Arik Hesseldahl

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Cisco Consumer Unit Head Jonathan Kaplan to Leave

Cisco Systems announced that Jonathan Kaplan, SVP and GM of its consumer products unit and the former CEO of Pure Digital, the company behind the Flip line of digital video cameras, is leaving the company. The Consumer Business Group will now report to Marthin De Beer, who also heads the TelePresence and Emerging Technologies groups. The move comes a day after Cisco reported earnings that beat the expectations of analysts, but which included a disappointing forecast that sent Cisco shares down by more than 14 percent today.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald