Veteran telecoms boss quits board of SpinVox

TROUBLED voice-to-text messaging firm SpinVox has parted ways with director Patricia Russo, the former boss of telecoms equipment giant Alcatel-Lucent, just two months after her appointment to the board.<br /><br />Russo, whose extensive experience in the sector would have proved invaluable to SpinVox, had been advising the firm on its strategy since the beginning of the year and became a director on 2 June.<br /><br />But she left on 10 August, company records show, shortly after her appointment to the board of struggling US carmaker General Motors.<br /><br />SpinVox is currently embroiled in controversy over its technology, after it emerged last month that a proportion of its messages are translated manually rather than automatically, by workers outside the UK.