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  • Auditor: FCC should collect more data about mobile industry

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should collect more data about the nation's mobile industry in an effort to better assess competition in the space, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report released Thursday.
  • Rumored SAP-Red Hat merger seen as a long shot

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    Rumors swirled once again this week regarding a possible takeover of Red Hat, this time by SAP, but a number of industry observers said Thursday that the prospect is unlikely at best.
  • Facing ban threat, RIM makes an offer to India

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Research In Motion has offered to lead an industry forum in India focused on supporting the lawful access needs of law enforcement agencies, while preserving the legitimate information security needs of corporations and other organizations in India, RIM said Thursday.
  • Next week's Apple event: Why iTV isn't the game-changer the pundits say it is

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 8:00 am

    That September 7th Apple event everyone has been talking about will actually be on September 1st. Here's what I think they'll show, and why iTV isn't going to be the huge deal everyone thinks it'll be.
  • Location-Based Services: 5 Myths Debunked

    Posted August 25, 2010 - 9:07 am

    With location-based services such as Facebook's Places come many misconceptions about risks. Here's a look at what's true and false regarding location-based technology.
  • TeliaSonera prepares to launch LTE in over 200 cities

    Posted August 25, 2010 - 7:45 am

    TeliaSonera has opened up its LTE (Long-Term Evolution) mobile network in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city, and is preparing to accelerate its build-out to include 218 Swedish towns and cities during 2011, it said on Wednesday.
  • Teaser site for Samsung's Android tablet launches. It's real!

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    The rumors are becoming reality as Samsung launches a teaser site for its Galaxy Tab. The best news? A full reveal is happening next week!
  • Final release of Windows Phone dev tools due mid-September

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 11:33 am

    The final version of development tools for Windows Phone 7 will be released Sept.16, Microsoft has announced. The online apps catalog of the radically redesigned mobile OS will go live in early October, possibly hinting at when the first Windows Phone handsets will be unveiled.
  • Sprint offering free femtocells

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 11:24 am

    While femtocells still haven't caught on like many manufacturers had hoped, Sprint is now seemingly opening the door to far wider adoption by offering users living in areas with poor coverage free femtocells.
  • Google rolls out faster mobile YouTube to the world

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:47 am

    Google rolled out the latest version of its mobile YouTube site outside the U.S on Tuesday, a browser-based application that is as fast as a client application for mobile devices, according to a product manager.
  • Newest Kindles to ship Friday

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:25 am

    Both versions of the third-generation "smaller, lighter, faster" Kindle e-readers begin shipping on Friday, but said orders placed today will not ship until on or before Sept. 17
  • SAP, Sybase unveil first joint offerings

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:20 am

    Following the merger of SAP AG and Sybase ASA earlier this year, both companies shared their first joint milestones in the form of combined product announcements that will focus on the mobile device, in-memory analytics and enterprise information management.
  • The Five Winners of Oracle suing Google

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    In the long run, who knows? But, in the short run, there are some clear winners.
  • Opposition grows to FM chip mandate for mobiles

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    A proposal by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to require all mobile devices sold in the U.S. to include FM radio chips is meeting growing opposition from IT and mobile trade groups.
  • Sprint quietly sells 3G femtocell, Verizon set to follow

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    U.S. carriers with EV-DO mobile data networks are stepping up their coverage game with femtocells that offer extended coverage for the high-speed network, after long offering units that worked only with the slower CDMA2000-1x system.
  • Best Buy Mobile bullish on tablets for this holiday season

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 7:38 am

    We're all waiting for the non-iPad tablets to hit the market, and it seems like we've been waiting forever. Best Buy's Shawn Score says our waiting will be over come the holidays.
  • ZTE announces deal to build network in Hungary

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 6:15 am

    ZTE recieves contract to build network in Hungary
  • LTE demo will test broadband for oil fields

    Posted August 20, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    LTE is generating excitement in the world of consumer electronics and ever-faster online video viewing, but the 4G (fourth-generation) mobile network technology may have even greater implications for specific industries that lack a good means of connectivity.
  • Faster HSPA smartphones, modems coming soon

    Posted August 20, 2010 - 9:15 am

    Smartphones and modems are about to get faster mobile broadband connections -- 14.4M bps (bits per second) and 42M bps, repectively -- using HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access).
  • Trade groups oppose proposal to require FM in mobile devices

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 5:18 pm

    Trade groups representing consumer electronics makers and mobile carriers have voiced opposition to a recent proposal by the radio and recording industries to require all mobile devices in the U.S. to include FM receivers.
  • ZTE joins US big leagues with Verizon handset

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced the Salute phone from ZTE, the first handset from the big Chinese phone and network supplier on a top-tier U.S. carrier.
  • SAP, Sybase lay out tech road maps

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    SAP and Sybase officials are gathering in Boston on Thursday to reveal how they plan to "co-innovate" their respective technologies in the areas of mobility, analytics and EIM (enterprise information management).
  • RFID tags found to work better in building ducts

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    A research team at North Carolina State University has used a building ventilation duct to at least triple the normal distance that radio waves emitted from passive RFID tags can travel over open space.
  • Facebook 'Places' not available in many places

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    Facebook rolled out its much-ballyhooed "Places" feature Thursday to compete against FourSquare, but users from Phoenix to Washington, D.C., complained that they can't access the service in their "Place."
  • SAP, Sybase to discuss tech road maps

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 10:30 am

    SAP and Sybase officials are gathering in Boston on Thursday to reveal how they plan to "co-innovate" their respective technologies in the areas of mobility, analytics and EIM (enterprise information management).
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