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Cisco axes 6,500 staff as Flip dump fails to turn share-slide

Cisco axes 6,500 staff as Flip dump fails to turn share-slide

Cisco may be madly enthusiastic about its Cius tablet, but investors aren't so keen, and so the company has has officially confirmed plans to axe 6,500 jobs in an attempt to save $1bn every year. According to a recent SEC filing, Cisco is cutting 9-percent of its workforce after attempts to stem the flow of cash losses by shutting down the Flip camcorder business failed to convince shareholders that the company was taking its core networking business seriously.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up : July 15, 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up : July 15, 2011

There's a terrifying robot smashing about, and it's coming to yours neighborhood! It's no Michael Jackson apparatus, but you'll certainly be doing the Thriller when you see what we're talking about. Then there's an announcement by the NYC police that they're about to get a bit more electric, Cisco's pairing with Verizon is about to get a whole lot speedier, and SOMEone had the idea to go snooping around Google's code again, this time discovering no less than a full gaming experience on the horizon! Also don't think that Spotify has gone away, it's just begun - a full ecosystem coming up!

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Verizon pairs Cisco Cius business tablet with 4G LTE

Verizon pairs Cisco Cius business tablet with 4G LTE

Cisco's Cius Android tablet still hasn't actually made it to market - last we heard, July 31 was the big day - but already the enterprise-friendly company is talking about alternative versions. Latest to get the nod is a Verizon 4G model that will use the carrier's LTE network, though bizarrely it won't do so via an integrated 4G modem. Instead, business users wanting their share of LTE speeds will have to carry a separate mobile hotspot with them too.

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Cisco Cius Android Tablet Priced, Enterprise Apps

Cisco Cius Android Tablet Priced, Enterprise Apps

Cisco is getting ready to release their very first Android tablet. But instead of attempting suicide by going head to head with the juggernaut that is the Apple iPad, Cisco has decided to stick to the enterprise crowd. The Cisco Cius tablet will take on a form factor optimized for voice and video collaboration and will get access to custom enterprise apps.

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30-day video limit as FlipShare service phase out begins

30-day video limit as FlipShare service phase out begins

It was more than a little shocking to many in the tech world when Cisco abruptly killed the Flip line of small and portable camcorders that were traditionally some of the most popular on the market. It turns out that Cisco was in a bad way with sagging profits, and the finger was pointed squarely at the company sticking its fingers into too many honey pots in the tech world and the Flip line was the first to get the axe.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 17, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video –  April 17, 2011

For this week's tech news roundup video, we highlight the launch of the HTC Sensation smartphone and their HTC Sense 3.0 UI along with several news items involving Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7 Mango update. Continue after the jump for the video and the full list.

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Why Cisco Shut Down the Flip Business

Why Cisco Shut Down the Flip Business

Cisco's shutting down of their Flip business after only two years says not just a great deal about Cisco but about consumer markets as a whole. Primarily that they are very hard to succeed in and should be entered only with adequate strategies. Cisco had primarily acquired Flip and the Pure Digital team in order to gain a jump start to their consumer business strategy.
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