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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Violin Memory Fires CEO Basile as IPO and Quarterly Results Disappoint

Shares have fallen 70 percent since a September IPO.
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Stealth Networking Startup VIPtela Raises $33 Million From Sequoia

Another secretive startup working on software-defined networks.
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Juniper Networks Taps Barclays Veteran as New CEO

Juniper Networks said today that it has named Shaygan Kheradpir, currently chief operations and technology officer at Barclays, as its new CEO. Kheradpir will replace outgoing CEO Kevin Johnson on Jan. 1, 2014. Johnson, who had joined Juniper from Microsoft in 2008, will remain on Juniper’s board.

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Juniper Profit Surges as Revenue Climbs

Juniper Networks Inc.’s third-quarter profit more than quadrupled as the network-gear company recorded an uptick in revenue and lower expenses.

Stephen Elop Is Now the Microsoft CEO Candidate to Beat

Well, it only cost $7.17 billion, but Microsoft now has a pretty obvious candidate to lead the company as soon as CEO Steve Ballmer vacates the seat he said he would leave within the year.
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Former Nicira VP Alan Cohen Joins Stealthy Security Startup Illumio

A new super-stealthy security company.
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Update: As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

Coming soon to a software giant near you!
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Cisco Tries Reinvention in Tough Time

Cisco Systems Inc. shares tumbled this time last year after executives warned their biggest corporate customers were ordering less equipment. If history repeats itself this week, the networking giant will join a dreary but growing club.

HP Makes a Big Play in Software-Defined Networks

A conversation with HP networking head Bethany Mayer.
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Violin Memory to Acquire GridIron Systems