Taqua acquires Tatara Systems; AMD struggles to find a new CEO

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> Taqua, known initially as being a Class 5 TDM replacement switch company, has acquired Tatara Systems. Article

> AT&T has won a five-year, $500 million contract to provide voice and data services to various Texas state agencies that work with the Texas Department of Information Resources. Article

> Virgin Media's 100 Mbps service is now available to 25 percent of UK homes. Article

> AMD still can't find a new CEO to lead their company after ousting their former CEO in January. Article

> Level 3 will provide its high-speed Internet protocol (HSIP) service for San Diego-based Critical Data Network to support its growing operations in Southern California and Mexico. Release

> BT's Speaking Clock, the first of the pre-recorded information services in the UK, will celebrate its 75th birthday on July 24, 2011. Release

And finally ... A freelance journalist details the technological and logistical challenges of using broadband service to get work done in rural Michigan. Article