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  • Maybe AT&T Really Should Limit iPhone Sales

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Is it just me, or is it not morally wrong for a company to sell products it can't support? I mean, if AT&T is unable to provide good iPhone service in New York City, shouldn't it stop selling the iPhone there?
  • Chinese gear boosts African telecom networks, draws fire

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    African governments are banking on renewed relations with China to spread communication networks into underserved and rural areas, but their use of condition-free Chinese loans for funding has raised concern in a continent rife with corruption and poor governance.
  • AT&T, NYC, and the Disappearing iPhone Mystery

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves: We have a new twist in the slow-news-day-driven mystery of the vanishing iPhone in the state of New York.
  • Network vulnerability assessments: Scan all, scan often

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 9:53 am

    Regular network vulnerability assessments give you the most important security information: what's on your system, and what your system looks like to hackers.
  • India's 3G auction likely to be postponed again

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 6:40 am

    India's auction of 3G spectrum and licenses to the private sector is unlikely to go ahead as originally scheduled on Jan. 14, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Groups urge FTC to block Google's AdMob buyout

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 3:10 am

    Two consumer groups urged U.S. regulators on Monday to block Google from acquiring mobile advertising provider AdMob, citing potential harm the deal could cause to users, advertisers and application developers.
  • Social media marketing: 5 must-read books

    Posted December 28, 2009 - 7:40 am

    Still pondering how to go about marketing in the age of Facebook and Twitter? Time to get smart with these 5 essential books.
  • Japan connects to TPE regional fiber network

    Posted December 28, 2009 - 1:40 am

    A new undersea fiber-optic cable has gone into operation that links Japan with the regional Trans-Pacific Express Cable Network (TPE), Japanese carrier NTT Communications said Monday.
  • China Mobile executive under investigation

    Posted December 28, 2009 - 12:10 am

    A China Mobile executive is being investigated by Chinese authorities for suspected "serious personal violations," the company said Sunday.
  • Qualcomm reorganizes as COO Lauer leaves

    Posted December 24, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Qualcomm is realigning its business units following the resignation of Chief Operating Officer Len Lauer, who is leaving to become CEO of an unnamed company, the wireless technology vendor announced Thursday.
  • Forrester: Google Android smartphones to take 10% of market in 2010

    Posted December 24, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    Android phones will make significant headway in the smartphone market and 4G service providers will zero in on apps in 2010.
  • High Windows 7 satisfaction spurs corporate IT spending

    Posted December 24, 2009 - 8:10 am

    After just two months on the market, Windows 7 is accelerating the pace of corporate computer buying, market research firm ChangeWave said.
  • Google purchase of AdMob gets closer antitrust review

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 11:10 pm

    Google's purchase of mobile advertising provider AdMob for $750 million has drawn closer regulatory scrutiny as U.S. antitrust officials have asked Google for more information on the deal, Google said in a blog post Wednesday.
  • Google's Nexus One Details: What We Know So Far

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Google's pretty good at keeping its Web and search developments secret, but it's quickly learning that hardware's a different beast, as details on the Nexus One, a.k.a. the Google Phone, are leaking all over the Internet.
  • How MPLS works

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    How Tootsie Roll Pops can help us understand the intricacies of MPLS
  • Study: US among world's leaders in broadband use

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    U.S. residents rank among the world's top in broadband use per month, meaning the broadband picture in the country isn't as bad as some critics might make it, a telecom trade group said Wednesday.
  • Nortel sells carrier VoIP biz to Genband for $282 million

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Nortel is selling its Carrier VoIP and Applications Solutions (CVAS) business to Genband for $282 million, the latest asset to be liquidated following a failed restructuring under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Don't expect fireworks from LTE in 2010

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    While Long Term Evolution (LTE) is without a doubt one of the most hyped mobile data standards to come along in quite some time, you probably shouldn't expect the 4G network technology to make a big impact in 2010.
  • 5 must-have IT management technologies for 2010

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    As more companies expand virtualization deployments and consider cloud computing, the average IT environment will grow ever more complex. For enterprise IT managers in 2010, that means more tools.
  • World Tech Update: year-end special

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Click here to watch this week's World Tech Update.
  • RIM Blames Service Outage on App Updates

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    BlackBerry smartphone users in North America yesterday experienced one of the longest and most significant BlackBerry outages in recent years. BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) appears to have resolved the problem, service is mostly restored and though the company was tight-lipped on potential causes yesterday, I just got the following statement from RIM:
  • Nortel accepts $282M bid for VoIP unit

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 12:29 pm

    Nortel Networks has entered into an agreement to sell its Carrier VoIP (Voice over IP) and Application Solutions business to Genband for US$282 million, it said on Wednesday.
  • BlackBerry service hit by second outage in a week

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 12:27 pm

    An outage hit BlackBerry smartphone service in the Americas on Tuesday night, operator Research In Motion confirmed via its support service. The outage is the second to affect users in less than a week.
  • India's mobile subscriber base crosses 500 million mark

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    India's mobile subscriber base crossed the 500 million mark in November, according to data released Wednesday by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
  • Handhelds grab larger share of hotspot traffic, says report

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 9:40 am

    Hotspot usage from handheld devices is growing fast, thanks to the increasing popularity of products equipped with Wi-Fi, according to a report from market research company In-Stat.
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