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  • What was behind Steve Jobs' AdMob cheap shot at Google?

    Posted April 8, 2010 - 7:32 pm

    Apple today rolled out it's new iPhone OS 4.0 platform, and also a new program for mobile advertising called iAds. But during a Q&A session, Jobs said: "We tried to buy AdMob, but Google snatched them up because they didn’t want us to have them, so we bought another smaller company, Quattro."
  • AT&T sells off Europe hotspot business

    Posted April 8, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    AT&T is selling off its Wayport Wi-Fi business in Europe, which includes hotspots in airports, hotels and McDonald's, to Swisscom.
  • Vodafone, Opera push mobile Internet in emerging markets

    Posted April 7, 2010 - 7:44 am

    Vodafone is working with Opera Software to embed the company's Mini 5 browser on 20 low-cost phones designed for emerging markets.
  • China Mobile wants Android apps for its Ophones

    Posted April 7, 2010 - 7:10 am

    The head of China Mobile's research center on Wednesday urged mobile application developers in Taipei who work on Android apps to tweak and sell them to China Mobile's Ophone users as well.
  • Whether IT is ready or not, enterprise iPad apps are coming

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:44 pm

    Apple iPad developers have jumped to quickly adapt enterprise applications for the new device, even as some analysts and IT managers say they don't find the iPad to be enterprise-ready.
  • China Mobile and Far EasTone ink deal on TD-LTE for Taiwan

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    China Mobile, the world's largest mobile network operator by subscribers, signed a deal with Taiwanese operator Far EasTone to jointly develop a next generation TD-LTE mobile network in Taiwan for testing purposes, the companies said in a joint statement.
  • FTC may try to block Google's AdMob deal, report says

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    The Federal Trade Commission may be preparing to challenge Google's planned acquisition of AdMob on antitrust concerns, a news report said Tuesday.
  • Nexaira targets smaller buyers with 3G/4G router

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Nexaira Wireless on Tuesday expanded its line of 3G/4G routers, which can be connected to a wide variety of carrier networks in North America, aiming a new US$99 model at small and home offices.
  • Sprint's next Airave femtocell will get 3G

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Home cellular base stations are about to get a lot more useful and available in the U.S., with Sprint Nextel preparing to join AT&T and possibly Verizon Wireless in offering a femtocell that delivers 3G data speeds.
  • Apple's iPad twice as fast as iPhone 3GS, tests show

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Apple's iPad is about twice as fast as the current iPhone, according to recently-published benchmark tests, and is powered by a single-core ARM processor.
  • Antenna Software: smack in the middle of an Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry world

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Antenna Software, a vendor of software and services for building, rolling out and managing mobile applications, Tuesday is announcing the beta release of its Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP), which brings together the company's expertise in software-as-a-service with 2009 acquisition Dexterra's primarily behind-the-firewall mobile apps technology. New in Version 3.0 is support for Android devices and the iPhone (Antenna recently announced additional enterprise iPhone support via a deal with AT&T) and improved tools for quickly developing cross-platform mobile apps. Antenna is looking for AMP 3.0 to support business-to-employee apps, but also what it calls business-to-business-to-customer ones. All of which gives Antenna an interesting viewpoint of the action-packed smartphone and mobile apps scene. Here's what Antenna CEO Jim Hemmer had to say about some of the latest issues.
  • Wi-Fi issues dominate iPad user complaints

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:25 am

    Some owners of Apple's new iPad have complained of weak wireless signals, dropped connections and slow surfing speeds
  • Apple's iPad has a niche in a lot of professions

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Most iPad owners will most likely use their shiny new tablet to read books and magazines, watch movies, TV shows and YouTube videos, and do typical Internet tasks like check e-mail and surf the Web. But what about putting it to use in different business situations? Does it fit in at work?
  • Microsoft expected to launch 'Pink' smartphone April 12

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 9:18 pm

    Microsoft is sending invitations to a mystery event for press and analysts on April 12 that could be the unveiling of a new smartphone code-named Pink or a new tablet e-reader code-named Courier.
  • ABI sees 2010 as breakthrough year for mobile apps

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    This will be the big year for mobile applications, according to ABI Research, which expects downloads from app stores to more than double from 2009 and then grow more slowly through 2013.
  • CRM for Road Warriors: Phone or Laptop?

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    CRM was born in the call center and grew up in the headquarters office. Now it's a teenager and wants to travel. What do you need to consider for your road warriors, and what's reasonable to give them for software and devices?
  • First-day iPad sales top first-gen iPhone

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    Apple today said it sold more iPads on Saturday than it sold first-generation iPhones in 2007 over a two-day period.
  • Sneaky Fees: Hidden Charges Add Up for Tech Users

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Regulatory fees. Handling fees. Convenience fees. Whatever vendors call them, more of these small charges continue to pile up on mobile phone and broadband bills, as well as on everyday online purchases. It's adding up to aggravation for many customers.
  • Flash mob crackdown in Philly focuses on teens, not technology

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:14 am

    In Philadelphia, the mayor and police have cracked down on mobs of teenagers that turned violent and that police believe learned about the gatherings through "flash mob" wireless communications, including texting and Twitter.
  • Gartner: 10 mobile & wireless technologies that should be on your radar

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:09 am

    10 mobile and wireless networking technologies -– including new versions of Bluetooth and location-awareness -- Gartner says will play a big role in business-to-employee and business-to-consumer interactions over the next couple of years.
  • How Google wants to change telecom

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:00 am

    Google doesn't want to be your Internet service provider; rather, it wants to make your ISP behave in a more Google-friendly manner.
  • Home wireless vendors aim to simplify routers

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:52 am

    If it's been a while since you’ve purchased or upgraded your home wireless network equipment, you’re not alone. Sales of home wireless gear have been pretty flat, leading to several theories about the reason why. Some feel that the current technology of 802.11g and/or 802.11n products is good enough for most home setups, and others suggest that the complexity of setup prevent new users from buying and installing these products.
  • Business iPhone apps finder adds iPad-specific listings

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:38 am

    'No junk' online catalog lets you sort apps by more specific categories than the Apple store provides.
  • iPad teardown reveals first-rate design, build

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:17 am

    The iPad is the best-built first-generation mobile device Apple has ever produced, the owner of an iPod and iPhone repair company said after disassembling one of the new tables.
  • iLust: 1, Willpower: 0

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 7:52 am

    Armed with all the facts, our intrepid reporter resists the iPad hype. At least for a couple of hours.
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