Arik Hesseldahl

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Cisco to Acquire Composite Software for $180 Million

Networking giant Cisco Systems says it will spend $180 million to acquire Composite Software, a company that specializes in data virtualization software and services based in San Mateo, Calif. Composite’s software taps data stored in many places on a network and makes it appear to the user as if it is all stored in one place. Composite will join the Cisco services group and report up to Mala Anand, senior vice president of Cisco’s Services Platforms Group.


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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