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A look at the most valuable tech companies from 10 years ago shows how much has changed — and that Microsoft and Apple still dominate

Things sure have changed since the dawn of the decade — players like Cisco, Intel, and IBM all hit roadblocks, but Apple and Microsoft only thrived.
Don Valentine of Sequoia Capital attends Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Center on September 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine has died at age 87

Don Valentine took early bets on Atari and Apple in the 1970s, decisions that cemented Sequoia Capital's reputation in Silicon Valley venture capital.
Harvard Business Review ranked Jeff Bezos as the No. 1 CEO in its 2014 list; in 2019, Bezos has fallen off the ranking completely.

The 35 best CEOs in the world, according to Harvard Business Review

The CEOs of NVIDIA, Salesforce, Adobe, Mastercard, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Nike, and L'Oréal all made the top third of the prestigious list.
John Chambers

John Chambers and a star team of ex-Cisco engineers have finally launched Pensando Systems, a startup with $278 million in funding, to take on Amazon ...

This startup has big names, big backing and an interesting history. It says it's taking on AWS. But it hints it's taking on Cisco.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins

Acacia Communications skyrockets after Cisco announces plans to acquire the company

The announcement is the latest of several deals made by Cisco, a networking hardware giant based in San Jose, California.
Marc Benioff kept it casual while sitting on Cisco's board, according to Bloomberg.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff reportedly scandalized Cisco’s board by video-calling in to meetings from an elliptical machine in Hawaii

Marc Benioff, the founder and co-CEO of Salesforce, reportedly showed off his quirky side while sitting on the board of Cisco.
Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins responds to questions at 2015 WSJD Live on October 20, 2015 in Laguna Beach, California. WSJ D Live brings together top CEOs, founders, pioneers, investors and luminaries to explore the most exciting tech opportunities emerging around the world. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN

Cisco jumps after crushing Wall Street sales, earnings forecasts

Cisco Systems jumped on Thursday after announcing quarterly results that beat Wall Street estimates.

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins calls for a federal privacy law, throwing a spear at internet companies who sell advertising

Cisco wants to lead the charge in common-sense privacy regulations. If it succeeds, it will be good for its business, and maybe everyone else's, too.
Illumio CFO Anup Singh

Cybersecurity startup Illumio just raised $65 million and hired its first CFO, as it pushes a new kind of cloud security tech

Illumio's funding will go towards building a more durable business, and maybe pave the way to IPO.

Angry netizens just got someone arrested and fired for ‘insulting’ Malaysia’s former King – and two more people could face the...

One's already publicly fired from his job, while the other two have been suspended from work, with their employers issuing public statements on Facebook.