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.


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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

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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