The two are the latest to publicly support Microsoft in its protest of a search warrant for customer emails stored abroad.
The CEO of the networking giant warns that revelations of NSA spying are undermining confidence in the tech industry.
The major security vulnerability affects networking equipment used to connect to the Web, the companies warn.
The Internet of everything will have five to 10 times the impact on society as the Internet itself, says Cisco CEO John Chambers.
The agreement marks the latest collaboration among tech giants. In the past weeks, Samsung also reached deals with Google and Ericsson.
The new patent cross-licensing agreement is designed to protect both companies from patent lawsuits.
Mozilla wants to keep patent-encumbered technology off the Web. But H.264 compression is widely used, and a deal with Cisco means Firefox can use it.
European investigators are set to accuse Apple of receiving "illegal state aid" in Ireland for more than 20 years.
A European court rejects Cisco's appeal to quash the merger as approved based on concerns that it would create a monopoly.
The maker of the iPhone, iPad and iTunes has dropped the i-prefix from its newest products, starting with its Apple Watch and Apple Pay. CNET discusses why.