BROADBAND LEARNING. Discovery Education has partnered with the Siemens Foundation and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities to create a STEM academy that provides teachers with the latest online resources to support professional development in STEM education.
A TOUCH OF LEADERSHIP: At the PowerBrokers Breakfast of the WICT Washington, DC/Baltimore Chapter in Washington, DC on October 29, Touchstones of Leadership Award Honorees, were (top row, L-R) Discovery Comm's Catherine Frymark, Scripps Nets' Suzanne Underwald, Comcast's Samantha Callahan, TWC's Becky Bobzien-Simms, (bottom row, L-R) Travel Channel's Meghan Rodgers, the FCC's Michelle Carey & NBCU's Meredith Attwell Baker.
February 4, 2013
What You Need to Know Now...
Oracle Buying Acme Packet for $1.7Bln
The move to all IP networks is on with Oracle announcing that it will acquire Acme Packet for approximately $1.7 billion ($29.25 per share), net of cash. Reuters reported that it’s the biggest deal for Oracle since its $7 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2010. And it may not be the last big transaction. “Oracle and Cisco can both afford to be aggressive with M&A whereas many of their peers cannot,” said Ovum principal analyst Dana Cooperson. “Expect the buying spree to continue.”Acme’s board has unanimously approved the deal, which should close in the first half of the year. It’s still subject to stockholder approval and certain regulatory sign-offs. The companies said the transaction should accelerate the migration to all-IP networks by enabling secure communications from any device, across any network.