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  • The Number Of Mobile Devices Will Exceed World’s Population By 2012 (& Other Shocking Figures)

    The Number Of Mobile Devices Will Exceed World’s Population By 2012 (& Other Shocking Figures)

    Despite its long and boring name, Cisco’s “Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update” is one of the more fascinating data-filled reports you’ll read this year. The report examines the dramatic growth we’re seeing in the mobile Internet space, including the massive demands for mobile data, the growth of mobile video, and the rise of… 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

  • The Cisco Cius Enterprise Tablet Hitting Verizon Later This Summer

    The Cisco Cius Enterprise Tablet Hitting Verizon Later This Summer

    The Cisco Cius tablet is nearing release a full year after its announcement. The enterprise tablet is set to set the IT world a blaze this July 31 and Verizon will be one of the official retailers along with AT&T. The $750 tablet will hit Big Red sometime this summer; the press release didn’t confirm or even mention the July 31st date. Instead, the presser states that the tablet… Read More

  • It's A Pretty Big Ship: HP Isn't After Apple, It's After The Enterprise

    It's A Pretty Big Ship: HP Isn't After Apple, It's After The Enterprise

    Loopinsight has an interview with HP’s developer relations guy, Richard Kerris, where he basically says that WebOS is HP’s enterprise strategy, not their consumer play. He says: “We think there’s a better opportunity for us to go after the enterprise space and those consumers that use PCs,” said Kerris. “This market is in it’s infancy and there is… Read More

  • Cisco Brings AppHQ App Storefront To It's 7-Inch Cius Tablet

    Cisco Brings AppHQ App Storefront To It's 7-Inch Cius Tablet

    A year ago today, we predicted that Cisco’s enterprise-focused 7-inch Cius tablet would never ship. It was a reasonable prediction at the time, but it turns out we were wrong. In fact, the Cisco Cius tablet did ship in late March, barely making its promised release date of “Q1 2011.” Today, Cisco unveiled its latest product for Cius, the AppHQ application storefront, hoping… Read More

  • iControl Lands Over $50 Million For Broadband Home Management Software

    iControl Lands Over $50 Million For Broadband Home Management Software

    iControl Networks, a provider of broadband home management software solutions, this morning announced that it has raised over $50 million in Series D funding, bringing total investment in the company to more than $100 million. The round was led by energy and clean tech investors, with notable backers like Cisco, Comcast Ventures, Intel Capital, Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins… Read More

  • AT&T To Sell The Cisco Cius

    AT&T To Sell The Cisco Cius

    Remember a few months ago when you kind of cared about the Cisco Cius and then you realized it was just a little screen made for video meetings and wasn’t really a consumer device? Well, prepare for that realization again because AT&T is about to provide HSPA+ data service for this thing and presumably sell it to government and institutional buyers. Read More

  • Could Flip Have Survived On Its Own? (TCTV)

    When people build startups, we measure their measure success not only by how big is their exit, but also by how many lives their products touch and how long their brands lasts in the minds of consumers. Cisco’s decision today to shutter its Flip Video business two years after paying $590 million for it raises a series of questions which startup founder/investor Chris Dixon and I address… Read More

  • Power Assure's Software To Make Cisco Blade Servers More Energy Efficient

    Power Assure's Software To Make Cisco Blade Servers More Energy Efficient

    At the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing today, Power Assure — a green IT business from Santa Clara, Calif. — revealed that its energy management software is now compatible with Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) Blade servers. According to Jed Scaramella, a research manager for servers at IDC, here’s how fast blade servers, in general, are gaining traction in… Read More