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iRobot Ava 500 Robot Upscales Virtual Presence

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Coupled with Cisco TelePresence, the $69,500 ‘bot is an alternative to being there in person. continue…

Home Routers Pose Biggest Consumer Cyberthreat

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Security firms conclude there are so many vulnerabilities in home routers, the hardware is almost impossible to secure. continue…

Cisco to Create 1,700 Jobs in Ontario

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Cisco has committed to creating 1,700 jobs in Ontario over the next six years as part of a 10-year deal with the provincial government. The new jobs will focus on research and development. Currently, the company employs 1,300 people in Ontario, and says it could expand its headcount to 5,000 by 2024. The agreement calls for Cisco to invest $4 billion in the province, including $2.2 billion in salaries. In return for creating the jobs, Ontario will pitch in up… continue…

Watch a Cisco Manager Conduct a Whiteboard Test

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Michelle Concannon, a software development hiring manager at Cisco Systems Collaboration Technology Group, has seen it all during her nearly seven years at the networking giant: From death grips on the marker during whiteboard tests, to candidates who freeze when the board suddenly seems very, very blank. Concannon, who recently relocated from Ireland to Cisco’s San Francisco offices, doesn’t want to see these signs of fear. She wants job applicants to feel at ease. Success at the whiteboard, after all,… continue…

New Cisco Software Defined Network Focuses on Hardware

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Making SDN more efficient, cost-effective. continue…

Cisco to Lay Off 1,022 Workers in San Jose

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Cisco Systems is poised to lay off 1,022 workers at its San Jose, Calif., campus on Friday, according to a filing with the State of California. The cuts are part of Cisco’s previously announced plans to slash 4,000 workers from its payroll beginning this quarter. Heading into an uncertain economic environment and determined to keep its expenses in check against any softening sales, the networking giant is cutting 5 percent of its workforce. Although Cisco is bracing itself for tough… continue…

BlackBerry Could Break Up: Report

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According to Bloomberg, it’s looking likely that BlackBerry will be split up for parts. continue…

GE Partnering Up for ‘Industrial Internet’ Push

General Electric clearly sees advantage in becoming the ringleader of a vast array of data-analytics services. continue…

How Nest Could Accelerate ‘The Internet of Things’

Ultra-chic thermostats and smoke detectors may encourage people to buy more connected devices. continue…

Though CEO’s Comp Surged, Cisco Layoffs Still Loom

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Continued layoffs are looming at Cisco, but CEO John Chambers has no reason to complain: He’s seen his compensation almost double. According to Securities and Exchange Commission filings, Chambers’ annual compensation topped out at $21.05 million in fiscal 2013, up from $11.7 million the previous year. The company said his previous salary was “historically low” and the increase brought him more in line with his peers. Still, we can’t believe the rank and file is happy. In August, Cisco announced… continue…