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We've said from the beginning that there is strength in numbers, and we're thrilled to report our numbers keep on growing for Women in Comms. Today, we've announced ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 4/22/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: a father-daughter war of words; a new face for the $20; a look at venture capital firms; and more.
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Verizon will have a fixed wireless 5G pilot up and running in 2017, CFO Fran Shammo told investment analysts today. That statement came in a first-quarter earnings ...
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