Thursday, October 11, 2012

News You May Want or Not

Sprint is looking at a buy out from Softbank, a Japanese mobile carrier. I guess they are not counter-bidding on MetroPCS against T-Mobile.

CenturyLink tried to float a $1 Billion bond, but rumor of it acquiring twt sent its stock down. Bond and take-over shelved; banks cried over their martinis and gold cuff-links.

A company that was on my panel, DoubleHorn Communications, "announced a virtualized solution that bundles SIP trunking and enterprise-grade Session Border Controllers (SBC). ... The virtualized solution delivers ‘one click’ SIP trunk provisioning with elastic capacity for providers and enterprises needing secure, interoperable and tightly integrated session-based communications with Unified Communications (UC) providers such as MicroSoft Lync."

An interesting cloud service from Zoho: "Password Manager Pro by ManageEngine is a secure vault for storing and managing shared sensitive information such as passwords, documents and digital identities of enterprises."

Want a cool business card? Moo cards now has NFC installed in your business card! "In short, an NFC enabled Business Card is a regular Business Card, with a tiny microchip and antenna embedded inside the paper that can transmit data from itself to a mobile phone which is also NFC ready, when they are tapped together."

The new CEO of Yahoo has a 3-year 21-page strategy for the company. One that stands out: "Delight our customers!" Take note.

Sprint Launches StarStar Me To Replace Your Phone Number With Your Name

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