Arik Hesseldahl

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Oracle Buys Social Media and Customer Engagement Player Vitrue

Oracle said today that it will acquire Vitrue, a privately held social media engagement platform company, based in Atlanta. The company manages more than 1.3 billion social interactions across more than 500 brands. Its customers include McDonald’s, NBC, Yahoo and Ikea. Financial terms are not being disclosed, but a report on TechCrunch has pegged the price at $300 million.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”