SAP completes Ariba acquisition

SAP today announced it had closed its acquisition of Ariba, now valued at $4.51 billion.

SAP had announced late Friday that the Department of Justice had completed its review,
terminating the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period, evidently without requiring any conditions.

Dennis Howlett looks at what might happen next.


Daily Links 10/1/2012: Workday sets IPO range; would value company at up to $3.85 billion

Workday sets IPO terms valuing company at up to $3.85 billion (Reuters via San Jose Mercury News)
Scheduled to be priced on October 11.

Oracle’s Ellison Says Server, Database to Challenge SAP (Bloomberg)

SAP to Reach 2015 Cloud Target Without More M&A, McDermott Says (Bloomberg)

SAP: Warm, Good Vibe About ‘Hana,’ Says Barclays (Barron's: Tech Trader

Here's What Happened When We Got On The Phone With Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson (Silicon Alley Insider)

How a rogue appeals court wrecked the patent system
Federal Circuit Appeals Court marks 30 years of spreading the "patent gospel."

(Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica)
Timothy B. Lee is a Philadelphia-based writer on tech policy issues.

Did Lockheed Martin Just Win Virginia for Obama? (The Atlantic Wire)
A bit of an overstatement, I'm sure. But its worth noting that Lockheed is the eighth
largest employer in the Philly area with 9200 employees, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Comcast SportsNet Houston to launch Monday (Houston Business Journal)

Comcast protests fiber firm's plan to piggyback on Ramsey County project (St. Paul Business Journal)

Value Of Early Fisker Stake Drops By Two-Thirds After New Money (Green Car Reports)

Devon IT Expands Offices In China and India Sparked by Growing Demand for Thin Clients and Virtualized Desktops in Asia Pacific Market (Business Wire)