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Telstar and the Bell System’s Forgotten Anniversary

If you watched Wimbledon’s epic showdown live on television,  then you have Telstar to thank. Launched 50 years ago, the Telstar-1 satellite,  brainchild of Bell Labs, made international live broadcasts possible. On July 10, 1962, the age of global communications truly began. Telstar was a very big deal for AT&T and the U.S. government. Countering… Read more

Camille Mendler

What’s We-Government? Just Tweet the EU

Trending on Twitter isn’t a traditional political goal. Nor is having a Facebook page with thousands of friends. But that’s exactly the point.  The European Commission’s Digital Agenda for Europe doesn’t want old school methods to talk to citizens or to broadcast its views. Instead, it wants to involve every European in critical decisions that… Read more

Camille Mendler

Press release: Global telecoms industry bets on “Connected Verticals” for top-line revenue boost

Telecoms firms restructuring to build vertical market expertise Nine out of 10 telecoms firms are betting on “Connected Verticals” to grow their top-line revenues, according to a new global survey from Informa Telecoms & Media. Connected Verticals are industries where telecoms innovation – in technology, systems and processes – can trigger deep transformation in efficiency… Read more

Camille Mendler