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  • Apple's tablet will use Verizon's 3G network, sources say

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Apple's tablet will use Verizon's wireless data network to connect to the Internet when users are out of range of a Wi-Fi hotspot, a Wall Street analyst today, quoting sources.
  • What the Nexus One isn't

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Perhaps as interesting as describing Google's Nexus One, unveiled on Tuesday, is examining what the phone isn't.
  • T-Mobile USA finishes upgrade to HSPA 7.2

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    T-Mobile USA has completed its deployment of a faster 3G technology across its national network, reaching more than 200 million U.S. residents with the high-speed data and voice system while getting ready to upgrade some areas to even higher speeds later this year.
  • Google takes wraps off Nexus One

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Three years after rumors of a Google phone first surfaced, the search giant has taken the wraps off its own branded and designed mobile phone, the Nexus One.
  • Vonage Offers Unlimited Int'l Calling for iPhone, BlackBerry

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Vonage now offers an unlimited $24.99-a-month international calling plan for iPhone and BlackBerry users, the company said Wednesday. The new "Vonage World Mobile" VoIP service competes with a $12.95-a-month service from Skype.
  • AT&T Tells FCC It's Time to Cut the Cord

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    In response to a Notice of Inquiry released by the FCC to explore how to transition to a purely IP-based communications network, AT&T has declared that it's time to cut the cord. AT&T told the FCC that the death of landlines is a matter of when, not if, and asked that a firm deadline be set for pulling the plug.
  • US official: Broadband regulation may be needed

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should consider regulations for broadband providers in an effort to increase competition, an official with U.S. President Barack Obama's administration said.
  • Gartner buys Burton Group in further consolidation of IT analysis market

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Gartner has purchased the Burton Group, its second acquisition in a month.
  • Delorme, Spot Take GPS and Texting Where Phones Can't

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    The best GPS products are those that stay a step ahead of mobile phones, much like a new device from Delorme and Spot that will be on display at CES 2010 this week. The DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator is a GPS device that works with a satellite communicator, sending custom text messages from beyond the reach of cell phones.
  • Google offers to help run a 'white spaces' database

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Google is soliciting the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the company to be an administrator of a database that would allow devices to access broadband Internet on unlicensed TV signal spectrum, known as "white spaces."
  • 2010 tech forecasts: What the accurate analysts predict

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 7:40 am

    New-year predictions are often iffy, but these firms were pretty accurate in their 2009 calls. Will they be right again?
  • Sales growth highlights rise of China's Huawei

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 5:10 am

    Huawei Technologies, the fast-growing Chinese vendor of communications network gear, reached global contract sales of over US$30 billion last year, the company said Tuesday, marking a rise of nearly 30 percent from the year before.
  • Skype video calls go high-definition

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 1:40 am

    Skype users can now make high-definition video calls as long as they have an HD webcam and sufficient bandwidth and processing power, Skype said on Tuesday. The company also announced that HDTVs will ship later this year with its Internet calling software embedded on them.
  • First business day of 2010 ends well for IT

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Worldwide semiconductor revenue reached $22.6 billion in November, an 8.5% increase from a year ago and 3.7% gain from a month earlier, reported the Semiconductor Industry Association today. That helped rally tech stocks today, which finished the day across the board gains.
  • Mobile DTV goes Wi-Fi to reach iPhones

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Among the devices supporting mobile digital TV at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week will be a small box designed to bring over-the-air broadcasts to iPhones, BlackBerries, laptops and other devices with Wi-Fi.
  • Intel gets ready to launch 32nm Westmere chips

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Intel Corp. is making a big leap later this week, moving from a 45-nanometer manufacturing process to 32nm with three new chips.
  • DOJ recommends FCC quickly free up more spectrum

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Supporting existing and new wireless broadband providers is key to encouraging broadband competition, the U.S. Department of Justice advised the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday.
  • The Executive Woman's Guide to Mentoring

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Everyone benefits in a mentoring relationship, but those who have never sought or been a mentor may be unclear on how such relationships are structured. Successful women who've served in both roles explain what makes a mentoring relationship work, how to find the right person and knowing when to part.
  • Demand for Android phones makes 'monstrous' 250% jump

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    A "monstrous" jump in demand for Android-equipped smartphones has turned the market upside down, ChangeWave Research said today.
  • BlackBerry Bold 9700: All OS Code Not Created Equally

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Research In Motion's (RIM) latest gift to "CrackBerry" addicts, the BlackBerry Bold 9700, has garnered quite a bit of attention since its launch in November.
  • Mac sales to set another record, says analyst

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Apple will post fourth-quarter sales of 3.3M Macs, up 43% over 2008.
  • 3G vs. Terrestrial Broadband

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Phil Kunde wants to know if the 3G Internet access available through his cell phone provider makes a viable alternative to conventional broadband such as cable or DSL.
  • Outlook 2010 IT skills checklist: The vertical climb

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Security, virtualization and cloud computing skills will help IT pros woo hiring managers, but the real advantage to candidates comes by way of industry specific-knowledge that helps them boost the business’ bottom line with their high-tech talent.
  • What's hot in the high-tech hype machine?

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    It can be hard to separate the high-tech hype from reality, especially when the hype-machine at times is so loud.
  • Giving Cisco a makeover

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Cisco and Microsoft are two of the most powerful companies in the IT industry and it seems everyone has strong opinions about them. We’ve assembled several of our top bloggers from Network World’s Cisco Subnet community and asked them what they would change if they could give Cisco a makeover. (See related story, Giving Microsoft a Makeover).
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