Follow that Phone

Keeping track of certain stars was easy during this year’s London Marathon, when Sir Ralph Fiennes, Nell McAndrew, Lorraine Kelly, Adrian Moorhouse and six other celebrity fun runners carried mobile phones connected to Trace A’s tracking service. Each runner carried a mobile phone during the race; the accounts were accessible by police and other […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

The Sage Research Inc. March 2004 index of current service provider conditions jumped nine points from its January level, bucking the previous four-month trend of gradual declines. The March figure (55.2) also represents the highest level the Service Provider Current Conditions index has reached since its inception in January 2002. The current index level also […]

Interpret Software Releases Agency Software Version 1.5

Interpret Software (Booth 735) is releasing version 1.5 of its Agency Software product, which allows agents to manage residual-based businesses online, helping with such critical processes as revenue forecasting, commissions calculations and automated reconciliation. Interpret executives say Agency Software eliminates the need to rely on multiple databases, carrier reports and manual processes because it consolidates […]

Congress, FCC Work to Improve E911

David Koon, a New York State Assemblyman, testified Wednesday a 911 dispatcher unable to locate his daughter listened helplessly as she was being murdered. Jennifer Koon, a college sophomore, had called 911 from her wireless phone after being kidnapped in the parking lot of a shopping center Nov. 13, 1993. A 911 system capable of […]

Partner Channel: Focal Fashionably Late to Agent Party

Posted: 2/2002 Partner Channel Focal Fashionably Late to Agent Party By Khali Henderson After six months in development, Focal Communications Inc. rolled out its agent program in January. Company executives say the channel strategy’s time has come for the five-year-old integrated communications provider. While it may seem a little late in the game for the […]

Trading Desk – Dow Jones Launches a Fiber Optic Index

Posted: 12/2001 Trading Desk Dow Jones Launches a Fiber Optic Index By Tara SealsDow Jones & Company Inc. has launched an index for bandwidth trading, a sign that the market finally may be cultivating financial attributes.The Wall Street Journal publisher reports on four routes on a monthly basis: New York-Los Angeles, New York-Miami, Dallas-Los Angeles […]

Business News – Global Crossing Issues GlobalCenter Tracking Stock

Posted: 09/2000 Global Crossing Issues GlobalCenter Tracking Stock By Ken Branson Global Crossing Ltd. ( has filed a statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( in preparation for issuing a tracking stock for its GlobalCenter Inc. ( Internet service and web-hosting unit.During the spring, Global Crossing announced it was considering offering GlobalCenter as a […]

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