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  • West Virginia Buys $22K Routers With Stimulus, Puts Them In Small Schools
    By on May 11, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    DesScorp writes “The Charleston Gazette is reporting that the state of West Virginia has purchased hundred of enterprise class routers from Cisco at over $22,000 dollars apiece via federal stimulus money. The stimulus cash was intended to spread broadband coverage. The problem is that the routers are overkill, and are being placed in small schools and libraries with just a handful of users. The West Virginia Office of Technology warned (more…)

  • Adam Sandler Buys Movie Rights to Viral Hit ‘Pixels’
    By on May 18, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Some of you may recall a rather beautiful video called Pixels, which came out a few weeks ago and instantly went viral (reaching a million views in less than 24 hours). The wonderfully bonkers short, created by Patrick Jean from onemoreproduction, depicts an invasion on New York City by some 1980s classic video game characters.


  • Jury Buys Story of Thief Who Says He Was Just Good Samaritan
    By on March 14, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Men and women are doubtless acquitted of auto burglary in cities across the U.S. every day. But we’re guessing that few do so based on such marvelous exculpatory stories as 28-year-old San Francisco resident Weston Reynolds.


  • Google Buys AI Social Search Service Aardvark
    By on February 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    eldavojohn writes “MIT’s Tech Review is covering an acquisition it finds very interesting. Google (which recently announced Buzz) has acquired Aardvark. The review covered Aardvark and the artificial intelligence it uses in its searches in 2009.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Beer Binge: Bud Light buys ALL ‘Saturday Night Live’ airtime
    By on October 16, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Anheuser-Busch ad buy, for the Oct. 17 episode, marks the first time in 35 seasons of the show that a single marketer has bought all its national commercial time, according to NBC. It’s designed to grab attention for Golden Wheat, which the brewing giant introduced on October 5.


  • Microsoft buys Israeli company linked to Project Natal
    By on July 3, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of 3DV Systems, an Israeli company that specializes in advanced image sensing technology. A number of patents owned by 3DV Systems and Prime Sense have reportedly been licensed by Microsoft for use in Project Natal.