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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik