Today’s Deals: Thomson Swims With the Fishies

Accrue Software + Pilot
Software
, IDG Books Worldwide + Hungry Minds.com, THOMSON multimedia + Singingfish.com



















































 Accrue Software (ACRU) to acquire Pilot
Software

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    FREMONT, Aug. 10–Accrue Software , a
    provider of e-business analytic solutions for optimizing visitor response
    to Web-based campaign, content, commerce and affiliate initiatives,
    announced that it has signed a letter of agreement to acquire Pilot
    Software
    . The Pilot Software
    acquisition complements Accrue’s
    existing applications for campaign, content, commerce and affiliate
    analysis by adding several new clicks-and-mortar applications for the
    analysis of merchandising, inventory, and operations for both online and
    Point-Of-Sale transactions. The terms of the proposed stock for stock
    transaction have not been disclosed.


     

 
































 THOMSON multimedia (TMS) to acquire
Singingfish.com

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    PARIS, Aug. 10–THOMSON multimedia
    announced the signature of a letter of intent to purchase
    Singingfish.com, a privately-held company that helps search engines
    identify audio and video streams as well as mp3 audio files. Based in
    Seattle, Singingfish.com
    specializes in identifying, categorizing and indexing streaming media and
    downloadable media files on broadband networks and the World Wide Web. This
    acquisition is part of a larger move announced today by THOMSON multimedia to form a
    new business segment called Digital Media Solutions. The cash acquisition
    is expected to be completed shortly, once definitive agreements are
    signed.


     

 































 IDG Books Worldwide (IDGB) acquires Hungry
Minds.com

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-tailers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    FOSTER CITY, Aug. 10–IDG Books Worldwide , a global knowledge company, announced the acquisition of
    Hungry Minds in order to accelerate IDGB’s online knowledge offerings. Hungry Minds is the one-stop online
    learning marketplace that provides over 17,000 courses and learning
    resources from its partnerships with leading companies, universities,
    professional and training organizations. Terms of the transaction were not
    disclosed.


     

 

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