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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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