John Paczkowski

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IBM Breakfasts on Blade

For IBM, September has been one big shopping spree. First came the company’s $1.7 billion acquisition of data warehousing and analytics company Netezza, then the purchase of risk management outfit OpenPages for an undisclosed sum. And today, IBM announced plans to buy Blade Network Technologies, which makes Ethernet switching hardware and software for data centers.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, though word on the street has it that it’s worth roughly $400 million. That seems a reasonable price if it helps to futher secure IBM’s (IBM) position in the increasingly competetive data-center market.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work