Arik Hesseldahl

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VMware to Acquire Storage Software Company Virsto

VMware said today that it reached a deal to acquire Virsto, a maker of software that specializes in optimizing storage in virtual and cloud computing environments. Financial terms were not disclosed. Virsto was founded in 2007, and had raised about $24 million in venture capital funding from August Capital, Canaan Partners, InterWest Partners, Southern Cross Venture Partners and Correlation Ventures. VMware shares fell more than 2 percent during the day, to $77.04 per share.


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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