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Feb 25, 2005, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"As you've probably read, Mandrakesoft and Conectiva announced their merger today. The combined firms will be well-positioned to go after emerging markets not only in South America but around the globe. MandrakeSoft derives 40 percent of its revenue from North America, 40 percent from Europe, and the remainder from elsewhere around the world. Conectiva derives 95 percent of its revenue from Brazil, but its distribution is spread by partners in Columbia and Peru as well.

"During a teleconference today, François Bancilhon, CEO of Mandrakesoft, said that the name of the newly-merged firm has not yet been decided upon, but that it should be announced within the next 30 days..."

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