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Cisco to Acquire Tropo – Press Coverage

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Johnny Diggz

The Internet has been all abuzz with the news we announced last week. Here’s a comprehensive list of the coverage so far:

(Last updated 5/12/2015 5:30pm EST)

Cisco Snags Tropo Communications Development Platform
TechCrunch – ‎May 7, 2015‎

“When you think of Cisco, it’s easy to pigeon-hole them as a networking equipment company, but Cisco also has a communications and collaboration side that includes WebEx. Today, it announced its intent to buy Tropo, a Twilio-like communications platform” …

Cisco buys Tropo, eyes collaboration platform as a service
ZDNet – ‎May 7, 2015‎

“Cisco on Thursday said it will acquire Tropo, a company that provides a cloud application programming interface platform. The acquisition of privately-held Tropo gives Cisco a key component to offer what the networking giant calls a collaboration” …

Realtime communications startup Tropo acquired by networking giant Cisco
NewEurope – May 7, 2015

“Networking giant Cisco has announced the acquisition of realtime communications startup Tropo, which previously made headlines as providing the basis for collaboration platform Slack.” …

Cisco to Snap Up Tropo
Multichannel News – May 7, 2015‎

“Helping people connect, engage and innovate on any device, Cisco and Tropo will provide a collaboration platform-as-a-service, which allows our customers and developers to create and sell new communications services with minimal development effort,” …

Cisco buys Tropo to bolster collaboration portfolio
TechRadar – ‎May 8, 2015‎

“Cisco has announced that it will acquire Tropo, a relatively unknown company which specializes in Cloud APIs for voice and text applications. The deal will allow the networking giant to offer communication features without the need to buy and install its” …

Cisco snaps up cloud API platform firm Tropo; eyes CPaaS
Firstpost – ‎May 8, 2015‎

“Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Tropo, a privately-held company that provides cloud API platform. The acquisition will allow Cisco to provide a “collaboration platform-as-a-service” (CPaaS) — which will allow customers and developers to create and” …

Cisco bolsters its developer ecosystem with Tropo cloud buy – ‎May 8, 2015‎

“Cisco has revealed plans to acquire Tropo, a cloud platform provider that gives developers an easy way to embed communications into applications. The deal will give Cisco access to a platform with over 200,000 developers, expanding the reach of the firm’s” …

ciscotropoCisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) To Acquire Tropo Communications Platform
Bidness ETC – ‎May 8, 2015‎

“Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) announced plans to acquire communications development platform Tropo on May 7, according to TechCrunch. Tropo is similar to cloud communications company Twilio, “a communications platform for adding telephony”, …

Cisco acquires cloud comms platform provider Tropo
SiliconANGLE (blog) – ‎May 7, 2015‎

“Founded in 2009, Tropo offers a cloud based API platform that makes it simple to add phone and SMS applications into existing website and applications. Although smaller than its main competitor Twilio Inc., the platform is said to have over 200,000” …

Cisco Buys Tropo for Cloud-based App Embedded Communications
The VAR Guy – ‎May 7, 2015‎

“Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in Cisco’s FQ4 2015, were not disclosed. Once the transaction is finalized, Tropo’s team will be folded into Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group headed by Rowan Trollope, Cisco senior vice president and” …

Cisco Set to Acquire Tropo for Cloud API Tech
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet – ‎May 7, 2015‎

“Cisco today announced its intention to acquire privately-held IT vendor Tropo. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed. Cisco expects the deal to close in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015.”

Trollope on Tropo: ‘A Platform Play’
No Jitter – ‎May 7, 2015‎

“Cisco announced this morning its intent to acquire cloud API platform provider Tropo, which is seen as a strategic move to boost development of UC-based, communications-enabled applications. Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK” …

Cisco to Acquire Tropo
I4U News – ‎May 8, 2015‎

“Tropo is a communications company and Cisco is looking to use its messaging and telephony services in other apps. Now we all know that these days APIs are making things easier for a developer so that they could add a range of functionality to apps very” …

Cisco Buys Real Time Communication API Specialist Tropo
PCC Mobile Broadband – ‎May 8, 2015‎

“Cisco, Thursday announced the company will acquire Tropo, a privately held company providing a cloud API platform that makes it simple for customers and developers to embed real-time communications within their applications. The Tropo team will join the” …

Cisco to CPaaS Providers: Game On!
No Jitter – ‎May 7, 2015‎

“Cisco announced this morning its intent to acquire cloud API platform provider Tropo. Together, Cisco and Tropo will provide a collaboration platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) aimed at letting enterprise and partner developers communications-enable” …

Cisco wants to help you add voice calling, SMS to your apps
FierceCIO – ‎May 8, 2015‎

“Cisco announced today that it plans to buy Tropo, the Twilio competitor that makes it easy to drop voice calling and SMS functionality into apps. Cisco said the combined companies will deliver a “collaboration platform as a service.” The acquisition could be” …

Cisco to Acquire Tropo for Phone/SMS APIs
Converge Network Digest (blog) – ‎May 7, 2015‎

“Cisco and Tropo will provide a collaboration platform-as-a-service, which allows customers and developers to create and sell new communications services with minimal development effort. Tropo makes it simple to build phone and SMS applications.”

Cisco to buy Cloud API specialist
Computer Business Review – ‎May 8, 2015‎

“Hilton Romanski, SVP, business development, Cisco, wrote on the company blog: “Tropo’s robust APIs and its 200K+-strong developer network gives Cisco the ability to extend the power of its collaboration technologies to third-party applications and” …

Wow! Cisco To Acquire Tropo’s Communications Application Platform
Disruptive Telephony – May 7, 2015
“Over the years since leaving Voxeo, I’ve written about Tropo from time to time and continued to watch its progress. I’ve continued to be very impressed by what they’ve done over the years. They’ve truly made it easy for people to create powerful applications using simple programming languages…”

Cisco just entered the WebRTC PaaS Game by Acquiring Tropo – May 8,2015
“Why Tropo and no one else?  If Cisco is serious about developers and APIs, the it should have acquired one of the communication API platform vendors instead of building its own…”


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