12%
100
Jack Henry & Associates
263 4% 739 36%

Thanks,
Jenson

Google Wave Failed!

Google’s blog announced that Google Wave, the innovative communication platform released last year, will be discontinued.

“Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects. The central parts of the code, as well as the protocols that have driven many of Wave’s innovations, like drag-and-drop and character-by-character live typing, are already available as open source, so customers and partners can continue the innovation we began.”

Google Wave has a lot of interesting features, but the interface is confusing and difficult to use. While many thought that Google Wave will reinvent email, Google’s service combined an online document editor with an instant messenger. Google Wave allows you to create “live” documents that are edited collaboratively in real-time, but it’s more than a conversational version of Google Docs. It’s based on an open protocol, so you can edit a wave using multiple services. It’s extensible, so you can build gadgets and robots that add new functionality.

Google Wave had a lot of potential, but Google didn’t manage to build a compelling user experience and define some use cases for the application. Instead of building a general-purpose interface for Google Wave, Google could’ve used the platform to create multiple applications with clearly-defined goals: a new version of Google Chat, a new version of Google Docs, a brainstorming app etc.

Now that Google Wave is discontinued, some of its feature will be added to other Google services (Gmail, Google Docs), but the platform will vanish. It’s clear that Google doesn’t want to invest in niche services, which is a big opportunity for startups. “We want to do things that matter to a large number of people at scale,” said Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, in an interview.

Thanks,

Jenson

All Domain Name Extensions.

Hi Friends,

How many of us know that there exists more than 220 domain extensions around the globe? To be honest, Initially I thought there were only one domain extenston, any guess? ya its .Com [dot Com] (But that was back in1999 When I was in 10th standard]. Later I realized there are .org, .net, .gov, .edu etc domain extensions exists. In this post, I’m giving all domain extensions available on the internet.
[Remember : A domain name is an identification label that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control in the Internet, based on the Domain Name System (DNS).]

.arpa A top-level domain name used for ArpaNet sites.
.com Pronounced “dot com.” A top-level domain name used for commercial Internet sites.
.edu A top-level domain name used for educational sites .
.firm An ending of an address for an Internet site for a business.
.gov A top-level domain name used for a U.S. government site on the Internet.
.int A top-level domain name used for international institutions.
.mil A top-level domain name for a U.S. military site on the Internet.
.mobi A top-level domain name for a sites made for mobile phones.
.nato A top-level domain name used for NATO sites.
.net A top-level domain name used for Internet administrative sites.
.nom An ending of an address for a personal site on the Internet.
.org A top-level domain name for organizational Internet sites.
.store An ending of an address for an Internet site that is for a retail business.
.web An ending of an address for an Internet site that is about the World Wide Web.

.ac Top-level domain name for an educational network (same as .edu).
.ad Andorra
.ae United Arab Emirates
.af Afghanistan
.ag Antigua and Barbuda
.ai Anguilla
.al Albania
.am Armenia
.an Netherlands Antilles
.ao Angola
.aq Antarctica
.ar Argentina
.as American Samoa
.at Austria
.au Australia
.aw Aruba
.az Azerbaijan
.ba Bosnia/Herzegovinia
.bb Barbados
.bd Bangladesh
.be Belgium
.bf Burkina Faso
.bg Bulgaria
.bh Bahrain
.bi Burundi
.bj Benin
.bm Bermuda
.bn Brunei Darussalam
.bo Bolivia
.br Brazil
.bs Bahamas
.bt Bhutan
.bv Bouvet Island
.bw Botswana
.by 1. Belarus 2. Byelorussia
.bz Belize
.ca Canada
.cc Cocos Islands – Keelings
.cf Central African Republic
.cg Congo
.ch Switzerland
.ci Cote D’Ivoire, or Ivory Coast
.ck Cook Islands
.cl Chile
.cm Cameroon
.cn China
.co Colombia
.cr Costa Rica
.cs Czechoslovakia (former)
.cu Cuba
.cv Cape Verde
.cx Christmas Island
.cy Cyprus
.cz Czech Republic
.de Germany
.dj Djibouti
.dk Denmark
.dm Dominica
.do Dominican Republic
.dz Algeria
.ec Ecuador
.ee Estonia
.eg Egypt
.eh Western Sahara
.er Eritrea
.es Spain
.et Ethiopia
.eu European Union
.fi Finland
.fj Fiji
.fk Falkland Islands/Malvinas
.fm Micronesia
.fo Faroe Islands
.fr France
.fx Metropolitan France
.ga Gabon
.gb Great Britain
.gd Grenada
.ge Georgia
.gf French Guiana
.gh Ghana
.gi Gibraltar
.gl Greenland
.gm Gambia
.gn Guinea
.gp Guadeloupe
.gq Equatorial Guinea
.gr Greece
.gs South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
.gt Guatemala
.gu Guam
.gw Guinea-Bissau
.gy Guyana
.hk Hong Kong
.hm Heard and McDonald Islands
.hn Honduras
.hr Croatia/Hrvatska
.ht Haiti
.hu Hungary
.id Indonesia
.ie Ireland
.il Israel
.in India
.io British Indian Ocean Territory
.iq Iraq
.ir Iran
.is Iceland
.it Italy
.jm Jamaica
.jo Jordan
.jp Japan
.ke Kenya
.kg Kyrgyzstan
.kh Cambodia
.ki Kiribati
.km Comoros
.kn Saint Kitts and Nevis
.kp North Korea
.kr South Korea
.kw Kuwait
.ky Cayman Islands
.kz Kazakhstan
.la Laos
.lb Lebanon
.lc Saint Lucia
.li Liechtenstein
.lk Sri Lanka
.lr Liberia
.ls Lesotho
.lt Lithuania
.lu Luxembourg
.lv Latvia
.ly Libya
.ma Morocco
.mc Monaco
.md Moldova
.mg Madagascar
.mh Marshall Islands
.mk Macedonia
.ml Mali
.mm Myanmar
.mn Mongolia
.mo Macau
.mp Northern Mariana Islands
.mq Martinique
.mr Mauritania
.ms Montserrat
.mt Malta
.mu Mauritius
.mv Maldives
.mw Malawi
.mx Mexico
.my Malaysia
.mz Mozambique
.na Namibia
.nc New Caledonia
.ne Niger
.nf Norfolk Island
.ng Nigeria
.ni Nicaragua
.nl Netherlands
.no Norway
.np Nepal
.nr Nauru
.nt Neutral Zone
.nu Niue
.nz New Zealand (Aotearoa)
.om Oman
.pa Panama
.pe Peru
.pf French Polynesia
.pg Papua New Guinea
.ph Philippines
.pk Pakistan
.pl Poland
.pm St. Pierre and Miquelon
.pn Pitcairn
.pr Puerto Rico
.pt Portugal
.pw Palau
.py Paraguay
.qa Qatar
.re Reunion
.ro Romania
.ru Russian Federation
.rw Rwanda
.sa Saudi Arabia
.sb Solomon Islands
.sc Seychelles
.sd Sudan
.se Sweden
.sg Singapore
.sh Saint Helena
.si Slovenia
.sj Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
.sk Slovakia
.sl Sierra Leone
.sm San Marino
.sn Senegal
.so Somalia
.sr Suriname
.st Sao Torme and Principe
.su Former USSR
.sv El Salvador
.sy Syria
.sz Swaziland
.tc Turks and Caicos Islands
.td Chad
.tf French Southern Territory
.tg Togo
.th Thailand
.tj Tajikistan
.tk Tokelau
.tm Turkmenistan
.tn Tunisia
.to Tonga
.tp East Timor
.tr Turkey
.tt Trinidad and Tobago
.tv Tuvalu
.tw Taiwan
.tz Tanzania
.ua Ukraine
.ug Uganda
.uk United Kingdom
.um U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
.us United States
.uy Uruguay
.uz Uzbekistan
.va Vatican City State
.vc Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
.ve Venezuela
.vg British Virgin Islands
.vi U.S. Virgin Islands
.vn Viet Nam
.vu Vanuatu
.wf Wallis and Futuna Islands
.ws Samoa
.ye Yemen
.yt Mayotte
.yu Yugoslavia
.za South Africa
.zm Zambia
.zr Zaire
.zw Zimbabwe

Thanks,

Jenson