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  • Will WPA save 802.11x?

    Posted April 27, 2004 - 9:34 am

    By now, everyone and their brother knows about the explosive growth of wireless networking technologies and the shortcoming of the WEP protocol. But the Wi-Fi Alliance is placing a great deal of faith in WEP's evolutionary brother WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). Much attention and praise was heaped upon WPA this week at the Wireless Security Forum in Santa Clara. The big question though, is how will the new kid on the block hold up over time?
  • Analyst digest: Grid computing on the rise

    Posted April 27, 2004 - 9:18 am

    The grid computing market will be worth $12 billion in revenue by 2007, according to IDC, with revenue growth driven by the expansion of the market beyond traditional high performance computing applications and users and the maturing and standardization of grid software.
  • Attorney: More disclosure will end GPL case

    Posted April 26, 2004 - 9:53 pm

    While many observers eyes are on the SCO-IBM struggle, an interesting legal battle over the GPL is going on in the Netherlands. An open source programmer who contributed code to the iptables utility is suing Sitecom for using that utility in its wireless networking products without adhering to the terms of the GPL. The Dutch court system granted him a preliminary injunction - perhaps the first time that a court has moved to enforce the GPL.
  • China's TCL, Alcatel to jointly design, make cell phones

    Posted April 26, 2004 - 9:33 am

    Alcatel is to exchange its mobile phone handset operations for a minority stake in a joint venture with TCL Communication Technology Holdings, the companies announced Monday. The move will allow TCL to expand outside its native China and Alcatel to off-load a loss-making division.
  • U.S., South Korea reach agreement on wireless standard

    Posted April 26, 2004 - 9:08 am

    The U.S. and South Korean governments have reached an agreement that will allow U.S. wireless vendors to market their products in South Korea and use a Korean Web downloading standard.
  • Wi-Fi hotspots burn Toshiba's fingers

    Posted April 22, 2004 - 11:00 am

    Toshiba Corp. has exited the Wi-Fi hotspot business after just over a year, and will sell most of its network to rival Cometa Networks Inc., the company has announced.
  • Despite shelving WAPI, China stands firm on chip tax

    Posted April 22, 2004 - 8:29 am

    The fuss over China's plans to implement a national standard for wireless LANs came to a quiet end Wednesday during bilateral trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in Washington, D.C. But the outcome of the talks was far from being a complete victory for the U.S. side, which had raised several areas of concern.
  • Motorola posts robust results on strong handset sales

    Posted April 21, 2004 - 4:30 pm

    Motorola on Tuesday reported a giant leap in net income and sales for its first quarter as a result of strong handset sales and solid performance at its other units.
  • Pocket-sized Marvell does it in all-in-one

    Posted April 21, 2004 - 4:16 pm

    Wireless chip developer Marvell Semiconductor has come up with All-into-1, a design to pack five different 802.11g wireless Ethernet functions into a single box about the size of a pack of cards.
  • China's Lenovo hedges bets against WAPI

    Posted April 21, 2004 - 8:30 am

    Lenovo Group Ltd., China's largest PC maker, is hedging its bets against the implementation of a homegrown WLAN (wireless LAN) standard at the heart of a trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
  • Developing wireless content using XHTML mobile

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 3:08 pm

    While HTML has been standardized for more than a decade, markup languages for mobile devices have been until recently fragmented and proprietary. But the advent of XHTML mobile has resolved that problem. Find out how to write cross-platform wireless markup based on the new standard.
  • Navini embraces WiMax

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 3:04 pm

    WiMax just got another boost. Navini, a company that has been manufacturing equipment for non-WiMax WMAN products, just announced that it will support important WiMax standards once they have been approved.
  • Wireless: New salvation for ISPs?

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 3:00 pm

    As broadband proliferates, traditional ISPs are being forced out of the market by cable and telephone companies. But they aren't going away quietly: rather, they're looking at up and coming wireless technologies as ways to regain their market.
  • AirFlow takes a new approach to the WLAN market

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 2:57 pm

    AirFlow never did get much traction as a wireless switch vendor, so it's trying a new tactic: it's selling its software and third-party chipsets to equipment makers focusing on VoIP-over-WLAN products.
  • What consumers think of their cell phone service

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 2:53 pm

    As cell phone use expands rapidly, most carriers have been working to keep up with the demand. But what do customers really think of the quality of their cell phone service? Read on to find the results of one survey.
  • Cisco releases WLAN security protocol

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 2:48 pm

    Moving to fight reported vulnerabilities, Cisco released a new WLAN security protocol that it hopes will close the holes.
  • Survey: 17 percent of Americans are wireless

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 2:44 pm

    The wireless revolution truly seems to be taking hold: A recent survey revealed that 17 percent of Americans have accessed the Internet from a wireless device.
  • Nokia adds RFID to mobile phones

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 2:40 pm

    Faced with declining sales, Nokia is placing a bet on RFID by introducing phones with built-in RFID tags. The company suggests that the phones might serve as electronic equivalent of timecards for employees who have to prove that they have arrived at work at a particular time. (Free registration required to access site.)
  • Nokia, HP 'visualize' mobile radio

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 2:36 pm

    Old-fashioned radio may be the original wireless application. Now Nokia and HP are working together to bring it forward with the new "visual radio" concept: handheld devices that play FM radio audio along with visual and text accompanyment.
  • E911 and wireless LANs

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 2:33 pm

    The explosion of mobile telephony has already caused a strain on those 911 services we all rely on to keep us safe. Now, just as the industry is getting a handle on that, 911 providers must deal with a new category: WLAN-based wireless phones.
  • Broadcom to buy Bluetooth software maker Widcomm

    Posted April 20, 2004 - 9:04 am

    Semiconductor maker Broadcom Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to acquire privately held Bluetooth software specialist Widcomm Inc.
  • Nortel to roll out self-healing wireless networks

    Posted April 19, 2004 - 10:01 am

    A self-healing and self-adaptive wireless network infrastructure - the stuff of network administrators' dreams - is expected to become a reality in June this year, following pilots of wireless meshed network technology conducted by Nortel Networks and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • The wireless headset question

    Posted April 19, 2004 - 9:28 am

    Wireless expert C.J. Matthias is skeptical of Bluetooth, but he does recognize one good use for that standard: wireless phone headsets. Find out about the best products and about new technologies that will improve headsets even more.
  • Sony Ericsson reports profit, record shipments

    Posted April 19, 2004 - 8:41 am

    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB posted a profit for the third consecutive quarter on Monday, due to record demand for its mobile phones and ongoing restructuring efforts.
  • Commentary: An RFID code of conduct

    Posted April 16, 2004 - 3:55 pm

    Over one fifth of all consumers aware of RFID tags have concerns about their privacy implications, according to a recent survey. One tech commentator believes that consumers are willing to accept widespread use of such tags - but need to be assured that they will be deactivated once the tagged products leave the store.
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