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AT&T, like all of the carriers, has embraced the business of providing network access to devices that aren’t branded with its name. Since 2005, the carrier has certified more than 1,000 devices, with most of those used in industrial settings. But now, as adding network connectivity […] Read more »

The National Venture Capital Association released a report today touting both the influence venture capital had on the nation’s employment last year — 11 percent of all jobs — as well as the money generated by VC-backed companies, which totaled roughly $2.9 trillion. It also released […] Read more »

The U.S. government today unveiled a site that ushers the White House into the cloud computing era, called The site allows federal agencies to peruse through a menu of software offerings from Google,, Scribd, SlideShare and others, then select the application or services they’d […] Read more »

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[qi:_newteevee] Qualcomm’s MediaFLO mobile television network hasn’t met the chipmaker’s expectations, according to COO Len Lauer, whom I spoke with at the Mobilize 09 event last week in San Francisco. I interviewed Lauer about Qualcomm’s FLO network for broadcasting mobile television, about which he said, “We’re […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_lte] MetroPCS, the prepaid phone company, said today that it will launch its fourth-generation Long Term Evolution network in its major metropolitan markets in late 2010. The carrier will upgrade its current CDMA network with LTE gear from Ericsson, and its first phone capable of taking […] Read more »

The overall size of the highways connecting different countries to the Internet, as measured by capacity, has more than doubled in the last two years, according to a research report issued today by Telegeography. The analyst firm’s latest report on bandwidth notes that in the year […] Read more »

Aspera, a company that speeds up the transfer of fat data files, has signed a partnership agreement with Amazon’s Web Services, which means companies trying to send large files can use Aspera’s proprietary file transfer protocol to upload multigigabyte files or larger to EC2. Aspera can […] Read more »

Sometimes love is so powerful it can take out a server or two. Today, as the Mac faithful gathered in San Francisco for the Apple event today, they tweeted CEO Steve Jobs’ appearance, the new product announcements, and their overall rapture, causing Twitter to stagger during […] Read more »

Eucalyptus said today that is offering the first commercial version of its open-source software used to create private clouds and that the software now supports VMware, enabling enterprise customers that have embraced VMware for server consolidation to build private clouds on that infrastructure. Then, using Eucalyptus, […] Read more »

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Comcast today said it would launch 100Mbps broadband service for business customers for a whopping fee of $369.95 per month. The commercial tier will launch first in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., region, and will offer 100Mbps down and 15Mbps upstream. As cable firms roll […] Read more »

If the data center is the new computer, then the job of providing the de facto operating system of that new computer is up for grabs, as was made clear this week at VMware’s industry conference, VMworld — a vendor event-turned-virtualization trade show. VMware has had […] Read more »

Wireless subscription growth slowed to 3 percent in the most recent quarter, down from about 5 percent during the same period a year ago, according to research firm TeleGeography. The analyst firm found that just 130 million people became new subscribers around the world in the […] Read more »

Verizon Communications  said today that Dennis “Denny” Strigl, president and chief operating officer, plans to retire from the company by the end of 2009.  Strigl is responsible for the operations of Verizon’s network-based businesses — Verizon Wireless, Verizon Telecom and Verizon Business — and is a […] Read more »

At the FCC broadband workshop held this morning, researchers argued for a new Internet architecture built upon infrastructure currently used in large data centers that would be capable of adapting itself to deliver each individual application. Meanwhile, those associated with think tanks and the broadband industry […] Read more »

Companies making products for wireless HD video transmission through the use of the 60 Ghz standard are showing off their wares in Europe, thanks to the European Union’s recent approval of the use of spectrum between 57 GHz and 66 GHz wireless bands for unlicensed commercial […] Read more »

Qwest today said it has purchased gear from Alcatel-Lucent that will one day allow its long-haul network to achieve speeds of 100Gbps.  Since the company decided last June to keep its long-haul network, the upgrades were part of a continued and necessary investment in greater speeds and […] Read more »

As most know, Gmail has had hiccups today and as I write this, is down. While I used to visit blogs for more information when sites like Gmail, YouTube or Facebook stop working, Twitter has become my go-to source for information on how widespread the problem […] Read more »

[qi:063] A group of 10 consumer groups today asked the House Commerce Committee, which is drafting an online privacy bill, to consider stringent regulations aimed at curbing behavioral advertising and the use of sensitive consumer information. The groups, which include the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumers Union, Electronic […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_mobile] The Linley Group released a report last night in which it claims that about 150 million handsets are missing from the official calculations of phones sold in 2008. The research firm notes that while some 1.2 billion cell phones shipped last year, 1.43 billion cellular […] Read more »

