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  • Google launches Wi-Fi network in Mountain View

    Posted August 16, 2006 - 11:20 am

    The Wi-Fi network Google Inc. built for Mountain View becomes generally available on Wednesday, providing free broadband wireless access in this California city that the search engine giant calls home.
  • Yahoo, Go2 will display mobile ads

    Posted August 16, 2006 - 11:12 am

    Yahoo Inc. and Go2 Directory Systems are partnering to display advertisements along with search results on mobile phones in the U.S.
  • Another use for your cell phone

    Posted August 15, 2006 - 3:43 pm

    Near-field communications technology will make it possible for you to use your cell phone to make point of purchase transactions.
  • Sprint picks WiMax for 4G mobile network

    Posted August 8, 2006 - 3:32 pm

    Sprint Nextel Corp., not satisfied with just 3G (third-generation) mobile data, will roll out a faster 4G network using WiMax later this year.
  • The Dark Side of Mobility

    Posted August 8, 2006 - 10:17 am

    A look at what IT professionals are making, and what is being expected of them.
  • SCO aims to reinvent itself through mobility

    Posted August 8, 2006 - 8:39 am

    In recent years The SCO Group Inc. has been best known for its costly and controversial licensing dispute over Unix intellectual property. But SCO's leader said the company is in the process of reinventing itself into a mobile application platform and services provider with new products, services and partnerships.
  • Wireless# Certification Official Study Guide

    Posted August 7, 2006 - 4:19 pm

    ISBN: 0072263423

    Posted with permission of McGraw-Hill/Osborne. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.

  • WiMAX Crash Course

    Posted August 7, 2006 - 2:43 pm

    ISBN: 0072263075

    Posted with permission of McGraw-Hill/Osborne. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.

  • Silicon Valley Wi-Fi group nears choice of vendor

    Posted August 4, 2006 - 9:37 am

    The team planning a wireless network around Silicon Valley has narrowed down the list of possible vendors to three. The proposed project is so big -- covering about 1,500 square miles from San Francisco's southern border to the beach city of Santa Cruz -- that two of the three finalists will probably have a hand in building and running it.
  • Sybase and Intermec team up on RFID

    Posted August 2, 2006 - 4:01 pm

    Sybase has announced a partnership with supply chain technology company Intermec to provide Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) infrastructure products.
  • Palm sees trouble ahead for Palm OS

    Posted August 1, 2006 - 11:13 am

    Palm Inc.'s plans for future products could be affected by delays in development of a new version of the Palm OS software, the company warned in a regulatory filing.
  • Nokia tests cellular-Wi-Fi phones in Finland

    Posted July 31, 2006 - 9:06 am

    Nokia, the world largest handset maker, has begun testing technology in a Finnish city that lets users to make calls on both cellular and Wi-Fi networks and switch between networks without interruption.
  • UK mobile operators hope to shut down thieves

    Posted July 31, 2006 - 9:01 am

    U.K. carriers plan to block mobile phones and their SIM cards within 48 hours of when customers report phones stolen, an industry trade group said on Friday.
  • RFID tagged to bear fruit in productivity stakes

    Posted July 31, 2006 - 8:56 am

    WF Montague Cold Storage in Australia will use RFID-enabled wristbands to monitor the productivity of workers in a newly built preparation area. Monitoring will begin in November this year, the start of the stone fruit picking season.
  • Shanda links up with Motorola for mobile gaming

    Posted July 31, 2006 - 8:46 am

    Chinese online game operator Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. signed a deal with Motorola to launch mobile versions of two online games, the companies announced Friday.
  • Intel readies flexible WiMax chipset

    Posted July 25, 2006 - 9:36 am

    Intel Corp.'s next-generation chipset for WiMax devices will support either fixed or mobile versions of the wireless broadband technology, and all the equipment vendors that have adopted the company's current product plan to use the new one, Intel said Monday.
  • Emerging markets boost Vodafone revenue growth

    Posted July 24, 2006 - 7:55 am

    Emerging markets such as Romania, Egypt and South Africa continued to drive results at Vodafone Group PLC while mature regions, like Europe, produced only stagnant growth, the operator reported Monday.
  • Motorola to integrate Yahoo software in mobile phones

    Posted July 21, 2006 - 10:38 am

    Yahoo Inc. has now signed up the two biggest handset manufacturers to load its Yahoo Go for Mobile services on their phones, after an announcement with Motorola Inc. on Thursday.
  • Yahoo Baked Into Moto

    Posted July 21, 2006 - 7:29 am

    Search engine Yahoo and cell phone maker Motorola will team up to put a group of Yahoo's Internnet services, dubbed Yahoo Go for Mobile, on Motorola's phones.
  • Nokia CEO says CDMA is 'financially untenable'

    Posted July 20, 2006 - 3:04 pm

    Continuing a war of words with Qualcomm Inc., Nokia Corp.'s chief executive on Thursday reiterated the handset maker's feeling that companies will increasingly find it impossible to support businesses that build CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) products.
  • Why Wi-Fi may be injurious to your health

    Posted July 20, 2006 - 2:19 pm

    First, children living near power lines were believed to be at risk for leukemia. Then, cell phones were going to fry our brains. Now, should we worry about Wi-Fi hotzones?
  • Sizing up SMS

    Posted July 20, 2006 - 10:59 am

    With the convergence of IT and telecommunications in companies of all sizes, the ability to integrate short message service (SMS) functionality into business applications is more appealing that ever. SMS can extend the reach of information management to far beyond the firewall.
  • Infineon designs dual-band, single-chip UWB system

    Posted July 19, 2006 - 10:39 am

    German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG has designed a core transceiver for a new generation of system-on-chip semiconductors that will allow consumer electronic devices, such as mobile phones and PCs, to send or receive data at high speeds over the airwaves, the company said Wednesday.
  • Qualcomm demonstrates broadband wireless uplink

    Posted July 19, 2006 - 10:35 am

    Mobile phone users could soon be uploading data at a rate of 2M bits per second thanks to a new chip being demonstrated this week by Qualcomm Inc.
  • Wireless Management 2.0

    Posted July 18, 2006 - 4:02 pm

    AirWave (.com) makes software to manage wireless networks. They're crowing about "going back to school" in the sense they just added the Spokane Public School System to their customer list. Case studies like this interest me because schools are IT-hostile environments and cheap besides. If products do well in that environment, they usually do well in corporate networks.

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