Arik Hesseldahl

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SanDisk Acquires Enterprise Storage Player Pliant; Shares Soar

SanDisk, the flash memory producer, said today it will spend $327 million to acquire Pliant, a developer of flash-memory-based storage products for use in corporate computer systems. Shares in the company rose by $1.63, or more than 3.5 percent, to $48.13 on word of the deal, despite the fact that SanDisk said one-time items related to the acquisition will reduce its per-share earnings by as much as 3 percent in its fiscal year 2011.


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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