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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik