February 8, 1990 |
Compact fuel cells that convert a mixture of gases into electricity could one day power everything from portable telephones to electric cars, using a new technology unveiled Wednesday by scientists for Bell Communications Research in New Jersey.
April 14, 1995 |
The seven regional Baby Bell telephone companies, increasingly divided over how best to capitalize on the booming telecommunications market, announced Thursday that they will put their powerful jointly owned research arm up for sale. The long-rumored move to sell Bellcore--which holds 439 U.S. patents, has a work force of 6,000 and generates about $1 billion in annual sales--comes after months of fractious infighting over how and when to put the Livingston, N.J.-based unit on the market.
August 18, 1993 |
First the country started running out of area codes. Now the outfit that allocates them is giving up the job. Stung by criticism from competitors, the regional Bell operating companies said Tuesday that they will relinquish control over the allocation of numbers, including area codes, five-digit long-distance carrier identification codes, some local phone numbers and codes for toll-free and 900-prefix information services.
December 6, 1996 |
Downey Grove, Ill.-based ServiceMaster has a definitive agreement to acquire Barefoot Inc., the nation's second-largest lawn care company, for about $230 million. . . . Eastman Kodak Co. homed in on an heir apparent to Chief Executive George Fisher by promoting Daniel A. Carp to president and chief operating officer. . . . Bell Communications Research Inc. said it named George Heilmeier chairman and chief executive and Sanjiv Ahuja president and chief operating officer.
January 29, 1985
A Texas newspaper reported that the telephone companies that were divested by AT&T at the beginning of 1984 reportedly will join Austin, Tex.-based Microelectronics & Computer Technology, an advanced computer research consortium. The firms--Pacific Telesis, Ameritech, BellSouth, Bell Atlantic, Southwestern Bell, U.S. West and Nynex--will join MCC through their joint research and development arm, Bell Communications Research, or Bellcore, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Livingston, N.