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Oracle Picks SelectMinds to Beef Up Its Headhunting Game

Enterprise giant Oracle announced Monday that it will acquire SelectMinds, a social networking company that has found its niche with corporate recruiters. It’s another deal in step with a string of 2012 acquisitions for Oracle, a company that has never been afraid to acquire outside talent and technology. Along the same lines, Oracle closed a nearly $2 billion deal to acquire Taleo — another company focused on the business of headhunting — in February. Terms of the SelectMinds deal were not disclosed.


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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