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  • Carriers flubbing femtocell

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    Femtocells have gotten off to a sluggish start so far because carriers have yet to sell customers on their benefits, says an analyst at Infonetics Research.
  • Broadcasting group defends its spectrum turf

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    U.S. television broadcasters are willing to talk about sharing their unused spectrum with broadband providers, but they should not be forced to give up spectrum or be taxed for the spectrum they have, said the head of a broadcasting trade group.
  • Nokia says its first Symbian 3 smartphone will be out in Q3

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 10:11 am

    Nokia on Tuesday announced that the N8, its first smartphone based on the Symbian 3 OS, will be out in the third quarter.
  • Cisco announces CleanAir for Wi-Fi interference on new access points

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Cisco Systems announced a new series of high-end wireless LAN access points with so-called CleanAir technology that is designed to give network administrators the ability to monitor Wi-Fi interference from a variety of devices.
  • India adds record 20 million mobile subscribers in March

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 3:40 am

    India added a record 20 million new mobile subscribers in March, as new operators cut tariffs to attract subscribers, according to data released Monday by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
  • New IPv6 testing tool ships

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    Mu Dynamics announced on Monday a test suite for IPv6 that custom generates tests based on the user's existing IPv4 network traffic rather than from pre-determined, standard test cases.
  • Groups make last pitches on net neutrality

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 6:11 pm

    Net neutrality rules proposed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission could upset a complex mobile telecom marketplace and lead to fewer handset choices and fewer smartphone applications, a mobile trade group said Monday.
  • Monitoring 10G links with 1G tools

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Many data center managers that need to monitor new 10G network segments can't currently justify the significant investment in new monitoring devices, but high density aggregation filtering systems make it possible to get the job done using 1G monitoring tools.
  • 40G Ethernet takes center stage at Interop

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Switching will once again be all the rage at this week's Interop conference in Las Vegas as the first 40Gbps Ethernet products are slated to be unveiled.
  • Rhapsody adds offline music play to iPhone app

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Rhapsody today launched an updated iPhone app that lets users listen to music even when no Internet connection is available.
  • RIM continues its reach to consumers with new Blackberries

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    The smallest BlackBerry Pearl smartphones yet, the 9100 and 9105, will go on sale in May on various carriers, Research in Motion Ltd. announced.
  • Hackers target iPad owners with bogus update

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Hackers are targeting iPad users with bogus update messages that dupe them into downloading malicious code onto their Windows PCs, a security researcher said.
  • Google's privacy afterthought

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    A few days ago, 10 privacy commissioners from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Israel, Ireland, The Netherlands and New Zealand wrote an open letter to Google's CEO Eric Schmidt asking for more proactive privacy protections in new applications. The commissioners are not objecting to Google's overall privacy policies, but to the way Google launches new services.
  • HP updates Network Mode Manager

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    HP has extended its Network Node Manager software into performance and virtualization management
  • Counties, M2Z propose free broadband network

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    County Executives of America (CEA), along with mobile broadband company M2Z Networks, has proposed to build a free wireless broadband network across the 700 counties that are members of the trade group.
  • Technology runs the Boston Marathon

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    The runners took center stage during the Boston Marathon Monday, but behind the scenes of the prestigious road race was an enterprise-class data center capable of accurately tracking more than 26,000 runners and relaying that information to a number of outlets.
  • F5 steers WAN optimization to virtual, cloud environments

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    F5 is announcing at Interop an enterprise cloud architecture that incorporates its existing load load balancing, WAN optimization and security products with new ones to address the requirements of virtualized environments.
  • Netgear Targets SMBs With New ProSafe Gigabit VPN Firewall

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Today, Netgear released the ProSafe Quad WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (SRX5308), a business firewall appliance that, at $500, is priced for the small- to medium-sized business IT budget.
  • Mobile phone tapping allegation disrupts Indian Parliament

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 8:40 am

    A session of India's Parliament was adjourned on Monday morning after the opposition protested against the government, citing a magazine report that the mobile phones of some of the country's top politicians were tapped by an Indian security agency.
  • Israel gives approval for iPad imports

    Posted April 25, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Israel lifted a ban on imports of Apple's iPad on Sunday, saying the device conforms with local wireless standards, the government said.
  • Study: Net neutrality rules would cost telecom jobs

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 5:11 pm

    Network neutrality rules adopted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission could lead to the loss of more than 340,000 jobs in the broadband industry over the next 10 years, with few offsetting Web content jobs, according to a new study funded by a group opposed to the proposed rules.
  • International Tech Travel: Stay Charged, Connected on the Go

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Good news for tech-toting travelers: The world is better prepared than ever to help you get online and keep your laptop, cell phone, and other devices fully charged. Bad news: It is still very far from having universal standards in place. Still, with a little research and a few gadgets, you can keep your costs and headaches to a minimum.
  • Purdue University plans for post-PC era

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Purdue University is looking to save $15 million in IT costs over the next three years. So it's considering a virtualized desktop infrastructure.
  • Opera enables testing of mobile sites on desktop

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Opera Mobile 10 for Windows, Mac, and Linux emulates Opera so developers can run mobile code on PCs
  • Make your Mac application work with IT

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 7:56 pm

    Some simple tips to help Mac developers ensure their applications fit in well with the widest range of Mac IT tools.
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