Arik Hesseldahl

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Quest Software Agrees to $2.2 Billion Private Equity Buyout

Quest Software has agreed to be acquired by two private equity funds, Insight Venture Partners and Vector Capital, the company announced today. Quest’s board approved an offer of $25.75 a share or nearly $2.2 billion, which was higher than the offered $25.50 a share received from a “strategic bidder” thought to be Dell.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald