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Riverbed Tanks

Its revenues were up 35% to $170.3 million, but came in short of analysts expectations of $172.9 million

Riverbed Technology got royally thumped Tuesday when the network equipment start-up posted weaker-than-expected fiscal Q2 revenues because of weakness in Europe, an admission that sent its stock tumbling 28% after-hours.

Its revenues were up 35% to $170.3 million, but came in short of analysts expectations of $172.9 million. Earnings came to $34.9 million or 21 cents a share.

Maybe the reaction was due to its buying Zeus Technology in England, a cloud traffic manager, and Aptimize in New Zealand that does web content optimization.

It's paying $110 million for Zeus plus a possible $30 million payout. Terms for Aptimize weren't disclosed.

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