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  • MySQL founders invest in Swedish mobile tech startup Mobile Sorcery

    MySQL founders invest in Swedish mobile tech startup Mobile Sorcery

    Many entrepreneurs who muzzle through a successful exit use some of the proceeds to become an angel investor and help other startups get, well, started. And that's not exclusively a Silicon Valley thing. Stockholm, Sweden-based Mobile Sorcery has just raised an early-stage investment round amounting up to 1.5 million Swedish Kronor (approximately €145k or $206k USD), for the most part coming… Read More

  • MySQL Founders Back Mobile Sorcery For Cross-Platform Development Technology

    MySQL Founders Back Mobile Sorcery For Cross-Platform Development Technology

    Many entrepreneurs who muzzle through a successful exit use some of the proceeds to become an angel investor and help other startups get, well, started. And that's not exclusively a Silicon Valley thing. Stockholm, Sweden-based Mobile Sorcery has just raised an early-stage investment round amounting up to 1.5 million Swedish Kronor (approximately €145k or $206k USD), for the most part coming… Read More

  • New MySQL Fork Turns Back The Clock

    New MySQL Fork Turns Back The Clock

    Drizzle is a newly announced fork of the open source MySQL project. The developers of the project are taking MySQL back to its roots as a light-weight web application database by removing many of the features introduced in MySQL 5. The fifth version of MySQL was in development for years as some users demanded features such as views, stored procedures, transaction handling, clustering and more. The… Read More

  • Sun Picks Up MySQL For $1 Billion; Open Source Is A Legitimate Business Model

    Sun Picks Up MySQL For $1 Billion; Open Source Is A Legitimate Business Model

    The big news this morning is that open source database startup MySQL finally found a year’s worth of rumors that they were mulling over an initial public offering. Sun Microsystems has acquired them instead, for $1 billion. MySQL had raised a total of $39 million from Benchmark, Index, IVP, Intel, and SAP. Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz wrote about the acquisition on his blog, lavishing praise on… Read More

  • Automattic Spurns $200 Million Acquisition Offer

    Automattic Spurns $200 Million Acquisition Offer

    Automattic, the company that created the WordPress.com blogging platform and oversees the WordPress.org open source project, has rejected a $200 million acquisition offer, say multiple sources. Half the price was to be paid in cash, half in stock in the buyer. The company, which has raised just $1.1 million in capital, has been on a tear lately. They acquired avatar startup Gravatar earlier this… Read More

  • MYSQL IPO Chatter Picking Up Again

    MYSQL IPO Chatter Picking Up Again

    One of the most-anticipated tech IPOs of the year has been that of open-source database company MySQL. It seemed like they were ready to go public back in the beginning of the year. Now I am hearing chatter from hedge fund circles that the filing may be imminent. Last I checked, nothing has been filed with the SEC yet. Investors, including Benchmark, Index, IVP, Intel, and SAP, have put in more… Read More