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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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