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.
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