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  • Rivermine Secures $5 Million in Funding
    TEM provider Rivermine announced it has received $5 million in funding led by SoftBank Capital, with participation from existing investors Valhalla Partners, Longworth Venture Partners and Columbia Capital. The funding round comes on the heels of a record 110 percent ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Verizon Profits Up, But Growth Is Slowing
    Everybody’s ga-ga over Verizon Communications Inc.’s (VZ) fourth-quarter 2008 earnings thanks to the service provider’s wireless division. But there are indications growth is slowing – Verizon added a mere 1.4 million new users, compared to 2.1 ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Senate Approves Digital TV Delay to June
    The U.S. Senate late Monday afternoon approved a bill to delay the looming digital TV transition.The vote was unanimous and there was no debate. Democrats have been working to move the transition date from Feb. 17 to June 12 because they fear too few consumers know about ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Twitter’s Worth $250M. Huh?
    The micro-blogging social media phenomenon called Twitter is raising cash via one or more venture capital firms that places the company’s value at $250 million. According to TechCrunch “sources,” Twitter execs have been trying to get such a valuation with ...More
    January 26, 2009 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • UC Still a Priority for IT Pros, CDW Poll Finds
    Unified communications is gaining momentum despite the weak economy, according to a new poll of IT professionals released Monday by VAR CDW Corp.While only 6 percent of organizations report their UC deployments are complete, CDW’s Unified Communications Tracking Poll ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • BlackBerry Storm Rushed to Market, Verizon Earnings Impacted
    Verizon Wireless is reporting its quarterly earnings on Tuesday, and it’s expected to discuss the impact of the BlackBerry Storm on its business, as the device’s exclusive carrier. It might not be good news. According to the Wall Street Journal, the carrier and ...More
    January 26, 2009 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • AT&T, Verizon Femtocells: To 3G or Not to 3G?
    It happened sooner than this reporter expected but the top three wireless carriers now have embraced the home base stations known as femtocells. Verizon Wireless has made good on its previously reported plan to launch the “Network Extender” femtocell service ...More
    January 26, 2009 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Premiere Global Upgrades Netspoke
    Premiere Global Services Inc. (PGI) announced a major upgrade of its Web-collaboration technology, Netspoke. The upgrade includes new personal meeting rooms that provide for quicker entry on the Web and dial-out access for audio participants, ensuring all meetings ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • PHASE 2 Debuts Reseller Billing Tools
    PHASE 2 International has announced the availability of its newest tool for its SaaS resellers, a solution that provides an integrated purchasing, billing and tracking portal for PHASE 2 partners to use as a self-branded method of managing their SaaS customer transactions. ...More
  • Apps, Other Companies Could Hurt Providers’ Earnings
    Finally, a long-held belief among service providers that they compete only against companies like them, is fading. With Internet, applications and even computer makers creeping into the communications world, providers must re-evaluate the perception that these companies ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News