Arik Hesseldahl

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Oracle to Acquire Cloud Commerce Provider Big Machines

Oracle said today it will acquire Big Machines, a Chicago-based company that specializes in “configure, price and quote” software that runs in the cloud, essentially automating certain sales processes. Financial terms were not disclosed. Oracle said it will add Big Machines’ capabilities to its cloud services.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald