Microhoo deal still possible; EMC to acquire ConfigureSoft

Barbara Darrow, Senior News Director
IT channel news in brief for May 28, 2009

Why won't Microhoo go away?

Yahoo chief Carol Bartz remains open to a Microsoft deal provided the software giant proffers "boatloads of

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money," according to several news reports coming out of the All Things D lovefest in Carlsbad, Calif. on Wednesday.

The on-again-off-again-off-again Microsoft pursuit of Yahoo has been a long-running saga, but with former Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang out of the driver's seat, some investors hope the deal will happen after all. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is slated to speak at the conference on Thursday.

EMC snaps up ConfigureSoft

EMC Corp. said yesterday it plans to buy Configuresoft Inc. in a deal that will add server configuration and change management software to EMC's line of storage and infrastructure products.

Financial details of the acquisition, expected to close in June, were not disclosed. EMC said Configuresoft will become part of its Resource Management Software Group, according to

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