CNET News Daily Podcast: Cisco keeps buying expensive things

Cisco has announced more than $6 billion worth of acquisitions this month. Its latest gives the tech giant some extra security clout. This story and more on today's podcast.

Cisco Systems has pledged to spend more than $6 billion on acquisitions this month, the latest of which comes in at a cool $183 million for Web-based security software company ScanSafe.

We also talk about the Apple tablet everyone keeps spreading rumors about, a computer Trojan that's masquerading as an e-mail from Facebook, and a new printing technology from Xerox that prints electronic circuitry on all sorts of things including fabric. Just think about what that's going to do to the T-shirt industry...

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Today's stories:

Cisco to buy cloud security firm for $183 million

More evidence of Apple's nonexistent tablet surfaces

NASA's Ares I-X test flight delayed by weather

Fake Facebook e-mail contains Trojan

Google Voice now (kinda) works with your number

Xerox hopes to print computing smarts on fabric, plastic

Scientists 'unwarp' distorted fingerprints in seconds

Canon 7D photos can show traces of earlier shot

About the author

Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.

 

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