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Cox picks Support/BroadJump; 360 lands longer deal

Thu, 12/20/2001 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

Cox Communications picked the Broadband Resolution Suite, a product developed jointly by Support.com Inc. and BroadJump Inc. The purchase lets Cox subscribers use point-and-click self-service capabilities with an assisted service, starting with installation. The company has more than 780,000 cable modem subscribers. …

360Networks won bankruptcy court approval to extend a cash collateral order, allowing the company to continue operating in the United States through July 1, 2002. The company filed for bankruptcy in June, in the United States and Canada, and is is looking at its reorganization options, it says. …

Williams Communications closed its deal to buy the fiber optic network, intellectual property and Internet protocol capabilities of CoreExpress. Financial terms were not disclosed. Williams says the purchase helps it meet a growing demand for broadband services. …

A recent deal between DirecTV Latin America, Lagardere Active iTV and OpenTV produced Elle Astrologia, an interactive weekly horoscope. The trio partnered on eight turnkey iTV services in Spanish and Portuguese. DirecTV and Lagardere Active iTV plan to launch a new part of the service each month. …

Yipes Communications Inc. completed a 250-mile optical data network that links 23 libraries and two public schools in Allegheny County, Pa. With next year's completion of further phases, the network will connect another 22 libraries outside Pittsburgh. Yipes is building the network for eiNetwork. …

Mere days after it announced its $10.3 billion purchase of USA Networks' entertainment assets, creating Vivendi Universal Entertainment, Vivendi Universal says it extended for five years the contracts of Universal Studios President and COO Ron Meyer and Universal Pictures Chair Stacey Snider. VUE combined Universal Studios Group and the USA Entertainment Group. Vivendi also owns Canal+ Technologies. …

JDS Uniphase Corp. will buy IBM Corp.'s optical transceiver business for $340 million in cash and stock. The deal includes such products as small form factor transceivers and Gigabit Interface Converters for storage area networks and local area networks using optical Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet protocols, JDS says. …

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