Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Wednesday Telecom, Internet and Media Digests

The past week saw numerous announcements. Here are the most important ones - from the investor point of view. Discover the many links to primary source material and commentators. Each overview is divided into company specific news and trends by segment.

Telecoms: to name a few:
  • Regulatory actions in Canada (foreign ownership), the US (the new COPE Act) and the EU (international roaming).
  • Standards news on Bluetooth/UWB, WiMAX (certifications) and MoCA (in-home wiring).
  • LBS search services from Skyhook and Sprint.
  • Innovative VoIP from Lycos, Jajah and Interoute.
  • Of particular interest: xMax (handsets) and Skype (sued by StreamCast).
Internet: mainly Google and Yahoo!:
  • New video search from Podzinger.
  • Ad insertions into SMS from MIVA.
Media: cable and video:
  • Company news mainly from cablecos (US, France, Israel).
  • Most of my favorite video companies in the news: Sling Media, Akimbo, and VideoEgg.

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