The predecessor to the company was founded in 1993 as Bidule AG in Basel, Switzerland. On August 13, 1999, Bidule merged with Day Interactive Switzerland AG to form the Day Group. Day's primary product, Communiqué ("CQ") was based on its ContentBus architecture and was launched in early 2000 as a set of CGI scripts for Netscape Enterprise Server.
Acquisition by Adobe
After CQ 5.3 had been released, Adobe Systems announced that it would acquire Day Software Holding AG for US$240 million (CHF255 million). The acquisition was completed on October 29, 2010. Communiqué was briefly rebranded as Adobe CQ, and then became Adobe Experience Manager.
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