Amazon, Microsoft in cross-licensing deal with Kindle

More interesting news .. not sure about the Linux stuff :-|


Amazon and Microsoft tonight agreed to a cross-licensing deal for each other’s patents. The deal gives Microsoft special access to technology behind the Kindle reader as well as Amazon’s implementation of Linux on servers. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, including what technology Amazon would get, but the online retailer will pay Microsoft an unmentioned sum as part of the transaction.

Iron Mountain Acquires Mimosa Systems

Interesting, cheap as chips .. only $112 million in cash


BOSTON (Feb. 22, 2010) – Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), an information management services company, today announced it has acquired Santa Clara, Calif.-based Mimosa Systems, Inc., a leader in enterprise-class content archiving solutions, for approximately $112 million in cash, subject to closing adjustments. The deal provides Iron Mountain with an integrated archive for email, SharePoint data and files, and gives the company an on-premises archiving option to complement its existing cloud-based archives.