You Won’t Believe All the Crazy Hardware the NSA Uses for Spying

The NSA’s Sears catalog for spies has been released.
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It’s a Jack World After All: Disney Names Dorsey to Board

When you wish upon a tech star … (I couldn’t resist, Iger!)
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Cisco to Spend $4 Billion to Create 1,700 Jobs in Canada

It’s all about taxes, eh?
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Cisco Loses Microsoft-Skype Challenge in EU

Microsoft’s $8.5 billion takeover of Skype is not anticompetitive, says the EU.
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Plantronics Says It Can Be a Wearable Computing Company, Too

Interested in wearables? Do let it go to your head, the company’s CTO says.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Snapchat’s Many Suitors, and Finding the Fastest 4G LTE Signal

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Cisco Falls After Hours as Q1 Sales Come Up Short, Despite an Earnings Beat

But the new share buyback program gets a $15 billion boost.
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Yahoo’s Mayer, Cisco’s Chambers Join Lineup of CES 2014 Keynote Speakers

The Consumer Electronics Association said Tuesday that Cisco CEO John Chambers and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will be among the keynote speakers at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next January. Chambers and Mayer join Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler and Sony CEO Kaz Hirai.

Former Googlers’ Would-Be WebEx Killer Highfive Gets $13.5M Before Even Launching

Highfive CEO Shan Sinha wants to “reimagine the way we communicate at work.” Details to come.
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Cisco Checks on the Cloud and Confirms That It’s Getting Bigger

You probably knew that. But did you know how big?
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