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  • European court upholds roaming charge restrictions

    Posted June 8, 2010 - 9:11 am

    Four U.K. mobile network operators must obey a 2007 European Union regulation ordering them to cut charges for mobile phone calls made while roaming, the European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday.
  • NTT DoCoMo begins testing LTE network

    Posted June 8, 2010 - 5:11 am

    Japan's NTT DoCoMo began testing on Tuesday of a new cellular data network that should ensure Tokyo remains one of the fastest places on the planet to send and receive data via cell phone.
  • Public safety groups press for more spectrum

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    A coalition of emergency responder groups has launched a campaign to persuade Congress and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to give them a 10MHz block of spectrum that the FCC wants to auction for commercial mobile broadband purposes.
  • HP Seeks New Skills to Staff Data Centers

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Hewlett-Packard's plan to cut 9,000 positions while adding 6,000 new ones appears to be a near-perfect illustration of the ongoing shift in the skills required for enterprise IT jobs.
  • Apple iPad targeted by Avaya device

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Avaya is prepping a device like an iPad for business, and will enlist help from Skype, Yahoo and Google to support business versions of their communications software.
  • Motorola announces flashy Android phone

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 7:10 am

    Motorola has announced the first Android smartphone to include a xenon flash, the Milestone XT720.
  • WiMax Forum upbeat despite defections

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    The WiMax Forum has closed one office in the past several months and lost as many as 100 members, but it is not concerned about the 4G technology losing its footing as many mobile operators commit to using LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks instead.
  • Missouri AG looks into Google Wi-Fi mess

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Missouri's Attorney wants Google to answer questions about how the company's widespread wireless network sniffing activities may have affected local residents.
  • France Télécom and TDC give up Swiss mobile merger

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 9:40 am

    France Télécom and Danish operator TDC have decided to halt their attempts to merge their Swiss mobile network subsidiaries, they said in a joint statement on Thursday.
  • Google relents, will hand over European Wi-Fi data

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 9:08 am

    In a reversal of course, Google now says that it will give European regulators data it secretly collected from open wireless networks over the past three years.
  • Google set to push Chrome OS into quickly shifting market

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    Analysts say that Google is slated to start shipping its new Chrome OS software into a corporate and consumer market that's due to change operating systems.
  • AT&T's data caps affect almost everybody

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 8:44 pm

    Make no mistake, the data limits AT&T set on smartphone and iPad users on Wednesday are a big deal.
  • Bluetooth 3.0, WirelessHD show up in laptops

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 5:12 pm

    Laptops packed with Bluetooth 3.0 and WirelessHD are being shown at the Computex trade show in Taiwan and will be on the market this year, offering faster wireless data transfer speeds between PCs and TVs or mobile phones, for instance.
  • Microsoft’s Ozzie mum on tablet plans

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    At an event honoring PLATO, Microsoft exec declines to respond to comments made by Steve Jobs or to discuss the software giant's tablet strategy
  • Users find the secrets of WAN optimization

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 2:13 pm

    WAN optimization offers better application performance, cost savings and reduced bandwidth needs, but the business reasons to buy may vary.
  • Lower rates mean cheaper smartphone use for Europeans abroad

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Prices for mobile data services abroad have come down in Europe, but people still have to be very careful when using their smartphones or laptops when going on holiday, according to Swedish telecommunications regulator PTS.
  • HP unveils network, storage gear to feed SMB demand

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday introduced a variety of products for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a segment that worldwide spends an estimated US$234 billion per year on IT products, the company said.
  • Chip giants establish Linux group for phones, TVs

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 9:35 am

    A group of chip makers including IBM, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments on Thursday unveiled Linaro, a new software-engineering foundation dedicated to improving Linux distributions, including Android, MeeGo and Ubuntu, used in consumer devices.
  • Steve Jobs: Adobe raised stink over Flash first

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Tuesday that his company didn't begin the long-running feud with Adobe over Flash, but only reacted after its rival "started to raise a stink."
  • Facebook likejacking attacks continue with 'Paramore n-a-k-ed photo leaked!'

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 9:51 pm

    Facebook users are falling for yet another clickjacking scam that fools them into "liking" a page.
  • AT&T: No more unlimited data plans for new iPhone/iPad customers

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 7:28 pm

    Once again, something related to the iPhone has the world a-twitter, only this time it's from AT&T, namely the end of unlimited data plans for the iPhone/iPad. While the reaction to this change is, surprisingly, fairly sober, with only a wee bit of screaming and raging about "bait and switch" and the usual litany of silliness that accompanies any similar change. Still, this brings up an issue I've discussed with some friends of mine who run or ran data centers, namely, that bandwidth costs real money to create, provide and support, and that we're seeing the days of unlimited bandwidth slowly come to an end.
  • ComScore: Social networking big on mobile

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    U.S. residents have significantly increased their online social-networking activities via their mobile phones, making these sites and applications one of the hottest in the mobile space, according to comScore.
  • AT&T shifts to usage-based wireless data plans

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    AT&T effectively has scrapped its unlimited wireless data offering for new subscribers. The new scheme offers a lower starting point for monthly costs, but usage is capped at 200MB or 2GB. Also new: letting laptops tether to smartphones as a wireless modem, but you'll pay $20 a month to do so.
  • SAP Ventures sinks cash into instant-on platform vendor

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    SAP's venture capital arm is leading a US$10 million investment round for DeviceVM, maker of Splashtop, an "'instant-on" platform aimed at mobile users, the companies announced Wednesday.
  • BT extends mobile working solutions

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 10:27 am

    BT Global Services has signed an agreement with BigFix to use its platform to deliver a new remote working service, BT MobileXpress Desktop Management.
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