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  • AT&T (T) considered buying up to a 29.9% stake in Telefonica (TEF) before the Spanish government said no, has mulled buying France Telecom (FTE)/Deutsche Telekom's (DTEGY.PK) Everything Everywhere U.K. mobile JV and Telefonica's O2 U.K. unit or Latin American ops, and "remains interested" in Vodafone (VOD) assets, Bloomberg reports. A merger with Telefonica has also been explored, even though AT&T's ties with America Movil (AMX) would complicate matters. Meanwhile, the FT reports CEO Randall Stephenson is meeting with EC telecom regulator Neelie Kroes. It safe to assume Ma Bell is serious about expanding abroad in order to offset slumping U.S. growth. (previous[View news story]
    A novice market observer.
    Jun 20 10:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T (T) considered buying up to a 29.9% stake in Telefonica (TEF) before the Spanish government said no, has mulled buying France Telecom (FTE)/Deutsche Telekom's (DTEGY.PK) Everything Everywhere U.K. mobile JV and Telefonica's O2 U.K. unit or Latin American ops, and "remains interested" in Vodafone (VOD) assets, Bloomberg reports. A merger with Telefonica has also been explored, even though AT&T's ties with America Movil (AMX) would complicate matters. Meanwhile, the FT reports CEO Randall Stephenson is meeting with EC telecom regulator Neelie Kroes. It safe to assume Ma Bell is serious about expanding abroad in order to offset slumping U.S. growth. (previous[View news story]
    Good to see T moving more into the global market.
    Jun 20 10:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt says he would like to see 3-D printing used to build jet engines someday. He feels the practice has some practical applications, not so much in printing jet engines themselves, but in manufacturing their biggest parts. 3-D printing essentially eliminates the waste of excess material, Immelt says, and the efficiencies of the process would cut down on engine design and development times by half. [View news story]
    A visionary view of large scale manufacturing (starting with jet engines)!
    May 30 04:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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