CIO Summers Moves from Whirlpool to Lowe's
June 23, 2012

Appliance and home improvement retailer Lowe's appointed Kevin V. Summers to be chief information officer, effective July 9, 2012. Summers will report to Chairman, President, and CEO Robert A. Niblock. He replaces Michael K. Brown, who retired in June 2012.

Summers has more than 20 years of experience in technology-related fields, serving most recently as senior vice president and global chief information officer for Whirlpool Corporation. Summers has also worked with The Coca Cola Company, Bell South Technology Services, and General Electric

Are Smart Phones Spreading Faster than Any Technology in Human History?
May 9, 2012

Today's technology scene seems overheated to some. Apple is the most valuable company on earth. Software apps are reaching tens of millions of users within weeks. Major technology names like Research in Motion and Nokia are being undone by rapid changes to their markets. Underlying these developments: the unprecedented speed at which mobile computers are spreading.

Presented below is the U.S. market penetration achieved by nine technologies since 1876, the year Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone. Penetration rates have been organized to show three phases of a technology's spread: traction, maturity

FCC Chief Gives AT&T/BellSouth Merger Thumbs Up
September 28, 2006

Inside sources told the Associated Press last week that FCC Chairman Kevin Martin planned to recommend the unconditional approval of AT&T’s Inc.’s planned purchase of BellSouth Corp. for $67 billion. The merger would create the largest telecommunications company in the world, and give AT&T full control of Cingular Wireless. Martin’s endorsement precedes the conclusion of a Justice Department investigation into the effects of such a deal on the public interest. The plan to merge the two companies was announced in March of this year, at which time AT&T Chairman and CEO Edward E. Whitacre Jr. said, “We are confident that this

XM Satellite Launches Service
October 1, 2001

By David Dritsas Satellite radio is now for real. At a press event last week, XM Satellite Radio began a national rollout of its broadcast. The company was ready to go with its promised 100 channels of digital radio in music, talk, and news programming formats. The company expects its service to be nationally available by the end of the year. Broadcasting began in the urban markets of Dallas, Texas and San Diego, Calif. after an official launch ceremony at the company's headquarters in Washington D.C. Within the next three weeks the coverage will expand to the entire southwestern and southeastern regions of the U.S. including