On Friday, GigaOm, the blogging network started by former Business 2.0 writer Om Malik, launched its own job board. The board, which charges $200 per listing, plans to make itself the destination for job listings from telecommunications, broadband, and networking companies, particularly for positions at the managerial levels.
GigaOm has launched a job’s board for the Telecom’s industry. I’m not sure how it’ll fair in the crowded ‘find a job’ market place over the traditional job sites. [via]
..sign multi year agreement to connect users etc..[via]
what amazes me here is the sheer speed at which these decisions are being made is just amazing.
The interop between gtalk and skype is great news too, as I’m currently using both it hopefully won’t be long before I can end up with just one.
Technorati Tags: Google eBay
GigaOm has a post on the continued consolidation within the telco space.
It’s with these thoughts in mind and the changing competitive lanscape that I am going to predict here that BT and Vodafone will look to either merge or Vodafone will try to acquire BT in 2007 in order to create a new super Telecom. Maybe the new merged BT and Vodafone company could simply be called Bone
I wouldn’t rule this out but wow that’d be a big play in the UK space, but not much else. It would only address quad play in the UK based on BT’s incumbent position, vodafone needs to do more than that, Orange would still cover more homes with it’s broadband reach across France and the UK. The other bit that was missed is BT’s Global Services arm is now a big part of what BT does, Voda wouldn’t want to get involved in that.
So the only real play would be for Voda to buy BT and split it, spitting out the bit’s it doesn’t need or want. I still think a Private Equity company may get to BT first. [via]
Technorati Tags: BT, Vodafone, Merger
I though TechCrunch had a global focus as it’s featured AllPeers, but maybe I was wrong. TechCrunch UK is interesting and will be worth reading. It’ll also be interesting to see just how much innovation takes place in the UK. We’re at 75% broadband penetration now (or some similar number) in the UK so the market and catalysts to create the market are there for sure.
Technorati Tags: TechCrunch, UK