The alliance, which includes Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Netflix, pledges to build next-generation video technology -- and offer it for free.
Apple and Cisco tout a "fast lane" for the devices that allow iPhones and iPads to more quickly run through Cisco's network.
Connected streetlamps and tourist terminals are just a few of the things the new partnership will bring to the city.
Companies including Intel, Qualcomm, IBM and Cisco claim tightened rules by the FCC could pinch broadband providers and lead to billions of dollars in lost investments.
Secure network connections protect people against snooping and criminals, but it's a hassle for websites. Mozilla, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others want to change that.
The major security vulnerability affects networking equipment used to connect to the Web, the companies warn.
The move could help Cisco shore up its position in the network security industry after losing market share in the last few years to more competitive rivals including Palo Alto Networks and Check Point
Cisco, Google, and Apple are among the companies singled out in state-run media reports that suggest China reduce its reliance on their products. Cisco's routers in particular could take a hit.
The company is opening one "foundry" in Atlanta near Georgia Tech and adding a second location to its Plano, Texas, facilities.
In 2013, Cisco calculates that companies could produce $613 billion of mostly incremental profit by harnessing the growing networked world of people and things.
CNET editor Dong Ngo manages to blow everybody away by the performance
of the Linksys PLEK500 HomePlug AV2 powerline adapter kit.
With an iPad interface, the Ava 500 navigates to distant meetings while you stay put. Could this be a Roomba for the office?
Light bulbs you shouldn't buy
There are plenty of dimmable LED light bulbs, but make sure you don't buy the ones that flicker when you dial them down.