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2008

1/18/08: Book to Focus on Phoenix, Other Cities' Tech Evolution
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Ty Young (HTML)
Heike Mayer of Virginia Tech's Urban Affairs & Planning is conducting survey to create a Greater Phoenix and Tucson High-Tech & Bioscience Map and subsequent book facilitated by the Flinn Foundation, Arizona Department of Commerce, and Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council (ATIC). Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center commented on how documenting the state's technology history and evolution is important to understanding where we've been and informing our future decisions.

1/4/08: Tech Council Gets Its Man as Zylstra Returns to Arizona
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Ty Young (HTML)
Steve Zylstra, former chief executive of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and creator of multiple technology initiatives in Arizona, returned to the state as President & CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. The Tech Council contracted with Steve Zylstra and Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center to prepare a study for the on collaboration and consolidation among similar regional technology councils around the nation.

2007

9/9/07: Verizon Wireless Markets a Plan for Seniors
East Valley Tribune by Ed Taylor (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on cellular features useful for seniors in both the ergonomics of mobile handsets and the specifics of targeted calling plans

8/31/07: Key Business Groups Seek Leadership
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Ty Young (HTML)
Steve Zylstra, former chief executive of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and creator of multiple technology initiatives in Arizona, along with Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center prepared a study for the Arizona Technology Council on collaboration and consolidation among similar regional technology councils around the nation.

6/12/07: Mark Goldstein Interviewed on KFHX's Tech Talk
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center was interviewed on KFHX's Tech Talk by Ron Schott of the Arizona Technology Council covering a wide range of high-tech and regional telecom issues from the KFHX studio in Fountain Hills, AZ

5/25/07: Integra Telecom Planning June Rollout in East Valley
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Ty Young (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on Integra Telecom's planned competitive DSL offering and competitive choice as well as consolidations reducing the cost to service and support customers

5/11/07: Chicago Telco Heads West with Tempe Purchase
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Ty Young (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on Sparkplug Inc., who previously acquired Telespectra, LLC, now aquiring Renaissance Networking Inc. (RNI) as part of a trend of smaller wireless companies partnering with larger providers as their key to survival, upward growth, and access to additional capital that is necessary to compete

5/07: AIIP Conference Session Review - Office Tech Tools and Toys Make Your Job Easier, More Productive, and More Profitable
AIIP Connections (Volume 21, Number 3) by Marie Scheponick (PDF Pages 14-15)
Review of an AIIP Conference session presented by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center on 4/21/07 in Minneapolis, MN, Article (PDF Pages 14-15), Presentation (14MB PPT), MG Photo, All Conference Photos, Conference Program

3/2/07: Businesses Driving a Rebound in 'Software as a Service'
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Kerry Duff (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the advantages to businesses in renting on-demand software solutions delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) and how the market will continue to evolve.

1/5/07: Nanotechnology May Give 'Small' Boost to Bioscience Industry
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Ty Young (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the impact of nanotechnology in the telecommunications sector and the advent and impact of WiMAX broadband wireless.

2006

12/25/06: Broadband Logjams: Technology is Devouring Bigger and Bigger Chunks of Bandwidth, Putting Cable Companies to the Test
The Arizona Republic by Mark Shaffer (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the ongoing challenge of providing sufficient bandwidth for evolving consumer and business needs

10/31/06: The Ultimate Online Retailing Guide: Master the Domain Name Game
Forbes by Maureen Farrell (Domain Name Article, Ultimate Online Retailing Guide )
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the acquisition and use of domain names as part of a branding strategy

10/4/06: ATIC-CCEC Arizona Corporation Commission Debate
Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council (ATIC) and the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission (CCEC) held an Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Debate moderated by Mark Goldstein, ATIC Secretary and President, International Research Center on 10/4/06 live at the Arizona Corporate Broadcast Center (AZCBC) in Phoenix, AZ and Webcast by Modavox

