j2 Global Buys Eight Companies

Los Angeles-based j2 Global has stepped up the pace of its acquisitions, saying this morning that it acquired eight companies in December in the cloud and media areas. The company--which has had a ravenous appetite for cloud services companies--said it acquired Scene LLC,/b>, Newrise Corp., Arion IT Limited, Technology Partners LLC, Quantum RBS Inc., Comendo Security A/S, Stay Secure, and TestudoData LLC. Scene is in the media business, Newrise in the online fax business, Arion IT, Technology Partners, and Quantum RBS in the backup business, and Comendo, Stay Secure, and TestudoData in the email security area. Financial details of the acquisitions were not announced.