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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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