The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 06, 2007
VimpelCom Makes It Two Out of Three as Second Court Backs Its URS Purchase
The Supreme Arbitration Court of Russia has upheld the legality
of the 2005 purchase of Ukrainian RadioSystems (URS) by
VimpelCom. The move had been driven by Altimo, now a 42.2% voting
shareholder in VimpelCom, and opposed by Telenor, currently a
29.9% shareholder in VimpelCom. The Supreme Court ruling supports
several previous rulings ...
Orange Signs Preliminary Agreement for Acquisition Of Ya.com
French mobile group Orange, part of France Telecom, has signed a
preliminary agreement with German incumbent Deutsche Telekom for
the acquisition of the latter's Spanish unit, Ya.com, according
to the Spanish daily, Expansión. Under the terms of the
agreement, Deutsche Telekom will be obliged not to offer
broadband services in ...
Jyngle Rings for Social Networkers
Online social networking is a great idea, but only if it's
easy and convenient for people to do. Because they're both
portable and ubiquitous, mobile phones are perhaps the best
online social networking tools. Brevient, a software development
company headquartered in Milwaukee, wants to take advantage of
mobile phones' social ...
E-Mail Senders Can Pay to Bypass Filters
NEW YORK -- Four more Internet service providers will start
charging banks, e-commerce sites and other large e-mail senders for
guaranteed delivery. In deals expected to be announced Thursday,
Goodmail Systems Inc. is expanding its CertifiedEmail program to
Comcast Corp., Cox Communications Inc., Time Warner Cable
HTC Launches Touch
Mobile Phone manufacturer HTC has launched an iPhone competitor, the
HTC Touch. A Microsoft Mobile-based handset, the Touch uses
HTC's TouchFLO navigation system -- consumers simply sweep their
finger up the display to launch an animated, 3-dimensional interface.
User can reorient the interface by swiping a finger right or
Bazalgette's Mobile Dis-Content
MONTE CARLO, France -- Mobile Entertainment Market 2007 -- Big
content providers say mobile operators must open up their
networks and simplify data tariffs to make the mobile
entertainment market grow. "Two years ago we thought the mobile
industry was the perfect place to put content," says Peter
Bazalgette, chief ...
Packaged Approach to E-Discovery
With CIOs facing ever-increasing legal and compliance pressures,
vendors are cranking up their efforts to solve firms e-discovery
woes. Today SAN specialist Xiotech unveiled its first email
archiving and e-discovery system, Corporate Evidence Management
System (CEMS), which captures and classifies electronic files.
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