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  • AT&T sees soaring use of Wi-Fi -- just in time for an Apple tablet

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Wi-Fi connections via AT&T Inc. more than quadrupled last year, hitting 85.5 million connections mostly made via smartphones from 20,000 hot spots, the carrier said
  • Google Voice finally gets to the iPhone with browser app

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Google has found a way to let iPhone owners use Google Voice, the telephony management service whose iPhone-specific application Apple rejected last year.
  • U.S. bans texting while driving trucks and buses

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 11:10 am

    What took so long? Honestly, what on earth took so long?
  • Verizon posts slim revenue gains, but net income loss

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 10:40 am

    Verizon Communications reported revenue increases for the fourth quarter of 2009, driven by wireless and broadband growth, but the gains were slim after accounting for revenue from its January 2009 acquisition of AllTel.
  • Nexus One maker sees potential in Windows Mobile 7

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 9:10 am

    High Tech Computer (HTC), the world's largest maker of smartphones running Google's Android mobile OS and Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS, believes the Nexus One will raise its global profile this year while the launch of Windows Mobile 7 will lead to the development of more apps for Microsoft phones.
  • Cisco, NetApp, VMware team up on virtualization security

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 2:40 am

    Cisco, NetApp and VMware announced a project to improve the security of virtualization deployments, with a focus on isolating applications that use the same physical network, server and storage resources in multi-tenant systems.
  • NASA space telescope quickly spots first asteroid

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 11:40 pm

    Almost as soon as it came online, NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has spotted a new, little over half-mile wide asteroid some 98 million miles from Earth.
  • Storage spending focused on data consolidation, fast ROI

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    TheInfoPro today released its semi-annual storage survey, which showed that Fortune 1000 and mid-sized corporate IT spenders are reserving money for technology that can help them do more with what they already have.
  • Google co-founders to unload stock in company

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each plan to sell some 5 million shares in the company, cutting their joint ownership stake to under 50%.
  • FAQ: What we don't know about the Apple tablet

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Everyone expects Apple to unveil the next great thing Wednesday. Here's what we know, or don't, about the device.
  • Juniper, Polycom team up for telepresence

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 5:10 am

    uniper and Polycom have announced an alliance to offer telepresence and video conferencing services to enterprises through service providers.
  • Apple Tablet not necessarily on Verizon Wireless, analysts say

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    Apple's expected tablet will run on both AT&T and Verizon Wireless 3G networks, reports say, but two industry sources warned today to not assume Verizon is on board.
  • Cisco's McCool sees growing data-center role

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    While Cisco Systems branches out into consumer electronics, video, mobile data and other areas, one of its biggest areas of focus today is enterprise data centers. The dominant LAN provider thinks the transformation of data centers through virtualization calls for new kinds of connections and a broader role for network technology and intelligence. John McCool oversees this push as senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Data Center, Switching and Services group. IDG News Service talked with McCool recently about the company's own role and its partnerships with other vendors in this arena.
  • AT&T disputes network criticism

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    AT&T is disputing a financial analyst's criticism of its wireless capital spending, saying there is more to its mobility investments than was represented in the report.
  • Here comes the new cell phone etiquette

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Call me the Miss Manners of Mobility if you want, but I believe in cell phone etiquette. What is etiquette, anyway? It's really nothing more than a set of rules we all agree to follow in order to be considerate toward others. We follow them as our contribution to the kind of society we want to live in.
  • EU says OK to Oracle-Sun, Rambus-Samsung deal

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    The European Union gave the green light to Oracle's plan to buy Sun Microsystems. We expect one of next week's top story entries will be about Oracle's plans for Sun. Otherwise this week, Rambus and Samsung settled a legal dispute and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that her department will unveil initiatives to fight Internet censorship, which provoked ire from China. And, of course, there were more rumor rumblings and reports based on anonymous sources regarding Apple's tablet, which could well take top billing in next week's IT news.
  • Apple tablet carrier smackdown: Verizon vs. AT&T

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    A look at how the two big carriers stack up for wireless coverage.
  • Finally profitable, AMD must embrace new markets, analysts say

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Analysts say that AMD must move quickly to develop chips for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets or it may fade into the red again.
  • Telepresence catching on, but hold onto your wallet

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    With the economy in a downturn, it's no surprise that companies have been slashing travel budgets. But at MetLife, officials say the focus is also on employees' quality of life, keeping them home as much as possible. As a result, the insurance giant has recently made a big push into telepresence technology.
  • Analyst: Bandwidth in Swedish LTE network disappoints

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    The download speed offered by Swedish operator TeliaSonera's LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network never exceeded 12M bps when tested by market research company Northstream, a far cry from the "up to 50Mbps" promised on the provider's Web site.
  • Hacker Enables Multitouch on Nexus One Browser

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    The Google Nexus One has drawn some criticism for its lack of multitouch support, especially as the omission seems to be arbitrary. But the allowed a hacker to enable multitouch capabilities on Google's flagship device.
  • Analysis: Free Nokia GPS could hurt TomTom, Garmin

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Nokia's announcement Thursday of free voice navigation for its GPS smartphones is bound to hurt some GPS competitors such as Garmin Ltd. and TomTom, analysts said.
  • India's Bharti Airtel hit by mobile tariff war

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 3:10 am

    India's largest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel, reported on Friday flat growth in revenue and net profit for the quarter ended Dec. 31, even as its mobile customer base increased 40 percent from a year earlier.
  • Linux Foundation: Microsoft's Talking Smack on Windows Mobile

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 6:39 pm

    Microsoft's mobile chief dressed down Linux phones at CES and now the Linux Foundation is firing back. What's at stake? Control of the future smartphone market.
  • Nokia hopes to outdo Google with phone voice nav

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Nokia today announced free turn-by-turn voice navigation for all its GPS-enabled smartphones globally, starting with 10 models today, and signaled a clear battle with Google over similar free technology now available in the U.S.

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