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  • Ex-Googler (and Cisco’s newest board member) Amy Chang on her leap into startups

    Ex-Googler (and Cisco’s newest board member) Amy Chang on her leap into startups

    Wednesday night, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, venture capitalist Aileen Lee took the stage to interview Amy Chang, a former eBay product manager turned head of Google Analytics turned startup founder. It’s a transition that has introduced Chang to night sweats, she readily admitted. Chang’s three-year-old startup, Accompany,  received one of its first checks from… Read More

  • Kansas City is now a smart city

    Kansas City is now a smart city

    Nine months ago, Kansas City, Missouri, announced that it would be investing $15 million in a public-private partnership with Cisco to make a two-mile streetcar corridor smart — like, Internet of Things smart. The city has just shared the first compilation of data with other cities, as well as with federal agencies. Just over four years ago, Kansas City hooked up residents with Google Fiber. Read More

  • Build bridges instead of walls Crunch Network

    Build bridges instead of walls

    We are a nation of immigrants, and we must not forget that is a key reason this country has been so successful. The Immigration Act of 1965, which re-oriented U.S. immigration policy to focus on reuniting families and attracting skilled labor, has had a tremendous impact on the technology industry and our country as a whole. To ignore its impact would be a shame. Read More

  • Crunch Report | AppDynamics Acquired for $3.7 Billion

    Cisco acquires AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, Facebook launches a Snapchat story clone in its app in Ireland, Amazon owns more of its shipping logistics, Apple isnt giving up on India, and Apple hires Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • What the AppDynamics sale could mean for other tech IPO candidates

    What the AppDynamics sale could mean for other tech IPO candidates

    As the first planned public offering of 2017, AppDynamics was supposed to be a bellwether for other upcoming tech IPOs. If it went public and performed well, the “IPO window” would have been wide open, as bankers like to say. That’s because the performance of a big tech IPO is often seen as indicative of investor appetite, and can set expectations for future offerings. Read More

  • Cisco-AppDynamics $3.7 billion deal all about the data

    Cisco-AppDynamics $3.7 billion deal all about the data

    When Cisco bought AppDynamics last night for $3.7 billion, it was initially a bit of a shocker, partly because of the timing, just days before the startup was scheduled to IPO. While the acquisition was clearly part of a longer term strategy by Cisco to shift focus from its hardware business to one based more on cloud software, at its core, the deal was a pure data play. Data has taken… Read More

  • Why the $3.7 billion AppDynamics acquisition happened right before IPO

    Why the $3.7 billion AppDynamics acquisition happened right before IPO

    Applications management company AppDynamics was just wrapping up the final touches on its initial public offering when it learned that Cisco was interested in discussing a potential deal. Preliminary talks were abandoned in November, but the discussion just picked up again last week. The deal was announced today and the IPO was slated to price tomorrow. Although many companies seek… Read More

  • Cisco snaps up AppDynamics for $3.7B right before its IPO

    Cisco snaps up AppDynamics for $3.7B right before its IPO

    Cisco said today that it would acquire AppDynamics, which helps companies monitor application performance, for a whopping $3.7 billion. And now, it would seem that AppDynamics’ long-awaited IPO (this week!) has been called off in favor of a giant acquisition. It isn’t Cisco’s first major acquisition in recent memory — in fact, the company has been quite active —… Read More

  • Cisco debuts its own smart whiteboard priced to compete with the Google Jamboard

    Cisco debuts its own smart whiteboard priced to compete with the Google Jamboard

    If you haven’t been following the enterprise space of late, you may well have missed the memo that collaborative white boards are the hot newness. Microsoft has one and Google has one, and really, it was only a matter of time before those stalwarts of workplace hardware Cisco got in on the fun. As its name implies, the Cisco Spark Board is built around the company’s proprietary… Read More

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