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EMC Expects $100M From VMware IPO

EMC Corp. has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission details of its plans to sell 10% of its VMware Inc. subsidiary. In the filing, EMC said it expects the public offering to raise $100 million. When it announced the plan on Feb. 7, EMC said the funds would be used to provide stock-based compensation for employees and to boost its stock price. VMwares first-quarter sales rose 95% to $256 million.

Microsoft Credits Vista for Sales Jump

Microsoft Corp. credited deferred revenue from the release of Windows Vista and Office 2007 for a 32% sales increase in its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31.

Q3 07 $14.4B $5B
Q3 06 $11B $3B

Websense Agrees to Buy SurfControl

Websense Inc. has agreed to acquire security software rival SurfControl PLC for $400 million in cash. Websense said it expects that the acquisition will result in $60 million in savings. Some of the savings may come from layoffs, but Websense would not say how many of its 750 employees and SurfControls 600 workers would lose their jobs. The deal is expected to close in four months.

EMC, Oracle Support Joint Linux Effort

EMC and Oracle Corp. have jointly announced that several core EMC storage offerings now support the Linux implementation of the Oracle 10g database. The companies said that a team of engineers from both firms has certified that EMCs Symmetrix 8000 storage array, high-end DMX 2 and DMX 3 arrays, and several Celerra and Clariion models can be used with the Linux implementation of Oracle 10g Release 2.

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