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Cisco said tonight it had bought Five Across, a white-label social networking platform, for undisclosed terms. Last we remember, the company made desktop software for blog publishing, but that was a long time ago.

Cisco said tonight it had bought Five Across, a white-label social networking platform, for undisclosed terms. Last we remember, the company made desktop software for blog publishing, but that was a long time ago.

  1. [...] few months after switch-and-router maker Cisco Systems acquired a content-management start-up, Five Across, the San Jose giant is going to acquire the assets of [...]

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  2. [...] into business networking makes a little more sense than, for example, Cisco buying Tribe.net and Five Across, but the purchase price seems rather high. Affinity was just getting off the ground and had raised [...]

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  3. [...] In order to fulfill Chambers’ desire to be a collaboration king, Cisco has to compete with these guys aggressively. The problem is that it doesn’t have either the software or the web DNA of its fellow tech behemoths. It has made some hesitant steps. It bought WebEx to move deeper into web conferencing, nabbed Tribe.net in order to get a closer look at social networking, and acquired Five Across in order to beef up its content management skills. [...]

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  4. [...] there’s clearly a market for these companies, even if it’s coming from Cisco (Cisco?!). As for a market for their products? Well, Yahoo Groups is clearly due for a [...]

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