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Compensating for Change

With increasing portfolio complexity and a wide range of customer targets, resellers, master agents and service providers are wrestling with how to realign their indirect and direct sales channels to overcome a stagnate reality: Too many salespeople are unfocused, chasing the opportune sales instead of pursuing more difficult, highmargin prospects. Fortunately, theres hope. Companies can […]

Alcatel-Lucent Posts Another Loss

Alcatel-Lucent, still struggling from last years merger, posted its second straight quarterly loss Tuesday. The equipment maker reported an adjusted net loss of $460.3 million in the second quarter, or 37 cents per share, compared with what would have been a profit of $413 million, or 17 cents per share, from a year ago. The news sent […]

Verizon Reports 4.5% Earnings Growth

Verizon Communications Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings that came in 4.5 percent higher than a year ago. The nations second-largest phone company attributed the increase to growth in its wireless division. Verizon earned $1.68 billion, or 58 cents per share, up from $1.61 billion, or 55 cents per share, in the second quarter of […]

Apple Shares Drop on iPhone News

AT&T Inc.s revelation that only 146,000 people signed up for the iPhone during the highly hyped devices first two days sent Apple Inc.s stocks plunging Tuesday. The figure is much below the 500,000 or more that many analysts had predicted for the phone’s debut June 29. The number AT&T released for its second quarter financial […]

AT&T Reports 61% Growth in Profits

AT&T Inc. reported a 61 percent surge in profits during the second quarter of 2007, thanks to the BellSouth Corp. acquisition and an exclusive deal on Apples iPhone. The nations largest local phone company said Tuesday its net income totaled $2.9 billion, or 47 cents a share, up from $1.8 billion, or 46 cents, a […]

Sprint, Clearwire to Develop Joint WiMAX Network

After several weeks of rumors, Sprint Nextel and Clearwire Corp. have announced they will jointly construct a nationwide mobile WiMAX network, market service under a common brand and work together on distribution. In June a press leak that the planned 4G mobile WiMAX network announced by Sprint last summer was going to cost more than […]

Motorola Earnings Plunge to 1 Cent Per Share

Motorola Inc. released its second-quarter earnings Thursday morning, and results were as dismal as the company and analysts had projected. Motorola posted a loss of $28 million, or 1 cent per share, compared with net income of $1.38 million, or 55 cents per share, a year earlier. The second-quarter results included charges related to job […]

AT&T to Buy Dobson

AT&T Inc. said Friday it will acquire Dobson Communications Corp. for approximately $2.8 billion in cash. The RBOC said it wants to get more market share among rural wireless subscribers Dobson operates under the Cellular One brand and has provided roaming service to AT&T since 1990. It has 1.7 million subscribers. The company will be […]

Not Necessarily the News

Making a Virtual Living YouTube is rewarding its top content contributors by sharing ad-generated revenue with them. Popular figures such as Lonelygirl 15, HappySlip and Valentina of valsart diary already have gotten some of that money, as well as promotional opportunities. In fact, Valentina has attained her dream of making a living as an artist […]

Readying for Apples iPhone

You may have heard that the iPhone is set to arrive this week. The sleek little $500 device will be available June 29 and is getting its close-up in Time magazine, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, while generating a bevy of press relations announcements from partner vendors and starring in a series of demo […]

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