Last week was a busy one, with Cisco ending the week by signing a major deal with an international telephone carrier; the Piedmont angels getting another $100,000; an Atlanta entrepreneur starting a new company; and much more. Here is a recap of major LTW stories.

(By the way, not included are the scores of Briefs published by LTW that you can find in “Hot Pff the Wire”):


On Center Stage, Some of Tech’s Best Tout Their Potential:

Read My Lips: New Firm Formed Around LIPSinc Technology:

As Companies Grow and Founder, More and More CEOs Need a Little Coaching Help:

How To Beat a Bear Market? Meet Investors, Press Some Flesh:

Atlanta Entrepreneur Joan Lyman Launches New Security-Focused Firm:

Emerging Issues Forum To Focus on Perilous State of NC’s Economy — Today and for the Future:

The Winds of War Weigh Heavily on Money & Markets Crowd:


Overhang Hangover: VCs Returned More Money Than Raised in 2002:

Atlanta-based High-Tech Sensor Developer Raises $2.1M Round:

$100,000 Investment Pushes Piedmont Angel Network Closer to $5M Goal:

ITXC, a Major International Phone Carrier, To Use Cisco Gear in Conversion of Network to VoIP:

Telecom Showdown: BellSouth, Sprint Continue Duel Over Executive:

SpectraSite Completes Tower Sale, Emerges From Bankruptcy:


Doctors on the Go: MDeverywhere Goes Wireless With New Wi-Fi Offering:


Droege Software Finds Growth and Profitability Despite Tough Times:

Some Advice to Entrepreneurs from Tom Droege: Understand the Mission, Be Realistic, and Grow Slowly:


CDG, a Charlotte Consulting Firm, Opens Office in RTP:

Castleton Group, a HR Management Firm, Acquires Rival PEO Job Strategies:


Salix Hires Former Glaxo Exec as Interim R&D Director: