BackWeb Pushes Into Wireless Through Acquisition - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

BackWeb Pushes Into Wireless Through Acquisition

BackWeb Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq--BWEB), a provider of push technology, is looking to expand into the wireless world through an acquisition of the technology assets of Mobix Communications Ltd., a wireless technology provider in Israel, for approximately $16 million in cash and stock.

BackWeb has not acquired the company, but the company's wireless technology and rights, as well as four members of the Mobix engineering team: the co-founder, a chief architect, and two developers, according to Bill Heye, VP of product management for BackWeb.

"What this acquisition will do is help us kick off a new phase in our products where we will go from a delivery vehicle to PCs to a delivery vehicle to wireless devices. We'll add more and more methods of delivery to the system, and this is the first step to do that," Heye says.

BackWeb expects to have the Mobix technology integrated into Polite push system by the end of the year. The Mobix personnel will join BackWeb's 70-person development team in Israel.

Heye says Mobix is relinquishing the technology to focus on a more services-oriented business approach.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
Download this report from InformationWeek, in partnership with Dark Reading, to learn more about how today's IT operations teams work with cybersecurity operations, what technologies they are using, and how they communicate and share responsibility--or create risk by failing to do so. Get it now!
Slideshows
IT Careers: 10 Industries with Job Openings Right Now
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  5/27/2020
Commentary
How 5G Rollout May Benefit Businesses More than Consumers
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  5/21/2020
News
IT Leadership in Education: Getting Online School Right
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/20/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll