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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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