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Inspired by astronaut Lisa Nowak, the Game Show Network has created an online game for lonely hearts suffering from a recent breakup or an unwanted admirer. The cable channel has created Astronaut Moonstalker, an online game about an animated astronaut in a space lander. Collecting items in various caverns, then landing successfully, ends the love […]

What Does Football Have to Do With It?

The keynote address at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo was the inimitable Joe Theismann — NFL football great. You probably heard that he was well-received by the mostly-male crowd at the show. Personally, I was impressed at how many times he jumped up on the riser/stage given his bum leg and advancing years (I’m […]

Not Necessarily News

Gain Time, Save Your Electronics If you thought the millennium was going to make your gadgets go haywire, just wait for the expansion of daylight-saving time. Computers, PDAs, video cassette recorders, DVRs, phones, and any other electronic devices that have a time zone setting will require a software update to accommodate the change in daylight-saving […]

DSET Launches Enhanced Gateway Product Suite

Building on its service bureau operations and legacy gateway products for competitive service providers, DSET Corp. (Booth 719) has launched an enhanced gateway applications product suite that electronically bridges the CRM and order management systems of different trading partners. The applications are capable of handling access and local services, special services that include E911, calling […]

ROUND TABLE

… On surviving carrier consolidation as a channel partner according to panelists on the Executive Roundtable at the Fall 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo (see related story). When you do have these megamergers, it does leave holes from an agent perspective. Last year, we were selling AT&T, SBC, MCI and Verizon often in all […]

Sprint Casts Its Lot With WiMAX

Sprint Nextel Corp. CEO Gary Forsee announced this afternoon that the carrier will adopt the 802.16e mobile WiMAX standard as its 4G broadband technology, partnering with Intel Corp., Motorola Inc. and Samsung. Sprint will deploy WiMAX gear to leverage its 2.5GHz spectrum holdings, which covers 85 percent of the top 100 U.S. markets. The plan […]

Avoid Being Played in the Faxtortion Game

THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits any person within the United States … to use any telephone facsimile machine, computer or other device to send an unsolicited advertisement to a telephone facsimile machine … The purpose of the act is to help protect innocent individuals from the costs, burdens and annoyance associated with the […]

USF Bills Call for VoIP Players to Ante Up

THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND (USF), while still at billions of dollars, is dwindling, due to a decreasing number of contributors, and, in the interest of sustaining the fund, many in the telecom industry want IP operators to ante up. One House bill and one Senate bill call for this change directly, but the outcome of […]

Barkley Holds Court Again

Former NBA star Charles Barkley will deliver the keynote address here at the Spring 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, with an uplifting message of meeting ones personal goals through education and hard work, delivered with his trademark blend of irreverence, candor and humor. Barkleys favorite themes include lifelong learning as a foundation for a […]

Peering Into the Future

VOIP PEERING SERVICES ARE young, but already the sector is seeing significant growth and change. Launching as small communities comprising a few nascent voice-over-broadband providers, the services now are signing up major carriers, refining their business models and facing new competitors a sure sign of success. While VoIP is becoming pervasive, most VoIP service providers […]

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