Arik Hesseldahl

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IBM Acquires England’s Butterfly Software

IBM said today it will acquire Butterfly Software, a small software company based in Maidenhead, England, that specializes in storage and data migration. Butterfly will be integrated into IBM’s Software Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is IBM’s seventh acquisition this year.


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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