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Anja Hamilton joins Plantronics as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

(Contributed) September 20, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Anja Hamilton has joined Plantronics as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer) Former Chief People Officer of Integrated Device Technology Joins Company to […]

Plantronics completes $2 billion Polycom acquisition

By Jondi Gumz SC Sentinel July 9, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Plantronics completed its $2 billion acquisition of San Jose-based Polycom. Credit: Marcello Hutchinson-Trujillo) Soon after publicly-traded Plantronics completed its $2 billion […]

‘Soundscaping’: Plantronics offers escape from office noise

By Calvin Men Santa Cruz Sentinel June 5, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Water cascading down glass panels creates a visual and sound effect of a waterfall at Plantronics, where they’ve developed a […]

Plantronics and Polycom: David Buys Goliath

By Alan D. Greenberg and Andrew H. Nilssen Wainhouse Research April 3, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA [Editor’s note: Last week we published Plantronics to buy video conferencing gear maker Polycom for $2 billion (3/28/18). […]

Plantronics to buy video conferencing gear maker Polycom for $2 billion

(Contributed) March 28, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA Plantronics and Polycom today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Plantronics will acquire Polycom in a cash and stock transaction valued at […]

Plantronics introduces its first bluetooth neckband headset with earbuds

(Contributed) January 23, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Plantronics releases the Voyager 6200 UC, its first bluetooth neckband with earbuds.) Plantronics today introduced Voyager 6200 UC, the company’s latest addition to its flagship […]

Buoy, Onewheel, YaDoggie, Plantronics represent at CES

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat January 10, 2018 — Las Vegas, NV (All photos by Steve Blum) No, I wasn’t in Las Vegas for CES, the huge annual Consumer Electronics […]

Plantronics cleared in $600M antitrust trial

By Matt Chiappardi Law360 October 18, 2017 — Wilmington, Delaware A federal jury in Delaware today cleared telephone headset maker Plantronics Inc. of antitrust claims asserted by Jabra brand parent GN Netcom Inc., finding after […]

CEO Spotlight: Joe Burton of Plantronics

(Source: KGO Radio) September 7, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Joe Burton is President and Chief Executive Officer of Plantronics.) [Editor’s note: Santa Cruz Tech Beat reported on the retirement of Plantronics CEO […]

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Wins Prestigious iF Design Award

(Contributed) March 23, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA Plantronics has announced that the judging panel for the International Forum Design (iF) has chosen the critically acclaimed Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 wireless headphones as the winner […]

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