Peter Kafka

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Done Deal: 10 Weeks Later, Salesforce.com Owns Buddy Media

Ten weeks after announcing the deal, Salesforce.com has completed its $750 million acquisition of social marketing service Buddy Media, according to people familiar with the companies. The prospect of closing the transaction quickly helped Salesforce beat a rival bid from Google.


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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