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  • AT&T wireless growth still strong despite earnings drop

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 2:02 pm

    Complaints about 3G coverage aren't putting a dent in AT&T's wireless business, as the carrier added 1.86 million wireless customers in the first quarter of 2010
  • Adobe tosses in Flash towel after Apple limits iPhone dev

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    Adobe said it will no longer invest development dollars in a tool set designed to help port Flash applications to Apple's polular iPhone and iPad devices.
  • Alcatel-Lucent boosts broadband over copper to 300M bps

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Alcatel-Lucent has found a way to move data at 300M bps (bits per second) over two copper lines, the company said on Wednesday. However, so far it is only in a lab environment -- real products and services won't show up until next year.
  • Taskly offers sleek, flexible task management for iPhone

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Taskly is a feature-rich task manager from developer Patrick Otten with a sleek interface, Push Notifications, map and location integration, and much more.
  • Ford Sync AppLink connects cars, smartphones

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    North American drivers of the upcoming 2011 Ford Fiesta will be able to use applications on their smartphones just by speaking commands and using buttons on the steering wheel, through a feature called Sync AppLink.
  • Apple's iPad 3G arrives April 30

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    Apple today said that the more expensive iPad models that connect to the Internet using AT&T's wireless network will go on sale April 30.
  • And the state with the fastest broadband is … Delaware

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:41 am

    Delaware might be one of the smallest states geographically, but it comes up big when it comes to broadband speeds. According to CDN vendor Akamai's latest data, Delaware leads the United States in broadband connection speeds.
  • Windows Phone? No App for That

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:16 am

    Microsoft's lackluster performance in the mobile phone market may not seem consequential now, says Preston Gralla, but it will matter a lot in years to come.
  • Don't jump the gun on neutrality

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:15 am

    In the net neutrality debate most enterprise consumers of Internet services seem to favor maintaining the status quo, where traffic on the 'Net is treated in a neutral fashion and service providers don't try to enrich themselves by meddling with the bits. So the question really comes down to the lengths we are willing to go to ensure it stays that way.
  • Why IT Should Love the iPad

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:11 am

    Frank Hayes thinks the iPad will show IT the way to finally stop the non-work-related Web surfing users do on corporate networks.
  • HP: No plans to kill off 3Com products

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:31 am

    HP Monday said it has no plans to kill off any existing HP or 3Com networking products, but did not rule out such a move in the future.
  • Your BlackBerry's dirty little security secret

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:07 am

    There are many creative ways for people to spy on you through your BlackBerry.
  • Ethernet switch vendors prep for 40/100G, more data center virtualization

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:01 am

    Three switching vendors this week are unveiling new and enhanced data center products, including for those looking to upgrade to 40Gbps Ethernet in the near future.
  • HP boasts "Cisco-free" data center with 3Com networking portfolio

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:00 am

    HP has unveiled a new "edge-to-core networking portfolio" based on technology built by 3Com, just one week after closing the $2.7 billion acquisition of the network vendor.
  • Gizmodo paid $5K for next-gen iPhone

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 8:55 am

    Gizmodo paid $5,000 for access to Apple's next-generation iPhone, said Nick Denton, head of Gawker Media, which publishes the blog.
  • Cost of 3G license in India tops US$1.3 billion

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 7:40 am

    The cost of a national 3G license in India has topped 60 billion Indian rupees (US$1.3 billion) on the eighth day of the auction of 3G (third-generation) spectrum in the country.
  • Ringio aims to bring big phone features to small business

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    A software-based phone system launched Monday aims to give small businesses many features of advanced call-center software and soon will work with and other CRM platforms, according to startup Ringio.
  • Ash forces EU ministers to meet by videoconference

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 11:10 am

    E.U. telecommunications ministers turned to videoconferencing for a Monday meeting on Europe's future digital agenda, as airports continue to be closed across the continent because of an ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano. However, a member of the French government fears a last-minute switch to videoconferencing will impair the results.
  • Lenovo reveals tweaked Android, app store for Lephone

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Lenovo showed off a tweaked version of Google's Android operating system on its upcoming Lephone handset, as the company also launched an application download store for the phone and other products.
  • Why computer science students cheat

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 9:12 am

    Enrollment in undergraduate computer science courses is at an all-time high at colleges nationwide. But this trend that's been hailed by the U.S. tech industry has a dark side: a disproportionate number of students taking these courses are caught cheating.
  • Palm's software chief quits

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Michael Abbott, the head of Palm's software and services team, will leave the company at the end of next week, according to a regulatory filing Palm made on Friday.
  • FCC to take first steps toward broadband plan

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will take the first major steps toward implementing its national broadband plan next Wednesday, when it is scheduled to launch a rulemaking proceeding that would create a new fund for broadband deployment.
  • Opera Mini tops 1M downloads to iPhone

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    More then a million copies of Opera Software's new iPhone browser were downloaded in the first 24 hours of Opera Mini's availability, a company executive said Thursday.
  • MIT researchers boost efficiency of wireless power

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    MIT researchers working on wireless power have discovered a way to make it more efficient: Charge up lots of electronic gear at the same time.
  • App builders to gather for iPad-specific developer event

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    iPadDevCamp brings together developers and designers who want to create apps for Apple tablet device
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