Please imagine you leave the company where you work. At the same time, a colleague does the same and quits working there. (The CEO of the company (Terry) was a close friend of you.) A couple of years later you and the colleague run into each other out of the blue walking down a street. You are involved in greeting and your bumping friend tends to ask you whether you have been in touch with your ex-company during this gap. I wonder what can he ask?
1.a- Have you heard from the company?
1.b- Do you have any news from the company?
The problem is that I'm not quite sure if these expressions both mean the same and whether both of them are normally used for someone / something (e.g. a company.)
I am wondering which sentence below sounds natural here?
2.a- Have you heard from Terry?
2.b- Do you have any news from Terry?
To me, in either case, both sentences work equally and idiomatically.
I was wondering if you could help me with this question.