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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik