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Wireless Nation: The Frenzied Launch Of The Cellular Revolution

Wireless Nation: The Frenzied Launch Of The Cellular Revolution

by James B. Murray, Lisa Dickey


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The wireless industry was built by a motley band of characters who, from the beginning, have fought unrelentingly against one another for a cut of the business. It's a surprising history full of winners, losers, and lucky first-time entrepreneurs who made millions. Wireless Nation chronicles the unique genesis of the wireless industry in America and the protagonists who brought it to life. In the mix is the inimitable Seattle entrepreneur Craig McCaw; John Kluge of Metromedia, whose deft trading in cellular properties made him the richest man in America; and also Norma Rea, the unassuming Detroit secretary whose bizarre wireless bid was tainted by scandal and a battle with a powerful newspaper chain. Murray tells the story as only an insider can, detailing the incredible circumstances that shaped and defined the coming century's most promising business. It is a must-read for anyone interested in new technology and the American business landscape.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738206882
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/01/2002
Series: Frenzied Launch of the Cellular Revolution
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

James B. Murray, Jr., was an early investor in and broker of cellular telephone licenses. A co-founder of Columbia Capital Corporation, a venture capital firm now managing assets in excess of 1.5 billion, Mr. Murray currently directs Court Square Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in telecommunications and information-technology investments. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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