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  • China Mobile executive under investigation

    Posted December 28, 2009 - 12:10 am

    A China Mobile executive is being investigated by Chinese authorities for suspected "serious personal violations," the company said Sunday.
  • Qualcomm reorganizes as COO Lauer leaves

    Posted December 24, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Qualcomm is realigning its business units following the resignation of Chief Operating Officer Len Lauer, who is leaving to become CEO of an unnamed company, the wireless technology vendor announced Thursday.
  • Forrester: Google Android smartphones to take 10% of market in 2010

    Posted December 24, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    Android phones will make significant headway in the smartphone market and 4G service providers will zero in on apps in 2010.
  • High Windows 7 satisfaction spurs corporate IT spending

    Posted December 24, 2009 - 8:10 am

    After just two months on the market, Windows 7 is accelerating the pace of corporate computer buying, market research firm ChangeWave said.
  • Google purchase of AdMob gets closer antitrust review

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 11:10 pm

    Google's purchase of mobile advertising provider AdMob for $750 million has drawn closer regulatory scrutiny as U.S. antitrust officials have asked Google for more information on the deal, Google said in a blog post Wednesday.
  • Google's Nexus One Details: What We Know So Far

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Google's pretty good at keeping its Web and search developments secret, but it's quickly learning that hardware's a different beast, as details on the Nexus One, a.k.a. the Google Phone, are leaking all over the Internet.
  • How MPLS works

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    How Tootsie Roll Pops can help us understand the intricacies of MPLS
  • Study: US among world's leaders in broadband use

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    U.S. residents rank among the world's top in broadband use per month, meaning the broadband picture in the country isn't as bad as some critics might make it, a telecom trade group said Wednesday.
  • Nortel sells carrier VoIP biz to Genband for $282 million

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Nortel is selling its Carrier VoIP and Applications Solutions (CVAS) business to Genband for $282 million, the latest asset to be liquidated following a failed restructuring under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Don't expect fireworks from LTE in 2010

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    While Long Term Evolution (LTE) is without a doubt one of the most hyped mobile data standards to come along in quite some time, you probably shouldn't expect the 4G network technology to make a big impact in 2010.
  • 5 must-have IT management technologies for 2010

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    As more companies expand virtualization deployments and consider cloud computing, the average IT environment will grow ever more complex. For enterprise IT managers in 2010, that means more tools.
  • World Tech Update: year-end special

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Click here to watch this week's World Tech Update.
  • RIM Blames Service Outage on App Updates

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    BlackBerry smartphone users in North America yesterday experienced one of the longest and most significant BlackBerry outages in recent years. BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) appears to have resolved the problem, service is mostly restored and though the company was tight-lipped on potential causes yesterday, I just got the following statement from RIM:
  • Nortel accepts $282M bid for VoIP unit

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 12:29 pm

    Nortel Networks has entered into an agreement to sell its Carrier VoIP (Voice over IP) and Application Solutions business to Genband for US$282 million, it said on Wednesday.
  • BlackBerry service hit by second outage in a week

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 12:27 pm

    An outage hit BlackBerry smartphone service in the Americas on Tuesday night, operator Research In Motion confirmed via its support service. The outage is the second to affect users in less than a week.
  • India's mobile subscriber base crosses 500 million mark

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    India's mobile subscriber base crossed the 500 million mark in November, according to data released Wednesday by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
  • Handhelds grab larger share of hotspot traffic, says report

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 9:40 am

    Hotspot usage from handheld devices is growing fast, thanks to the increasing popularity of products equipped with Wi-Fi, according to a report from market research company In-Stat.
  • 2009 – A look back

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 9:10 am

    In this, our final newsletter for 2009, it seems appropriate to look back at some of the major products, services, and trends for the year. And what a challenging year it has been!
  • The 5 essential patches of 2009

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 7:40 am

    A panel of security experts helps Computerworld come up with the top five patches that users should have deployed over the past 12 months -- or should deploy as soon as possible.
  • Software development's winners and losers, 2009 edition

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 7:40 am

    The year that loved smartphones, scripting languages, the cloud, and open source was not always kind to developers
  • SF Bay's BART tube gets cellular ... almost

    Posted December 22, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    After months of complaining about 3G coverage on their iPhones, AT&T subscribers in San Francisco got some good news on Tuesday: Their mobile operator, along with Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA, had extended their networks to the Transbay Tube, the underwater tunnel that Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) subway trains take across San Francisco Bay.
  • Stimulus money: Much approved, little deployed

    Posted December 22, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    The U.S. Congress poured billions of dollars into three technology-related programs when it passed a huge spending bill designed to stimulate a sluggish U.S. economy. Ten months later, two of three programs have spent a small fraction of what they've been allocated.
  • Nine Tech Things I Won't Do This Holiday '09 Vacation

    Posted December 22, 2009 - 1:40 pm blogger Thomas Wailgum has identified nine "technology traps" to avoid this holiday season, and he's taken the pledge to do so himself. But does he really stand a chance?
  • China Telecom to offer BlackBerry services

    Posted December 22, 2009 - 6:10 am

    China Telecom plans to offer service for the popular BlackBerry handset from Research In Motion (RIM), the company said Tuesday, making it the second Chinese carrier to do so.
  • Texting drivers are more dangerous than talkers

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    You obviously don't need to be told that texting and driving are two complex tasks that don’t mix well. But a new study by University of Utah researchers sheds light on why and explains that this activity is even more dangerous than talking on a cell phone while driving.
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