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ICOs like to move fast and break (lots of) things

Startup life is full of quick, lateral thinking. “Move fast and break things” is the mantra. However, with the rise of token sales – essentially vehicles for untested startups to rai

Cisco commits $50 million to end homelessness in Silicon Valley

Homelessness in Santa Clara County has gotten worse, with the overall homeless population increasing 13 percent to 7,394 in 2017 over the course of two years. That puts Santa Clara’s homelessnes

Technology infrastructure launchpad The Fabric raises $15 million

The Fabric, an early-stage investment company developing new infrastructure technologies, has raised $15 million for its third investment vehicle. Announced at the Montgomery Summit in Santa Monica, C

Businesses with Apple and Cisco products may now pay less for cybersecurity insurance

Apple and Cisco announced this morning a new deal with insurer Allianz that will allow businesses with their technology products to receive better terms on their cyber insurance coverage, including l

Voice interfaces beginning to find their way into business

Imagine attending a business meeting with an Amazon Echo (or any voice-driven device) sitting on the conference table. A question arises about the month’s sales numbers in the Southeast region. Inst

Cisco Spark Assistant bringing voice commands to meeting hardware

Anyone who has used modern meeting software knows it’s still fraught with challenges trying to get everyone into the meeting, futzing with the hardware or software and smoothly integrating external

Google and Cisco announce hybrid cloud partnership

Google and Cisco today announced a new partnership around helping their customers build more efficient hybrid cloud solutions. Unsurprisingly, given Google’s recent focus, this partnership cente

Crunch Report | Cisco Buys BroadSoft for $1.9 Billion

Today’s Stories  Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio WeWork acquires Flatiron School Essential Phone gets a $200 price drop, existing customers ge

Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio

One thing is clear, Cisco is not afraid to use its considerable cash on hand to fill in holes in its product portfolio. Today it wrote out a big fat check for $1.9 billion to acquire BroadSoft, a Mary

Cisco to buy Perspica and fold engineering team into AppDynamics

Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Perspica, a machine learning-driven operations analytics firm that has raised $8.5 million. Cisco intends to fold Perspica’s team into AppDynamic

Now part of Cisco, AppDynamics update looks to deepen understanding of business performance

When Cisco acquired AppDynamics in January for $3.7 billion, it was a big surprise as the company was on the verge of going public. While it’s probably too soon to say how intertwined it will be

Cisco using AI and machine learning to help IT predict failures

We have known for some time that the number of signals coming from your IT systems surpassed the ability for humans to keep track of them years ago. Machines can help and have been for some time. The

CCleaner supply chain malware targeted tech giants

Malware that piggybacked on CCleaner, a popular free software tool for optimizing system performance on PCs, appears to have specifically targeted high profile technology companies and may have been a

The most monocle-dropping tech acquisitions of the past five years

This is a list of tech deals from the past half decade that were surprising because of their size, impact or seeming randomness. Some have paid off, while others (cough*Microsoft-Nokia*cough) remain 

Is Symantec getting ready to buy Splunk?

Yesterday, Symantec CEO Greg Clark flexed his M&A biceps, saying that Splunk could be an attractive target. Clark definitely plans to go whale hunting to regain Symantec's long-lost security posit

Markets are strong, but big startup M&A deals just aren’t happening

Public markets are riding high, and many big tech acquirers are flush with cash. However, it’s a very dull year for big acquisitions of private technology companies. The unicorn M&A scene looks

VCs determined to replace your job keep AI’s funding surge rolling in Q2

These are good times for AI entrepreneurs. Venture, corporate and seed investors have put an estimated $3.6 billion into AI and machine learning companies this year, according to Crunchbase data. That

Cisco acquires network security startup Observable Networks

Underscoring the ongoing market demand for security services amid a growing threat of cyber breaches and malicious hacking among businesses that are moving to cloud-based infrastructures, Cisco annou

AppDynamics update pinpoints performance issues inside Docker containers

AppDynamics released an update today with a nod toward the growing trend of containerization. The company, which was purchased by Cisco earlier this year for $3.7 billion, wants to help customers usin

Cisco: IP traffic shoots up to 3 zettabytes by 2021, video will be 80% of it

The revolution will be televised... over the internet. By 2021, 82 percent of all consumer IP traffic will be video, and that growth will be driven by a boon in live streaming, courtesy of services li
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