IBM Global Services chief John R. Joyce, on the heels of upbeat
earnings news for the services behemoth, left IBM today for a new
career at venture capital firm Silver Lake Partners. [via eWeek.com]
This is interesting news. Joyce, who’s mentioned in Lou’s book, was I think tipped for the top. It looks like that’s not going to happen now.
The move by Tele2,the Swedish-based, pan-European telecoms provider, on
Versatel of the Netherlands, the country’s largest alternative network
provider, comes at the same time as France Telecom is understood to be
considering a last-minute bid for Amena, the mobile arm of Spain’s Auna. [The Financial Times]
It was expected to happen in Europe and it looks like it’s starting to happen in earnest now. There’s the C&W merger with Energis and now these two. I expect these to kick off a few more as other business realise they have to acquire to expand and compete or loose ground to their competitors.
I’ve been using my IP phone a bit lately and have made a few mistakes dialing pin numbers to get into the conference calls. It occured to me the reason why, is that I’m used to using a number key pad with 1 in the top left hand corner and nine in the bottom right, a traditional phone number pad layout so to speak…
Whereas the number pad on my computer keypad is 1 in the bottom left and 9 in the top right ie. upside down.
I wonder how long before a ‘phone keyboard’ comes out with the numbers the traditional phone way around.
Before you say why don’t you have the numbers in memory and dial from memory..well you can’t put new random conf call numbers you don’t know into memory.
roll on proper intergration at the application layer.
This is awesome. I read about RSS screen savers in a scoble post months back but couldn’t find one. Now I’ve got one ….fantastic.
I’ve turned down the auto lock from 30 mins to 10 just so it kicks in more often…cool.
TelecomTV has a much more in depth look at the deal here
It appears I was right, it C&W looking to buy Energis for around £700m.