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Network Break 193: Broadcom Acquires CA; Intel Picks Up eASIC

Take a Network Break! Broadcom raised eyebrows with its $18.9 billion bid for CA Technologies, and Intel gets in the acquisition game by buying eASIC. Viptela founders raise big bucks from VCs for a mysterious new venture, BP renews its interest in in-sourced IT, and ZTE moves closer to restarting major operations. Tech support scammers leverage suspiciously accurate knowledge about Dell customers, PC sales are up, and Blue Origin says it will start taking customers to space in 2019. Get links to all these tech news stories after our sponsor messages. Sponsor: ThousandEyes ThousandEyes gives you performance visibility from every user to every app over any network, both internal and external, so you can smoothly migrate to the cloud, transform your WAN, troubleshoot faster and deliver exceptional user experiences. Sign up for a free account at and choose a free ThousandEyes t-shirt. Sponsor: Packet Pushers Ignition The Packet Pushers have launched a brand new membership site called Ignition. Ignition offers free and premium memberships and hosts exclusive content for subscribers, including videos, reports, blogs, and more. Check it out at Show Links: Broadcom Is Getting Desperate – Seeking Alpha Broadcom: Crazy Like A Fox, Or Just Barking Mad? – Seeking Alpha Weirdest. Acquisition. Ever. Broadcom buys CA Technologies – The Register Mega-chip stock Broadcom loses $14.5 billion in value after Wall Street demolishes company’s software acquisition strategy – CNBC Intel acquires small chipmaker to bolster efforts beyond CPUs – Reuters Intel to Acquire eASIC Adding to Our Programmable Solutions Talent and Capabilities – Intel Viptela’s Kingpins Have a New Stealth Startup – Light Reading Shutting down the BGP Hijack Factory – Dyn Blog BP removes reliance on third-party providers by bringing IT in-house – Channel Asia Singapore China’s ZTE clears hurdle to lifting U.S. ban – Reuters Tech-support scammers know EVERYTHING about my computer, Dell customer says – Ars Technica Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Grew For the First Time in Six Years During the Second Quarter of 2018 – Business Wire Traditional PC Market Grows 2.7% in the Second Quarter of 2018, Strongest Rate Since Q1 2012, According to IDC – IDC Exclusive: Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides – sources – Reuters The post Network Break 193: Broadcom Acquires CA; Intel Picks Up eASIC appeared first on Packet Pushers.
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