Cisco will acquire WebEx in a deal valued at roughly $3.2 billion.
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Google is adding search privacy protections and will remove your cookies and IP address after 18 to 24 months. My first reaction: It doesn't go far enough and Google shouldn't be spying on me at all.
Notable headlines:Google adding search privacy protections. Official Google Blog on privacy.
A recently released report tells public policy makers to "do no harm." Is anyone listening?
Podcast: HP pretexters get wrist-slaps, the mortally wounded copyright, Red Hat seeks threesome with Microsoft, and Tellme more
This week on the Dan & David Show, ZDNet executive editor Larry Dignan fills in for Dan Farber and we cover the four biggest news stories of the week so far. While the world looks for ways to bridge the digital divide, Microsoft's attempts to close the gap between computer speech and computer code just shrunk another notch thanks to its announced acquisition of Tellme.
Red Hat executive vice president Paul Cormier says the company's latest enterprise Linux release isn't just an operating system--it's a platform with virtualization and other features lumped in.
TechNet has formalized its green tech policies into report, "Green Technologies: An Innovation Agenda for America.” The bipartisan group of technology executives came up with a long list of recommendations, ranging from standards for green house emissions to federal tax policy reform.
Updated below: It's official. Microsoft is purchasing Tellme Networks.
Microsoft announced that it is acquiring Tellme Networks. Financial details were not disclosed, but analysts peg the cost at around $800 million.
Microsoft will be holding a press event at 9:30 PST that will have something to do with speech and unified communications. Sounds like the Tellme Networks acquisition that has been rumored for the last few weeks is coming to fruition.