E-business software company Kana Communications (KANA) was up 18.5% in preopen Island trading. After the close Thursday, the company, which plans to merge with Broadbase Software (BBSW) , named Brett White to serve as CFO of the combined companies.

White, a former executive vice president of

MarchFirst

, will serve as Broadbase CFO until the deal closes. Broadbase was up 19.6% preopen.