The fox guarding the chicken house

Americas Network :: How much money the telecommunications industry has contributed to various Congressional campaigns. Top recipients have included Chip Pickering (R-Miss.) and Billy Tauzin (R-La.) in the House and Max Cleland (D-Ga.), John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Jean Carnahan (D-Mo.) in the Senate; not surprisingly, all are members of the two telecom-related subcommittees. According to … Continue reading The fox guarding the chicken house

Polaris shines

Red Herring 2002 Innovators :: Ray Kao has been in the telecom business too long; knows too much; hears too many sad stories; and sometimes worries too much about the fate of the industry, which is in the severest downturn he’s ever known. As the founder, CEO, and chief technical officer of Polaris Networks, he … Continue reading Polaris shines

A butter entrepreneur

Red Herring 2002 Innovators :: If you live near San Francisco, you may have seen Paul Butterworth, the 51-year-old cofounder and chief technology officer of AmberPoint, a Web-services company that’s his third startup. He’s the one zipping around in the fiery red Ferrari 500. He is also one of the key architect of the relational … Continue reading A butter entrepreneur

Accounting Issues at WorldCom Speak Volumes About Disclosures

Wall Street Journal :: Every month from 1998 through much of 2000, designated staffers in WorldCom Inc.’s credit department in Tulsa, Okla., prepared lists of customers who hadn’t paid their telephone bills, many of them in bankruptcy-court proceedings. Every month they forwarded the reports to the controller’s office, recommending that, as those accounts were unlikely … Continue reading Accounting Issues at WorldCom Speak Volumes About Disclosures