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Iceland's Actavis Group didn't succeed in its bid to buy the German generics maker Ratiopharm, but it has nabbed the company's former chief executive. Actavis has chosen the ex-chief of Ratiopharm, Claudio Albrecht, as its own new CEO.
OnForce, the leading on-site services marketplace that matches service buyers with service professionals to fulfill information technology and consumer electronic work, has appointed Bill Lucchini as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role at OnForce, Lucchini will oversee the development, product, and marketing organizations, and will focus on aligning strategic goals with operational activities.
Black Duck Software says its software assessments for mergers doubled during the first quarter of 2010, from a year ago, and that figures for the second quarter look nearly as good.
Joining a parade of startups, MocoSpace launched a mobile, browser-based social games platform today.
While many platforms have been launched for social games recently, the Boston-based company is bucking a trend with its approach: Rather than helping build native apps specific to a smartphone operating system, MocoSpace lets developers build Web-based apps.