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Mix: Plantronics/Altec Lansing, Blogcast, London bombing

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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, July 11, 2005
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Plantronics announced today that it has agreed to buy Altec Lansing, a leading maker of portable iPod speakers, for about $166 million in cash.

Microsoft employees are reportedly using the term “blogcast” instead of “podcast” because of the latter word’s association with the iPod.

Doctors said that Tad Grglewiecz, a victim of last week’s bombing in London, had his hearing saved by his iPod earphones. [via MDN]

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Comments

1

what bank gives out 166 million in cash?

Posted by OMGWTFSTFU in United States on July 11, 2005 at 8:15 PM (PDT)

2

By “in cash” they mean that it wasn’t some kind of swap stock.  Altec Lansing will be receiving a check for the full amount.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 11, 2005 at 8:54 PM (PDT)

3

D’oh!  I meant stock swap.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 11, 2005 at 8:55 PM (PDT)

4

I like Plantronics move. I love their headsets and Altec Lansign makes some quality speakers.

Posted by Snakeyes17 on July 12, 2005 at 10:22 AM (PDT)

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