Kara Swisher

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Silver Lake Finally Announces New $10.3 Billion Tech-Focused Fund

Silver Lakes Partners, the high-profile private equity firm which has been a big player in the tech space, has finally closed a new $10.3 billion large-cap technology investment fund. The firm said its Silver Lake Partners IV Fund was oversubscribed, surpassing a $7.5 billion target. Silver Lake now manages over $23 billion and is involved in a range of digital deals — most prominently of late, in the private takeover of Dell Computer.


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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