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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Volume 36 : Issue 181 : "text" format

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Blind travelers can get around an airport more easily with new appMonty Solomon
Re: At&T Announces Thousands Of Layoffs, Firings Just In Time For ChristmasBarry Margolin
Stock Volatility Risk Alert: CenturylinkBill Horne
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <3342E5E2-4B8B-443F-9DB1-35EC9600C357@roscom.com> Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2017 20:27:26 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Blind travelers can get around an airport more easily with new app Blind travelers can get around an airport more easily with new app A new app that's helping blind and visually impaired travelers find their way around an airport in Kentucky could be coming to other airports next. Using Bluetooth technology, the free "Indoor Explorer" function of the existing Nearby Explorer app transforms a smartphone into an audio guide that can tell users exactly where they are in [the building] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/tripping/wp/2017/12/21/blind-travelers-can-get-around-an-airport-more-easily-with-new-app/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <barmar-C3EC0D.12350528122017@reader.eternal-september.org> Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:35:18 -0500 From: Barry Margolin <barmar@alum.mit.edu> Subject: Re: At&T Announces Thousands Of Layoffs, Firings Just In Time For Christmas In article <20171227184603.GA27345@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > By Carlos Ballesteros > > AT&T plans to lay off and fire more than a thousand workers starting > early next year, according to local reports. > > Across the Midwest, an estimated 600 workers were notified they were > being laid off by the company on December 16, a week before AT&T > announced it was doling out $1,000 bonuses to 200,000 of its employees > in celebration of the Republican Party's tax overhaul. > > http://www.newsweek.com/christmas-att-layoffs-midwest-bonuses-trump-758391 "How can you lay people off and then give them $1,000 and say that there's going to be more jobs available?" Joseph Bianco, president of Local 6360 CWA in Kansas City, told Fox 4 on Thursday. That seems pretty easy to answer: AT&T is a big conglomerate with many different businesses and services. They were overweight in services that are in decline, like landlines that they're phasing out. Meanwhile, other services are growing. It seems like Bianco is just playing to people's emotions, rather than thinking of it logically like a businessman. -- Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu Arlington, MA *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me *** ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20171229035848.GA1160@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:58:49 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Stock Volatility Risk Alert: Centurylink Before we cover the full analysis we make a quick alert here that CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) has seen its stock price whip around at a notable high level. We'll go through the details below -- but that's the lede -- the stock has been moving and the market's reaction is like a yellow post it note on the face of the ticker that reads "this is not equilibrium" with an HV20 of 50.5% verus the HV20 of the S&P 500 at 5.98%. Another bit to this risk alert, which we cover in the article, is that while the historical volatility may be a notable high level (the stock has been whipping around), the real question that needs to be answered for option traders is not if the HV20 is high, but rather if the implied volatility that is priced for the next 30-days accuratley reflects what we're about to see in the stock for the next month. http://news.cmlviz.com/2017/12/28/stock-volatility-risk-alert-centurylink-inc-stock-volatility-hits-an-unsually-high-level.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 29 Dec 2017

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