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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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