Arik Hesseldahl

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Oracle Grabs Knowledge Management Software Company InQuira

Software giant Oracle announced that it has agreed to acquire InQuira, a privately held software company based in San Bruno, Calif., that specializes in the field of knowledge management. Financial terms are not being disclosed. InQuira’s software is aimed at helping customers find relevant answers to questions either online or via service agents. Its customers include Yahoo, McAfee, the security software unit of Intel, 3M and Sprint.


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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