CNET News Daily Podcast: Why Cisco's Flip Video buy isn't so crazy after all

Google spares us from the Rickroll; Safari gets hacked in a matter of seconds; and which company is unloading excess cash.


Cisco announced Thursday that it will pay more than $600 million to buy Pure Digital , the company that makes Flip Video camcorders. Reporter Marguerite Reardon joins today's podcast to talk about why that shouldn't be a surprise.

Also in this podcast: Microsoft unveils Internet Explorer 8; a security conference in Canada that got makers of Safari, Firefox, and IE's attention; and Google adds a feature to Gmail that just might make your life Rickroll-free.


Listen now: Download today's podcast


Today's stories:

Cisco buys Flip Video maker for $590 million

Oracle delivers solid third quarter

Safari hole exploited in seconds at hacking contest

Gmail previews links to Yelp, Flickr, YouTube

Google deal brings classic books to Sony Reader

Work begins on iPhone OS 3.0 jailbreak

This laser gun zaps mosquitoes

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Jennifer Guevin is managing editor at CNET, overseeing the ever-helpful How To section, special packages, and front-page programming. As a writer, she gravitates toward science, quirky geek culture stories, robots, and food. In real life, she mostly just gravitates toward food.

 

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