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  • 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?
  • Analysis: Is chip industry leading U.S. out of recession?

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    Gartner expects worldwide chip revenue to total $255 billion next year, a rebound of 13% above revenues in 2009. That prediction reinforces what Intel's CEO predicted earlier in the month about an upturn in the semiconductor industry.
  • Windows 7 Netbooks Find a Home on AT&T's 3G Network

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    AT&T announces that it is making its 3G wireless service available for two new Windows 7 netbooks.
  • Network-based e-mail – Ready for prime time?

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    In the prior newsletter, we raised the question of whether the time is here – or past due – for moving email from local PCs back to the network. This time we want to continue the discussion by looking at some of the key questions that need to be addressed.
  • Knowledge Worker 2.0: The skills you need to adapt

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    What are the skills that IT professionals need to succeed right now and in the years to come?
  • HP/3Com deal faces shareholder lawsuit

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    A shareholder lawsuit seeks to block HP's $2.7 billion bid for 3Com, claiming the deal undervalues 3Com.
  • Age of Android: More Than Just The Droid

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    From the breathless media coverage, the casual observer might think that Motorola's Droid handset and Google's Android operating system are the same. They are not.
  • Review

    Review: Mini projector from BenQ brightens your presentations

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 11:09 am

    BenQ's Joybee GP1 mini projector provides presenters with a lightweight but powerful tool -- and it's not bad at showing videos, either.
  • Tech Groups Honor 2009 Power CIOs

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 9:10 am

    Several state and local technology groups recently named the honorees in their "CIO of the Year" programs.
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