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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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