Dell Acquires Credant Technologies, BlackBerry 10 O/S App Capacity Examined: Tech Biz Report

On Tuesday, Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) reported that it will purchase Credant Technologies, in a transaction of which details were not disclosed. The latter is an industry-leading supplier of data protection solutions to control, manage and secure data sent from endpoints to servers, storage and the cloud. The addition of Credant tech reinforces Dell’s computing solutions and also enhances the reliability, manageability, and security engineered into its enterprise computing portfolio.

Chief Executive Stephen Elop of Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) says that his firm’s relationship with Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) has been rekindled, remarking that the parties are “planning a lot of exciting things,” according The Verge.

Are these stocks a buy or sell? Let us help you decide. Check out our Wall St. Cheat Sheet Stock Picker Newsletter now >>

Research In Motion’s (NASDAQ:RIMM) upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system will have a deficit, when it comes to compatible applications, according to Dan Graziano at BGR, who said that nowadays, “a mobile device is nothing without a strong app ecosystem.” Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben of RIM said Monday that there will be more than 70,000 BlackBerry 10 applications by the time of its debut, which Graziano calls “impressive,” but devices by Apple and Google have in excess of 700,000 in their respective stores.

On Tuesday, IAC/Inter Active Corps (NASDAQ:IACI) reported that it will sell an $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75 percent senior notes, due 2022 in a private offering, which will be guaranteed by certain of its subsidiaries. The offering should close on December 21st. Net proceeds from the sale will be used for general corporate purposes.

Don’t Miss: Can RIM Push Competitors Out of This Important Market?