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Cisco announced this morning that it intends to acquire Isovalent, a cloud-native security and networking startup that should fit well with the company’s core networking and security strategy. The companies…

Cisco to acquire cloud-native networking and security startup Isovalent

Cisco introduced several AI-focused tools today at the Webex One customer conference designed to improve performance and provide a level of automation around meeting-related tasks. The company has been running…

Cisco announces several new AI tools to enhance Webex experience

Hackers have exploited an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in Cisco’s networking software to compromise tens of thousands of devices, researchers have warned. Cisco on Monday issued an advisory warning that a…

Hackers exploit zero-day to compromise tens of thousands of Cisco devices

Three weeks after the Cisco announced a massive $28B acquisition of Splunk, investors still seem less than enthused about the deal.

Three weeks later, investors are still not terribly enthusiastic about the massive Cisco-Splunk deal

Cisco has a reputation of building the company through acquisitions, but it has tended to stay away from the really huge ones. That changed this morning when the company announced…

Cisco to acquire Splunk in $28B mega deal

In 2020, Cisco bought Thousandeyes, a network monitoring company that provides a wealth of data on the health of networks, something near and dear to Cisco, whose core business after…

Cisco increases its network monitoring capabilities with a couple of acquisitions

Google announced Wednesday that it’s working with Cisco, Microsoft and Zoom to bring conferencing into vehicles via Android Auto — a feature that may just keep folks from attempting to…

Google adding Cisco, Microsoft and Zoom (audio) conferencing to Android Auto

APT28, a state-sponsored hacking group operated by Russian military intelligence, is exploiting a six-year-old vulnerability in Cisco routers to deploy malware and carry out surveillance, according to the U.S. and…

Russian hackers exploit six-year-old Cisco flaw to target US government agencies

Few organizations use a single cloud infrastructure vendor, and figuring out how to configure security across multiple clouds can be a challenge for companies. Cisco announced over the weekend that…

Cisco to acquire startup Valtix to beef up its multicloud network security

Identity governance and administration (IGA) — that’s probably not something you think of every waking hour of your day, but somebody on your IT team probably is.

BalkanID brings AI to identity governance and administration to take on SailPoint

Internet usage continues to skyrocket, with 29.3 billion networked devices projected to be in use by 2023 and the growth rate currently at around 10%. Today, an enterprise startup called…

DriveNets connects with $262M as demand booms for its cloud-based alternative to network routers

The Indian government has withdrawn its long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill that drew scrutiny from several privacy advocates and tech giants who feared the legislation could restrict how they managed…

India withdraws personal data bill that alarmed tech giants

With the after-effect of the pandemic set to play out for years, VCs specializing in health, wellness and general ‘joy’ would appear to have rising fortunes. Funds such as Able…

Exceptional Ventures joins Europe’s health and wellness gold rush with a new $24M fund

The public benefit startup is developing Land Tender, SaaS for forest management, something they call an “operating system for forest restoration.”

Vibrant Planet raises $17M seed round to grow forest restoration SaaS

We’ve been tracking a worrying trend of layoffs in the technology industry, but that is not the full story. There is, concurrently, a wave of organizations that are also in…

Multiverse nabs $220M at a $1.7B valuation to expand its tech apprenticeship platform

If you work in a startup, here’s some real talk: Your managers are not giving you the full picture of your company’s financial situation.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Stripe vs. Plaid, IP litigation, what VCs really think about the downturn

Cisco’s acquisitive approach has helped it report decent revenue growth over the years, but the disruption dogs might have finally caught up.

Cisco’s latest results indicate a reckoning may soon be at hand

The IPO window has all but closed for technology companies in the wake of a massive downturn in the market, but an opening still remains for some, in the form…

Data intelligence startup Near, with 1.6B anonymized user IDs, lists on Nasdaq via SPAC at a $1B market cap; raises $100M

The medium is the message more than ever these days, and brands are faced with a challenge — but also opportunity — to capture what consumers think about them and…

BlueOcean raises $30M for its AI-based brand intelligence platform

Wicked fast VPNs, data organization tools, auto-generated videos to spice up your company’s Instagram stories … Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 open source founders have some interesting ideas up their sleeves.…

8 open source companies from YC Demo Day Winter ’22

The Ford F-150 Lightning can already serve as a backup home power supply in a pinch. Soon, the automaker hopes it might do the same for your office space thanks…

Ford is turning its EVs into video conference rooms with help from Cisco

Training neural networks takes a lot of time, even with the fastest and costliest accelerators on the market. It’s maybe no surprise then that a number of startups are looking…

Strong Compute wants to speed up your ML model training

Meeting compliance standards like HIPAA and SOC 2 can be a critical — and often mandatory — part of the matrix of boxes that need to be ticked when securing…

Secureframe secures $56M for a platform that automates an enterprise’s compliance with standards like HIPAA and SOC 2

Video is the beating heart of the most popular content online these days, and it’s not just because it’s entertaining. It’s also because of how accessible it is: It’s become…

Veed, an online video editing platform, picks up $35M from Sequoia

Over the course of the last few years, Firewalla‘s combined firewall and router devices have made a name for themselves as the go-to hardware security tools for many enthusiasts and…

Firewalla launches its Purple gigabit home firewall

As advertising and marketing become increasingly automated and thus commoditized, design has emerged as a savior to help brands stand out. And today, a startup that’s helping companies connect with…

Superside nabs $30M to connect and manage freelance creatives working with in-house marketing and design teams

With Fund IV, Costanoa is adding investments in Latin America and Africa, and expanding its fintech practice to include cryptocurrency and web3-related companies.

Things are heating up for Costanoa Ventures; closes two oversubscribed funds

Is Big Tech bad at business?

7:38 am PDT • November 1, 2021

Stealing rivals’ IP is no longer merely unethical — it’s a business decision so disastrously short-sighted that it arguably constitutes a breach of executives’ fiduciary duties to shareholders.

Is Big Tech bad at business?

Facebook’s network meltdown earlier this month — an outage that initially stemmed from a configuration error — was a huge pain for many users (and a big cost to Facebook). For…

Gluware raises $43M for ‘RPA’ tech that automatically detects and fixes anomalies in network configurations

Security cameras, for better or for worse, are part and parcel of how many businesses monitor spaces in the workplace for security or operational reasons. Now, a startup is coming…

Spot AI emerges from stealth with $22M for a platform to draw out more intelligence from organizations’ basic security videos