Sonus Networks' shares decline 8% in Q2; Russia to impose limits on Internet use

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> Sonus Networks' shares dropped 8 percent after reporting a second quarter loss due to not being able to close a number of deals during the second quarter. Article

> A judge slapped Verizon with a $1,000 fine for failing to provide an itemized bill of phone charges to one of its consumers. Article

> Telecom Argentina reported a 41 percent rise in year-over-year net income due to an increase in wireless and wireline Internet service revenues. Article

> ShoreTel has received the Nemertes Research PilotHouse Top Provider Award for IP Telephony for the eighth year in a row. Release

> Alaska Communications Systems' president and CEO Anand Vadapalli will present at the Oppenheimer 14th Annual Technology & Communications Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 3:55 p.m. ET. Release

And finally ... Russia's interior minister wants to put limits on the Internet, a measure that's raising fears that the country's leaders want to impose Chinese-style limits to head off political protests prior to the presidential election. Article