Baby Bells

phone companies formed after breakup of AT&T

Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games. 2013.

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  • Baby Bells — A common nickname given to the U.S. regional telephone companies that were formed from the breakup of AT T ( Ma Bell ) in 1984. Baby Bells were created in accordance with antitrust legislation, which is designed to create more competition within… …   Investment dictionary

  • Baby Bells —    A slang term for the 22 Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC), formed when AT&T was broken up in 1984.    See also Bell Labs …   Dictionary of networking

  • baby bells —  Nickname for the seven regional telephone companies created with the breakup of AT&T (MA BELL) in 1984 …   American business jargon

  • Baby Berkshire — refers to the 50:1 stock split after the market close on January 20th, 2010 by Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares. This split made the value of each share much smaller as far as price was concerned. At the market close, Berkshire Class B shares… …   Investment dictionary

  • Baby Bell — n. one of the new, regional telephone companies that were formerly a part of American Telephone and Telegraph Company. (See also Ma Bell.) □ The Baby Bells are doing better than the parent company. □ “If the Baby Bells get into long distance… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Baby Bills — n. Nickname for the resulting companies should the U.S. government decide to break up Microsoft into smaller units. (Cf. Baby Bells: the companies created after the breakup of AT T s telephone monopoly.) Example Citation: If Microsoft does not… …   New words

  • Baby Bills — A nickname given to the hypothetical companies that would have formed if the Justice Department had broken up Microsoft Corporation. Using the first name of Microsoft s founder, Bill Gates, the term is a takeoff on the Baby Bells created by the… …   Investment dictionary

  • Baby's Got A Temper — Baby’s Got a Temper war die vierzehnte Singleveröffentlichung der englischen Big Beat Band The Prodigy und erschien am 1. Juli 2002 nach fünfjähriger Veröffentlichungspause. Es handelt sich dabei um die zweite Single, die nicht aus einem Album… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Baby’s Got A Temper — war die vierzehnte Singleveröffentlichung der englischen Big Beat Band The Prodigy und erschien am 1. Juli 2002 nach fünfjähriger Veröffentlichungspause. Es handelt sich dabei um die zweite Single, die nicht aus einem Album ausgekoppelt wurde,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Baby’s Got a Temper — war die vierzehnte Singleveröffentlichung der englischen Big Beat Band The Prodigy und erschien am 1. Juli 2002 nach fünfjähriger Veröffentlichungspause. Es handelt sich dabei um die zweite Single, die nicht aus einem Album ausgekoppelt wurde,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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