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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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