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  • Covad formally files for bankcruptcy protection

    Posted August 17, 2001 - 2:51 pm

    As expected, Covad Communications Group, the parent company of national DSL provider Covad, has formally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • AOL Time Warner rolls out interactive video division

    Posted August 16, 2001 - 5:07 pm

    Playing on the diverse assets of the recently merged company, AOL Time Warner Inc. announced the creation of a new Interactive Video division, hoping to accelerate the growth of video-on-demand, interactive television, and other related services.
  • AOL changes mobile messenger pricing model

    Posted August 15, 2001 - 9:23 am

    In a bid to boost sales of its wireless messaging device, America Online Inc. is slashing the price of the AOL Mobile Communicator, but at the same time increasing the cost of monthly service.
  • Comcast, AOL in talks over AT&T Broadband

    Posted August 14, 2001 - 9:28 am

    Far from picking up its marbles and going home after its initial bid to acquire AT&T Broadband Inc. was rejected last month, Comcast Corp. is holding talks with AOL Time Warner Inc. and other potential partners in its continuing effort to acquire the broadband unit.
  • Security hole exposed in 802.11b wireless LANs

    Posted August 7, 2001 - 10:25 am

    A security weakness in the encryption standard used within IEEE-based wireless LANs has been uncovered. There have been other problems uncovered in the WEP structure, but this latest discovery is significant because an attack could be carried out faster and with fewer resources.
  • Handheld finds a voice

    Posted August 6, 2001 - 10:21 am

    If a sales representative from Cisco Systems Inc. rings your bell, don't shout, "No solicitors. Can't you read the sign?" That salesperson may be selling something your company will want to buy.
  • Former Netscapers launch P-to-P startup

    Posted August 6, 2001 - 9:32 am

    Kontiki Inc., a peer-to-peer startup backed by a handful of former Netscape Communications Inc. executives, touts its content delivery technology that it says can outperform traditional content distribution networks.
  • Verizon to begin 3G roll out this year

    Posted August 2, 2001 - 11:00 am

    The race is on between Sprint Corp. and Verizon Wireless Inc. to roll out 3G wireless services in the U.S., with Verizon announcing a deployment of 1XRTT wireless network services in New York and New Jersey by year's end.
  • WAP 2.0 eases development for small Net access devices

    Posted August 1, 2001 - 3:02 pm

    The WAP Forum industry group announces the release of version 2.0 of its specification for communications and application display on Internet-connected wireless devices, and promotes compatibility with XHTML as an improvement developers have needed.
  • Cisco unveils device for delivering wireless content

    Posted August 1, 2001 - 12:20 pm

    Cisco Systems Inc. unveils a new appliance for converting HTML and XML into other data formats suitable for use on wireless devices, cellular phones and PDAs.
  • Lucent recasts network management

    Posted July 31, 2001 - 10:07 am

    Lucent Technologies Inc. is recasting its network management offerings as an integrated suite capable of managing elements, provisioning services and assuring quality-of-service guarantees across circuit, packet, optical and mobile networks from a single platform.
  • Motorola makes $300 million broadband buy

    Posted July 31, 2001 - 9:19 am

    Motorola Inc. has announced plans to acquire networking specialist RiverDelta Networks Inc., hoping to build out Motorola's arsenal of broadband infrastructure products for bandwidth-hungry applications such as streaming video.
  • Microsoft to block AOL, AT&T cable deal

    Posted July 30, 2001 - 9:49 am

    Microsoft Corp. is determined to thwart AOL Time Warner Inc.'s proposed plans to buy AT&T Broadband Inc. from AT&T Corp., according to a report in The Financial Times newspaper.
  • Cisco buys VPN maker for $181M

    Posted July 27, 2001 - 10:44 am

    Cisco Systems Inc. to acquire Allegro Systems Inc., a VPN developer, in an all-stock transaction valued at $181 million. Cisco has targeted the privately held company for its VPN acceleration and security technologies, which will be used to build out Cisco's current VPN and security products.
  • Avaya switch supplies power to IP phones

    Posted July 26, 2001 - 1:30 pm

    Avaya Inc. announces inline power capabilities for its Cajun stackable switch, allowing it to power IP phones through their network cables.
  • AOL looks to grab PC desktop from Microsoft

    Posted July 26, 2001 - 9:07 am

    In a bid to take advantage of Microsoft's ongoing legal troubles, America Online is offering to pay PC manufacturers to prominently display marketing messages for its Internet service on the Windows operating system desktop.
  • Ponte gives companies more security control

    Posted July 23, 2001 - 10:05 am

    Ponte Communications Inc. today announced a new product aimed at centralizing control of network-wide policy and security updates called nsControl.
  • FCC approves satellite mobile phone services

    Posted July 18, 2001 - 2:43 pm

    The FCC granted spectrum licenses to eight satellite companies to provide mobile satellite telecommunication services, the government body announced. The decision throws a lifeline to satellite companies looking to provide high-speed Internet connections and other services, but at the expense of cellular phone providers.
  • Microsoft ships MOM management tool

    Posted July 18, 2001 - 11:05 am

    Microsoft Corp. today announced the general availability of its new server management package, Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2000.
  • Sanyo's compact cell phones challenge the US market

    Posted July 18, 2001 - 10:47 am

    With everyone making telephone calls and sending e-mails while walking down the street, having a cell phone no longer makes you stand out in the crowd. But one Japanese company aims to fix that by taking its trendiest handsets from the streets of Tokyo to Main Street U.S.A.
  • Dell to enter networking equipment market

    Posted July 18, 2001 - 10:08 am

    Taking on established players like Cisco Systems Inc. and 3Com Corp., Dell Computer Corp. said today that it would enter the market for networking products.
  • Motorola, AT&T wireless begin GPRS services in Seattle

    Posted July 17, 2001 - 3:00 pm

    The first commercial U.S. roll out of high-speed data services for phones using the GPRS protocol began today. AT&T Wireless is offering the service to Seattle customers with Motorola Inc. Timeport 7382i GPRS cell phones.
  • DoCoMo's European plans for I-mode hit a snag

    Posted July 17, 2001 - 9:33 am

    NTT DoCoMo Inc. is delaying the European launch of its popular I-mode service due to difficulties local operators are having in adapting the technology to the European market.
  • Marimba releases management software for servers, PCs

    Posted July 16, 2001 - 3:15 pm

    Software maker Marimba Inc. announced two management products on Friday: a new program for upgrading software on multiple networked PCs in corporations, and an enhanced version of a tool that tracks and reconfigures sets of servers remotely.
  • IBM develops wireless LAN security analyzer

    Posted July 12, 2001 - 12:15 pm

    The research arm of IBM Corp. has a software tool under development to identify wireless LAN nodes that are vulnerable to a sneak attack by hackers, the company announced today.
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