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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik