AOL, Sybase and Informix tap their buying power, each nabbing smaller companies in plays to branch out and enter new markets.
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AOL buys wireless software firm
In a move to further solidify its "AOL Anywhere" strategy, the giant Internet service provider acquires
Tegic Communications, which specializes in text entry for wireless devices.
Sybase buy creates financial services unit
Database software maker Sybase today agreed to acquire Internet financial
services company the Home Financial Network for $130 million to create a new
global financial services company.
Informix nabs Ardent Software
Database software maker Informix agrees to acquire data management software company Ardent
Software in a stock deal worth about $880 million.