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  • The Italian Tech Sector Is Getting A Boost From Big U.S. Partners Crunch Network

    The Italian Tech Sector Is Getting A Boost From Big U.S. Partners

    With a little help from some big American companies, the Italian technology sector is taking off in the early part of 2016. Read More

  • Padmasree Warrior On Why She Chose To Take On Her New Role As NextEv CEO

    NextEv, a Chinese electric car company potentially taking on Tesla and Faraday Future, has tapped Padmasree Warrior for the U.S. CEO position. Warrior will also head up software development and the user experience globally for the Shanghai-based company. According to Warrior, NextEv has already pulled in half a billion dollars of the $1 billion it plans to raise from the likes of… Read More

  • The State Of Hardware For 2015 Crunch Network

    The State Of Hardware For 2015

    Startups are re-imagining daily objects and inventing new devices. Supported by maker spaces incubators and accelerators, a fraction of this explosion of startups moves on to later stage financing. Investment in IOT startups is likely to hit a record height of $2B this year according to CBInsights. Read More

  • AngelPad Shows Off 13 New Startups At SF Demo Day

    AngelPad Shows Off 13 New Startups At SF Demo Day

    Today, AngelPad — a five-year-old seed-stage incubator that twice a year chooses roughly a dozen startups to coach over a three-month period — held its ninth “demo day” in San Francisco. As has become routine, its founders presented to a densely packed audience of invite-only guests. We weren’t surprised, walking onto the crowded scene. At this point… Read More

  • Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Apple playing nicely with enterprise companies is a sight for sore eyes. The edict that Microsoft has enterprise on lockdown is dissipating. Huge enterprise player Cisco and Apple announced a “Fast Lane” for iOS enterprise users, which promises a more streamlined and optimized experience for those enterprise customers using Cisco networks and products. There aren’t a lot… Read More

  • Cisco Teams Up With Instructure To Move The World’s Largest IT Classroom To The Cloud

    Cisco Teams Up With Instructure To Move The World’s Largest IT Classroom To The Cloud

    The Cisco Networking Academy is the largest education program in the world you’ve probably never heard of. The Academy, which is Cisco System’s largest and longest-running corporate responsibility program, partners with over 10,000 universities, community colleges, and high schools to teach students networking and ICT skills, preparing them for jobs and higher ed programs in… Read More

  • Cisco Acquires Collaboration Software Maker Versly

    Cisco Acquires Collaboration Software Maker Versly

    Cisco this morning announced that it has acquired San Francisco startup Versly, a privately-held company that develops collaboration tools that integrate with Microsoft Office applications. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but all Versly employees will be integrated into Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group (CSG) upon the close of the acquisition. Read More

  • Cisco To Buy Comptel’s Axioss Software Assets For $31 Million In Cash

    Cisco To Buy Comptel’s Axioss Software Assets For $31 Million In Cash

    Cisco this morning announced its intent to purchase service fulfillment software assets and associated employees from the UK subsidiary of partner company Comptel, for 21.3 million euros or roughly $31 million in cash. With the acquisition, Cisco hopes to extend network and service management technologies across its IP-based network platforms and enable service providers to more quickly launch… Read More

  • Yawn: How Did Big Tech Companies Turn into Big Boring Banks?

    Yawn: How Did Big Tech Companies Turn into Big Boring Banks?

    If you are reading TechCrunch you probably already realize this fact: Flavor-of-the-month consumer Internet companies have a way of hogging the spotlight. If you didn’t, we conveniently published some evidence of it yesterday. But that reality predates us by at least a decade. In 1999 when the world talked about Silicon Valley, they usually meant sexy dot coms. In 2005 when people… Read More

  • Cisco Buys Cloud Automation And Management Software Company newScale

    Cisco this morning announced its intent to acquire newScale, a global provider of self-service and lifecycle management software for enterprise IT and private/hybrid cloud computing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but newScale is a company that’s raised tens of millions of dollars in funding from a wide range of investors, according to CrunchBase. Based in San Mateo… Read More

  • Cisco Completes Acquisition Of Pari Networks (Started By Former Cisco Execs)

    Cisco this morning announced that it has completed its acquisition of privately-held Pari Networks, a provider of network configuration and change management solutions, in an effort to complement its own ‘smart service’ capabilities. Pari Networks, notably, was founded by a group of former Cisco executives. Cisco originally announced its intent to buy Pari Networks on January 26, 2011. Read More

  • Cisco To Acquire Network Management Software Company LineSider

    Cisco this morning said it intends to purchase LineSider Technologies, a privately-held network management software based out of Danvers, Massachusetts. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, and Cisco said it aims to complete the acquisition in the second quarter of its fiscal year 2011. LineSider markets software that enables companies to build network services and… Read More

  • Cisco To Acquire ExtendMedia In Bid To Ramp Up Its IP Video Services

    Cisco this morning announced its intent to purchase privately-held and venture-backed ExtendMedia, a provider of software-based Content Management Systems that helps media companies and network operators manage digital video content. Financial terms of the transaction remain undisclosed, and the deal is expected to close in the first half of Cisco’s fiscal year 2011. Read More

  • Mashery Plugs Its APIs Into $5.5 Million In New Funding From Cisco, Others

    These days, APIs are a must for just about every web service. It’s no longer enough to simply be a web site, everyone wants to be a platform, and APIs are the hooks that enable that by way of data. Since 2006, Mashery has existed as a company to both enable APIs for companies and manage them. And today that vision is being rewarded again with a $5.5 million Series C round of… Read More

  • Quantcast Raises $27.5 Million Series C Round From Cisco And Prior Investors

    Audience measurement company Quantcast has raised $27.5 million in a third round led by Cisco Systems and joined by Polaris Venture Partners. Other previous investors, namely The Founders Fund and Revolution Ventures also participated. The Series C round brings the total of capital injected into the analytics company to a healthy $53.2 million. In the announcement, Quantcast says the extra… Read More

  • Source: Jajah In Middle Of Bidding War That Could Drive Price Up To $400 Million

    There appears to be a good old bidding war going on for another VoIP startup, Jajah, following yesterday’s news about the acquisition of Gizmo5 by Google, a source in Silicon Valley with knowledge of the talks informs us. Details are scarce at the moment, but Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Telefónica Europe (O2) are said to be looking to buy the venture capital-backed company for a… Read More