9/30/06: Google Unveils Fun-Filled Office
The Arizona Republic by Betty Beard (HTML)
(Also 10/2/06: Google's New Office at ASU is Filled with Playthings, But Work Goes On)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on Google's opening of their Tempe branch office and the role of innovative IT companies in helping diversify our high-tech economic development, adding resiliency to our local economy

9/8/06: Flying High: Space Data Corp. Readies for Expansion, Eyes IPO
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the potential for Space Data Corp. to make inroads with major wireless carriers in providing complete coast-to-coast mobile coverage with their stratospheric balloon solution

9/6/06: Cox and Qwest Battle for Customers
The Arizona Republic by Ken Alltucker (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on Cox Communications and Qwest Communications' strategic investments and competitive positioning in providing voice, video and broadband services to the Phoenix market

8/3/06: Longtime AOL Services Now Free
The Arizona Republic by Ken Alltucker (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on AOL's strategy (Press Release) in offering free e-mail accounts and software in an effort to boost advertising and stem the loss of customers

6/28/06: IRC Principals Successfully Complete ATIC DHS Wireless Grant
Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council (ATIC) DHS Wi-Fi Security Project for First Responders Project Page
    ATIC DHS Wi-Fi Security Project Final Report 6/28/06 (1.2MB PDF), Users Guide 3/6/06 (1.5MB PDF)
    ATIC DHS Wi-Fi Security Project ITEP Presentation 4/26/06 in Washington D.C. (3.5MB PDF, Flickr)
    ATIC Participation in SCC-Nogales Regional Dispatch Center Ribbon Cutting 4/25/06 in Nogales, AZ (Flickr)

4/22/06: Mark Goldstein Installed as Association of Independent Informtation Professionals (AIIP) Secretary
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center installed as Association of Independent Informtation Professionals (AIIP) Secretary and Board Member for a 3 year term in Coral Gables, FL

4/13/06: The WiMAX Evolution: Bring in the Standards Suspects
Digital Media Online by Esther Schindler (HTML)
Discusses WiMAX presentations by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center and Todd Blackwood, IRC Associate at IEEE's International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference (IPCCC)

1/27/06: DigiBarn Computer Museum Interview & Photos - Mark Goldstein's Story
Computer Historical Donations by and Interview of Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center
Bruce Damer's DigiBarn Interview & Photos of Mark Goldstein's Story (1970s-2000s) in Boulder Creek, CA

2005

Winter 2005: Taxonomy Boot Camp: A Review
AIIP Connections (Volume 19, Number 4) by Beth Maser (PDF)
Review of Taxonomy Boot Camp Conference Moderated by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center for Information Today, Inc. (ITI) as part of their InfoX Showcase from 9/27-28/05 in New York, NY

12/30/05: Cox Poised to Boost Rates 2nd Year in a Row
The Arizona Republic by Ken Alltucker
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on price increase impact and bundling promotions

12/5/05: Scottsdale Firm Lets Callers Dial for Free
The Arizona Republic by Ken Alltucker
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on mobile vs. fixed youth phone use and trends

11/15/05: Ted Kraver, ATIC, eSATS and GAZEL Founder, Receives William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation (GCOI)
IRC Associate Dr. Theodore C. Kraver, founder of the Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council (ATIC), eLearning System for Arizona's Teachers and Students (eSATS), and Greater Arizona eLearning Association (GAZEL), receives the William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award from Governor Janet Napolitano at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation (GCOI), Mark Goldstein's Nomination, Photos

11/7/05: New President Hopes to Better Define Technology Council
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the selection of Donna Kent as President of the Arizona Technology Council

10/05: Mark Goldstein's Photos of Nicholas Ray and Dennis Hopper included in New Book about the Making of 'Rebel Without a Cause'
Live Fast, Die Young: The Wild Ride of Making Rebel Without a Cause by Lawrence Frascella and Al Weisel (ISBN: 0743260821)
Features B&W Photos by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center from 1971

Fall 2005: Network Security Know-How: How Keeping Safe in Cyberspace Means Success to Your Business
Tech Connect Article by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center for the Arizona Technology Council

10/25/05: AIIP Technology Award Presented to Copernic Technologies, Inc.'s Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) at Information Today, Inc.ís Internet Librarian Conference
Association of Independent Informtation Professionals (AIIP) Tech Award Press Release
AIIP Tech Award Committee Chaired by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center

8/16/05: Qwest, Union Return to Talks; Strike Possible
The Arizona Republic by Ken Alltucker (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on possible impact of a CWA strike

8/15/05: IRC and SPC Develop IDA eLearning Research Portal (ELRP) Findings
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center led a Strategic Planning Consultants (SPC) team developing eLearning Research Portal (ELRP) Findings for the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in Alexandria, VA

6/28/05: Court: No Network Sharing Needed
The Arizona Republic by Ken Alltucker (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on Supreme Court cable line sharing decision and its possible impact

6/19/05: Closing the Digital Divide
Spartanburg Herald-Journal by Teresa Killian
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the three types of Digital Divide and solutions for each

5/8/05: Qwest's Growth on Hold
The Arizona Republic by Ken Alltucker
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on possible acquisitions and divestitures

4/15/05: Qwest Officials Still Hopeful for MCI Acquisition
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on potential acquisition of MCI by Qwest

3/14/05: Satellites Help Bring Wi-Fi to Downtown Chandler
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on use of satellite vs. terrestrial broadband delivery

1/17/05: ASU Morrison Institute Releases 'How Arizona Compares - Real Numbers and Hot Topics' Report
ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy releases How Arizona Compares - Real Numbers and Hot Topics Report
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center contributed sections on High Technology and Transportation

2004

10/3/04: Catching the Wave: Aggressive Marketing, New Demand Propel Growth of High-Speed Internet in Valley
The Arizona Republic by Ken Alltucker
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on competitive broadband offerings and trends

7/26/04: SBC Communications Making a Foothold in Phoenix
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on SBC Communications moving to expand its telecom business into Arizona

5-6/04: Growing the Tech Oasis
Arizona Business Magazine and the Arizona Tech Council
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the importance of the recently passed R&D Tax Credit Enhancement and future steps in the right direction

5/7/04: Internet Telephony Regains Interest as Option to Traditional Long-Distance Service
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Ruben Hernandez (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on VoIP telephony advantages and disadvantages

4/26/04: Telecom Group Shifts Focus, Looks to Wire CANAMEX Corridor
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on ATIC's evolution and undertaking of infrastructure projects going forward

4/12/04: Phoenix Trails Western Cities in Wireless Poll
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on Intel's latest "Most Unwired Cities" survey placing the Phoenix-metro area 27th out of the 100 most-unwired cities and the challenges of the region's geography

2/5/04: Phoenix Wireless Coverage and Mobile Telephony Competition
ABC 15 (KNXV) TV News Segment by Vanessa Weber, Investigative Producer
Interview with Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center

1/20/04: Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council (ATIC) Working to Promote Broadband Internet Access throughout the State
The Arizona Republic by Hal Mattern
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on ATIC's plans and draft legislation to establish an Arizona Broadband Development Authority

1/19/04: Qwest Revs Up to Capture Long-Distance Market
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the importance of adding long-distance for Qwest and the market impact

2003

12/03: Arizona Legislature Turns on the P.O.W.E.R.
Tech Connect Article by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center for the Arizona Technology Council on the Arizona State Legislature's Public Online Wireless Electronic Resource (P.O.W.E.R.)

