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The Telecom Digest for May 11, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 118 : "text" Format
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Re: Looks like "fake caller ID" laws are about to get a boost(John David Galt)
Microsoft to Buy Skype for $8.5 Billion(Monty Solomon)
History Early Data transmission technical considerations(Lisa or Jeff)

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Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 21:30:29 -0700 From: John David Galt <jdg@diogenes.sacramento.ca.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Looks like "fake caller ID" laws are about to get a boost Message-ID: <iqaf1c$5fk$1@blue.rahul.net> Geoffrey Welsh wrote: > I'd worry that eventually I'd encounter one of the extra-vindictive > ones who either dialed my number himself or can retrieve it from the > dialer and find some way to submit it to a system (or multiple > systems) that will call it at inconvenient times. Telecom equipment > question: surely there are at least some predictive dialers that can > provide the agent with the called number? They'd need that to comply > with do-not-call requests, no? Predictive dialers (at least when making their initial hangup call) never connect the callee to a live person, because that way (in their opinion) they're not required to comply with DNC requests. They're only obligated (in their opinion) if you make the request to a live human being, so if they can make it impossible for you to do that, it's your problem. I wish I could sic the Navy Seals on all the bozos who do this to me....
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 08:51:45 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Microsoft to Buy Skype for $8.5 Billion Message-ID: <p06240845c9eee3f639e7@[]> Microsoft to Buy Skype for $8.5 Billion By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and STEVE LOHR MAY 10, 2011, 8:19 AM Microsoft on Tuesday announced they would buy Skype Global for $8.5 billion in cash - the largest acquisition ever for the technology giant. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/05/10/microsoft-to-buy-skype-for-8-5-billion/ Microsoft to Acquire Skype Software Giant to Pay $8.5 Billion in Cash for Company By ANUPREETA DAS And NICK WINGFIELD MAY 10, 2011, 8:46 A.M. ET http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703730804576314854222820260.html Press Release http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/may11/05-10CorpNewsPR.mspx Webcast http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/presskits/corpnews Media Alert http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/may11/05-10CorpNewsMA.mspx
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 12:33:13 -0700 (PDT) From: Lisa or Jeff <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: History Early Data transmission technical considerations Message-ID: <21692aee-2435-47d2-a3ac-0065e1422e41@cu4g2000vbb.googlegroups.com> An article in the November 1957 discusses the technical issues in the speed and accuracy of data transmission over private lines. It recognizes that the telephone network was built for voice, not data. Various modulating and carrier modes are considered such as "AM double sideband" and "frequency shift transmission". 1600 bits per second was deemed a good speed at that time. (and the term "bit" was used then.) Line noise, delay distortion, and required terminal equipment were critical issues that needed to be addressed. The article gets quite technical. http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/bstj/vol36-1957/articles/bstj36-6-1451.pdf
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