Dell Doesn’t Want Brocade, Buys Force10 to Scale Out Switches Market

Mellisa Tolentino | July 20th

As 2011 proves to be the year of mergers and acquisitions in the networking space, Dell has set its eyes on Force10 Networks, an Ethernet networking supplier.  At the moment, details of the acquisition remains...»

Amazon Cuts Deal with CBS and Follows the Lead of Netflix

Maria Deutscher | July 20th

Amazon is directly competing with Netflix and other content streaming services with Amazon Prime. Today the company took a significant leap forward and signed a non-exclusive agreement with CBS to offer 2,000 episodes of the broadcasting...»

Cisco’s Business Continuity Plan: SecureX, Video and Social Technology

Saroj Kar | July 20th

This week Cisco confirmed its plans to layoff 9 percent of its workforce (6,500 jobs) and to reduce its operating cost by about $1 billion to streamline and focus on the core businesses. Cisco...»

HD as a Service – Lifesize Goes for Mobile Video Conferencing

Alex Williams | July 20th

High definition video conferencing is a cloud service just emerging as a way to reduce the complexity of an ever infinite number of end ponts. We see this with online storage services that connect to online...»

MoneyTree Report: Forget the Bubble, The Rise in VC Investments is Unsustainable

Tom Foremski | July 20th

The latest MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters: -Q2 2011 VC investments jump 19% to $7.5 billion in 966 deals. Year ago: $6.3 billion in...»

VMware Reports Strong Q2 Earnings, Looks to Further Monetize Licenses

Maria Deutscher | July 20th

VMware had its earnings call today, rounding up the second quarter of fiscal year 2011. The company reported some impressive figures indicating a fair amount of growth- U.S revenues grew 35 percent year-over-year to...»

New Media Minute: “Daily Deals” to Top $6 Billion

Daisy Whitney | July 20th

The red-hot deal-a-day business is on track to hit $6 billion in revenue by 2015 and could potentially tap into the $5 trillion to $8 trillion local commerce market around the globe. Already, there are more than 325...»

Tango Raised $42M, Expands to PCs

Mellisa Tolentino | July 20th

With Android and Apple’s continued feud, Tango, a mobile video calling app, has been uniting users over VoIP with mobile support.  It only took $14 million of venture funding to acquire more than 17 million...»

Smartphones: Furtive Windows into our Lives

Kristina Farrah | July 20th

It’s disquieting how scattered minute pieces of who are can reconstructed and extracted from our smartphones. With GPS and location services integrated into our smartphones that track where we've been, authorities can easily peep into our private lives....»

Failed Social Media Customer Support Will Cost You

Jeffrey Kelly | July 20th

If your organization uses social media for customer support purposes, I hope you’ve got all the kinks worked out of your system and processes. That’s because failed social media customer interactions can result in significant costs. Each time a...»