Arik Hesseldahl

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Cisco to Acquire BroadHop

Networking giant Cisco Systems says it will acquire BroadHop, a Denver-based company focused on network management products used by service providers. The announcement was made in a corporate blog post; financial terms were not disclosed. BroadHop will be integrated into Cisco’s Service Provider Networking Group, and its team will report to Shailesh Shukla, VP and general manager of Cisco’s Software and Applications Group.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus