Arik Hesseldahl

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Oracle Buys Web Software Player Fatwire

Two days before it is to report quarterly earnings, software giant Oracle said it had closed a deal to acquire Fatwire, a privately held Web software firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. Fatwire specializes in software that companies use to manage their Web sites. Oracle said the acquisition, which will close later this year, will extend its reach in the business of helping companies control the experiences their customers have online.


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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