Kara Swisher

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Symantec Buys LiveOffice for $115 Million

Symantec said it had acquired LiveOffice, a privately-held cloud-based archiving company, for about $115 million. The security software company said the “acquisition will extend Symantec’s intelligent information governance offering to the cloud, providing customers choice between on-premise, cloud or hybrid delivery of Symantec solutions.” (Yes, the company actually said that.)


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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