Arik Hesseldahl

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Investor Group Offers $6.9 Billion to Take BMC Private

Software company BMC has agreed to be acquired by a group of four private equity firms. Together, Bain Capital, Golden Gate Capital, GIC Special Investments and Insight Venture Partners have offered to take BMC private at $46.25 a share, a deal that values the company at $6.9 billion, which amounts to a premium of less than 2 percent over BMC’s closing share price on Friday.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work