Hyperbole or valid early warning? Cisco, which publishes an annual study on the Web’s near future, prognosticates that 80% of the Internet’s population will be swallowed up by video in five years’ time. Here’s a look at the data behind that prediction.
It’s been a while since Cisco Systems went on a buying spree, but its recent purchase of a specialist in digital pay TV and video indicates the company may be coming out of hibernation. Like a bear, it could be very, very hungry. So what are the obvious buyout candidates in this category? Most are private, but a few public companies operating in the sector are likely targets.
The decision to shut downits Flip Video camcorder line comes after several quarters of disappointing results and challenges in its core businesses. Analysts say the company has been trying to do too many different things.
Cisco Systems announced today that it intends to pay $95m to acquire Inlet Technologies, a provider of video ingest, transcoding and streaming products. Cisco says the deal will strengthen the capabilities of its Videoscape TV platform, which has been designed to allowing service and content providers to deliver video content across multiple IP networks.