Today's TechFast: AT&T Acquires, GENBAND Joins and Santa's Gonna Get Slammed

November 13, 2014
By: Rory J. Thompson

TMC (News - Alert)'s Techfast newsletter for Thursday, November 13, 2014:

Consumer Electronics are the Big 'Get' for the Holidays.

The Consumer Electronics Association’s (News - Alert) (CEA) holiday shopping survey claims overall spending will reach the highest point - $33.76 billion - since it began tracking holiday spending in 1994. That’s up 2.5 percent over 2013.

AT&T acquisition expands presence in Mexico.

AT&T (News - Alert) has announced that it will acquire the Mexican wireless company Iusacell for $2.5 billion, which will effectively turn AT&T into a major player in that country.

GENBAND, QUOBIS join forces on WebRTC.

GENBAND (News - Alert) is reaching across the ocean to collaborate with Vigo, Spain-based QUOBIS, as the two are combining QOUBIS' SIPPO WebRTC Applications Controller with GENBAND's SPiDR WebRTC gateway.

Hello, Winter; What are you doing back here?

As most of the U.S. faces its first major freeze of the season, power outages are cropping up everywhere. If you get hit, are you ready?

Careful who you call: TCPA violation lands company in court.

Companies that utilize auto-dialers in their sales efforts should be well-versed by now in the nuances of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA. Yet it seems not everyone is completely onboard, if a recent lawsuit is any indication.

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Edited by Stefania Viscusi