News Corp. last month held talks with Skype Technologies about a possible $3 billion takeover, London's Independent reported. The talks fell apart just before Lachlan Murdoch, son of News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch, announced he was leaving the company.
In a bid to gain an advantage over Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft and other potential phone service competitors, AOL has acquired the software company Wildseed, which will be positioned within a new AOL Wireless Group.
Iowa Telecom has picked CopperCom to supply next-generation softswitches to replace its legacy switches. The deal is part of a plan by Iowa Telecom to expand the range of services it can offer to customers.