Liz Gannes

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Cloud Gets Social: VMware Acquires Socialcast

Virtualization company VMware has acquired Socialcast, an enterprise collaboration start-up, for an undisclosed sum. Socialcast customers and users include VMware itself, as well as Avaya, Humana, Nokia, Philips Electronics and (disclosure alert!) even little AllThingsD. It’s kind of like a Facebook news feed for the enterprise, which can be hosted by Socialcast or by customers on their own premises.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald