Cisco Acquires WebEx – Is Qwaq Next?

Imagine if Cisco were to use Croquet to build out WebEx and then use the principles behind social networking applications like Ning to offer a kind of 3D world without boundaries;… and Cisco is a galaxy… or maybe the networked universe.And maybe Cisco just acquires Qwaq.

reBang: Cisco, WebEx, Qwaq, Ning etc.

Sound far-fetched? Well, I think Cisco is already headed in the direction of the meshverse and considering this view

“As collaboration in the workplace becomes increasingly important, companies are looking for rich communications tools to help them work more effectively and efficiently,” said Charles H. Giancarlo, Chief Development Officer at Cisco. “The combination of Cisco and WebEx will deliver compelling solutions accelerating this next wave of business communications.

Cisco Press Release

Acquiring virtual world capabilities seems natural. Will it happen? Probably not anytime soon. While I haven’t spoken to the folks at Qwaq about this specific topic, they don’t strike me in general as a group looking for a quick exit. Then again, Cisco has pretty deep pockets :-). What is more likely I think is that as Cisco and others look to adopt standards based, open meshverse solutions like Croquet, Qwaq should prosper.

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2 Comments »

  1. csven said

    I concede they may not sell in a year, but I’ve little doubt they’ll be approached with a very compelling offer.

  2. Laurence said

    You’re probably right about that.

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