Salesforce.com Laying Off Radian6 Employees As Buddy Media Shows $20 Million Net Lossview story

http://techcrunch.com – Two of Salesforce.com’s most high profile “social media” acquisitions are showing signs of trouble. (IT news)

Yelp Pays $50M To Acquire Its Big European Rival, Qype, To Beef Up Its Recommendations And Listings Businessview story

http://techcrunch.com – This just in: online recommendations and listings site Yelp is stepping up its international push and buying its biggest rival in Europe, Qype. It will pay €18.6 million for all of Qype’s shares and is adding another 970,000 shares of Yelp’s Class A common stock, for a total purchase price of approximately $50 million. Qype is headquartered in Germany, with operations across Europe. (IT news)

Cisco Q4 2012 Earnings: Data Center Boom, Telepresence Bustview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Cisco Systems‘ (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q4 2012 earnings, announced yesterday, confirmed booming data center sales but revealed serious weakness in the TelePresence (high definition video conferencing) market. The VAR Guy is starting to wonder if big, expensive TelePresence conference rooms are a passing fad, crushed by free, personal video conferencing software like Skype. (IT news)

iiNet reports "best year ever"view story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: Listed TechiiNet has delivered what it says is its "best ever financial result" for the year to 30 June, in which it made two very substantial acquisitions: Internode and TransACT. (IT news)

CargoWise beefs up for international growthview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: StrategySydney based logistics specialist CargoWise, has bought TransLogix for an undisclosed amount, beefing up its capability in the domestic logistics sector. The company has also signalled that it has another couple of acquisitions targets in its sighs, along with plan to list on the Australian Stock Exchange in the medium term. (IT news)

Android smartphones outsell the iPhone for the 2nd quarter at Verizon Wirelessview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Verizon reported earnings this morning with some nice profits, but the more interesting tidbit was from their conference call in which they announced 5.9 million smartphones were sold in the 2nd quarter. Of that total, 2.7 million were iPhones (down from 3.2 million sold in the 1st quarter). (IT news)

Dell Sets $60 Million Venture Fund for Storage Startupsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), which built its storage business on acquisitions, has set up a $60 million fund to finance storage startups, planning to invest $3 million to $5 million per round to establish equity positions in as many as 10 of what it believes are “promising” young storage ventures. Michael Dell, Dell chairman and chief executive, disclosed the Dell Fluid Data Storage Fund Tuesday at Fortun (IT news)

Digital Reality spends up big buying data centresview story

http://www.itwire.com – Global data centre solutions provider, Digital Reality, is paying US$1.1 billion to buy a three-property, 761,000 square feet data centre portfolio located in the greater London area, known as the Sentrum Portfolio. {loadposition peter}Digital Reality CEO, Michael F. (IT news)

Bad News from RIM: BB10 delayed & 5000 jobs to goview story

http://www.itwire.com – Ailing BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has unveiled plans to shed another 5000 staff and has delayed until 2013 the new BB10 smartphone platform on which it is pinning its future. (IT news)

Anittel announces $2m network and data centre upgradeview story

http://www.itwire.com – Cloud, Internet, telecommunication and IT services provider Anittel (ASX: AYG) has announced plans to upgrade its wide area networks and data centres with about $2m worth of Cisco gear, and signalled a widening of its market focus from regional Australia to embrace metropolitan areas. {loadposition stuart}Anittel CTO, Steven Crockett, said: "Anittel will be implementing approximately $2m worth of (IT news)