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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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