Latest financial news.* Editor's Note: Starting next week, the delivery day of the Financial News Alert newsletter will change to Tuesdays. You'll continue to receive the week's vendor-related financial headlines, but delivered on Tuesdays. Thanks for reading.Netifice and MegaPath merge, 02\/21\/06Netifice and MegaPath announced Tuesday that the companies are merging in a stock-and-cash deal.Blade server switch market in flux, 02\/20\/06While some network vendors are jumping out of the blade server market, others are expanding their reach into blade systems with new partnerships.New Data Center Special Issue: New players in the New Data Center, 02\/20\/06As companies migrate to New Data Center architectures, it stands to reason that they'll look at a wide range of vendors with new tools to help. Here are seven promising products.Analysts: Juniper could be doing better, 02\/20\/06Juniper emphasized its laser-like focus as a core component of its success over the past 10 years - but attendees of the company's annual Analyst Day say it may have to defocus a bit in order to land more deals and regain market share.In brief: Google acquires Measure Map, 02\/20\/06Google has acquired Measure Map, a company that provides analysis of blog usage and traffic.Macrovision acquires access control firm eMeta, 02\/17\/06Macrovision, provider of installation and copy-protection software for the video gaming, music and other industries, announced this week it has acquired eMeta.Router maker Avici to slash workforce, 02\/17\/06Avici Systems, a maker of large routers for service providers, will layoff 45% of its workforce and focus on a few core features in a bid to achieve a profit.UMC fined over China chip investment, 02\/16\/06The Taiwan government has fined chip maker United Microelectronics Corp. NT$5 million (US$155,000) for aiding in the establishment of a Chinese chip company without first gaining approval from Taipei.Report says Amazon plans to take on iTunes, iPod, 02\/16\/06Amazon.com Inc. plans to launch its own Internet music service to rival Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing unidentified sources.Dell exceeds revenue, earnings forecast in Q4, 02\/16\/06Dell exceeded revenue and earnings expectations in its fourth quarter, ended Feb. 3. 2006, helped by strong sales of enterprise products and services.IBM bets $1 billion on information management, 02\/16\/06IBM is placing a $1 billion bet that helping businesses better manage and glean insight from their data using information management services will be a profitable business for the company.