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Calling All Good Samaritans Steve Largent congratulates VITA Honoree Clay Moore. Thirteen-year-old Clay Moore, of Parrish, Fla., managed to escape the hands of a child abductor who took him at gunpoint into a wooded area. Once free, Moore walked until he found a farmer with a cell phone who called for help. Moore was one […]

DATACORP Partners With Perimeter

Value-added reseller DATACORP said Thursday it has addedPerimeter eSecuritys disaster recovery and security services to its consulting and integration offerings. DATACORP is a Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. partner. Using Perimeter means the company now can provide on-demand computer network security and disaster recovery services to its business customers. Perimeters partner program helps organizations […]

Microsoft to Invest in DRM Technologies

Microsoft Corp. said today it will make significant investments in its digital rights management (DRM) technologies for the wireless industry. Were responding to our wireless partners around the world who are asking for a solution to enable new scenarios in the industry, said Kevin Johnson, co-president of the platforms and services division at Microsoft. We […]

EarthLink to Invest $50 Million in Covad Build-Outs

Covad Communications Group Inc. stocks were up nearly 8 percent Thursday morning on news that ISP EarthLink Inc. is investing $50 million in the communications provider. EarthLink said it will provide the money as debt and equity financing for Covad to build networks in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego […]

Verizon Business Ready to Invest in International, Triple VoIP Capacity

Verizon Communications Inc.s enterprise business group, which was renamed Verizon Business following the acquisition and integration of MCIs business group, is committed to international like never before and plans to make an investment announcement on the international front within the next week or two, said Wayne Huyard, executive vice president of global sales and services […]

Business News – Payphone Providers Find Themselves A Dying Breed

Posted: 04/2001 Payphone Providers Find Themselves A Dying Breed By Josh Long Paul Chen needs to find a new line of work, if he can just get out of the old line with his shirt still on. Few people in Chinatown and elsewhere are making calls on the 200 or so payphones Chen operates in […]

Carriers Invest in ‘Televaulting

Posted: 03/2000 Carriers Invest in ‘Televaulting By M.J. Richter Competitive pressures, combined with the capabilities and reach of the Internet, are driving corporations of all sizes to adopt an e-commerce strategy as fast as possible. Many already have discovered that a successful e-commerce strategy requires a place–or places–to store, back up and recover all those […]

From Apron Strings to Purse Strings – Gen-Xer Tapped by Frontier to Invest $100 Million in Startups

Posted: 05/1999 From Apron Strings to Purse Strings Gen-Xer Tapped by Frontier to Invest $100 Million in Startups By Ken Branson Vital Signs Name: Jonathan Heiliger Title: Senior Vice President, Frontier Internet Ventures Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif. www.frontierventures.com Age: 22 Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif. Education: High School Assignment: Find businesses (or ideas for businesses) that fit […]

Sprint, the Media and the Truth about Customer Satisfaction

Posted: 09/1998 Sprint, the Media and the Truth about Customer Satisfaction By Casey Freymuth For the fourth consecutive year, Sprint Communications Co. has topped the industry in J.D. Power and Associates’ 1998 Residential Long Distance Telephone Customer Satisfaction Study (see page 19) among high-volume users spending more than $50 per month. Undoubtedly, major newspapers nationwide […]

Residual Value Separates the Builders from the Scavengers

Posted: 09/1998 Residual Value Separates the Builders from the Scavengers By Casey Freymuth The single-most important aspect in any business model is a factor whose elusiveness often causes it to be virtually ignored in operational planning and investment. Yet, without it, earnings are as stable as today’s outstanding receivable and tomorrow’s close rate. Its name […]

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