Arik Hesseldahl

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Dell to Acquire Make Technology, Its Third Deal in as Many Days

Dell announced its third acquisition in as many days, saying it will acquire Make Technologies, a software firm. Financial terms aren’t being disclosed. The deal is Dell’s fifth acquisition this year. Earlier this week, it acquired Wyse Technology, followed the next day by a deal to buy Clerity Solutions.


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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