Will This $5 Billion Bet Pay Off for This Tech Giant?

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The following video is part of this week's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Joe Magyer and Jim Gillies, discuss the latest business news. Cisco Systems announced a deal to buy NDS, a U.K.-based video-services company, for $5 billion. With Intel reportedly talking to entertainment companies about building an Internet-based television service, the guys analyze what this latest acquisition could mean for Cisco Systems and why the tech hardware landscape is so competitive.

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