Battle of the Giants

Medford, Cassimir
April 2007
Red Herring;4/23/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 15, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that Cisco Systems Inc. has spent more than $4 billion this year to acquire six San Francisco Bay Area, California startups and has embarked on a global venture capital spending spree in order to compete with Google Inc. The company is trying to get innovation accolades says William Lesieur, an analyst with Technology Business Research. Cisco invested an undisclosed sum in Ozon of Russia, and last December invested $50 million in China Communications Services, a state-run telecom firm. Hilton Romanski, who heads Cisco's global investment strategy, said that the technology and business models developed in India will be applicable to other emerging countries.


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