November 8, 1999 |
From this little-known university town at the northern end of the Gulf of Bothnia, an army of Nordic computer nerds looks poised to overrun America's Internet innovators and software supremos as the desktop-dominated world goes wireless. Nowhere has mobile communication caught on as it has in sparsely populated Finland, where nearly 70% of the 5.3 million residents are armed with wireless phones and an ever-expanding array of tools, games and services they can use on the fly.
July 17, 1999 |
Moving to add digital video to its service offerings, SBC Communications Inc. struck a broad marketing and distribution deal with El Segundo-based DirecTV Inc. that allows the phone company to package satellite television with its phone and Internet services in seven states, including California. The pact, announced late Friday, represents a key step in positioning San Antonio-based SBC to challenge AT&T Corp. and others for national dominance in the communications industry.
September 7, 1998 |
There's a new subject on the syllabus this fall at USC: What are the legal and policy implications of changes in the communications industry? To answer that question, the university last week established the USC Center for Communications Law and Policy at USC Law School. The Annenberg School for Communication and the Annenberg Center for Communication will also sponsor the new interdisciplinary center.
April 5, 1997 |
Financial transactions in the communications industry topped $100 billion for the first time last year, according to a report from New York media investment banking firm Veronis, Suhler & Associates. The report said $113 billion in transactions included mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, redemptions and other corporate financings made by publicly reporting companies during 1996.
March 5, 1997 |
When they've already changed the world, what are two brothers supposed to do as retirement looms? For Ben and Harold Rosen, the answer is to try to do it again. The Louisiana-bred, Caltech-educated Rosens have embarked on their biggest challenge ever--to produce a clean, efficient and powerful automotive power source that will do nothing less than replace the internal combustion engine. If that sounds familiar, it is. There have been countless schemes to rid the world of the noxious power plant.
December 30, 1996
A.T. Kearney, a management consulting firm in New York, offers up the following predictions for the fast-changing communications industry: * Congress will call for more regulation of the Internet, especially to prevent security abuses and potential breakdowns due to lack of capacity. * Baby Bells Ameritech and US West will merge, following in the footsteps of Pacific Telesis and SBC Communications and Bell Atlantic and Nynex.