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Cisco CEO is the year's 'Chief Obfuscation Champion' -- FT

John Chambers leads the list of corporate bosses deemed to have turned 2012 into a bumper year for "guff, cliché, euphemism and verbal stupidity."

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Cisco kicks off fiscal year with strong earnings

CEO John Chambers asserts its mobility and cloud strategies must be working based on positive financials, which beat Wall Street estimates.

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Cisco cuts ties with ZTE

The long-running sales partnership between the company has ended over ZTE's alleged sales of Cisco-branded gear to Iran, according to reports.

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John Chambers, Cisco Systems CEO, talks about cloud services at Mobile World Congress 2012.

Cisco's John Chambers eyes retirement, successor

The 63-year-old CEO has been running the networking equipment giant since 1995 and now sees his retirement coming in the next two to four years.

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Huawei's testing lab, dubbed the White House by some employees, features state-of-the art equipment to simulate all sorts of conditions that its gear must tolerate before the company releases prototypes to manufactuing.

Inside Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that's rattling nerves in DC

A congressional committee wants to know whether this telecommunications powerhouse is a national security threat. Why? CNET went to China to find out.

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Cisco's fourth quarter better than expected

Cisco CEO John Chambers said the company is executing well and is poised to capitalize on cloud computing, mobility, and video traffic, among other trends.

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Cisco to lay off another 1,300 employees

Networking-equipment maker's new job cuts come a year after the company announced plans to shed 14 percent of its global workforce.

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Cisco posts solid Q3 results, manages dicey IT spending

Cisco holds up well during the third quarter in "a cautious IT spending environment," avoiding the shortfalls rivals have faced.

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Why technology companies loathe dividends

Investors love dividends, but technology companies typically shun them as uncool. Even Apple, though, couldn't resist the pressure forever.

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Apple taps $100B cash pile to pay dividend, buy back stock

The maker of iPads, iPhones, and Macs will begin paying a regular dividend and will buy back stock. It plans to spend $45 billion in the first three years of its new programs.

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Rene Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, delivers a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress 2012.

Telcos see future in the cloud

The world's largest telecom service providers and equipment suppliers want "smart" cloud-based networks, free of regulations, that offer services rather than "dumb" pipes for connectivity.

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Cisco turns in a winning quarter

Networking giant turns in fiscal second-quarter earnings of $2.2 billion, or 40 cents a share, on revenue of $11.5 billion. Non-GAAP earnings were 47 cents a share.

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