United Technologies Corporation Makes A Bid For Diebold

from the buy-now,-vote-later... dept

Just as the Onion is poking fun at Diebold for releasing the results of the 2008 Presidential election months early, it appears that United Technologies Corporation is attempting a hostile takeover of the company after it turned down a private offer. Diebold is mostly known these days for its controversial e-voting business (which the company has renamed "Premiere" to try to disassociate it with the Diebold name) but is also a major player in the ATM business. Whether or not UTC takes the company over, there's little doubt that Diebold has done a terrible job responding to the questions and accusations about the security and reliability of its e-voting machines. Having a company like UTC come in and take over could actually do a lot for the company to regain some trust.


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    Joyce Carr, Mar 3rd, 2008 @ 2:53am

    Diebold

    Somebody needs to buy it and clean it up...what a golden opportunity if the reputation can be repaired. Even the least savvy user knows that the system Diebold uses for its voter is very poorly design and thus not credible.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 3rd, 2008 @ 5:32am

    Conflict of Interest

    I have a bad feeling about this

     

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    Wolf, Mar 3rd, 2008 @ 5:48am

    The Onion vid was a hoot, and probably more accurate than we would like to think.

     

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    Vincent Clement, Mar 3rd, 2008 @ 7:10am

    Re: Conflict of Interest

    Why?

     

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    piperonal, Mar 3rd, 2008 @ 8:59am

    Oh no, very very bad--UT buying Diebold??

    Lovely. So now the military-industrial-government complex enriches itself and the same company owns the voting machines?

    Why not just come right out, burn down the Reichstag, and declare us fascist openly instead of sneaking around like no-one has noticed?

     

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    bshock, Mar 3rd, 2008 @ 9:26am

    What's left to trust?

    You can't trust the machines, you can't trust the software, you can't trust the management, you can't trust the name.

    What exactly would UTC be buying? Does Diebold have a particularly nice office building?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 3rd, 2008 @ 9:45am

    Why do I have a sickening feeling that if I start to google United Technologies Corporation and Hillary Clinton I'll get a ton of matches....

    Is she still trying to win?!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 3rd, 2008 @ 9:54am

    Yep, I Was right

     

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    The Joker, Mar 3rd, 2008 @ 8:23pm

    Who do you trust? Hubba Hubba Hubba Money Money Mo

    Hey, If it has Jack Nicholson's seal of approval, who elses does it need?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsweXFpfa28

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 3rd, 2008 @ 8:31pm

    Re: Who do you trust? Hubba Hubba Hubba Money Mone

    Uh mine...

    Hillary is getting way desparate, man. Give it up.

     

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    ewr

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