August 29, 2000

Alteon to acquire Bluetail, inventor of Erlang

Author: JT Smith

California-based Alteon WebSystems Inc. agreed Monday to acquire Swedish software manufacturer Bluetail AB for $152 million in stock. Stockholm-based Bluetail's engineers are credited with the invention of Erlang, a programming language used to develop a variety of different applications that run on the UNIX operating system, The Associated Press reported.

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