Take a Network Break! In today’s episode we check in on funding for enterprise-focused startups and wonder just how many SD-WAN companies the market can support (not as many as there are right now).
On the chip front, we delve into the competitive repercussions of a Mellanox acquisition.
Meanwhile, Cisco’s former CEO scolds American for lacking a digital strategy; or in other other words: “Money please!” Cisco also buys a UK security firm to boost its consulting arm.
We gape at the audacity of a maker of ad-blocking software as it creates a board to determine which ads it won’t block.
And while Google and Microsoft call a ceasefire over a 5-year patent battle, Amazon decides to pick a fight by booting streaming devices from Google and Apple from its online store.
You can find links below to all the stories we covered. Thanks for listening, and please leave a comment below to let us know what we got wrong.
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Funding Flows To Enterprise Startups
Mellanox Grabs EZchip
The EZchip acquisition is a step in Mellanox’s strategy to become the leading broad-line supplier of intelligent interconnect solutions for the software-defined data centers.
Chambers Sounds Alarm, Cisco Buys Security Consultancy
Chambers said China, India, the UK and France were among those to recognize the benefits of the trend but the US had been slow — risking any economic gains and support for startups.”
Fox Reports For Henhouse Guard Duty?
Let’s Be Friends
Google, Microsoft Resolve Global Patent Fight Over Phones, Xbox – Bloomberg Business
Amazon Picks A Fight
Amazon to Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video Streaming Devices – Bloomberg Business