CNET News Daily Podcast: Why Amazon really bought Zappos

Today we talk acquisitions. Both Xoopit and Zappos started out the week as independent companies. Today they're both owned by larger, and more power ones.

Today we talk acquisitions. Between the confirmation of Yahoo's acquisition of Xoopit, and Amazon's Wednesday surprise acquisition of online retailer Zappos it's been a busy week. We also get CNET Reporter Caroline McCarthy on the phone to talk about what it means for both Amazon and Zappos, as well as their respective customers.

Listen now: Download today's podcast

Today's stories:

Amazon to snap up Zappos

Yahoo confirms it's scooping up Xoopit

Microsoft finalizes Windows 7

Intel appeals massive antitrust fine

eBay earnings drop but beat estimates

Apple releases new Final Cut Studio

Spacewalk cut short by spacesuit CO2 buildup

MLB streaming all games to iPhone, iPod Touch

Featured Video

Why do so many of us still buy cars with off-road abilities?

Cities are full of cars like the Subaru XV that can drive off-road but will never see any challenging terrain. What drives us to buy cars with these abilities when we don't really need them most of the time?

by Drew Stearne