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FCC commissioner: BART critics may be right

Commissioner Robert McDowell says critics have raised "very valid points" about the transit agency's decision to cut cell service to prevent a planned protest, but the FCC's probe is ongoing.

By August 24, 2011


Giveaway: Signed 'A Clockwork Orange' Blu-ray

This week we're serving up a Malcolm McDowell-signed copy of "A Clockwork Orange" 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition.

By May 27, 2011


FCC official says DTV transition will be 'messy'

One of the five members of the Federal Communications Commission, Republican Robert McDowell, said Tuesday that the DTV transition "will be messy...but we'll get through it."

By October 16, 2008


Bush to tap telecoms lawyer for FCC vacancy

Robert McDowell has been a vice president for Comptel, an organization that lobbies for smaller telecommunications companies.

By February 3, 2006


HP loses former Compaq server exec

Mary McDowell, who used to run Compaq's industry-standard server business, has become the latest executive to step down at Hewlett-Packard.

By November 4, 2003


Former server exec gets new role at HP

Mary McDowell, who has been on a sabbatical, steps into a new role that oversees corporate strategy, putting to rest speculation that she might head to one of HP's rivals.

By September 3, 2003


Microsoft taps IBM exec for post

Microsoft has named Mike Sinneck vice president of worldwide services. Sinneck, who formerly served as vice president for business operations at IBM Global Services, will be in charge of developing Microsoft's integrated consulting services and product support. Worldwide services, a relatively new group at Microsoft, was started in April to combine the consulting and product-support arms of the company. Sinneck succeeds Robert McDowell, who will remain a vice president and provide continued support to Microsoft's enterprise sales effort.

By January 9, 2002


NetBank merger leaves phones busy

NetBank said Thursday it has struggled during the past few days to keep up with the flood of phone calls it has received after adding thousands of new accounts because of a merger. NetBank, which acquired rival CompuBank's 50,000 customer accounts in March, completed migrating the accounts last weekend. Many customers with general questions or inquiring about their debit cards and checks were met with busy signals. Eve McDowell, director of marketing for NetBank, based in Alpharetta, Ga., said the company had hired extra customer service workers to handle the "higher- than-normal call volumes," adding that the bank hopes the heavy volume will subside by the end of the week. "Anytime you have a conversion, you have issues that need to be dealt with," McDowell said.

By May 17, 2001