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  • Who Is the Channel Executive of the Year?
    You tell us! But be sure to do so by Dec. 5! All we need is your name, title and contact info and your nominee’s name, title and contact info. See below for details. PHONE+ is calling for nominations for Channel Executive of the Year, to be featured in an upcoming ...More
    November 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • S&P Hits Level 3 With Lowered Rating
    A day after announcing it’s trying to raise $400 million with a tender offer, Level 3 Communications Inc.(LVLT) got bad news from Wall Street. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Tuesday lowered its corporate credit rating on Level 3 to 'CC' from 'B-'. Analysts ...More
    November 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • The First U.S. LG Smartphone Has Arrived
    The Christmas onslaught of smartphones continues, with LG debuting its first smartphone in the United States, on the AT&T Inc. network.The LG Incite is a touchscreen device (natch) based on Windows Mobile 6.1, and comes with a slew of value-added features, including two ...More
    November 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • iPCS Injunction to Nix Sprint-Clearwire Dropped
    Spring-Nextel Corp. this week managed to mollify its affiliate, iPCS Inc., which had filed an injunction to block Sprint’s WiMAX deal with Clearwire Corp., which is scheduled for a Clearwire shareholder vote on Nov. 20.iPCS has exclusive rights to sell Sprint wireless ...More
    November 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • FCC Releases Verizon-Alltel Merger Details
    The FCC has released details of its requirements for the Verizon-Alltel merger. Turns out, the agency added five markets to its original list Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) must divest before it digests Alltel Corp. Verizon will have to shed spectrum, customers and ...More
    November 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Ifbyphone Secures $4.6 Million
    Hosted IP telephony provider Ifbyphone said Tuesday it has secured $4.6 million in a second round of institutional funding from five venture capital firms.“We view this new round of funding as a strong endorsement of our growth and expansion strategy,” said ...More
    November 18, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Symantec CEO Replacement Digs Direct
    Symantec Corp. (SYMC) CEO John Thompson has announced he’s leaving the company next year. He feels like 10 years is just “long enough” to stay at the helm of one business.Channel partners were reporting confusion about the channel’s role with ...More
    November 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Bye, Bye Yang: Yahoo! CEO Finally Steps Down
    Jerry Yang finally has agreed to quit his post as Yahoo! Inc.’s  (YHOO) CEO. It’s past time. The Internet company’s stocks have fallen to a third of the price-per-share Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) offered to pay for a buyout; there’s no apparent ...More
    November 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • iTEMize 3.0 Targets Medium Businesses
    iTEMize Technologies has introduced iTEMize 3.0, with features geared toward medium businesses. The online telecom expense management solution includes both wireline and wireless inventory tracking, financial management tools for identifying billing anomalies, trending and ...More
    November 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • CA Launches Cloud Computing, SaaS Initiatives
    CA Inc. has unveiled a cloud computing management initiative and an SaaS business unit. The integrated suite of enterprise IT management solutions includes governance and security solutions and spans virtualized, distributed and mainframe computing, storage, network and ...More
    November 17, 2008 Posted in News