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Choicepoint Acquires Emergent Chaos

Alpharetta, Georgia, April 1 /PRNewsWire/ Alpharetta-based information broker Choicepoint today announced its intent to acquire the blog “EmergentChaos,” citing market synergies, cost reductions, and new revenue opportunities.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Choicepoint CEO Derek Smith said “We knew just which buttons to push.”

Emergent Chaos is a weblog, or “blog,” with a focus on security and privacy issues. The lead author has lately been covering Choicepoint, much to his dismay. He said “Our shareholders are excited by the value creation inherent in this event, and we look forward to our better understanding of our readership, and the customization that will now be possible for you, Mr !E_USER_NOT_FOUND!.”

Choicepoint spokesperson Chuck Jones stated “We expect some cost reductions, and have advised the employee of this.”

Privacy advocate Ian Goldberg said “I suppose, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!”

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. Choicepoint anticipates that the acquisition will close slightly before Hell freezes over.

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