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Sophos snaps up spam fighter ActiveState

The $23 million deal gives the software company stronger footing in the increasingly crucial antivirus and antispam markets.

By September 24, 2003


ActiveState loses CEO, enlists chairman

The programming language specialist says expansion plans are behind the resignation of founder and CEO Dick Hardt and the naming of a new board leader Nick Bedford.

By August 9, 2002


ActiveState gets new board members

ActiveState, a company that sells programming tools for open-source languages such as Perl, Python, Tcl and PHP, has named two new board members: George Reznik, vice president of finance at Pivotal Corporation, and Mark Sochan, vice president of business development at SAP Portals. In addition, the Vancouver, Canada, company named Frederick Fajardo as director of enterprise product management, Matt Herdon as director of product management and Steve Schumacher as software development manager.

By November 9, 2001


Microsoft funds Perl open-source effort

Microsoft has hired ActiveState Tool Corporation to beef up the Windows features of the Perl programming language, an open-source technology.

By June 2, 1999