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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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