Who Needs Chocolate or Flowers When You’ve Got Cisco?

Say Happy Valentine's Day to your sweetheart with 6X the backhaul capacity. Via Gizmodo … [Read more...]

It’s Not the Journey, It’s the Goal

They may have different ways of getting there, but everyone at last week's Communications Developer conference agreed on the destination: unified communications. "Communications is becoming open in a way that allows developers to connect communications to virtually anything from hardware to software to network equipment," says conference producer TMC President Rich Tehrani. "Leaving the decision about what to implement to the purchaser. "Virtually every company in the communications business … [Read more...]

Gone Shopping

It's beginning to feel like the 80s merger mania all over again. This week Microsoft snapped up mobile search application company TellMe, and Cisco inked a $3.2 billion deal for Web conferencing pioneer WebEx. inquiring minds want to know: what's it all mean? Voxeo VP Marketing John Hibel thinks that regardless of what else these acquisitions mean, they're good news for his company's voice applications platform. "it's a strong validation for Voxeo because we have a lot in common with the … [Read more...]

Apple and Cisco Make Nice

Cisco and Apple have come to terms about the "iPhone" trademark. Under today's agreement, both companies can use the "iPhone" trademark. Each acknowledges the trademark ownership rights that have been granted and will dismiss any pending actions over it. Tonight's press release says that "Cisco and Apple will explore opportunities for interoperability in the areas of security, and consumer and enterprise communications." No other details were released. … [Read more...]