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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

Crunch Report | Twitter’s new NFL deal

Twitter's new NFL Deal, Verizon wins a $3.1 billion bid for Straight Path, Cisco buys Mindmeld and the Apple Watch could save your life. All this on Crunch Report.

Cisco scoops up yet another cloud company, acquiring SD-WAN startup Viptela for $610M

Cisco has been rather acquisitive in recent years, buying 19 companies since 2015; today it announced it was acquiring cloud-based SD-WAN vendor Viptela for $610 million in cash. Viptela was founded i

Why the WikiLeaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet

There are no hackers anymore -- now it's all about the spies we in the intelligence and security communities are trying to stop. The “insiders” have known this for some time, but it’s becoming m

A year after Jasper acquisition Cisco expands the platform

Just over a year ago Cisco bought Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion, and with that transaction, created the company’s IoT cloud business. This week, Cisco is making a series of announcements

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 star

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 o

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 reuni

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

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

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 w

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. Preliminar

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

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, i

Trump hails Uber’s Kalanick and rockets SpaceX’s Musk to positions on Strategic and Policy Forum

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum has picked up two of the highest-flying and hardest-driving executives in the tech industry with the addition of Uber Technologies&#8

Cisco strengthens Spark meetings management with Worklife acquisition

Cisco announced today that it was acquiring Worklife, a member of the  Y Combinator winter 2015 class, for an undisclosed sum. Worklife was founded with the idea of improving online meetings, somet

Cisco and Fortinet say vulnerabilities disclosed in ‘NSA hack’ are legit

A group calling itself the Shadow Brokers dumped data online this weekend that it claimed to have stolen from the Equation Group, a hacking team widely believed to be associated with the NSA. Firewall
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