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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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