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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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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