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Cisco To Acquire Ubiquisys For $310 Million

Cisco just announced yet another acquisition. The company announced its intent to acquire privately held Ubiquisys for $310 million in cash and employee retention incentives. Ubiquisys provides 3G and LTE small-cell technologies, and Cisco says the pick-up will further reinforce its commitment to service providers and strengthen its mobility capabilities. In a blog post, Cisco’s Hilton Romanski writes: The acquisition …

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Belkin’s Acquisition Of Linksys Is Now Complete

In January, Cisco announced that Belkin would acquire its Home Networking Business Unit and its leading brand, Linksys. Today, Belkin announced that the Linksys acquisition is complete. Belkin now possesses Linksys routers and other Smart Wi-Fi products. They will be managed as a separate brand and product portfolio. Belkin CEO Chet Pipkin had this to say: “Linksys has a rich …

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Belkin To Acquire Linksys From Cisco

Cisco announced today in a blog post that Belkin will acquire Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit and its leading brand, Linksys. Cisco had been rumored to be looking to get rid of Linksys, and now it appears it has found a buyer. Cisco VP, Head of Corporate Business Development, Hilton Romanski writes: Linksys is a strong and enduring brand with …

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Cisco To Acquire Intucell For $475 Million

Cisco announced on Wednesday its intent to acquire Israel’s Intucell for $475 million in cash and employee retention incentives. Intucell’s product portfolio would be integrated into Cisco’s Service Provider Mobility Group, with the team reporting to the Software and Applications Group led by Shailesh Shukla. Intucell provides advanced self-optimizing network (SON) software for carriers, enabling them to plan, configure, manage …

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Zero-Day Remote Exploit Found On Linksys Routers

When it rains, it pours. That seems to be trend in 2013 when it comes to zero-day exploits being found in the wild. Microsoft and Oracle are just getting around to patching zero-day exploits found in Internet Explorer and Java this week, and now another major player in the consumer PC scene has been hit. Help Net Security reports that …

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Cisco Announces Yet Another Acquisition: BroadHop

Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire BroadHop, a provider of policy control and service management technology for carrier networks. “With global IP traffic projected to increase threefold over the next five years – after having increased eightfold over the past five years – policy control and services creation at large scale has never been more vital for mobile …

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Cisco Continues To Announce Acquisitions, This Time It’s Cariden

Cisco’s acquisition spree continues as the company announced today its intent to acquire Cariden, a supplier fo network planning, design and traffic management solutions. Cisco will pay about $141 million for the company. Cisco says the acquisition will allow telecommunications service providers to enhance visibility, programmability and efficiency of converged networks. “The Cariden acquisition reinforces Cisco’s commitment to offering service …

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Cisco To Acquire Cloud Networking Company Meraki For $1.2 Billion

Cisco continues its acquisition, as the company announced that it intends to acquire Meraki (yet another cloud company). Cisco will pay about $1.2 billion in cash and retention-based incentives. Meraki is a privately held cloud networking company based in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London, and Mexico. Cisco says the acquisition will strengthen its Unified Access platform. “The …

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Cisco To Acquire Data Center Infrastructure Company Cloupia

Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Cloupia, a software company that automates converged data center infrastructure. The deal would extend the company’s existing data center portfolio. Cisco is paying $125 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of Cloupia. “With cloud computing driving the transition to converged infrastructure, the need for simplified management systems …

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Cisco Acquires ThinkSmart Technologies And Its Location Analytics

Cisco announced today that it has acquired ThinkSmart Technologies, an Ireland-based location analytics technology company. Cisco’s Hilton Romanski had this to say about the news in a blog post: The widespread proliferation of mobile devices and services provides opportunities for enterprises and service providers to better serve their end users based on location and preferences inside venues and retail spaces. …

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Cisco Rebrands Collaboration Apps: Introducing WebEx Social and WebEx Telepresence

Cisco’s Quad app has been rebranded as WebEx Social. Refinements to the app include a new unified post function that makes creating a post as easy as writing an email. Users will now also be able to collaborate using any device they choose. New features they will notice include working in virtual teams, sharing knowledge, and find an expert. The …

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Cisco Sues TiVo Over Patents

On May 30th Cisco Systems filed a federal lawsuit in California against TiVo, over four patents related to DVRs. Cisco supplies TiVo-based DVR boxes to Virgin Media in the UK and Spanish cable operator Ono. TiVo likewise suing Verizon Communications and Time Warner Cable, which are both Cisco service provider customers, also over patent infringement. Cisco released a statement on …

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