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Cisco to acquire SyPixx Networks for security cameras, IP-based surveillance gear

Mar 07, 20064 mins

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Cisco to acquire SyPixx Networks for security cameras, IP-based surveillance gear, 03/07/06

Cisco Tuesday said it intends to acquire privately held SyPixx Networks for about $51 million as a steppingstone to expand products and services into the arena of video-based surveillance monitoring over IP networks.

Atempo acquires Storactive, 03/06/06

Data backup and recovery software provider Atempo has acquired Storactive, a small, privately held company that sells CDP (continuous data protection) software, said officials from both companies.

EMC acquires information security start-up, 03/06/06

EMC confirmed Friday that the company has acquired Authentica, a maker of digital document security software.

Opinion: Cisco and Juniper: Absence of strategy, or strategy of absence?, 03/06/06

Didn’t we once look to giants such as Cisco and Juniper for their insights about how the industry was going to develop? Their rear-view mirrors have taken over for their windshields, vision-wise. Are these two companies so dumbed down by the aftermath …

AT&T to buy BellSouth in $67 billion deal, 03/06/06

AT&T Sunday announced a deal to acquire U.S. telecommunications operator BellSouth in an all-stock deal valued at $67 billion.

Critics question AT&T deal’s impact, 03/06/06

AT&T’s announcement Sunday that it plans to acquire rival carrier BellSouth in a $67.1 billion stock deal may be good for the two companies, but some critics said the deal would take the communications marketplace a major step closer to the monopoly …

Opinion: RBOCs: And then there were three (or maybe one), 03/13/06

The acquisition will not harm competition for local phone service between the RBOCs because there is none today. In spite of promises made at the time of the AT&T breakup, none of the Bells seriously tried to invade the geographic territory of the …

Microsoft seeks U.S. court intervention in EU, 03/03/06

Microsoft Friday asked three U.S. courts to force Sun, Oracle, IBM and Novell to produce documents pertaining to the European Union’s (EU’s) anti-trust case against the software vendor.

Shutdown avoided as BlackBerry dispute is settled, 03/03/06

Research In Motion (RIM) and NTP have settled their long-standing legal battle, with RIM paying NTP $612.5 million to settle all of NTP’s patent claims against it.

Patent showdown heads to Supreme Court, 03/03/06

The “near automatic” injunctions that judges issue when a company is found to be infringing a patent hurt innovation, tech organizations are arguing as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a high-profile patent case.

Google execs: Growth potential is huge, 03/02/06

Google’s top executives drove through a simple message at the company’s annual meeting with Wall Street analysts on Thursday: the sky is the limit on the company’s revenue growth potential in the long term.

Open source needs big vendors to thrive, Ellison says, 03/02/06

The success of Linux and other open source projects has depended heavily on the support and investment of major IT companies, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said on Thursday.

Baidu can expand search share in China, CEO says, 03/02/06 can expand its share of China’s highly competitive Internet search market during the coming year, the company’s chief executive officer said Wednesday.

Germany’s T-Systems receives ‘go’ for Gedas, 03/02/06

Deutsche Telekom AG expects to close the purchase of Gedas AG, the former computer-services subsidiary of German car maker Volkswagen AG, by the end of the month following approval of the deal Tuesday by the European Commission.

HP, Intel, Oracle offer Itanium road maps, 03/02/06

The heads of HP, Intel and Oracle Thursday sought to reassure users of their investment in the Itanium processor.

Government probes Check Point’s bid for Sourcefire, 03/02/06

Check Point’s proposed acquisition of intrusion prevention firm Sourcefire is delayed at least until March 23 while the U.S. government investigates whether it wants the deal to go through.

Gateway to pay HP $47 million in patent settlement, 03/01/06

Gateway will pay HP $47 million to end a bitter patent dispute between the two PC makers, the companies said Wednesday.

House Republicans push ‘innovation’ agenda, 03/01/06

Republican leaders in the House of Representatives announced a plan Wednesday to push legislation designed to make the United States more competitive in world markets, including a bill that includes an R&D tax credit and incentives for health care IT.

Cisco taps Tazz Networks for IP services policy management, 02/28/06

Tazz Networks, a developer of policy management software for IP services, this week announced that it has entered into a global OEM agreement with Cisco.