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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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