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E-Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 02/2001

News Briefs

* Boston Communications Group Inc. (www.bcgi.net),
a provider of prepaid services to wireless carriers in the United States,
announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate its
transaction processing platform with iATMglobal‘s (www.iatmglobal.net)
software. iATMglobal is a developer of software that enables e-commerce
transactions to be performed over automated teller machine (ATM) networks.

Both companies expect to begin a rollout of ATMs with prepaid wireless
recharge in early 2001. When this technology is integrated, prepaid wireless
subscribers will be able to purchase airtime at participating ATMs nationwide,
expanding BCGI’s distribution network and increasing consumer options for where
and when they can recharge their prepaid service.

* blue-silicon (www.blue-silicon.com),
a provider of unified multimedia messaging (UMM) solutions for businesses, and Cognigen
Networks Inc.
(www.cognigen.com), a
worldwide ASP, Internet marketer of telecommunications products and services,
and regional CLEC, announced they will collaborate to provide a UMM solution to
Cognigen’s agent base.

Together, blue-silicon and Cognigen will enable service providers to offer
UMM. UMM enables access to multiple communications media–voice mail, e-mail and
fax–through one single electronic mailbox accessible from anywhere in the world
for the cost of a local telephone call.

* TeleGea (www.telegea.com) has
announced that Complete Business Solutions Inc. (CBSI, www.cbsinc.com)
and YellowBrix Inc. (www.yellowbrix.com)
are the first companies to join in a partnership to strengthen TeleGea’s
e-business solutions for telecom service providers. These partnerships help
increase the completeness, distribution and support of TeleGea’s service
offerings to telecom service providers. TeleGea’s e-business solutions help
service providers sell, deliver and support their services through online
distribution networks, e-marketplaces or direct to customers.

CBSI is a leading web enterprise integrator and a global provider of business
and technology solutions. Yellowbrix is a provider of contextual commerce and
personalized content services.

* Online provisioning portal BuyTelco Inc.‘s (www.buytelco.com)
San Francisco customer support center has opened, joining existing Miami and
Washington, D.C., locations. The strategically placed office offers live
customer support for 12 business hours coast to coast, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30
p.m. EST. Steve McKean, BuyTelco’s CEO, says it is a strategic move to give the
company a presence in the city’s high-tech corridor.


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