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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 […]

Staubach to Keynote Fall COMPTEL

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach will deliver the keynote speech at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2007 Convention & EXPO this fall in Dallas. The show will be held at the Gaylord Texan, Oct. 7-10. Staubach spent his entire 11-year pro football career with the Cowboys and was the starting quarterback for eight of those […]

Vercuity, Quickcomm Partner

In a move that could herald a change in the TEM space, Vercuity Solutions and Quickcomm Software have partnered to help Global 2000 companies combine and manage their telecom services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is not a merger Vercuity will use Quickcomms software to integrate users wireless, wireline, domestic […]

Broadview Closes InfoHighway Acquisition

Broadview Networks Holdings Inc. has closed its acquisition of InfoHighway Communications Corp. The deal was announced in February and was finalized May 31. Terms were not disclosed as both providers are privately held. Together InfoHighway and Broadview form a $500 million CLEC. That puts the new company just behind northeast U.S. rivals such as One […]

McDowell Free to Join All FCC Votes

As of today, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell is able to participate in all FCC votes. McDowell has had to abstain from several important voting sessions because he was a lawyer for competitive carrier association COMPTEL prior to his June 1, 2006, appointment. McDowell could have taken part in the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger vote in […]

WHAT’S NEW

GlobalTouch Offers Private-Label Prepaid VoIP VoIP provider GlobalTouch Telecom Inc. unveiled a hosted, prepaid VoIP platform, offering MSO, carrier, PTT, reseller and ISP customers a private-labeled turnkey application with built-in scalability. Features include call forwarding, three-way calling, caller ID, call waiting and instant voice mail to e-mail. There also is a real-time billing engine, Web-based […]

Motorola to Cut an Additional 4,000 Jobs.

Motorola Inc. said Wednesday it is cutting an additional 4,000 jobs. The move is in an effort to cut costs and return to profitability, and Motorola said in a statement it would save $600 million next year as a result. The company also said it would tighten general and administrative expenses. The mobile phone maker […]

Changes in Global Crossing Channel Nominal, Sources Say

Global Crossing Ltd. today laid off several employees that supported the companys channel program, according to sources close to the company. The reduction impacted less than five people in executive and support roles; names were not disclosed. The action touched off rumors that Global Crossing was making sweeping changes to its indirect sales strategy. PHONE+ […]

Alcatel-Lucent Net Drops

Alcatel-Lucent posted a net loss 8 million euros, or $10.8 million, during the first quarter mostly because of the companys $11 billion dollar merger. The French-American equipment maker reported first quarter net income of 199 euros ($268 million), or 9 cents per European share, compared with 306 million euros, or 13 cents per share, during […]

XO Lowers Losses

XO Holdings Inc. reported Thursday that it lowered its net loss by more than 50 percent during the first quarter compared to the same time last year. The companys net loss was $20.6 million during the first quarter. It was $43.7 million in 2006. XO reported its revenue at $348.5 million compared with $349.6 million […]

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