Cisco's big announcement recently about how its new product was going to change the Internet for the better got the tech community very excited—not to mention the financial world, as the company's share price rose to a 52-week high.
Cisco Systems just revealed its new CRS 3 datacenter-level broadband router. Constrain your whoops of joy, Net infrastructure geeks. But the rest of us probably should pay attention: It may transform AT&T's mobile broadband.
Cisco Systems, most commonly associated with business technology infrastructure and networking hardware, is using a chunk of its massive cash reserves to buy Pure Digital Technologies—creators of the highly popular Flip range of cheap digital video camcorders.
A few weeks ago I posted an interview with Matt Greeley, the CEO of a company called BrightIdea.com. Matt explained that his company had a turnkey innovation feedback portal that let users submit and vote on ideas, so companies can sort out the useful feedback from the fluff (full interview here).
Back in the days of Web 1.0, a.k.a. before the great crash of 2000, Scott McNealy, then CEO of SUN Microsystems was fond of saying, "The network IS the computer." Now that we’re in the world of Web 2.0 where the term "network" is more likely to mean your online social connections and less likely to be referring to routers and servers, one company, BrightIdea.com, is helping businesses build social networks as an innovation tool.