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25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
A series of posts describing how this all came about. (Click on picture above)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Aftermath of
RCR Meltdown

I reported in March that RCR Wireless was being shut down due to economic conditions. The publisher was a family-owned company that had its roots in the automotive manufacturing news letter business and oddly decided to focus its resources on its original core business - shutting down several other trade newsletters at the same time.

Today I got an "RCR relaunch survey" that announced the return of this well respected news letter. The new website has an article on the new developments:

AUSTIN, TX – July 16, 2009 -- Arden Media Company announces the September 1 re-launch of RCR Wireless News with the appointments of Editors Tracy Ford and Dan Meyer.

Ford and Meyer, both of whom are industry experts known for their thoughtful reporting, continue a tradition of excellence begun in their previous capacities.

Ford, who started with the former RCR Wireless News in 1990 and was most recently its associate publisher and editor, is responsible for overall editorial direction.

Meyer, previously managing editor of RCR Wireless News before Arden Media purchased the former publishing company, is the primary contact for all editorial content.

Arden Media recently acquired RCR Wireless News which ceased publication in March 2009. "We are thrilled to re-establish connection with our readers and advertisers as we carry out our mission to connect technology companies with customers and talent," said Jeff Mucci, CEO of Arden Media and co-publisher of RCR Wireless News. ...
Jeff Silva - former Washington chief of RCR

I also heard today that Jeff Silva, well known and respected for his Washington reporting in RCR, recently started a new job at Medley Global Advisors, LLC a "leading macro policy intelligence service for the world's top hedge funds, investment banks, and asset managers".

A press release from Medley states:
Medley Global Advisors, LLC (MGA) ... has hired ... Jeffrey Silva as senior policy director for telecommunications, media and technology.

Jeffrey Silva has been a leading telecom-high tech policy reporter and commentator for more than two decades, serving most recently as Washington Bureau Chief of RCR Wireless News, where he reported on telecom and high-tech policy matters pending before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the administration, courts, state governments and state regulatory agencies. Mr. Silva was national co-winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors' Silver Award for government coverage in 2003. Previously, Mr. Silva had stints with The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Springfield (Va.) Times, the National Captioning Institute and the Voice of America. He holds a B.S. cum laude in Communications from the University of Tennessee.

So congratulations to Jeff for landing on his feet after a few months and we look forward to RCR's return!

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