Time Warner Cable offers $5 discount with new usage cap; Charles River creates $375M startup fund

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> Polystar, a provider of service assurance and test solution for the telecom market, has launched an Active Voice Quality Testing solution for wireless and wireline networks. Release

> IBM laid off over 1,000 employees this week, reports [email protected], an advocacy group representing IBM employees. Article

> Carousel Industries will demonstrate its unified communications solutions during Enterprise Connect, March 26-28 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. Release

> Time Warner Cable is offering southern Texas consumers a $5 discount if they agree to adhere to a 5 GB usage cap. Article

> Israel Electric Corporation's proposed telecom venture has prompted more questions than answers for would-be investors. Article

And finally ... Charles River Ventures created a $375 million fund to provide capital to startups that it says have "disruptive technologies, teams and business models." Article

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