Arik Hesseldahl

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Cisco Acquires U.K.-Based Ubiquisys for $310 Million

Networking giant Cisco Systems said today that it will spend $310 million to acquire Ubiquisys, a maker of indoor, small-cell LTE wireless networking gear, based in the U.K. The company specializes in making femtocells, miniature wireless base stations that boost wireless coverage inside buildings where traditional cell towers sometimes struggle. In a statement, Cisco described the deal as a “doubling down” of its own existing small-cell business.


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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