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NetApp Acquires Engenio Storage Business From LSI

NetApp, the storage networking equipment concern, said today it had reached a deal to purchase the Engenio storage business from chipmaker LSI for $480 million in cash. The move will bolster its place in the market for video and high-performance computing applications. LSI’s Engenio unit makes rack-mountable storage devices, and generated $750 million in sales in 2010. LSI said it would use the proceeds to fund a $750 million share buyback. LSI shares soared by nearly four percent in after-hours trading. NetApp shares finished the regular session down 11 cents, and appeared to be held for after-hours trading pending the end of a conference call discussing the deal.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus