A Busy Week for the NYSE and Friends

The first was its surprise purchase of Wombat Financial Software, announced last Monday, to give the exchange a robust array of feed handlers and data management technologies, which NYSE will combine with its TransactTools and SFTI network businesses to create end-to-end data and order-routing solutions. Over the past few years, Wombat has been linked with more suitors than former supermodel Carla Bruni, but has repeatedly denied takeover talks. However (so the rumors say), its value has inc