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  • CIOs fear mass IT exodus following economic recovery

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 7:09 pm

    Robert Half Technology and Deloitte Consulting report that IT leaders are worried high-tech workers will seek employment elsewhere, leaving their companies at a disadvantage in terms of business-technology initiatives.
  • FCC puts time limit on review of cell sites

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday set limits on how long state and local governments can take to review proposals for cellular base stations.
  • FCC identifies roadblocks to broadband adoption

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Several factors, including a lack of a broadband subsidy program at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, have contributed to gaps in broadband adoption in the U.S., a new report from an FCC task force said.
  • A quiet Palm releases WebOS update

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    New update expands e-mail and messaging capabilities
  • AMF bowls for customers with video sharing over managed IP

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    AMF Bowling Centers Inc. is wrapping up the roll-out of a $2 million nationwide network equipment upgrade that supports Voice over IP (VoIP) and video streaming, and includes turning over all network management to Verizon Business for three more years.
  • Skype for Business sounds the all-clear on legal pitfalls

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 11:48 am

    Businesses that were scared of saving money by using Skype because lawsuits might take away its essential VoIP technology may not have to worry anymore.
  • China Mobile's 3G coverage to rapidly expand

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 6:40 am

    The 3G network of the world's largest mobile phone network operator will cover 70 percent of China's cities by the end of this year, the company's chairman said Wednesday.
  • IPhone cleared for sale by South Korean regulator

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 6:10 am

    South Korean regulators gave Apple a business license on Wednesday that would allow it to launch the iPhone in the country at any time.
  • China Mobile still in talks to sell iPhone

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 5:40 am

    The world's largest mobile phone service provider by subscribers is still in talks with Apple about offering the iPhone in China even though rival China Unicom started selling the handsets there last month.
  • Service lets users build own iPhone, RIM, Windows apps

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 10:40 pm

    A startup is now offering to take the hard work out of creating mobile applications and even of porting them to the iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile platforms, all through an online service that gives novice developers simple templates for various types of businesses and organizations.
  • Delay to broadband investment provokes outrage in Italy

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 10:15 pm

    Officials are holding up funds due to the financial crisis.
  • Smartphones on Wi-Fi vulnerable to security attack

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    A new report from a mobile security vendor details how the most popular smartphones, including the iPhone, are very vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, carried out via public Wi-Fi connections.
  • T-Mobile UK employees sold customer data

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Workers at T-Mobile UK have been selling customer data to brokers who work for the competition, T-Mobile and the U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office said on Tuesday.
  • Google Updates Google Earth App for iPhone

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Google today announced version 2.0 of Google Earth for the iPhone and iPod touch, just over a year after releasing the first edition of the application, a piece of software which quickly turned into the second most popular download in Apple's App Store. But the past year has also been a stormy one for both Google and Apple, as their respective wireless partners, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, start to duke things out in court.
  • T-Moble's Sidekick out of the doghouse, back on sale

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    T-Mobile, about a month after a service outage threatened to eliminate data on its customers' Sidekick smartphones, has started selling the devices again.
  • Verizon Responds to AT&T Lawsuit: 'The Truth Hurts'

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Verizon mocks AT&T for whining in its response to lawsuit. Verizon's legal filing says "the truth hurts" and claims AT&T is simply trying to squash the marketing before the holidays. Tony Bradley
  • How enterprises can (gently) squeeze their vendors during the recession

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    Enterprises can use the recession to transform their relationships with vendors without trashing them, while saving some or a lot of money to boot.
  • Brocade takes aim at Cisco with new Carrier Ethernet line

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Brocade has launched a line of small form factor Carrier Ethernet routers designed to make Ethernet service delivery at the edge more cost and power efficient.
  • Wipro uses wireless to monitor patients remotely

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Indian outsourcer Wipro has designed a gateway that uses GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) wireless technology to collect data remotely from medical devices such as blood pressure monitors, glucose meters, pedometers, and weighing scales available with patients.
  • Droid Sales and the Android Explosion

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    The Motorola Droid is doing more than just bashing the iPhone -- it's also smashing the ceiling when it comes to mainstream Android appeal. A full 250,000 people snatched up Droids during the phone's first week in stores, some newly released data suggests. That's four times the number of launch-week sales estimated for the myTouch 3G, which had previously been considered the fastest-selling Android device.
  • Nook e-reader on sale Nov. 30 in Barnes & Noble stores

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    The Nook, a $259 e-reader from Barnes & Noble Inc., will hit the booksellers' stores on Nov. 30. That's in time for holiday shoppers, but too late for this year's pre-holiday "Black Friday."
  • Working at Home: A Wi-Fi, H1N1, Family Survival Guide

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 7:10 pm's ultimate guide to surviving the 2009 holiday season: How to visit family and reconnect with old friends and still get done all that work while out of the office.
  • CTIA takes on rival spectrum users in FCC letter

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    The CTIA reiterated its demands for more radio spectrum for mobile broadband in a letter sent Friday to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, laying down the gauntlet to other industries in what may become a growing battle over access to prized frequencies.
  • HP not all about 3Com: OEMs Voltaire 10G Ethernet switch

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    On the heels of its $2.7 billion bid to acquire 3Com and its data center switching portfolio , HP this week entered into an OEM arrangement to resell Voltaire's 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, 40 Gbps QDR InfiniBand director switch and management software.
  • Would Nokia-Palm Merger Spell Doom for WebOS?

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    If I had a dollar for every instance of misguided Wall Street speculation, I might be richer than a trader, but let's just imagine that Nokia will acquire Palm, as reported on Friday. What would happen to Palm's WebOS, the mobile operating system that debuted last June with the Palm Pre?

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