Arik Hesseldahl

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Oracle Acquires Social Monitoring Company Collective Intellect

Software giant Oracle said today that it has reached a deal to acquire Boulder, Colo.-based Collective Intellect, a company that has built a cloud-based social analytics platform. Its customers include Hasbro, CBS and Dole. Oracle said it will integrate Collective’s technology with its own social platforms to help companies create better marketing campaigns. Financial terms were not disclosed.


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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