11/10/03: Cellular Portability Regulation to Let Users Protect Phone Numbers
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on wireless Local Number Portability (LNP) and consumer concerns

6/30/03: Cox Business Services (CBS) Launches Hy-Life Telework Initiative
CBS Press Release on Hy-Life Initiative with content by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center
    CBS Hy-Life Enterprise Telework Guide 7/03 (2.2MB PDF)

5-6/03: Who Was, WhoIs, and Who Will Be: Domain Name Ownership Research Tools
ONLINE Magazine Article (HTML) by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center on domain names as virtual real estate, brand and IP protection, and a wide range of free and paid research resources

4/14/03: Go Daddy Continues Growth with New Software Spin-Off
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the resilience of consumer software sales in the down economy and Go Daddy's opportunities in expansion into software offerings

4/4/03: Cyber Protection Alliance Rallies State IT Community
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Eileen Brill Wagner (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the formation of the Arizona Cyber Security Alliance and ATIC's Cyber Security Committee helping support small and medium-size businesses that may be without sufficient internal IT resources of their own

1/24/03: Tech Field May Lead Recovery, Experts Say
Tucson Citizen by Irwin M. Goldberg
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on some brights spots in the technology arena for 2002

2002

12/02: IRC Profile and Arizona Tech Q&A with Mark Goldstein
Arizona Business Magazine and the Arizona Tech Council
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center interviewed on IRC successes and challenges as well as the Arizona technology scene

9/18/02: ACC Candidates' Debate Can Be Seen Live on Net
Tucson Citizen by Oscar Abeyta
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on ATIC's live web cast of an Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Debate available live and post-event through the general election and beyond, the first ever live web cast of a statewide candidates' debate in the country

9/9/02: An Uphill Climb: Small Telecom Companies Struggling to Pick Up Slack of Industry Giants
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on an opening for small to midsize Internet and wireless broadband providers to pick up the slack on a local scale as large telecom companies struggle to turn a profit, avoid scandal and keep customers from dropping their service

7/12/02: AZSoft Names Board
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Adam Kress (HTML)

4/18/02: Super Searchers Make It On Their Own: Top Independent Information Professionals Share Their Secrets for Starting and Running a Research Business
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center interviewed at length in Super Searchers Make It On Their Own by Suzanne Sabroski, Edited by Reva Basch (ISBN: 0910965595)
    Mark Goldstein's Super Searcher Interview Download 4/02 (DOC)

3/25/02: Data Centers May Not Fill Tech Job Void
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Tara Teichgraeber (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on Phoenix as an attractive locale for data centers due to the availability of abundant power and a lack of natural disasters that can serve California-adverse tech companies who need reliability, as well as lower local real estate and construction costs

3/11/02: Going the Distance: Controversy Surrounds Bill Allowing for Sweeping Changes to Telecommunications
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Tara Teichgraeber (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Tauzin-Dingell Bill as well as the aggressive pricing of long distance services and trend to using Voice-over-IP (VoIP)

2/15/02: House Smarts: We've Heard About It for Years, and It's Just Around the Corner
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Tara Teichgraeber (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on "smart homes" or "homes of the future" and the convergence of home networking and broadband connections that will enable them

1/17/02: The Dot-Calm After the Storm
The Philadelphia Inquirer by Reid Kanaley
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the flattening of the generic domain name resale market

2001

12/31/01: Making TV Simple: All-in-One System in the Works
East Valley Tribune by Ed Taylor
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the convergence of television set top boxes, Personal Video Recorders (PVR), DVD players, game systems, and home PCs into a new generation of home media hubs

11/9/01: Hanging It Up: Telecom Fallout Leaves Fewer Choices for Consumers
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments "Obviously, there's been significant damage to competitive local exchange carriers that were building new infrastructure in many cases, but not all. The corporate finances and investment funding would not continue to sustain that building. Because the market crashed, everything went south and there are about 50 percent fewer competitive providers in the market as a result. However, the woes of national players such as Winstar and Teligent have given smaller regional providers of fixed wireless broadband service more opportunities for growth."

