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Persona Non Grata

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Apparently, my stats in the last post were inaccurate, according to BellSouth. And management is none too happy with my mentioning of the program or the company. I was even asked what my purpose was in writing? Well, my purpose in writing is to help the agents. If we take a […]

Stephenson Assumes Head Post at AT&T

Randall Stephenson officially became CEO and chairman of the board of AT&T Inc. on Sunday. Stephenson, 47, succeeded Ed Whitacre, who announced his retirement in April. We are focused on developing innovative ways to meet our customers communications needs while providing the best, most reliable and easiest service possible, Stephenson said in a news release. […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Presidential Debates Go Online Only Charlie Rose Yahoo!, The Huffington Post and Slate Magazine will host two online-only presidential debates during the 2008 campaign. The debates will stream from all three Web sites and voters will be able to ask candidates questions directly, in real time. PBS host Charlie Rose will moderate the events, which […]

Jury in Nacchio Trial Disbands Until Monday

The trial of Joe Nacchio, former CEO for Qwest Communications International Inc., wrapped for the Easter weekend on Thursday, after a morning of testimony from business mogul Philip Anschutz. The Denver Post reported that Nacchio told Anschutz in 2001 he wanted to resign because his son had tried to commit suicide. Nacchio didnt quit; instead, […]

New Edge Networks Revamps Partner Program

Nearly a year after its acquisition by EarthLink Inc., New Edge Networks is revamping its partner program by creating a new post, director of channel programs, and beefing up its dedicated channel staff, which serves more than 350 active agents, VARs, systems integrators and referral partners. EarthLink bought the managed network services provider in April […]

Intelliverse Agents Help Small Businesses callEverywhere

VoIP wholesaler Intelliverse this month is launching its agent program to sell a version of its hosted VoIP service, Intelliverse callEverywhere, which is tailored to small and very small businesses. Stacy Conrad, who has been tapped to head up the new program as vice president of agent sales, comes to the role after four years […]

Vinton Cerf

THEN: Computer scientist Vinton Cerf, who lead the development of the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet during his time with DARPA, just left MCI after engineering MCI Mail, the first commercial e-mail service connected to the Internet. He went to work for the Corporation for National Research Initiatives working on projects, such as digital libraries […]

William G. McGowan

THEN: MCI Chairman William G. McGowan underwent a heart transplant in 1987. After a six-month recovery, he returned to his post as chairman until his death in 1992. During his tenure at MCI, the company grew from startup to $9.5 billion and had 16 percent of the American domestic and international long-distance market. NOW: McGowan, […]

News Briefs

Systems integrator tekVizion PVS Inc. has joined wholesale provider Level 3 Communications Inc.s (3)VoIP Technology Alliance Program to offer independent interoperability certification and testing services for wireless and wireline products. tekVizions laboratory now maintains a constant connection with Level 3s VoIP network, providing interoperability testing services. Service providers and vendors now can contract with tekVizion […]

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