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  • 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