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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik