TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 02, 2006

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Siemens Bosses Defer Pay Rise, Offer Millions to Help BenQ Workforce

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BERLIN -- Siemens AG said Monday it will defer an executive pay hike and contribute the proceeds to a E 35million (US$44.3 million) fund to help employees of its former cell phone business. The German electronics and engineering conglomerate ceded its unprofitable handset business to Taiwan's BenQ Corp. a year ago as part of ...

The Tools of Cooperation and Change

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Employers can choose from lots of tools when they want to encourage employees to work together toward a new corporate goal. One of the rarest managerial skills is the ability to understand which tools will work in a given situation and which will misfire. Cooperation tools fall into four major categories: power, management, leadership, ...

Samsung SGH-X820: Thin, Thinner, Thinnest

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One day, a cell phone manufacturer will produce a model that's as thin as a sheet of paper. Until that day arrives, the Samsung SGH-X820 will have to suffice. The SGH-X820 is a triband (GSM 900/1800/1900; GPRS/EDGE) phone that's a scant 0.27 inches thick (thin?). At 4.4 inches long and 1.9 inches wide, and weighing only 2,4 ...

Verizon Fishes for Pretexters

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Verizon Wireless, looking to get ahead of the Hewlett Packard (HP) pretexting scandal, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against some of the individuals and companies who allegedly obtained HP board of directors' telephone records. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, doesn't name specific defendants, ...

Congressmen Tell DoJ: Hold AT&T/BellSouth Deal

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Judiciary committee members of the House of Representatives and the Senate are asking the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) to delay clearing AT&T's proposed $67.1 billion purchase of BellSouth as other opponents of the colossal deal make similar appeals to U.S. lawmakers and government agencies. Reps. James Sensenbrenner (...

All About Optimization

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When Charles Cox, manager of telecommunications systems at Parker Drilling, began looking for a replacement for the company's outmoded UHF/VHF radio communications system in 2000, the requirements were stringent. The Houston-based drilling company operates oil and natural-gas rigs in some of the world's most remote ...

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