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Here is the latest from the Silicon Valley grapevine – the ultimate networking maverick, Tony Li, is leaving Cisco. Again! He had rejoined Cisco only a few months ago. He sent out an email to others at Cisco. Right now, file this in “rumored” category, but […]

Here is the latest from the Silicon Valley grapevine – the ultimate networking maverick, Tony Li, is leaving Cisco. Again! He had rejoined Cisco only a few months ago. He sent out an email to others at Cisco. Right now, file this in “rumored” category, but be assured, more to follow!

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  1. Who is stealing him this time around? Won’t be Procket. Juniper is doubtful. Perhaps a stealth network startup?

  2. still working the phone. not sure. apparently he is going to be using a mac

  3. May be Stoke, given its connection to Procket? Or is that the reason it can not be it?

  4. If Stoke is what I think it is, I would guess it is too telco signaling oriented to be interesting enough for a Tony Li.

    The requirements for that problem space are fairly well known. The solution is a matter of implementation and execution. Not much magic involved.

  5. i don’t think it is stoke, but maybe he is cooking up something new. still no update.

  6. He founded Portola Networks.

  7. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » Tony Li, Found At Portola Tuesday, September 20, 2005

    [...] Cisco’s uber geek, Tony Li, has landed at a new start-up called Portola, reuniting with his former comrade in arms, Vito Palermo. Two of them worked together in the router start-up, Procket Networks, which despite all the dollars in the world, did not make a dent in Cisco’s market share. Li also worked at Juniper Networks. I had exclusively reported last week that Li had left Cisco, but wasn’t sure where he was headed. Business Week fills in the gaps. While, Li is known for his router chops, he is now stepping into the software world. So now he is focusing on a new problem: developing software to help consumers get whatever they want off the Net, and have it delivered to whichever devices they desire. Palermo says Portola will first focus on developing this “Internet Entertainment Delivery System” to handle movies, followed by music videos and then computer games. [...]

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