Arik Hesseldahl

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Fusion-io Names Pankaj Mehra as New CTO

Fusion-io today named Pankaj Mehra as its new chief technology officer. Mehra has been an adviser to the company’s prior CTO, Neil Carson, in recent months. He is a former distinguished technologist at Hewlett-Packard, and also ran HP Labs Russia. He got to HP by way of its 2002 acquisition of Compaq, where he had worked on persistent-memory technology.


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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