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Nokia To Slash 10,000 Jobs, Shut Several Manufacturing Sites.

Report: Microsoft Negotiating To Buy Yammer For $1 Billion-Plus! Can you say Bubble? Yammer is a private social network for business execs. I get invited to a private social network for business execs every month. Who has time to spend on yet another social site? I have blogs, RSS, email, twitter, FB, LinkedIn and news to read and stay current on.

Analysts that cover telecom should actually know something about telecom. In this article about Windstream expanding into Las Vegas, the writer goofs a lot and drops some buzz words like cloud but misses the mark by this much! One big gaff: Cox is the cableco in Vegas, not Comcast. The only way VZ competes in Vegas is in MPLS and wireless. If anything, the analyst should have just said, "Hey, WIND is slashing 400 managers! Big win for stock holders!" And expansion into Vegas for cloud doesn't require infrastructure or a CO build out, but whatever.

Federal money for broadband - "More than half that money is going to Frontier and CenturyLink, which have until July 24 to tell the FCC what they would do with the money," according to this article. WOW! $90M for C-Link and $72M for Frontier out of the federal silo of $300M. Not for nothing, but these companies should have rolled out Broadband at 4MBx1MB speeds just as conditions for mergers! Instead I get to pay for it - and they get to reap the revenue.

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