Arik Hesseldahl

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IBM Boosts Big-Data Offerings With Vivisimo Acquisition

IBM said today that it has reached a deal to acquire Vivisimo, a Pittsburgh-based provider of data-capture and discovery software. Financial terms were not disclosed. Vivisimo has about 120 employees, and its customers include Cisco Systems, Eli Lilly and the U.S. Air Force. This is IBM’s second acquisition this month, and its fifth so far this 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