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  • Acquisition & IPO
    Synopsys to Enhance Software Integrity Platform with Acquisition of Black Duck Software
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) and Black Duck Software, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for Synopsys to acquire privately held Black Duck, a leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software. The addition of Black Duck’s highly respected Software Composition Analysis solution will enhance Synopsys’ … Continued
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  • Volition
    In the News
    American Software Company, Black Duck, To Create 58 New Jobs In Belfast
    Read the full article here.   Vibes, a Chicago-based mobile engagement company, has launched in Europe.  The company’s mobile engagement platform will first be available to merchants in the U.K. “Entering the European market enables us to bring Vibes’ technology and expertise to a wide new set of brands and retailers,” Jack Philbin, co-founder and CEO of … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Black Duck Further Integrates Open Source Governance and Compliance into the Software Development Life Cycle
    Burlington, MA January 15, 2013 – Black Duck Software, the trusted partner for open source software adoption, management and governance, today announced the release of Black Duck Suite 6.2, adding new capabilities which help development and legal teams work more effectively together to expedite the adoption of open source software (OSS). Suite 6.2 adds new license … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Black Duck Reports Record-Breaking First Quarter
    New Customer Acquisition, Service Upgrades, and Vertical Expansion Leading Indicators for Banner Quarter   Burlington, MA April 23, 2013 – Black Duck Software, the trusted partner for open source software adoption, management, and governance, today announced that following a record fourth quarter the company achieved another milestone with its most successful first quarter to date. The company … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Black Duck Reports Record Fourth Quarter Fueled by Enterprise-Based New Business
    Burlington, MA January 14, 2013 – Black Duck Software, the trusted partner for open source software adoption, management and governance, today reported record sales in the final quarter of 2012 and for the full year. The fourth quarter was the largest in the company’s history, with sequential quarterly growth in excess of 30 percent. The company’s … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Blackduck wins best in biz award 2012
    Judges Note Company’s Prominent Expansion, Confer Award in Fastest-Growing Company of the Year Category Burlington, MA – November 16, 2012 – Black Duck has been named a silver winner in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. The company was recognized in the Fastest-Growing Company … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Black Duck Software Reports Record Q2 Sales, Third Largest Quarter in Company History
    Black Duck Suite 6.1, Code Quality Audit Products Released; Company Adds More than 60 Customers Including Atlassian, Ciena Corporation, Comptel Corporation and Hyundai Mobis BURLINGTON, MA July 13, 2012 – Black Duck Software, the trusted partner for open source software adoption, management, and governance, today reported that Q2 was a record quarter for sales and the … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Black Duck Releases Suite 6.1 To Speed Open Source Discovery and Improve Visibility, Control & Collaboration
    Express Scan Capability Quickly Delivers Inventory of OSS Assets, Offers Organizations of all Sizes a Step-by-Step Approach to Controlling Code Black Duck today announced enhancements to the Black Duck Suite, the market-leading open source software (OSS) management and governance platform. Suite 6.1 includes Express Scan, which speeds open source code discovery and delivers ease-of-use, scalability … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Enterprises Rank EnterpriseDB Among Top “Hot OSS Companies”
    EnterpriseDB Places Fourth in Future of Open Source Survey Second Year Running BEDFORD, MA, May 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — EnterpriseDB, the leading worldwide provider of PostgreSQL and Oracle database compatibility products and services, today announced that companies relying on open source software (OSS) have ranked the company fourth among top open source software … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    Tom Bogan Joins Black Duck Software as Chairman of the Board
    Software Industry and Venture Capital Veteran Brings Wealth of Enterprise Software and Executive Leadership Experience to the Board of Directors BURLINGTON, Mass., March 15, 2012 – Black Duck Software, the leader in open source software knowledge, adoption and governance, today announced that Thomas F. Bogan has joined the company’s Board of Directors as Chairman. He brings deep expertise … Continued
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