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Belkin finalizes deal to acquire Linksys

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As expected, Belkin has finalized the deal to purchase Cisco's home networking business unit. Belkin is going to maintain the brand and all associated services, and will support Cisco's products, including warranty support and repair. With the acquisition, Belkin now holds 30 percent of the entire US home and small...
Belkin finalizes deal to acquire Linksys

VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy

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VMware has acquired Nicira, a startup known for its software defined networking technology in a deal pegged at $1.26 billion. It’s an acquisition that has all sorts of ramifications for the ever disruptive enterprise sector of the market. Nicira emerged out of stealth in February after five years in development....
VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy

10 Months From Launch To Sale: Behind The Latest Ludicrously Fast Exit In Enterprise

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Every few weeks, we hear about another fast exit in the insanely hot new software-defined networking market. Today, 10-month old LineRate Systems was acquired by F5 Networks. The companies didn't announce how much F5 paid, but we do know that Boulder, Colo.-based LineRate had a $4.75 million seed round led...
10 Months From Launch To Sale: Behind The Latest Ludicrously Fast Exit In Enterprise

Cisco Leaves The Consumer Networking Market After Selling Linksys Brand To Belkin

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It’s been a weird decade for Cisco. After being a dot-com darling in the late 90s (everyone wanted a few Cisco routers for their door-to-door pet food delivery services), the company tried its hand at consumer products with the Flip video camera series and, a little while later, Linksys routers....
Cisco Leaves The Consumer Networking Market After Selling Linksys Brand To Belkin

Ben Horowitz Explains Why Tiny Startup Nicira Was Worth $1.26 Billion To VMware (VMW)

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Today, news broke that VMware bought startup Nicira for $1.26 billion. We got venture capitalist Ben Horowitz on the phone to explain why this young company -- that only came out of stealth mode in February -- was worth that much money. Horowitz was on the board of Nicira, and...
Ben Horowitz Explains Why Tiny Startup Nicira Was Worth $1.26 Billion To VMware (VMW)
Plexxi wants to put data center networks on a high fiber diet

The Slow Death of a Social Network

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A few weeks ago, when News Corp’s digital chief, Jon Miller, fired MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta and replaced him with Co-presidents Mike Jones and Jason Hirschhorn, I decided it was time to write the social networking site’s epitaph. The recent exodus of executives and technical talent has only bolstered...
The Slow Death of a Social Network

Chart: Cisco owns the switching and routing world

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While Cisco may see long-term threats to its business from software-defined networking, VoIP and competing collaboration and video conferencing products, the networking giant is sitting pretty with 54 percent of the market share in the six networking categories shown below for 2012. Research from Synergy shows that Cisco has the...
Chart: Cisco owns the switching and routing world
Belkin steps up as a buyer for Cisco's home networking unit

Western Digital My Net AC1300 review: A fast 802.11ac router from a surprising source

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Western Digital entered the networking market in 2012 with an 802.11n router. The company has now delivered not only its first 802.11ac Draft 2.0 router--the My Net AC1300--but also its first 802.11ac bridge, the My Net AC Bridge (which we'll review separately). So what does a company that builds...
Western Digital My Net AC1300 review: A fast 802.11ac router from a surprising source

Networking startup Plexxi scores $20.1M

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Fiber may not just be for undersea and long-haul networks anymore. Plexxi Systems, a stealthy networking startup that wants to bring fiber into the data center at a cost comparable to existing Ethernet technologies, has scored a $20.1 million third round of financing from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and Northbridge...
Networking startup Plexxi scores $20.1M

Belkin helps Cisco exit consumer space by acquiring its Home Networking division, including Linksys

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Belkin on Thursday announced plans to acquire Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit, including its products, technology, employees, and even the well-known Linksys brand. Belkin says it plans to maintain the Linksys brand and will offer support for Linksys products as part of the transaction, financial details for which were not...
Belkin helps Cisco exit consumer space by acquiring its Home Networking division, including Linksys

Last week on Pro: the internet of things and cleantech, Mailbox.app and more

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If you’re in the midst of a Presidents’ Day break, be sure to download our latest podcast (the iWatch, Dr. Big Data and more) to keep you entertained and updated. And if you’ve got road trip envy, check out Katie Fehrenbacher’s take on the Tesla/New York Times debacle, which riled...
Last week on Pro: the internet of things and cleantech, Mailbox.app and more

iPad and Wi-Fi sitting in a tree….

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About two years ago, Dominic Orr, the chief executive officer of Aruba Networks (a ARUN) told us that the iPad (and iPhone) was going to act like an accelerant for Wi-Fi in corporations. Two years later, his prediction is coming true. Apple yesterday reported that it sold 11.8 million iPads...
iPad and Wi-Fi sitting in a tree….

