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  • LTE may heat up mobile net neutrality debate

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    Fine-grained network controls that are coming with next-generation mobile technology could make some demanding mobile applications such as video perform better but may also raise net neutrality concerns.
  • Broadband plan gives FCC wider cybersecurity role

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    The National Broadband Plan released by the Federal Communications Commission this week contains several recommendations that are designed to boost the preparedness of communications networks to deal with cyberthreats.
  • Google's Nexus One to operate on Sprint network

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    Sprint Nextel announced that it plans to offer Google's Nexus One smartphone on its network for an as-yet undisclosed price.
  • No copy-and-paste in Windows Phone 7 OS

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    Developers can implement their own clipboards within apps, but Microsoft is favoring contextual tapping instead
  • Hoop tourney means March Madness for IT

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    With March Madness kicking off this week, corporate IT shops better be prepared to handle the at-work computing madness that comes along with it.
  • Comcast, ISC offer IPv6 transition tool

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    Comcast and Internet Systems Consortium have released open source software to help carriers and enterprises migrate to IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
  • National broadband plan: What’s in it for businesses?

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    We've heard a lot about how the Federal Communications Commission's national broadband plan aims to provide 100 million U.S. households with 100Mbps broadband connections so far, but precious little on how it will affect enterprise users.
  • Alcatel-Lucent lays groundwork for next-gen mobile services

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Alcatel-Lucent's new Ultimate Wireless Packet Core is designed to let operators get a handle on the current mobile data explosion and offer subscribers more advanced services, the company said on Thursday.
  • Google Maps for Android gets improved user interface

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Google has released version 4.1 of Google Maps for Android, adding a constantly-updated map wallpaper, tweaking the way search results are displayed and adding a new Latitude widget for tracking your friends.
  • China Mobile wants iPad, and Chinese 3G for Apple's iPhone

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 8:40 am

    China Mobile hopes to offer both Apple's iPad and a version of the iPhone that supports China's homegrown 3G mobile standard, comments by China Mobile's top executive showed on Thursday.
  • Report: Google TV is coming to your living room

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:10 pm

    Google is working with Intel, Sony and other partners to develop Google TV, a service aimed at putting the Internet search giant's Web offerings in people's living rooms, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
  • FCC should expect broadband plan opposition, official says

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission begins to implement its first national broadband plan in the coming weeks, it should expect opposition from nearly everyone in the tech and telecom communities to some parts of the proposal, said the leader of the team that put it together.
  • AT&T Zero phone charger won't draw power by itself

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Unlike the guy in your building who likes to talk about how his Amiga was better than any computer sold today, AT&T's new Zero cell-phone charger knows when to stop.
  • Verizon to Finally Update Droid to Latest Android 2.1 OS

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 1:24 pm

    Verizon says on Thursday it will update its Motorola Droid phone to the latest Android 2.1 software juicing the handset with multitouch pinch-to-zoom capabilities and adding live wallpaper. Verizon customers have been eagerly awaiting the update ever since Motorola said the upgrade would occur in early February in "one week" - but it never happened.
  • Get the application performance insight you've never had before

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:23 am

    How can IT Operations align itself to the business needs? One way is to ensure that mission-critical business applications have healthy performance metrics. A new class of tools called application performance management (APM) 2.0 help to follow the flow of business transactions and visually identify problem areas, whether they are rooted in the network or the application itself. APM 2.0 tools bridge the gap between application development and IT Operations.
  • Putting the FCC National Broadband Plan into Action

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:53 am

    With all of the attention the FCC National Broadband Plan has received over the past few months, you would expect that releasing the actual 376-page document--Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan--would be the end game. On the contrary, publishing the document is just the beginning.
  • Novell's Mono project bringing .Net development to Android

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Developers for the Mono project also are readying a version of Silverlight for Apple's iPhone.
  • FCC broadband plan calls for 'minimal' public safety fee for all broadband users

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:21 am

    The FCC's National Broadband Plan, released today, calls for a new "minimal" fee on all U.S. broadband users to help pay for a new $16 billion nationwide emergency response wireless network.
  • Who else wants national broadband?

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Let's say that the Federal Communications Commission's $15.5 billion broadband deployment plan helps produce the fastest nationwide broadband network in the modern world -- is there any guarantee that more people will use it?
  • The FCC's Broadband Plan: Winners and Losers

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:20 am

    The Federal Communications Commission's national broadband plan is meant to benefit all Americans, but not every group or company is going to be happy with the proposal. The nature of politics holds that there will be winners and losers as the government steps in to boost the quality and availability of Internet in the United States. The actual implementation of the plan could change lawmakers get their hands on it, but here's an early look at who gains and who loses from the national broadband plan:
  • New Cisco Ethernet switches to play broader video, security roles

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:13 am

    Cisco Wednesday is unveiling new Ethernet access switches and enhanced routers designed to take on more of the jobs frequently handled by separate devices, such as those dedicated to handling video traffic or ensuring network security.
  • Android gesture search extended to wider market

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Google has made its new gesture search application compatible with smartphones based on Android version 1.6, and is also opening it to users outside the U.S., the company's said in a blog post on Tuesday.
  • Qualcomm to bid in India’s broadband wireless auction

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Qualcomm said on Wednesday that it is has filed an application to bid in India’s auction for licenses for broadband wireless access (BWA) in the 2.3 GHz band, to promote the TD-LTE (Time Division Long Term Evolution) standard.
  • Reaction to FCC's broadband plan: Generally positive

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communication Commission's national broadband plan, released Tuesday, received generally positive reviews, with some groups calling the plan ambitious and necessary.
  • FCC officially releases national broadband plan

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission officially released the country's first national broadband plan Tuesday, and one of its major goals is to bring broadband service to all U.S. residents.

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