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xchange Names Veteran Industry Journalist Executive Editor

Virgo Publishing LLC, publishers of xchange, PHONE+ and New Telephony magazines, announced this week it has named veteran telecom and IT industry journalist Bob Wallace as executive editor for its telecom division.

Wallace will be part of the companys editorial strategy team and will be spearheading special projects for the companys growing Web properties, including its Web sites, Webinars, electronic newsletters and new eBook series.

Wallace joins the company after 20 years as an editorial director, consultant and writer at telecom and IT industry publications. Most recently, he was editor in chief for Telecommunications Magazine where he was responsible for the publications editorial strategy, the launch of its Web site and creation of its Webinar program, its first e-mail newsletter and the TelecomU conference at GLOBALCOMM 2006.

Previously, Wallace served as senior editor covering communications services and internetworking for InformationWeek, as well as senior editor covering networking and telecommunications for Computerworld. He began his work with trade publications as a charter member of the launch team for Network World in 1986.

Wallace has a bachelors degree in journalism from Boston Universitys School of Public Communication.

Bob has a long history in trade publishing and the telecom industry that makes him an ideal addition to the Virgo team, said Mike Saxby group publisher. He has a reputation for being a hard-hitting reporter and also an innovative content developer both of these are qualities that will be put to good use as we continue to develop our publications to meet the needs of a changing industry and publishing environment.

Initially, Wallace will concentrate his efforts on xchange, a trade journal that is celebrating 10 years covering the competitive communications market with a focus on strategies, technology and regulation for facilities-based service providers. Beginning this week, xchange readers can check out his blog about service provider strategies on the xchange Web site at www.xchangemag.com.

Virgo Publishing LLC www.vpico.com


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