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Letter to EMS Financial Customers

From: EMS Financial Services [mailto:admin@emsfinancialservices.com]Sent: December-03-11 6:17 PM Dear EMS Customers and Friends,You are undoubtedly aware of the difficult situation EMS finds itself in. However you may or may not be aware that a forensic examination of EMS accounts has...

Some Have Reached The Peak

I had a conversation yesterday with a friend from UHC. She mentioned that VISA is worried about its profitability on just the $0.24 federal max per debit card transaction. Here's the problem the American economy faces: We Peaked Already.  Period.Globally, America is...

Business is Still Happening

Despite all the bad news, bad politics, financial collapse and more, at the end of the quarter business is still getting done. People are still buying stuff.For example, Juliana Kenny reports that Yahoo still hit earnings expectations even with firing their CEO.“The...

Unemployment and the Digital Divide

In this article in TechCrunch, you will read an interesting look at how Silicon Valley and the march of technology are causing a Digital Divide.Every online sale takes away from brick-and-mortar business just as Wal-mart has run over mom-and-pop stores,...

Verizon Got a Bailout?!

The Washington Post and the Business Insider report that Verizon took federal bail-out money two weeks after CEO Ivan said No Bailout for me! ...

ROA and Moore

A new metric for Wall Street is Return on Assets. A company spends money on infrastructure, equipment, etc. (Assets) to produce goods or deliver service. Recently, I have been reading where the return on assets is decreasing sharply (and has...

So We Have These Mergers

So we have all these mergers taking place, then I’m reading Consulting magazine to find a book review about John Hagel’s The Power of Pull. We are in an era of declining ROA from Big Business, so they have to...

The Era of Freelancers

Locally, I help organize BarCamp Tampa Bay, the UN-Conference for creatives, geeks, and techies. We gather for 2 days to share, engage, learn and network. We have had over 60 sessions both years. There will be more this year.This year...

What is the FCC Trying to Say?

The Buzz this week is the FCC's "Third Option" for some form of regulation of the Internet.This is FCC Commissioner Michael Copps' statement about the Third Option."Frankly, I would have preferred plain and simple Title II reclassification through a declaratory...

A Message from the Fellows

I attended the University of Tampa Fellows Forum this morning. Verizon was the presenting sponsor so I got to listen to Michelle Robinson, President, Southeast Region, Verizon, gush about how wonderful VZ is. Point of order, Michhelle. You said that...

UGC for AT&T

AT&T has a strange website up called AT&T Investing in America.  Adweek has an article about the campaign around the website. The website invites Americans to share their inspiring stories. "As a member of corporate America, we share in the...

Acredo Lays Off Staff

This morning on Twitter, it was announced that Hosted VoIP company, Acredo, had laid off all its staff. Acredo is the second Hosted PBX player in Orlando to axe its staff in the past few weeks. VOX also laid off...

Biz Travel Trends Are Annoying

USA Today has the latest business travel trends. While it looks like prices are dropping, in fact, it's only the base airfare ticket price that is dropping. With all ancillary fees airlines add, you are likely paying more for your...

Two Big Problems in DC

Arnold Schwarzenegger was on ABC's Sunday morning news with George. he had the best analogy I have heard: As a patient, when the oncology team diagnoses you with cancer, you want a unified solution, not a bunch of doctors arguing...

Reignmaker Smashed by Standford

Stanford International Bank is the other Madoff. While Madoff burned people to the tune of $50B in his Ponzi Scheme, Stanford wiped out $8B in its investors money. In its wake, it has erased the credit line of Reignmaker Communications....

VAR's Optimistic

"Nearly one-third of VARs (value added resellers like Cisco certified IT shops) are planning to grow their businesses in excess of 15 percent in 2009", according to CRN.The most interesting quote was not about the importance of Managing Cash Flow...

Broadband Stimulus Bill details

More Broadband Stimulus Bill (and here at TMC) info from Stephen Ronan on the CyberTelecom listserv.  (probably in response to the volume of comments from Tom Keatings blog!)Can anyone provide a pointer to the bill at issue?text of billHouse Draft...

Broadband Stimulus Bill

There has been a deep discussion that started on Tom Keating's blog about the Broadband Bail-out plan (known in various circles as a Bell hand-out, Stimulus package, Information Highway Infrastructure Development Funding). Attorney Jim Baller has more on the House...

Charter and Nortel

Yesterday Nortel filed bankruptcy. I'm guessing it was a pre-packaged deal because of the way it went down. Seeking Alpha implies that the BK was due to a lack of urgency to turn the company around. Three CEO's that just...

Effect of Broadband on the Economy

Many pundits and pols are pushing the National Broadband Strategy to stimulate the economy. Let's look at the effects of Broadband on the Economy: First, there is the Lake County Florida case: "Our econometric model shows that Lake County has...

Fairpoint Rural IPTV

Fairport is trialing out IPTV in a New Hampshire town. As DSLR points out, VZ couldn't (or wouldn't) roll out fiber to the New England tri-state region, but Fairpoint thinks it can. How when Fairpoint got stuck with such huge...

Internet Access Stimulus

According to the WSJ, " The federal government's economic stimulus package will include investment in broadband Internet infrastructure and funds to upgrade and repair the national power grid alongside more traditional funding for road and bridge repair, a senior aide...

2008 Florida New Economy Index

Here's an excerpt, reprinted from the State Science and Technology Institute, or SSTI, was worth sharing to give you a sense of what two very respected institutions, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Kauffman Foundation, are recommending regarding...

Light in the Tunnel

Jack Welch was on This Week with George talking about the economic crisis. He said that by 3Q09 we will see the light at the end of the tunnel. There are many pieces of the bail-out that have yet to...

Sequoia's Message to Start-ups

It's been all over the blogosphere this morning (GigaOm, Om again, Bear, Alley): Sequoia Capital is worried. They have given advice to all their portfolio companies. Here's some of it:The Good Times are Over! Cut spending. Cut fat. Preserve capital....
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