Cellular One is the trademarked brand name used by several cellular service providers in the United States and Bermuda. The brand was sold to Trilogy Partners by AT&T in 2008 shortly after AT&T had completed its acquisition of Dobson Communications. Cellular One was originally the trade name of one of the first mobile telephone service providers. Wikipedia.
News Article | November 8, 2016
While Country Music icon, Lorrie Morgan, has been busy garnering 4 new Grammy nominations for her newest album, Letting Go Slow, her red hot music production service has been chalking up major victories with a growing account list for its commercial music division. Top markets nationwide have discovered Music City in general, and RedHot Jingles in particular, for original music solutions for film, television and commercial use. RedHot Jingles is co-owned by Lorrie with her brother, Marty Morgan. In the latest win for RedHot Nashville, Houston’s NBC affiliate, KPRC TV added a new high energy lifestyle show to its lineup, requiring upscale theme music to set the tone for the daytime talk/entertainment series. Executive Producer, Don Graham, and KPRC Creative Director, Michael Guerrieri, turned to Nashville’s music scene and tapped RedHot Jingles for an original theme song. The result is a hip and inventive piece of music called “It’s So You” that punctuates the KPRC vision for the “Houston Life” TV show. “We feel really fortunate to have partnered with a jingle production company like RedHot on this project,” KPRC’s Graham says. “They definitely over-deliver and they’re great at execution on every level. We couldn’t be happier the way they translated our conceptual direction into a brilliant musical execution. Marty is a real pro and the music they produce is sonically outstanding and in every way compelling.” Since its founding in 2010 by seasoned ad man and voice over artist, Marty Morgan, and his sister, Lorrie, RedHot Jingles has quickly become an established music resource for entertainment and marketing. After landing its first national account with Liberty Tax Service, the jingle company has been awarded jingle projects for a variety of clients in varied industries, including retail, home repair, travel, legal, medical and more. “This city is becoming more and more a go-to market for all things musical,” Lorrie Morgan says. “Just look at the number of TV, film and documentary scores produced in Nashville and you will see that when it comes to music these days, Nashville has become far more than its tradition reputation as a Country Music market. We have the talent, the technology and the production infrastructure to support and create anything musically.” For the “Houston Life” project, RedHot’s Senior Creative Director, Marty Morgan called in Australian singer/songwriter, Katrina Burgoyne, to collaborate on “It’s So You.” The tv theme song has a modern, techno-pop groove with a driving drum beat and synth-driven feel reminiscent of the pop sound of the '90’s which has gained popularity again in media and commercials. Country/Pop newcomer, Mandy Brooke, provided the lead vocals with her dynamic range and high soulful energy. The team created a main theme and numerous promotional cuts and bumpers, plus over 15 seasonal and holiday versions for KPRC in different musical genres. In addition to Burgoyne and Brooke, RedHot brought in Nashville composer/arranger, Geoff Koch, to spearhead arrangements on the final music production, along with former Black River Entertainment engineer, Austin Kursave, to produce the original television theme track which ultimately won out over competing music shops. “Houston has the 4th largest population of U.S. cities, and is a Top 10 DMA [Designated Market Area] with a huge audience,” Mary Morgan notes. “I’m thrilled to have been awarded this project. After providing two developmental compositions and demos, we learned that RedHot Jingles had been chosen. It’s a real feather in our cap and I’m proud of my team’s effort, energy and originality; everything that went into creating the theme package for KPRC’s new show.” Lorrie Morgan is receiving great accolades for her latest album, produced by Richard Landis, including recent Grammy nods. RedHot Jingles continues to grow, owing in large part to the Morgan’s decades of combined creative experience in songwriting, studio work and advertising. They have earned a reputation for crafting clever lyrical “hooks” and vibrant melodies for regional, local and national clients that have included America West Airlines, Wind River Casinos, Friendship Auto Group, Cellular One Phones, and many more national, regional and local clients. RedHot Jingles has also recently produced music for nationally syndicated automotive talk show, Car Pro USA, a stadium fight song for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and numerous automotive music projects including its first all-Spanish productions for Moffett Productions, a leading Houston video service. Additionally, the siblings are busy laying the ground work for their first Broadway musical which is moving into early production. About RedHot Jingle Company Founded in 2010 by brother and sister team Lorrie and Marty Morgan, Red Hot Jingles writes and produces custom jingles and original music for television, radio, film, sports and entertainment. As children of Country Music Hall of Fame member George Morgan — whose hit song Candy Kisses elevated him to national fame as well membership to Grand Ole Opry in 1948 – music is truly in their genes. Multi-platinum recording artist Lorrie Morgan is a 4-time recipient of “Female Vocalist of the Year” in TNN’s Music City News Awards and has charted more than 30 Billboard singles, including three No. 1 songs. Marty Morgan is a veteran of the advertising community, where he worked as a copywriter and creative director for ad agencies in Birmingham, Dallas, Kansas City and Nashville. He serves as senior producer and lead writer for the RedHot creative team.
