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Microsoft Buys Yammer for $1.2B

Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 Billion. Yammer is supposed to add Social Media to Sharepoint." Yammer now has more than 5 million corporate users, including employees at 85 percent of the Fortune 500. The service allows employees to join a...

My Favorite CRM Gets J2'ed

There is a CRM system that comes with dial-in help (as the Optional VIP Sales Assistant Support of the Gold package). That's right! Salespeople can call in to an assistant that will type in the info and ask for whatever...

The New VoIP Giant

8x8 has hit $100 million in annual revenue making them the number 2 hosted VoIP provider (behind Comcast).  8X8 put up some good numbers last quarter.At $100M, the company has proven that they can organically grow revenue. The churn is...

So Much Stuff I Can't Get To

So many things to write about but just not enough time. Leap Wireless gets the iPhone 4S under its Cricket brand to sell without subsidy for $500! Let's see how that works. It does come with No Contract though....

JAB May Buy Keyon

"Its a typical situation in these typical times..." Dave Matthews BandIt seems that ISP roll-ups just don't last long. Volaris anyone? This story has a Tampa flavor, since KeyOn Communications Holdings Inc., acquired Broadsoft's second customer ever, CommX, in June...

Polycom Gets Some Cash

So Polycom announced that they will "divest its enterprise wireless voice solutions business to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. for gross proceeds of approximately $110 million in cash." I was confused by this until I realized it is...

WOW! to acquire Knology

More cable consolidation. Southeastern Knology is being acquired by WOW!, WideOpenWest LLC for about $1.5B with debt."The acquisition increases WideOpenWest's customer base and will help give the operator more leverage in programming contract discussions with content providers." This statement makes...

Some Stuff Happened While I Was on Daycation

I was taking today and tomorrow off to visit with some pals but the news won't quit.In the I-can't-stand-it zone, the University of Florida decides that TD's are more important than IT and cuts the Computer Science Department. Just when...

3 Billion Dollar Deals

Apparently, $1B is not a lot of money. Three deals today - all at $1B.Facebook bought Instagram, a photo-sharing app, for $1B.Microsoft paid $1B for 800 AOL patents. Who knew AOL even had 800 patents?  Now they can fund Patch...

Dell Gets WYSE

Dell announced that it is acquiring WYSE today. WYSE is known for its dummy terminals, particularly for POS (point-of-sale). WYSE also has gotten into desktop virtualization - not that strong a leap. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units...

What a Crazy Monday

So Zayo is buying AboveNet for $2.2B.Avaya bought RADVision for $230M. Conferencing is making a lot of noise. As David Byrd points out, "It is clear that video conferencing is growing in importance in the market.... is the market big...

Zayo Buys AboveNet

It was a big surprise this morning to hear that Zayo bought AboveNet for $2.2B. My first thought was "Where did Zayo get the money?" I mean, the Dealbook writes, "As of Dec. 31, Zayo had about $25.9 million in...

iPad, MDM and Other News

Bandwidth.com bought DASH Carrier Services and renamed it inetwork. Apparently, inetwork is doing gangbusters in the wholesale VoIP space, the largest arbitrage space left, I would imagine. It's the new LD.  inetwork offers origination, termination, e-911, SMS and toll-free. The...

One Really Big VAR

Presidio Acquires BlueWater is the announcement."Presidio, Inc., a leading provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions, announced today that it has acquired BlueWater Communications LLC, a provider of high-performance, holistic IT infrastructure solutions to growing companies. The...

T-Mobile's Next Move

T-Mobile to Pump $4 Billion Into Network, 4G LTE Buildout. This is T-Mobile's next move on the heels of getting fiber and billions in cash from AT&T after the merger was nixed by the government agencies. I have to laugh...

Why Did ShoreTel Buy M5?

Recently, M5 Communications was acquired for about $160 million by ShoreTel. The premise PBX vendor had a bad quarter and caved to the pressure of Hosted PBX. Avaya, Interactive Intelligence and MITEL have hosted offerings. At some point, ShoreTel had...

M5 Bought by Shoretel

So news at ITEXPO is that Shoretel bought M5 Networks last night for $145M, which 3x revenue. Hope shines anew in the Cloud Comm Alliance.UPDATE:According to the WSJ, the value of the deal is up to $162M, including $84M in...

AT&T Archive Video

From the AT&T archives: “A fascinating animated film explaining the perspective of the Bell System made during the legal challenges of the 1970s from both the government and other phone companies. “The MackNell Quandary from 1975 about the greatness of...

VoIP Branding at its Best

I was reading an article that began "specializing in telephone and network VoIP solutions for Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, educational institutions and small and large businesses around the world." How exactly is that SPECIALIZING? That's Everyone.Just so you understand: Avaya...

Another Broadsoft Merger

In a surprise move (to me anyway), Megapath acquired IP5280 Communications, a Colorado ITSP. Both Megapath and IP5280 utilize Broadsoft, so that will make some of the transition easy. (And likely was a factor in the acquisition decision.) IP5280 had...

2 Data Center Deals and some links

Yesterday I mentioned that Gladstone is the new landlord for one of Expedient’s data centers. Today, zColo (of the Zayo Group) “acquired MarquisNet’s data-center business in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 28,000 square foot data center, located at 7185 Pollock Drive,...

And So The New Year Starts

NY’s Broadsoft based Hosted VoIP Provider, Stage 2 Networks, started the new year with the acquisition of the Hosted VoIP Division of Consolidated Technologies, Inc., a New York City area Avaya partner. Stage 2 needed the growth is my take...

Birch is Scooping up AstroTel

AstroTel, a Sarasota, FL based CLEC,sued Verizon for anti-trust in March this year (2011). Apparently, this case is going as well as its management predicted, because AstroTel just announced:“AstroTel has entered into a definitive agreement with Birch Communications, Inc for Birch...

What is Wrong with AT&T

In recent weeks, AT&T has been hit with a blizzard of bad news.It's 3Q2011 earnings were off estimates. It's merger with T-Mobile is looking less and less likely with the FCC report, its own smoking gun and the DOJ trial....

11 Top Stories in Telecom in 2011

Here’s my take on the Top 11 stories in telecom of 2011.1. Shane McNamara being named VP of the Indirect Channel at XO. It was a shock pick for many in the industry.2. TNCI Bankruptcy! I understand that the reseller...
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