10/1/01: International Research Center Launches Biotech Domain Name Auction
IRC Press Release (HTML, PDF), Biotech Domain Name Auction (DNA) Site and Brochure (630KB PDF)

10/1/01: Panelists Ask "What's in a Domain Name?'
Arizona Journal Newswire Article by Anne Brady
Covers WIPO Arbitration Panel domain name decision in favor of Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center saying "With domain name speculation, you need to walk a fine line. IRC had a track record of choosing names that are generic and could appeal to many companies, which may have helped the company prevail.", WIPO Arbitration Panel's Decision (HTML)

9/27/01: ATIC Launches the Arizona Telecommunications Directory Portal
IRC Press Release (HTML, PDF) on ATIC's Arizona Telecommunications Directory (ATD)

8/20/01: Web Database of Telecom Companies Nears Completion
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML), ATIC's Arizona Telecommunications Directory (ATD)

8/7/01: Satellite, Cable TV War is Heating Up
The Arizona Republic by Jonathan Sidener
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on IRC's recent comparison of entertainment television delivery, packages, and rates, Related IRC Press Release 8/6/01 (HTML, PDF)

8/6/01: IRC's Side-By-Side Comparison Clarifies Video Choices for Consumers
IRC Press Release (HTML, PDF) on a comparison of competitive video, telephone and high-speed Internet offerings

7/23/01: Big Makeover: Wiring, Face Lift for Near-Empty Downtown Tower
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the former Bank of America building which is getting an exterior face lift as well as being rewired with state-of-the-art cabling and fiber optics to meet today's technology demands
    ATIC Multi-Tenant Building Telecom Access Study (MBTAS) 3/00 (HTML, .7MB PDF)

7/23/01: E-learning in Spotlight with 8 New Committees
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Tara Teichgraeber (HTML), Greater Arizona eLearning Association (GAZEL)

7/16/01: Panel Gives Valley Consultant Win in Domain Dispute
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Tara Teichgraeber (HTML)
Covers Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center's favorable decision from a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration Panel over Micron Technology regarding the domain name CrucialTechnology.com defended by the Weinberg Cummerford Legal Group of Phoenix

7/9/01: IRC prevails over Micron Technology's IP challenge and retains CrucialTechnology.com Domain
IRC Press Release (HTML), WIPO Arbitration Panel's Decision (HTML)

7/2/01: Fiber Snaking Into Sewers: 3 Cities Consider New Option for Broadband Access
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on two out-of-state companies that have developed robots to install fiber-optic networks in underground sewer lines and are bringing their technology to the Valley

6/8/01: Telework from Home
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML)
Coverage of Cox Business Services (CBS) Phoenix's "Distance Doesn't Matter: Telework for Real" Symposium on 6/19/01, co-produced, facilitated & Broadband Rules! presentation by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center

5/14/01: Tech Consultant Snaps Up New Domains for Auction
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Tara Teichgraeber (HTML)
Discusses acquisition of some 130 biotech related domain names by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center and plans for an auction later in the year

4/30/01: Directory Nears Completion
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML), ATIC's Arizona Telecommunications Directory (ATD)

4/16/01: Firm Eyes Phoenix for Laser Fiberless
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on Terabeam's plans to offer wireless broadband technology to the Valley via laser fiberless optics (Free Space Optics)

2/1/01: City of Phoenix Leads I-17 Corridor Fiber Installation Project
City of Phoenix Press Release on efforts aided by International Research Center to develop and construct a 32-mile shared telecommunications fiber loop linking downtown Phoenix to the Bell Road-Interstate 17 area to spark high-tech employment

1/26/01: High-Speed Access Boosted
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the information superhighway inching toward Arizona's public schools and rural communities thanks to three state agencies that are working to make broadband access for all a reality

1/22/01: Telecommunications Directory Close to Publication
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML), ATIC's Arizona Telecommunications Directory (ATD)

1/12/01: Digital Cable Booming
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on cable providers' success in adding new digital services with increased video programming options and bundling with voice and high-speed data offerings

2000

12/00: The Independent Information Professional
Association of Independent Informtation Professionals (AIIP) White Paper (HTML, PDF) with Contributions by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center

12/22/00: Two Broadband Wireless Providers Make Battle Plan for Valley Market
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the Valley launch of two new broadband wireless providers

12/4/00: Editor's Notebook: Tidings of Joy and Other Things for the Holidays
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Don Henninger
The answer is Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center and Telecommunications. The question is "Gues what industry this holiday well-wisher makes his livelihood in (to date my favorite greeting): Wishing you a great holiday season! Be healthy and well. Hoping Santa brings you plenty of cool stuff and lots of bandwidth!"

