Arik Hesseldahl

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SanDisk Pays $307 Million for Smart Storage Systems

Flash chip manufacturer SanDisk said it will pay $307 million to buy Smart Storage Systems, a provider of flash-based storage products, from the private equity firm Silver Lake Partners. The firm had invested in Smart when it went private during the summer of 2011. About 250 people will join SanDisk once the transaction is completed.


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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