Rabinowitz A.H.,Cellular One |
Vokes S.A.,Cellular One
Developmental Biology | Year: 2012
The developing limb is one of the best described vertebrate systems for understanding how coordinated gene expression during embryogenesis leads to the structures present in the mature organism. This knowledge, derived from decades of research, is largely based upon gain- and loss-of-function experiments. These studies have provided limited information about how the key signaling pathways interact with each other and the downstream effectors of these pathways. We summarize our current understanding of known genetic interactions in the context of three temporally defined gene regulatory networks. These networks crystallize our current knowledge, depicting a dynamic process involving multiple feedback loops between the ectoderm and mesoderm. At the same time, they highlight the fact that many essential processes are still largely undescribed. Much of the dynamic transcriptional activity occurring during development is regulated by distal cis-regulatory elements. Modern genomic tools have provided new approaches for studying the function of cis-regulatory elements and we discuss the results of these studies in regard to understanding limb development. Ultimately, these genomic techniques will allow scientists to understand how multiple signaling pathways are integrated in space and time to drive gene expression and regulate the formation of the limb. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
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Chen Z.J.,Cellular One
Current Opinion in Plant Biology | Year: 2010
Polyploidy or whole genome duplication (WGD) occurs throughout the evolutionary history of many plants and some animals, including crops such as wheat, cotton, and sugarcane. Recent studies have documented rapid and dynamic changes in genomic structure and gene expression in plant polyploids, which reflects genomic and functional plasticity of duplicate genes and genomes in plants. Common features of uniparental gene regulation and nonadditive gene expression in regulatory pathways responsive to growth, development, and stresses in many polyploids have led to the conclusion that epigenetic mechanisms including chromatin modifications and small RNAs play central roles in shaping molecular and phenotypic novelty that may be selected and domesticated in many polyploid plants and crops. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Nombela-Arrieta C.,Childrens Hospital Boston |
Ritz J.,Dana-Farber Cancer Institute |
Ritz J.,Cellular One |
Silberstein L.E.,Childrens Hospital Boston |
Silberstein L.E.,Cellular One
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology | Year: 2011
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a diverse subset of multipotent precursors present in the stromal fraction of many adult tissues and have drawn intense interest from translational and basic investigators. MSCs have been operationally defined by their ability to differentiate into osteoblasts, adipocytes and chondrocytes after in vitro expansion. Nevertheless, their identity in vivo, heterogeneity, anatomical localization and functional roles in adult tissue homeostasis have remained enigmatic and are only just starting to be uncovered. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Cellular One | Date: 2017-01-18
Battery chargers for use with mobile phones; Battery packs for mobile phones; Cell phone auxiliary cables; Electric cables.
