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[qi:090] Even though less than 1 percent of the population uses Google Voice, David Erickson, president of the Free Conferencing Corp., a conference call company whose numbers are blocked by the service, is pretty aggrieved. So he met with the FCC and filed a letter urging […] Read more »

[qi:083] A large group of carriers and equipment makers yesterday came out in support of a standard called One Voice to provide voice over the next-generation Long Term Evolution mobile networks. For those adopting the standard, LTE mobile calls would become VoIP calls. The standard is […] Read more »

[qi:_foundread] Startups may have a high failure rate, but they also are a leading driver of job creation in the U.S., according to a report put out by The Kauffman Foundation this morning. As part of a deeper look at what small business means for the […] Read more »

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Amid the slew of exciting, new phone announcements (the HTC Hero turned Droid Eris!!!) Verizon Wireless said it would offer prepaid data plans, something we’ve been saying the industry should do for a while. The company is offering folks the chance to pick up data on […] Read more »

[qi:058] Updated: In yet another attempt to help folks feel that Google is a warm and friendly repository for all of their data, the company is offering a chance to see everything it knows about you all in one place called Google Dashboard. Except that much […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_cloud-computing] Thanks to the amazing viral powers of Twitter, I found a series that CNN is running on cloud computing, complete with stories (I liked the one on server huggers) and fun video about an oddly named dog. The goal clearly is to explain cloud computing […] Read more »

[qi:004] T-Mobile service experienced a hiccup yesterday evening that left some 2 million users without service, and the usual rush of tweets and news stories followed the outage. On Monday night Rackspace, which provides managed hosting and cloud services, also experienced problems that took some customers […] Read more »

In the time-honored tradition of dealing with competition by suing the pants off someone for an inaccurate ad, AT&T today filed suit against Verizon  for its “There’s a Map for That” advertising campaign. The AT&T complaint alleges that the Verizon ads use misleading maps that show […] Read more »

Cisco, EMC and VMware, the trifecta of companies putting their own proprietary stamp on cloud computing for the enterprise, today created a partnership to offer equipment called Vblocks and support a new joint venture called Acadia that will help business customers and service providers build out […] Read more »

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Nokia Siemens, a telecommunications equipment joint venture, plans to lay off up to 5,700 employees, or 7-9 percent of its work force, in order to cut about $740 million in costs. The company, which is a joint venture between Siemens and cell phone maker Nokia, will […] Read more »

Reid Hoffman, who joined Greylock as an investment partner for its latest fund announced today, chatted briefly with me on trends in social media as the web goes mobile. For him, the mobile web is tied to the Internet as viewed on the PC, but certain […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_social_networking] A public interest group and Some law professors sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission this morning questioning the FCC’s commitment to preventing carriers from discriminating against certain types of traffic on their pipes. The letter, signed by seven professors and endorsed by The […] Read more »

[qi:115] Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, today said it has closed its 13th fund at $575 million, and brought on LinkedIn co-founder and Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman as a new partner. Greylock XIII was supposed to be a $500 million fund, according to […] Read more »

Femtocells, micro-base stations placed inside the home to improve cellular coverage, are supposed to be the answer to operators’ bandwidth constraints. They’re also a new source of revenue for carriers and the startups and large equipment-makers who are building the devices. But so far, the market […] Read more »

Hector Ruiz, the former chairman and CEO of AMD who was alleged to have leaked information in the insider trading scandal surrounding the Galleon hedge fund probe, will resign his chairman position at Globalfoundaries, a semiconductor manufacturing company jointly owned by AMD and the government of […] Read more »

ASSIA, a 6-year-old startup, today raised $10 million in funding, some of which comes from carriers that it hopes will become customers. Since its inception, the company has managed to build out software that improves the quality of DSL lines; sign on major carriers such as […] Read more »

For Novatel, the maker of cellular modems, the introduction of the MiFi wireless router has added a little shine to a fairly unglamorous business, while also insulating the company from the loss of a major customer during the most recent quarter. But will the MiFi luster […] Read more »

The Democrats’ efforts to preserve our Internet freedom through net neutrality legislation needs more help, according to U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who held a press conference today in order to recruit more sponsors for his net neutrality bill and petition more citizens to make their views […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_routers] As ISPs have introduced capped or metered broadband, the one element that’s been missing is the meter. Over at my old hometown newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, columnist Dwight Silverman points out that Comcast’s meter still isn’t ready, but is being tested in the homes of […] Read more »

Verizon, with the launch of the Droid phone, is being either incredibly confident or amazingly arrogant about its network performance (I suppose it could also just think that the Droid phone won’t be a data-consuming blockbuster hit). Yesterday, Telephony Online quoted a Verizon regional data sales […] Read more »

MIT today introduced AIDA (Affective, Intelligent Driving Agent), which I will forever think of as the world’s most annoying backseat, er, dashboard, driver. Researchers have conceived a platform comprised of an interactive robot that can tap into directions, GPS, your facial cues and your car’s inner […] Read more »

As lovely as the Pre is, it’s no iPhone, as Sprint’s third-quarter loss and the departure of 545,000 total subscribers proves. The nation’s third-largest wireless carrier, despite having an exclusive on the Pre, saw an exodus of 801,000 contract-holding customers in the latest three-month period, but […] Read more »

Two gloomy reports were released yesterday that may have some startups questioning their fundraising chances over the near term. The National Venture Capital Association issued returns data showing lousy results and said the industry should expect more of the same over the next few quarters due […] Read more »

The Federal Communications Commission has its eye on television broadcast spectrum, an analyst group has confirmed. At stake is about 300 MHz of spectrum currently delivering the nation’s NBC, CBS, ABC and other broadcast channels over the airwaves. Just months after forcing broadcasters to go through […] Read more »

Adweek today released its annual list of the hottest 10 digital media companies, some of which stretch the definition of digital media (iPhone, anyone?). The list shows some interesting bias, dumping Google to the No. 4 slot from last year’s No. 1 position primarily because its […] Read more »

The U.S. Government  Accountability Office yesterday released a report outlining the effect that a swine flu epidemic might have on our broadband infrastructure. It appears to be an effort to goad the Department of Homeland Security to come up with some way to ensure that the […] Read more »

Dell today said it’s agreed to resell gear from Juniper Networks as the Round Rock, Texas, computer maker attempts to fill the networking hole in its product line. It signed a similar agreement with Brocade in August in the face of an onslaught of competition around […] Read more »

Anant Agarwal, co-founder and CTO of Tilera, is tackling the Mount Everest of chips. His goal for decades has been to figure out how to build a general-purpose chip that offers better performance and power efficiency. Those are goals that many startups have shot for and […] Read more »

[qi:010] It’s no secret that women and certain minorities are rare in technology positions, as a Forrester report out today illustrates (see chart). In practice, this means that as a woman who covers tech I don’t have to wait in line at the restroom when I’m on […] Read more »

The technology industry has invested a lot of marketing energy and dollars into getting consumers excited about wireless power, the promise being that it will free us from the size and feature constraints imposed by batteries. There’s a consortium of bigwigs from Nokia  to Dell trying to […] Read more »

Verizon is showing off an advertisement today (that will run on TV starting Monday) aimed at stopping people from texting and driving, but it’s far too mild for me. I prefer something along the lines of this CTIA ad, which has some of the drama we’ve […] Read more »

The FCC today approved a draft of proposed rules that aim to ensure that the owners of the broadband pipe can’t discriminate against certain traffic on the wired and wireless Internet. For readers already weary of hearing about this debate, the pre-game trash talk and threats can finally end, and we can start arguing about a solid plan. Read more »

Organic Motion, a startup that makes software that will help enable a new generation of simulation products and even gesture-based computer controls, has raised $7.4 million from the Foundry Group, bringing its total funding to somewhere in the range of $10 million. The startup’s software could […] Read more »

Both the telecommunications industry and proponents of a free and open Internet have put the rhetoric machine into overdrive in the run-up to the release of a series of proposed rules on network neutrality by the Federal Communications Commission tomorrow. Sources in Washington tell me that the hyperactive response is in response to the fact that the org plans to ask a bunch of questions about managed services that travel over carriers’ pipes. Read more »

Claudville, Va., is a small town of about 1,000 people that was served primarily by dial-up Internet service. But thanks to a group of technology companies it is now home to the nation’s first functioning white spaces network, an alternative form of wireless broadband. The white […] Read more »

Households worldwide consume 11.4 GB of data per month over their residential broadband connections, with most of that traffic occurring during the peak hours of 9 p.m. through 1 a.m. in local time zones, Cisco  discovered in data it put out today tracking web traffic over […] Read more »

Nvidia is moving further into the business of selling hardware, rather than just chips, with its new reality server that uses its graphics processors to offer photo-realistic 3-D images. The server uses an array of GPUs and Nvidia’s iray software to serve up the realistic imagery […] Read more »

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