Santa Clara University is one of the many educational institutions who have developed programs aimed at social entrepreneurs, and last Thursday, 13 social enterprises gave speed pitches to a room of impact investors as part of the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) Accelerator Showcase.
Here are six smart alternatives to GoToMeeting and WebEx that can help you survive online conferences and webinars.
Guest Post It’s no secret that mobility, big data, and cloud computing have changed the way we work, interact, and access data. Today’s workforce has more tools to do more things from more locations than ever before. But what if I told you that it was all built on a foundation ill-equipped to handle the job?
Cisco has announced another round of job cuts — and its stock is taking a hit.
Sourcefire is best known for its Intrusion Protection System (IPS) and advanced firewall, which it claims can protect companies from 99 percent of attacks.
Norwest Venture Partners partner Matthew Howard shares his views on what large tech companies can do to keep up with startups in a rapidly changing world.
Cisco is buying data-virtualization startup Composite Software for $180 million. This is the latest deal in Cisco’s aggressive acquisition streak meant to drive innovation.
Cloud phone systems biz RingCentral has named former WebEx bigshot David Berman as its new president. Berman will likely help the company look at opportunities like being acquired or going public.
Ayla’s mission is to build an ecosystem for the Internet of Things. Today, the startup emerged out of stealth mode and revealed $5.4 million in financing.
Weemo’s team claims its unique approach will give it an edge over the competition. The company has also developed a set of APIs, which can be leveraged by developers to add live video tools to any application.
Blue Jeans unveiled a massive update to its standard pricing today, adding a new licensing model that offers companies unlimited “all you can meet” videoconferencing plans for as low as $10 per user, per month.
Apple’s in the top 10 for the first time ever, Facebook hits the list, and Dell sells more than Google as Fortune Magazine released its Fortune 500 companies today, ranking the top 500 companies by global income.
“We want to price equivalent to a voice call,” Shapiro says. “Our competitors offer an inferior product for more money: Blue Jeans 15 time more, and other competitors 300 times more.”
Sponsored Post In this interview, Cisco’s principal architect for WebEx Social talks about how he evaluates pitches from startups, and what you need to do to close a deal with Cisco.
Intel favors networking that separates hardware from the software.
Femtocells, human organs, and space: funding daily for April 3 is full as 13 companies raised money, financing, or were sold.
Networking giant Cisco has agreed to acquire femtocell and small cell manufacturer Ubiquisys for $310 million in nearly all-cash deal.
Cisco has announced its intent to buy cloud services management business SolveDirect, and it will join the Cisco Services group.
Such routers will enable corporations to process web-based data much faster.
Editor’s Pick Fifty tech companies, including Microsoft, Apple, and Google, are avoiding paying $225 billion in taxes by sheltering their assets overseas, according to a new report in the Bay Citizen. Is this “capitalism” in the words of Google’s Eric Schmidt, or does it hurt ordinary Americans?
Editor’s Pick Here’s the brief tech companies filed with the Supreme Court — and the exact reason these business say they do support same-sex marriage.
In 2012, 2,357 private technology companies were bought for a combined total of $84 billion, according to a new report from research firm PrivCo. That’s slightly up 22 percent from 2011, but the real surprise is who is doing the acquiring.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Alliance for Affordable Internet, a public-private partnership to expand internet access in the developing world, during her final press conference.
Going to the Super Bowl this year? You should consider leaving that Wi-Fi camera at home. The NFL is checking any devices that could interfere with its first commercial Wi-Fi network catering to anyone in the Superdome on Sunday.
Belkin is acquiring Cisco’s Home Networking unit, the company announced today, including its products, employees and the popular Linksys brand, which makes routers for home access points.
Cisco is plunking down $475 million to buy Intucell, an Israeli startup that specializes in self-optimizing network software
A hack discovered in November could let anyone with access to your phone systems hijack the phone to listen in on your calls and conversations in the vicinity.
Cisco’s mission is to unfiy video management for big service providers.
Bring comfortable shoes and travel light as you make your way to the biggest U.S. tech trade show.
Today, Cisco and NXP announced they are making a strategic investment in Cohda Wireless, which builds hardware to make cars smarter and more connected.
Cisco Systems announced on its blog today that it will acquire Denver-based BroadHop for an undisclosed sum. The technology will be used to shape mobile data traffic and will be folded into Cisco’s service provider networking group.
Cisco will pay approximately $141 million in cash for California-based company Cariden, a network traffic-management software maker.
Cisco just announced its intent to buy wi-fi startup Meraki Inc. for $1.2 billion.
Networking behemoth Cisco has agreed to acquire cloud software business Cloupia for $150 million.
The organizers of Startup Weekend, the event where entrepreneurs hack a startup in 54 hours, believe that technology can be a unifying force.
Guest Post While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate foreign policy in the Middle East, they may be overlooking a big, positive movement the region is experiencing: the growth of its tech sector.
Cisco is working with a community in Orlando, Florida to create a “Smart+Connected” city in Lake Nona, one of eight global iconic cities — and the first in the U.S. — built with ubiquitous connectivity and interconnected building, transportation, utility, and civic systems, for a truly smart, networked city created for innovation.
The U.S. Congress Intelligence Committee and telecommunications vendor Cisco are agreed on one thing: Chinese networking equipment companies can’t be trusted.
Cisco’s purchase is the latest effort to help retailers learn more about how their customers are shopping in stores.
Playcast Media has allied itself with Nvidia and cable TV set-top box makers Cisco and others to bring cloud gaming to the masses.