October 11, 1994 |
Increasingly at odds over how best to capitalize on the booming telecommunications market, the seven regional Bell operating companies are considering spinning off their powerful jointly owned research arm. The 10-member board of Bell Communications Research, better known as Bellcore, has discussed selling the nation's largest research consortium in a public stock offering or letting private investors buy a stake, according to company and industry sources.
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.