News Article | March 13, 2014
Somewhere in either Chicago, Baltimore or Washington, someone plunked down $3,995 to buy the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, the first handheld cellphone, on March 13, 1984 — 30 years ago today. We don't know who that first cellphone buyer was. At the time, the occasion didn't register as historically auspicious. After all, in 1984, the terms "cellphone" and "mobile phone" didn't refer to handheld phones; those terms referred to car phones, which had been around since the mid-1940s. What was celebrated at the time was the kick-off consumer cellular call — made to the great-grandson of Alexander Graham Bell — six months earlier. A handheld portable phone was considered a gimmick, a "look what I got!" rich man's toy with dubious utility. Measuring 13 x 1.75 x 3.5 inches and weighing 28 ounces, the 8000X was so big and heavy, even its creators had nicknamed it "The Brick." Plus, you could only use it for a half an hour before the battery gave out. Who would pay a quarter of the average salary in 1984 — more than $9,000 in 2014 dollars — to carry around such a useless load, especially since payphones were everywhere and only cost a dime to use? The lack of commemoration of that first portable phone sale is understandable. What has turned out to be the most ubiquitous gadget in history started life as a publicity stunt, prompted by panic. The cellphone may have had one of the longest gestation periods in tech history. A memo outlining the idea of a hexagonal honeycomb of adjoining antenna sites was laid out in a memo by AT&T researcher Douglas H. Ring in December 1947. At that time and until 1983, car phones transceived via a single citywide antenna that, with limited frequencies, kept the number of subscribers low. In the mid-1960s, AT&T engineers Joel Engel and Richard Frenkiel perfected cellular technology to allow frequency re-use and call hand-off so you wouldn't lose your call as you moved from one cell to another. These advances geometrically increased the number of potential car phone users. Once cellular was feasible, AT&T, which already controlled all landline telephone service in the U.S., applied to the FCC for a similar monopoly over the new wireless network. It was this potential cellular monopoly that threw Motorola, who sold two-thirds of all car phones, into a tizzy. If Ma Bell was awarded a cellular monopoly, cellular phone equipment would be made by her Western Electric subsidiary — and no one else. Facing corporate oblivion, Motorola executive Marty Cooper had a brainstorm: Let's prove to the FCC that a cellular monopoly would inhibit hardware innovation. What would Motorola's innovation be? A rival cellular network with a handheld phone at its center. Cooper told his engineers to drop everything. On Dec. 3, 1972, a dozen or so Motorola engineers began the seemingly impossible task of compacting the components inside a trunk-sized car phone transceiver cabinet and roof antenna array so the whole phone could be held in your hand. Five hectic months later, on April 3, 1973, Motorola hosted a grandiose event at New York's Hilton Hotel to present two hand-built DynaTAC handheld phones to an enchanted press. Since there was no actual cellular network built yet, these first two DynaTACs were actually fancy 900 MHz cordless phones. (Here are the full details of the complete whirlwind DynaTAC development process.) Whether or not Motorola's dog-and-pony show actually affected FCC's decision to not award AT&T a cellular monopoly is debatable. Bottom line: AT&T didn't get it. Fortunately for Motorola, it took nearly 10 years for the FCC to get its cellular regulatory and licensing act together. "The first [phones] we made were a research product," recalls Rudy Krolopp, Motorola's legendary design master. "The DynaTAC wasn't designed to be manufactured and mass produced. Plus, the FCC was giving us all kinds of problems, so to design something we could manufacture sucked up 10 years. We were very busy." The most visible design change was re-arranging the two vertical rows of number buttons on the original DynaTAC to the more familiar three-by-four grid. Inside the phone, primary engineer Don Linder oversaw the development of custom integrated circuits and microprocessors — which were still a new product in the late 1970s — as well as evolving antenna designs to better penetrate buildings and account for height changes during a call, all of which had to comply to ever-changing FCC spectrum specifications. Krolopp recalls the DynaTAC going through around eight different iterations. "Each time we had a problem and solved it, we had to change the design." In all, Motorola spent an estimated $100 million to develop the 8000X — with no idea if the public would ever even want one. The FCC gave carriers the final cellular development go-ahead in March 1982. Ameritech, the Chicago-area Baby Bell, was already in the midst of its 18-month AMPS cellular network construction job — 12 antenna sites to service the entire Chicagoland area. On March 6, 1983, Motorola officially unveiled the DynaTAC 8000X, but it would be seven months before the FCC gave the phone its blessing. On October 12, 1983, Ameritech initiated the first commercial cellular service in the U.S. Service cost $50 a month plus 40 cents a minute from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 24 cents a minute off-peak. Two months later, Cellular One launched its Motorola-designed DynaTAC network in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Until the 8000X went on sale, the only cellphones you could buy were car phones, priced at around $2,500. "We thought sales [of the DynaTAC 8000X] would be modest," admitted Paul Gudonis, Ameritech's VP of marketing and sales and now CEO of medical device maker Myomo. "Our market research on price point indicated buyers would be a select group of entrepreneurs, doctors, real estate agents, construction company owners and large company executives." Ameritech sold 12,000 cellular phones that first year, around 10% of which were the DynaTAC 8000X. That may not sound like much, but it was more than anyone expected. "It was the cool factor," Gudonis reasons. "I remember walking to a neighbor's house, and he asked 'Is that a cordless phone?' 'Yes,' I said, 'but the antenna is 10 miles away.'" From Motorola's point-of-view, the 8000X was a runaway success. "We didn't design them for teenagers — well, unless it was a teenager with $4,000," Krolopp chuckles. "But we couldn't build them fast enough. Businesses started taking them on and it became something else, a part of business — not a convenience, but a necessity. We didn't expect those kinds of volumes." Ironically, what had been the primary cellphone product — car phones — have completely disappeared. They've been replaced by the decedents of the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, an unlikely device born out of panic. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.
