Convergys buys Intervoice; Femto Forum adopts CPE protocol;

> Convergys agreed to buy Dallas-based Intervoice for $335 million in cash. The deal should close in third quarter. Convergys plans to integrate the firm's speech automation, web self-care and mobile applications into its own product line.  Article

> Femto Forum has decided to implement the Broadband Forum's CPE WAN Management Protocol, a worldwide standard for real-time management of customer premises equipment. Release

> Intel announced a 25 percent jump in second-quarter profits. The company had record unit shipments of chips for mobile computers and wireless communications. Article. (sub. req.)

> Study: Mobile video battling consumer concerns. Article

And finally... Bloggers are buzzing about a possible next-generation Kindle device for the 2008 holiday season that comes with an improved form factor and better interface. Plus it will be in variety of colors. Article

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