Archive for February 9th, 2009

The delay on the DTV delay

In case you were wondering why Barack Obama has been so slow to sign into law the DTV transition delay bill, which he’s been so avidly in favor of, you can find the answer on the White House blog. President Obama has instituted a new policy in which the White House posts non-emergency legislation online for public review before he signs it.

According to the blog, Obama wants to give each bill five days of sunlight before he puts pen to paper. In the case of the DTV Delay Act of 2009, the Senate passed the final bill at the end of the day on Feb. 4. Assuming he gives a full five days, the President should be set to sign either tonight or tomorrow.

Telepresence draws investor $$$$ also

How hot is telepresence? Well, in a tight capital market, Teliris was able to get $11 million in new equty capital from its earlier investors, Fidelity Ventures and Columbia Capital, and a new investor.

Teliris is competing with Cisco and its service provider partners including AT&T and BT in the red-hot telepresence space as well as Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize and others. The big play for Teliris, which is billing itself as the market leader, is its ability to interoperate with other telepresence equipment.

Teliris is also the kind of company that incumbent service providers have to fear in the managed services world - a tightly focused player in a solid niche with a strong base of enterprise customers.


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