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May 21, 2007
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Transport Transformation = Turin Networks
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  Business & Industry Watch 
  • AT&T begins final phaseout of Cingular name
    It's rebranding effort ahead of schedule, AT&T this week will change the name of its wireless stores, dropping the last remnants of the Cingular brand. This move comes a month before the planned rollout of Apple's iPhone, for which AT&T will be the only service provider in the U.S. Reuters (5/21), (5/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 Online Roundtable: The Shifting Sands of the Communications Industry.
How do companies gain customers in today's dynamic telecom marketplace? How can carriers and equipment providers work together to win business? Get answers in this live online roundtable with Motorola and Savvion. Wednesday May 23, 2007 1:00 PM Eastern. Register now.

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  • Get the answers at NXTcomm!

    What's next in global communications, entertainment and information technology? NXTcomm 2007 reveals the answers! From exploring next-generation innovation on the exhibit floor to hearing industry luminaries forecast the future in keynotes and conferences, NXTcomm is THE show for acquiring insider information that fuels forward-looking business decisions. Register today and get FREE access to the keynotes and exhibits using the VIP pass for dailyLead readers: USTA7.

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Top five news stories selected by USTelecom dailyLead® readers in the past week.

  • Results based on number of times each story was clicked by readers.
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  Technology Trends 
  • PC World picks top 20 products of the year
    The "Top 20 Products of the Year," according to the editors of PC World, include Web applications such as Google Doc and Spreadsheets, RIM's BlackBerry 8800, Verizon Communications' FiOS service and Apple TV. PC World (5/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gear vendors ready new products
    Foundry and Nortel are expected to take big swings at Cisco and others this week in the WAN routing arena, with the unveiling of a new Ethernet switch and WAN router/VoIP platform, respectfully. Network World (5/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Online ad deals mark tipping point in market
    Microsoft's planned $6 billion acquisition of online advertising holding company aQuantive represents a milestone in the evolution of new media, according to observers. The deal is just the latest in a spate of advertising sector acquisitions by Google, Yahoo!, AOL and WPP Group. Bryan Wiener, chief executive of search marketing firm 360i told The New York Times: "It's not just talk anymore. The flood of dollars online is starting to accelerate to match the amount of time we spend online." Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (5/21), Adweek (5/21), (5/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 Stay up-to-date on the latest consumer and industry trends.
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  IP Download 
  • Argonne drops VoIP, offers lessons for future implementation
    After a troubled pilot phase, Argonne National Laboratory has pulled its planned VoIP phone system. The network faced several technical hurdles, but the real "death blow," according to Argonne's network services manager, Scott Pinkerton, was the reaction from users, who disliked the ergonomics of their new VoIP handsets and the sound quality of speakerphones. Network World (5/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Editor's Note 
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