Arik Hesseldahl

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Former Taleo Head Mike Gregoire Named CEO of CA Technologies

CA Technologies just named Mike Gregoire as its new CEO. Gregoire is the former CEO of Taleo, a cloud-based human resources software company; he will take over for William E. McCracken, the 70-year-old executive who has been CEO since early 2010. McCracken will retire at the end of next March and will leave CA’s board in January. Gregoire had run Taleo until Oracle acquired it for $1.9 billion in February.


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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