Arik Hesseldahl

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Dell to Acquire SonicWall for $1.2 Billion

Hardware giant Dell said it will acquire SonicWall, a privately held maker of network security gear, for a reported $1.2 billion. SonicWall had been publicly held from 1999 through 2010, when it was taken private in a $717 million buyout led by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. SonicWall had projected annual sales of about $220 million that year.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald