Arik Hesseldahl

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Regulators Approve Dell Takeover of Quest Software

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted approval of Dell’s proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of Quest Software. Dell bested a private equity group in a two-month bidding war for the company.


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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