Arik Hesseldahl

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Cisco Acquires Czech Republic’s Cognitive Security

Cisco just announced in a corporate blog post that it intends to acquire privately held Cognitive Security. It’s a small company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, that specializes in applying artificial intelligence to the field of network security. Financial details were not disclosed. Cognitive’s employees will join Cisco’s Security Technology Group, reporting to SVP Chris Young. The deal is expected to close in Cisco’s fiscal third quarter.


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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