For the month of May, CorpU analysts and researchers have identified five mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships worthy of comment from the news, including Trivantis's acquisition of Flypaper, VMware's acquisition of Socialcast, Microsoft's acquisition of Skype, Knightsbridge Human Capital Management's acquisition of iPal Interactive, and InVision's acquisition of The Call Center School.
Trivantis, a provider of an elearning authoring tool Lectora, has acquired Flypaper Studio in May 2011. Founded in 2008, Flypaper Studio develops Flash content creation platform that enables users to create, edit, share, track and reuse Flash and video content. This acquisition will combine Trivantis' expertise in the eLearning industry and the opening up of new Flash and Digital Signage markets served by the Flypaper platform. This acquisition will provide the opportunity for Trivantis and Flypaper Studio to explore new markets, not only in the eLearning business, but also in the rapidly expanding digital signage market.
Trivantis also develops CourseMill learning management system and provides Custom Development Services. The latest release by Trivantis includes Snap! by Lectora, a PowerPoint plug-in e-Learning software that converts PowerPoint to Flash.…Read More
VMware acquired Socialcast, a provider of social collaboration solutions for the enterprise. Founded in 2005, Socialcast primarily focuses on helping medium and large companies to socialize and centralize their communications between people, applications and data.
Socialcast joins the recent acquisitions of SlideRocket. In April 2011, VMware acquired SlideRocket, which helps more than 20,000 customers share presentations online….Read More
Microsoft has acquired Skype for $8.5 billion. Skype is an Internet communications company that connects 170 millions of people on a daily basis, enabling them to communicate with each other through voice calls, chat messages and video conferencing.
The acquisition of Skype will enhance Microsoft's portfolio of real-time communications products such as Lync, Outlook, Messenger, Hotmail and Xbox LIVE. Skype will support Microsoft devices such as Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices. Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. The acquisition will increase the accessibility of real-time video and voice communications….Read more
Knightsbridge Human Capital Management has acquired iPal Interactive Learning, a provider of interactive and engaging e-learning courses. iPal's acquisition will help the launch of Knightsbridge's MICA Learning business which focuses on leadership and people management skills training, as well as supporting its Leadership Solutions practice in the implementation of customized leadership development programs.
Knightsbridge specializes in Leadership & Talent Development, Executive Search & Recruitment, Career Development & Transition, and Workforce Management. Headquartered in Canada, Knightsbridge has 25 offices and 250 employees….Read More
A provider of cloud-based workforce management, InVision Software has acquired The Call Center School. Founded in 2001, The Call Center School specialises in professional development of call centre professionals. TCCS's acquisition will help InVision to extend its cloud computing strategy by offering eLearning training programs for call centers….Read More
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