Cisco, Microsoft and IBM paying a price in China for NSA shenanigans

It appears that Cisco Microsoft and IBM are paying the price for the US government's addiction to spying on the Internet.

Facebook and the OCP gang up on Cisco

It is starting to look like Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) is to be a glorious alliance including Intel, Broadcom, and others which aims to give Cisco a kick in the nadgers.

Cisco turns its fortunes round

It appears that things are finally starting to turn around for the IT industry, after the industry bellwether Cisco published some decent results for once.

Cisco buys its way into mobile networking

Networking giant Cisco has announced its intent to buy privately held small cell company Ubiquisys for $310 million.

Mobile devices will soon outnumber people

By 2017, there will be more mobile internet devices on the planet than people, new research indicates, putting the internet itself under strain.

Cisco splashes out in big cloud computing push

Cisco is to buy cloud computing company Meraki in a deal worth $1.2 billion.

Internet traffic to quadruple in next four years

The web is getting busier and busier, says Cisco, with the amount of traffic in 2016 set to hit 1.3 zettabytes – that's a trillion gigabytes to you and me.

Cisco launches EU appeal against Microsoft-Skype merger

Cisco's appealed to the EU against its approval of Microsoft's takeover of Skype, saying it's worried the deal will damage the video calling market.

Internet 'as important as food and shelter'

A third of college college students and young professionals around the world consider the internet to be as important as air, water, food and shelter, according to a survey from Cisco.

Armageddon: How HP plans to end Cisco

Cisco published its earnings report this past week. While the company beat the street on both revenue and profits, Cisco had to execute massive layoffs to get costs in line as it faces ever-increasing pressure from HP.

Dell buys Force10, Intel snags Fulcrum and Cisco gets heartburn

The computer industry started out with one massive generalist: IBM. However, after facing anti-trust pressures, Big Blue was forced to open up the market.

Cisco sees 15 billion connected devices by 2015

Global Internet traffic will reach a staggering 966 exabytes (one exabyte equals a quintillion bytes or 1,024 petabytes) by 2015, as the number of connected devices hits 15 billion.

Cisco fostered Chinese repression, says lawsuit

Chinese spiritual group Falun Gong has accused Cisco of designing a surveillance system for the Chinese government.

Cisco shutters the Flip

Cisco is "exiting aspects" of its consumer business in an ostensible effort to realign company priorities. The primary casualty of this initiative? Cisco's Flip.

SNB/SCB Weekly Wrap

Here is some of what you might have missed this past week on SmallNetBuilder and SmallCloudBuilder.

Man pleads guilty to stealing $388,000 from Cisco

A Minnesota man will serve time in prison for a dubious scheme in which he managed to effectively get hundreds of thousands of dollars in computer equipment from Cisco for free.

Cisco maintains Greenpeace cool IT lead

Greenpeace is out this week with an update to the Cool IT Leaderboard, the environmental organization's periodic assessment of how tech companies are faring at putting forth clean-energy innovation.

Logitech Revue vs. Cisco UMI: The historic problem with home video conferencing

The only thing Logitech's Revue and Cisco's UMI have in common is that they both do HD video conferencing and use the same Google service and so can talk to each other. 

Cisco debuts Android-powered business tablet

Cisco is targeting the lucrative corporate sector with the introduction of an Android-powered business tablet.

Is that an Intel chip in your Sony TV?

Sony is planning to unveil a new lineup of home entertainment devices that will be powered by Intel processors and Google-coded software.