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Marketing Mecca and Business Panacea?

August 6, 2009
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Marketing Mecca and Business Panacea?

I question the suggestion, that putting your business face on Facebook and tweeting away on Twitter, are truly the marketing meccas or business panaceas they’re made out to be. I’m hearing that argument more and more at conferences now days. Last year I heard several speakers lecture to audiences on using Facebook, yet I couldn’t…

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What Is a Telco in a 3.0 World?

July 29, 2009
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Warren Lee, CTO of NeoNova, asked the question,”What is a telco.” Lee’s question, inspired by his daughter, set the tone for an excellent presentation that looked at the characteristics of how the new generation communicates and things a telco can do to evolve to meet the needs of this new customer-type. Lee suggested if you…

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Cheaper to Give Them a Computer – the Demise of the Telephone Directory

July 4, 2009
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Is the telephone directory about to be the latest victim of broadband? A recent online article from United Press International suggests that Missouri will no longer require AT&T to distribute the White Pages to its customers. White pages would be distributed only at the request of customers. In the Atlanta market, where AT&T dropped the…

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Telecom Council panel session: Update on U.S. Broadband Policy

March 4, 2009
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Abstract: In a lively Telecom Council panel session sponsored by AT&T, seven industry executives discussed the ramifications for the U.S. government’s stimulus package and federal budget proposal as related to broadband policy. The sober and candid assessments offered a realistic view at what is involved in building out broadband, particularly using wireless technology, to underserved…

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No Morning Paper for Denver [Er, One Less Paper]

February 27, 2009
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It looks like Denver will be the first major city to be without a major daily newspaper [oops, I forgot about the Denver Post]..  The Wall Street Journal reported today that the Rocky Mountain News is folding its operation.  The idea that the demise of a major [market] newspaper was imminent was reported in the…

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