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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work