News Article | February 5, 2014
If you’re a Cellular One customer in Louisiana or Texas and need to talk to a doctor, you now have a very high-tech option. You can conduct a video chat using Skype or Facetime, or just have a phone conversation with a board-certified physician on your mobile phone. It costs $30 per consult and is billed to your mobile account. The service is powered by iSelectMD, a telemedicine outfit founded in 2010 that is trying to create a health network via mobile phones. iSelectMD is working with companies as a supplemental healthcare service for non-emergency medical services, but it’s also trying to work directly with mobile carriers to make mobile health an element of their service plans. That’s where the Competitive Carriers Association comes in. The CCA represents the myriad of regional and rural carriers in the U.S. (along with Sprint and T-Mobile scratching out a market under the imposing shadows of AT&T and Verizon Wireless. In an effort to level the playing field the CCA is partnering with different companies, from cloud services outfits to crowdsourced Wi-Fi providers, to offer its collective membership a means of differentiating themselves from the big operators. CCA’s work with iSelectMD is one of those partnerships. It’s starting with Cellular One but will expand to other regional carriers. These operators serve the most furthest-flung consumers in the U.S., many of whom live in areas where immediate access to healthcare isn’t a given.
News Article | April 10, 2015
Carl Eberling is Vice President and General Manager of the Virtualization and Monitoring Business Unit at Quest Software. Carl is an IT industry veteran. Most recently, he was senior vice president of IT at Kaiser Permanente. Prior to that, Carl held senior-level IT management positions at Verizon Wireless, Pacific Bell, Cellular One and AirTouch Communications. Carl holds a Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University and completed his graduate studies at University of California, Berkeley, and Golden Gate University. He also served in the United States Marine Corps. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News Article | March 4, 2016
GoTenna, the device for people who want to stay connected when they don’t have cell signal, has found a natural launch partner — outdoor equipment retailer REI. Daniela Perdomo, goTenna’s CEO and co-founder, told me that REI has signed on to be the startup’s exclusive retail launch partner. For the next three months, the only place you’ll be able to buy goTenna, aside from the goTenna website, will in REI stores nationwide (where they’re getting prominent placement, as you can see in the New York store photo above) and the REI website. GoTenna has created a lightweight device (1.8 ounces) that uses Bluetooth technology to pair with your smartphone and then generates long-range radiowaves to connect with other goTenna devices. That means you can send text messages and share your location (via pre-downloaded maps) even when you don’t have a cell connection. It’s not just for use in the great outdoors, but that’s probably the most obvious use case, so REI seems like a natural partner. In a press release, REI category merchandising manager Egan Whitley described goTenna as “an innovative solution for groups and friends who still want to stay in touch via text during their outdoor adventures.” The startup is also announcing that it has raised a $7.5 million Series A led by Walden Venture Capital, with participation from MentorTech Ventures, BBG Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Wareness.io, Cellular One founder Kenneth Horowitz and Howard Finkelstein. (BBG, which stands for “built by girls”, is a subsidiary of Verizon, which also owns TechCrunch.) Perdomo said the funding will allow her to expand the 13-person goTenna team (well, 13 plus interns). For one thing, she said she’s been “almost a one-person marketing operation,” so she’ll be expanding that part of the company. At the same time, goTenna will also continue to invest in product development, particularly improving the existing hardware through updates to the software and firmware. Perdomo also talked about the consumer response that she’s seen since shipping the first products last fall . She told me that at this point, goTenna has sold “tens and tens of thousands” of devices. “It’s not about using it every day,” she added, but rather making sure it’s useful “when it’s your only choice,” like when a group of friends goes into the woods and they need to stay connected. Perdomo also said customers are discovering new uses: “People might buy it for skiing and then realize, ‘Oh, I can use it for traveling abroad.’ Or they might buy it for hiking and then keep it for emergencies.” GoTenna currently costs $199 for a pair of devices. Looking ahead, Perdomo said this is just the first goTenna device, and will ultimately serve as “the basis for a whole stack of technologies that we are developing — firmware, networking protocols, software, hardware addresses — that addresses the need for totally resilient, bottoms up communication infrastructure.” Update: The post has been updated to correct the description of how goTenna works.