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Steve Jobs Leaves Behind a Legacy of Revolution and Vision

While the iPhone 4S, announced Oct. 4, is the latest in a set of iconic devices that debuted in 2007 and changed the mobile industry and the very fabric of our lives forever, Jobs contribution to technology in the last 35 years is hard to overstate.

Verizon Workers Death Very Unusual

Wireline technicians certainly face risks working around power lines, but Verizon is calling the circumstances surrounding the electrocution of one of its workers a rarity.

Bad News for UMB: Verizon Wireless to Go LTE

The CDMA-based 4G technology, ultra-mobile broadband (UMB), has received another death knell. Thats because CDMA operator Verizon Wireless and its parent company Vodafone plc (Vodafone and Verizon Communications Inc. jointly own the operator) have decided to pursue the GSM-rooted technology known as Long-Term Evolution (LTE) instead as their 4G data network choice. Arun Sarin, CEO […]

Death of Desktop IP Phones Looms

Long ago, many people viewed VoIP as simply a low-cost, low-quality alternative to POTS. People were prepared to accept uncertainty about connections, audible distortions and conversation-impeding delays in order to talk to people on the other side of the world via the Internet for a tiny fraction of the cost they would have paid their […]

Carrier Commissions: The Game

Posted: 12/2002 Carrier Commissions: The Game By Emmet Tydings Michael Douglas and Sean Penn portrayed unlikely brothers in the implausible but entertaining suspense thriller, The Game. The film climaxed when Douglas’ character apparently plunged to his death, smashing spectacularly through the stained glass dome of a grand ballroom, only to survive unscathed — as part […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Posted: 09/2002 Overheard… … in July 30 testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation … "[T]o address the capital shortage facing the telecommunications industry, telecom firms must work diligently to clean up their balance sheets to restore some financial stability and reality to this industry." —Michael K. Powell, Chairman, FCC , […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: Death of Travel Cards Greatly Exaggerated

Posted: 07/2002 Death of Travel Cards Greatly Exaggerated By Tara Seals When an agent thinks "postpaid calling cards," the words "dead revenue stream" may follow swiftly. But calling cards still have niche markets with strong vital signs and include the high-margin items as an adjunct to a 1+ sale makes for easy additional commission. Postpaid […]

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