Early Briefing 10.09.07

Here's some of the local business stories in today's paper:

* We look at one of the factors in the ouster of Sprint CEO Gary Forsee, his high-risk and so-far-unrealized bet on building a WiFi network. See story. Here's a link to our more expansive story on his departure.

* The Internet phone giant Vonage settles patent dispute with Sprint. See story.

* University of Maryland joins megacomputer "cloud" project with four other universities, Google and IBM. See story.

* Sallie Mae sues buyout group to follow through on $25 billion deal. See press release.

* Jose Marinay describes how proposed curbs on immigration in Prince William have hurt his real estate settlement business in Manassas; the Colombian-born businessman says Latinos must unite against the curbs. See story.

* Prince George's gets ready for the "new urbanism" -- the $3 billion Konterra mini-town slated for 2,200 acres near Laurel. See story.

* Independent cabbies fear they will be run out of business by the big companies if the city adopts meters for cabs instead of the zone system. See story.

By Dan Beyers  |  October 9, 2007; 6:05 AM ET
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