The Internet is the primary way to deliver content of all kinds direct to consumers and a platform on which applications of all kinds and their users depend. Trying to define a line between the Internet and other software technology segments Corum tracks is hard to do. The Internet is infrastructure and applications and content. The companies Corum has placed in this market segment are essentially those that could not exist without it.
Areas of focus include:
Internet Pure Play
Microsoft acquired Caligari
Caligari Corp., a Calif.-based developer of 3D modeling and animation software
Founded in 1986, Caligari is best-known for developing the trueSpace 3D graphics and animation software. The company will become part of Microsoft's Virtual Earth division, which is building an immersive 3D Web mapping application.
"I talked to many people at Virtual Earth group and I am convinced that the technical team behind Virtual Earth has a significant, long-term commitment to the 3D Web," wrote Roman Ormandy, CEO of Caligari, on his company’s online forum.
Announcement Date: February 7, 2008
Deal Value: Undisclosed