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IBM buys Norway software company Metamerge

NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) on Tuesday said it bought privately held Norwegian software company Metamerge for an undisclosed amount, expanding IBM's database software offering. Metamerge, based in Oslo, is a provider of directory integration software, IBM said. IBM said that directory integration software aggregates the information stored in directories and databases and as such, Metamerge will enable customers to better manage their databases. IBM makes database software called DB2 and has taken market share from competitor Oracle Corp. (ORCL) in 2002.