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  • T-Mobile plans on-bill Android purchases Nov. 17

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    T-Mobile will let its subscribers pay for Android applications on their monthly mobile bills starting Nov. 17, also introducing its own section of the Android Marketplace that day.
  • AT&T, Verizon others boost 4G networks

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    AT&T and Verizon, along with several other telecom companies and device manufacturers, have joined forces to help develop voice and SMS standards for the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.
  • Mobile operators, vendors join forces on LTE voice

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    A group of 12 mobile operators and vendors said Wednesday that they have agreed on a way to offer SMS (Short Message Service) and voice services on next-generation mobile network technology LTE (Long-Term Evolution).
  • Guard your Wi-Fi for your own sake

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    I used to run my Wi-Fi Access Points in open mode. No more. It's not safe. Here's why.
  • Nortel customers: Don't panic yet

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Nortel users shouldn't panic, but they should put off any long-term decisions about their communications infrastructure until after Avaya buys the bankrupt company and reveals its product road map for the combined companies, VoiceCon attendees were told Tuesday.
  • Peter Drucker as Life Coach: Book Shares His Wisdom

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 11:40 am

    The "father of modern management" had as much to say about self-management and personal development as he did about innovation and organizational effectiveness, says Bruce Rosenstein, the author of a new book on Peter Drucker. In this revealing Q&A, Rosenstein shares what you can learn from Drucker's life, legacy and lack of e-mail.
  • Indian telephone subscribers top 500 million

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 7:10 am

    India's telephone subscribers, both fixed and wireless, topped 500 million in September, though the gains came from wireless telephony, the country's telecom regulator said on Wednesday.
  • IPass makes MiFi available for business users

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 6:40 am

    IPass Inc. will resell the mobile broadband device used by consumers but it will be preconfigured with customer-specific security and connections to iPassConnect mobility manager software for business users.
  • Acadia gets cloud-computing venture rolling in Asia

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 5:40 am

    Cisco Systems, EMC and VMware hope to soon sign the first Asian customers for their cloud-computing partnership and Acadia joint venture.
  • Huawei promises series of Android phones

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 3:40 am

    China-based Huawei Technologies will release multiple mobile phones using Google's Android operating system in coming months, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.
  • Do collaboration tools enable collaboration?

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 3:10 am

    At the recent IT Roadmap conference in Washington D.C. there was a panel discussion about how the younger generation uses tools such as texting to stay in touch with friends. One of the implications of the discussion was that the younger generation is more facile with collaboration than is the current workforce.
  • Big IT is back, say HP, IBM, Oracle, EMC, Cisco

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 1:40 am

    A certain truth about the big IT vendors is they want to sell as much as possible to any one customer and now, with virtualization, cloud computing and very tight IT budgets, they believe they have an opening.
  • AT&T sues Verizon over TV ads

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    The nation's two largest wireless carriers already battle fiercely on smartphone devices and customers, but AT&T took matters to federal court, claiming Verizon Wireless' latest TV ads are misleading, and falsely indicate that AT&T has gaps in wireless coverage.
  • Sybase smooths enterprise path for iPhones

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Sybase is extending its Afaria mobile-device management platform and database software to the Apple iPhone, taking advantage of new enterprise features in Version 3.1 of the iPhone's software to give IT departments more control and capabilities on the popular handset.
  • Verizon turns up the hype for Friday Droid launch

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Verizon Wireless will open many of its 2,000 retail stores early on Friday for first day sales of the Droid smartphone, adding to the marketing hype already begun for the Android 2.0 device from Motorola Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley downgrades take shine off semiconductor industry

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Investment house Morgan Stanley unleashed a torrent of downgrades on the semiconductor industry today, taking some steam out of the idea that chip makers like Intel are leading a tech comeback.
  • Is Twitter-only gadget TwitterPeek a one-hit wonder?

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    A new gadget on the market will let people Twitter while they're on the go. The $99 device is for people who don't have a smartphone or data plan.
  • Motorola debuts MC3100 rugged handheld

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 1:40 am

    Motorola Inc. announced a next-generation ruggedized handheld computer, the MC3100, that includes an accelerometer and is equipped with an RFID tag to make it easy to find if lost in a large warehouse.
  • Cisco to buy Chinese set-top box business

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 12:40 am

    Cisco Systems will buy a Chinese set-top box maker as the country works to digitize all cable television by 2015, creating market opportunities for Cisco, the company said late Monday.
  • Google-backed Unity cable lands in Japan

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    The Unity fiber-optic cable, a new trans-Pacific undersea cable partly backed by Google, has landed in Japan, marking an important step toward the launch of service.
  • Want a Droid for work e-mail? It'll cost you extra

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 9:45 pm

    Accessing Exchange e-mail over the new 'iPhone killer' costs an extra $15 per month.
  • Cisco lays out why it might let Tandberg go free

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    Cisco Systems may be laying the groundwork for dropping its US$3 billion offer for videoconferencing vendor Tandberg despite the emphasis it has placed on video as the future of communications.
  • SMC to expand Edgecore brand, higher-end gear

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    SMC Networks will rebrand most of its products and introduce some higher-end gear in North America, expanding the Edgecore brand it has already begun using in some other parts of the world.
  • Yahoo beats out Google on O2 Germany

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Yahoo said it has replaced Google as the search provider on O2 Germany's mobile portal, continuing the battle among search providers for placement on mobile phones.
  • Sprint launches netbook deal, expands WiMAX coverage

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Sprint made waves in the wireless data market today with news of its first netbook and continued expansion of its WiMAX network.
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