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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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