12/4/00: More Coverage, Better Packaging Are Goals of New Tech Section
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Don Henninger (HTML)

11/20/00: 'Hot Teams' Pushing New Ideas But Lacking Detail
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the Arizona Partnership for the New Economy (APNE) process and outcomes, Final Report 1/01 (PDF)

11/13/00: Leaders React to State Election Results
The Business Journal of Phoenix (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the failure of Proposition 108 at the polls saying, "If it had passed it would have had a chilling affect on competition. I actually support the trend toward deregulation, but this was primarily for the benefit of Qwest."

11/7/00: Optimism for Opnix Computer Whiz Aims to Rev Up Internet Service
The Arizona Republic by Jane Larson
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center and Opnix's Board of Advisers comments on Opnix's differentiation by using real time network monitoring along with multiple methods and algorithms to provide optimized Internet traffic routing

11/6/00: Software Pirates Offered a Truce
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the Business Software Alliance's (BSA) software piracy statistics and enforcement efforts

10/30/00: Fiber-Optic Cable Loop Designed to Lure Tech Firms
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Mike Padgett (HTML)
Discusses the City of Phoenix's efforts aided by IRC to develop and construct a 32-mile telecommunications fiber loop linking downtown Phoenix to the Bell Road-Interstate 17 area to spark high-tech employment

10/13/00: Corporate Players Debate Proposition 108
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Randi Weinstein (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on how Proposition 108 will impact businesses and consumers saying "It has absolutely no real-world metric for determining competition. It requires theoretical availability of competitive services to determine competition, but not actual availability. It also allows Qwest to set prices above their costs where there is no competition and below their cost where there is competition, essentially dumping."

6/2/00: What Investment Opportunity Do You Wish You Hadn't Passed Up?
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Jeanne Winograd (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center's response to a Business Pulse Survey

5/29/00: Local Businesses Vie for Networking Techies
The Business Journal of Phoenix by Tara Teichgraeber (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on local technology community networking opportunities

5/2/00: Talks to Focus on Border Economy
The Arizona Daily Star by Macario Juarez Jr.
Covers Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center speaking on Building Arizona's Future with advanced connectivity and applications at Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) Conference

2/28/00: Cox Round Table
The Business Journal of Phoenix by J. Craig Anderson (HTML)
Discusses an upcoming public Cox Communications round table discussion with top company executives on the future of his company, particularly as it relates to business services moderated by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center

2/22/00: IEEE Phoenix Section Gives Public Service Award to Mark Goldstein for Contributions to the Engineering Profession
The IEEE Phoenix Section awarded its annual Public Service Award to Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center "For gathering and disseminating information about the high technology and information technology industries to public and private organization decision makers" through ATIC's Calendar of Arizona Telecommunications, Technology & Economic Development Events and other efforts

2/21/00: State Telecom Council Releases `Smart Building' Study
The Business Journal of Phoenix by J. Craig Anderson (HTML)
Discusses ATIC's release of an IRC study and its recommendations for action by the Arizona Legislature and state's Corporation Commission regarding multi-tenant building telecom access
    ATIC Multi-Tenant Building Telecom Access Study (MBTAS) 3/00 (HTML, .7MB PDF)

1999

12/27/99: US West's Reach
The Business Journal Phoenix by J. Craig Anderson (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments Xxx

12/20/99: Crowded ISP Field is Ripe for Fall-Outs and Mergers
The Business Journal Phoenix by C.D. Rennen (HTML)
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on mergers and expansion of existing ISPs