It Only Took 10 Months For These Guys To Make More Than $10 Million (FFIV)

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A mere ten months after releasing a product into the market, LineRate was acquired by F5 Networks. Business Insider has just learned that the tiny startup, with less than a dozen employees, walked away with "way more" than $10 million, according to a source close to the company. We're not sure...
It Only Took 10 Months For These Guys To Make More Than $10 Million (FFIV)

iGroups: Apple Files Patent for Location-Based Social Networking App

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Based on a patent filing that was published by the USPTO today, Apple could soon enter the location-based social networking market. The patent, which was filed in September 2008, describes a scenario where a group of users with mobile devices like the iPhone come together at an event like a...
iGroups: Apple Files Patent for Location-Based Social Networking App

Russia's Vkontakte.ru Accused of Collaborating with Secret Service

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on East-West Digital News, a leading English-language resource on Russian digital industries and related venture activity. It has been claimed that Russia’s leading social network, Vkontakte.ru (also known as VK.com), has cooperated with the FSB – the post-Soviet successor to the KGB – in manipulating user...
Russia's Vkontakte.ru Accused of Collaborating with Secret Service

Western Digital My Net AC1300: A fast 802.11ac router from a surprising source

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Western Digital entered the networking market in 2012 with an 802.11n router. The company has now delivered not only its first 802.11ac Draft 2.0 router--the My Net AC1300--but also its first 802.11ac bridge, the My Net AC Bridge (which we'll review separately). So what does a company that builds storage...
Western Digital My Net AC1300: A fast 802.11ac router from a surprising source

Watch out Cisco. Huawei’s coming!

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Huawei, six months after creating its enterprise networking division here in the U.S., is ready to make a big splash at Interop this year. The Chinese networking gear maker is the one thing Cisco’s CEO John Chambers has said he’s worried about, even as the networking world embraces software-defined networks,...
Watch out Cisco. Huawei’s coming!

VMware Exits Collaboration Market With Sale of SlideRocket To Clearslide, A Sales Engagement Platform

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VMware is exiting the collaboration market with the sale of SlideRocket to Clearslide, which will use the rich slide creation too to buttress its service that offers sales people presentation capabilities to better engage with customers. Clearslide, a fast growing startup with $39 million in funding, will integrate the cloud-based online presentation application...
VMware Exits Collaboration Market With Sale of SlideRocket To Clearslide, A Sales Engagement Platform

LinkedIn Blows Past Expectations; Revenue Soars 81 Percent To $304M, Net Income Up 66 Percent To $11.5M

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The business-focused networking site of record, LinkedIn, rode a wave of growth through 2012, turning itself into a Wall Street darling in the process. The race to win the professional networking market isn’t really “a race” anymore, as LinkedIn dominates online networking for the world’s working professionals, now over 200...
LinkedIn Blows Past Expectations; Revenue Soars 81 Percent To $304M, Net Income Up 66 Percent To $11.5M

Intel Targets Networking Market With New Chipset

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Intel on Tuesday introduced the Crystal Forest chipset, which the company hopes will fill a networking gap as it tries to build an integrated technology stack......
Intel Targets Networking Market With New Chipset

Just.me launches its unified social-messaing app out of private beta

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In January this year, TNW went hands-on with Just.me, a unified social-messaging app for iPhone and iPod touch. Back then, the app was still in stealth, open only to a select beta crowd. But today, Just.me is launching globally for one and all. Check out our (fairly) recent interview with...
Just.me launches its unified social-messaing app out of private beta
Cloudscaling, HP update their OpenStack clouds

Startup Plexxi raises $20.1 million more to attack the networking market

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Networking technology startup Plexxi has raised $20.1 million in Series C funding from its existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and Northbridge Venture Partners. The round brings total capital raised to $48.48 million. The fresh cash will be used to “accelerate sales, marketing and roadmap investments”. Plexxi earlier this...
Startup Plexxi raises $20.1 million more to attack the networking market

SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: Americans Still Spend Far More Time On Facebook Than Other Social Media

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Facebook Still Dominates Social Media Market Share (comScore via we...
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: Americans Still Spend Far More Time On Facebook Than Other Social Media

Intel targets networking market with new chipset

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Intel on Tuesday introduced the Crystal Forest chipset, which the company hopes will fill a networking gap as it tries to build an integrated technology stack for data centers....
Intel targets networking market with new chipset

Western Digital makes routers now

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Western Digital, a company best known for its internal and external hard drives, is entering the wireless networking market: as of today, it is offering a range of simultaneous dual-band wireless N routers. There are three basic models: the $79.99 My Net N600, which includes 4 megabit Ethernet ports and...
Western Digital makes routers now

Facebook Killed FriendFeed, Google Buzzed it Back From The Grave

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The “Buzz” about Google Buzz is in full swing. Google Buzz is Google’s attempt at social networking and they are definitely making a statement, who it’s directed at is anyone’s guess, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft? Google is no stranger at trying to gain social networking market share, the past tells the story,...
Facebook Killed FriendFeed, Google Buzzed it Back From The Grave

Belkin to take Linksys from Cisco for an undisclosed sum

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It’s been a big week for deal-making over at Cisco Systems. One day after announcing the blockbuster purchase of tiny Israeli mobile networking startup Intucell for $475 million, Cisco is turning around and selling one of its biggest former acquisitions, Linksys, to home-networking competitor Belkin. No financial details were revealed....
Belkin to take Linksys from Cisco for an undisclosed sum
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