10/6/99: MCI to Take over Sprint $129 Billion Deal Biggest Merger Ever
The Arizona Republic by Max Jarman
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on the nominal impact of such big mergers in an increasingly diverse market

10/99: Connecting to the Internet - Wrap Up
Bibliodata's The Cyberskeptic's Guide to Internet Research by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center (HTML)

8/29/99: Phone Numbers are Becoming 'Portable' in the Future, You May Get One at Birth
The Arizona Republic by Max Jarman
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center envisions a number similar to a Social Security number that could reveal some information about the holder and would be with consumers all their lives

7-8/99: Look to the Skies - A Wireless Connection
Bibliodata's The Cyberskeptic's Guide to Internet Research by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center (HTML)

5/18/99: Experts Expect Phone Giants Services Undergo Rapid Consolidation
The Arizona Republic by Max Jarman
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center commnets on the likely nominal impact of current industry consolidation in a competitive marketplace

5/18/99: Area is Telecom Mecca, US West Plan Fuels Reputation
The Arizona Republic by Catherine Reagor
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on Metro Phoenix as a proving ground for the latest in telecommunications

5/4/99: Firm Adds Option for Valley TV, People's Choice Offers Wireless Digital Service
The Arizona Republic by Max Jarman
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on People's Choice offering entertainment television and wireless Internet in the Phoenix area against incumbents

3/2/99: US West Goes with Net TV, Latest Volley in Telecom War with Cox
The Arizona Republic by Max Jarman
Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center comments on Web TV as a way to provide Internet access to people who can't afford a PC or choose not to own one

2/16/99: City of Avondale Completes Telecom Strategic and Action Plans
The City of Avondale and International Research Center (IRC) completed the City's Telecom Strategic Plan and Telecom Action Plan with broad community stakeholder engagement

1998 and Earlier

High-Tech Revolution Hits Home
by Daniel B. Wood, The Christian Science Monitor, October 22, 1998.
Discusses Phoenix area high bandwidth battle between US WEST and Cox Communications with quotes from Mark Goldstein

DIALIng for Dollars: Dialog's New Pricing Structure and the DialUnit Debacle
by Reva Basch in Online Magazine September, 1998.
Discusses IRC's extensive publicly posted listing of commercial databases on the web<, a section of a book titled Internet Resource Guide for Research and Exploration

Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Completes Telecom Strategic Plan
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Electonic Highway Users Group (EHUG, now the Telecommunications Advisory Group (MAGTAG)) and International Research Center (IRC) complete MAG's Electronic Highway Infrastructure Development and Information Services Report 6/97

Business Technology: Pulling onto the Information Superhighway
by Sue Clayton in Arizona Business Magazine, January/February, 1997
Extensive interview of and quotes by Mark Goldstein on the importance of connectivity and the selection of an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

The Web: Weaves Tapestry of Free Advice, Research
by Paul Schneider, Arizona Business Gazette, October 10, 1996
Review of market research on the web and IRC's Internet Resource Guide for Research and Exploration.

Knowledge: It's Power, and Here's How to Get a Chunk
by Janet and Debra Traylor, Arizona Business Gazette, October 3, 1996
Review of IRC's research practice and Mark Goldstein's techniques for online information gathering.

New US West Tech Challenges Cox
by C.D. Rennen, The Business Journal Phoenix, June 17, 1996

Arizona Study Promotes "Universal Access" to Information Superhighway
Arizona Governor's Press Release NR 96:11, February 13, 1996

Arizona Learning Technology Partnership (ALTP) Legislative Issues White Paper
by Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center for the Arizona Learning Technology Partnership (ALTP), January 16, 1996

High-tech connections a must, survey decides
by Rebecca Rolwing, The Business Journal Phoenix, January 12, 1996
Universal Service to Universal Access: The Paradigm Shift in Citizen's Use of Telecommunications Report 12/20/95 (HTML, PDF)