[qi:___wifi] The Wi-Fi Alliance, the groups that certifies Wi-Fi devices and markets the wireless technology, has conducted a survey, released today, that found that 76 percent of people would choose an airline based on whether or not it offers in-flight WiFi-based broadband. However, only 31 percent […] Read more »

Dell has signed partnership agreements with Brocade and Scalent to answer the threat posed by Cisco’s servers and the need to create a computing environment that can handle virtualized servers, networking and storage. The idea is to create what most call a unified computing fabric to […] Read more »

Clearwire today said it’s hired Teresa Elder to be the new president of strategic partnerships and wholesale, which will see her market the WiMAX company’s services to its cable partners and consumer device makers, and that Chief Strategy Officer Scott Richardson will leave Clearwire, but remain […] Read more »

Calix, a company that provides equipment to help carriers, cable companies or rural broadband providers deploy and manage fiber networks, has raised $100 million in a combination of debt and equity financing. The funding will help the company meet demand for its products, which has been […] Read more »

Google’s Mountain View, Calif., Wi-Fi network was supposed to mark the search giant’s evolution into an ISP when it was unveiled three years ago, delivering free Internet access to people as a way of getting more of them to see its ads. Instead it’s stayed confined […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_chip] Intel this morning lifted estimates for its third-quarter revenue, saying it now expects sales of $9 billion, give or take $200 million. That’s up from its previous guidance of $8.5 billion, give or take $400 million, issued just last month. The chipmaker, which is due […] Read more »

The quality of software will soon drive consumers’ purchase of cell phones, much like the availability of specific games has determined which consoles people buy, says Peter Farago, vice president of marketing for Flurry, a company that provides information on which mobile platforms are attracting developers. […] Read more »

With venture capitalists still leery about telecommunications investments after the fallout from the dot-com crash, telcos should beef up their R&D if they want to stay competitive, Dave Burstein, a longtime telecommunications reporter, wrote yesterday. Two percent of sales would be a good start, he suggests, […] Read more »

[qi:101] The government agencies responsible for dispensing $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus money said today that 2,200 entities have applied for the first tranche of $4 billion in grants. The total funding sought was just shy of $28 billion, according to a release posted on the […] Read more »

Updated: The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously this morning to review innovation in the wireless industry, a commitment it signaled when it interceded in the banning of the Google Voice application from Apple’s iPhone.  The agency will also take a detailed look at competition in the […] Read more »

We’ve been hard on the federal government for the disconnect between its need to get out $4 billion in broadband stimulus money to areas without broadband and its simultaneous need to map the areas where folks don’t have broadband in order to determine the best way […] Read more »

Amazon last night announced it Virtual Private Cloud service, essentially giving enterprise customers worried about security and control in the cloud a salve to get them to trust it. The offering provides access to Amazon’s web services through a virtual private network, which is basically a […] Read more »

As platforms pop up everywhere, the API, or application programming interface, is the bridge linking data on to an app built in Google’s AppEngine — or it’s the link between Twitter and your ability to tweet using TweetDeck. No matter what type of business is […] Read more »

Clearwire has enough money to provide 4G wireless broadband service to 75 million people this year, and hopes to raise enough to boost that to 120 million by 2010. Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow tells The Seattle Times today that the $2.5 billion the company has allocated […] Read more »

Apple pulled the Google Voice iPhone application from the iPhone, according to letters the company filed in response to an inquiry by the Federal Communications Commission. Apple says that it has not outright rejected the Google Voice app, but is merely studying it. Problem is, it mucks around […] Read more »

The Federal Communication Commission yesterday afternoon released a notice of its open meeting to be held next Thursday. The two most significant items planned for the meeting is an attempt to gather more information on competition in the wireless industry and a request for help in […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_lte] Just three days after an analyst questioned Motorola’s ability to win any business selling Long Term Evolution equipment (something I had been asking the company about as well), the vendor said it won a contract to provide LTE equipment to Japan’s KDDI. This is the […] Read more »

[qi:___wimax] The future of WiMAX is pretty bleak in developed countries and as a result, equipment makers aren’t likely to sustain their investments in the space, according to a note out today by research firm Analysys Mason. The note calls out Cisco and Motorola specifically. Motorola […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_iphone] Verizon and Qualcomm said today that their new joint venture, which will provide access to Verizon’s network for machines and other embedded wireless applications, will be called nPhase. The name comes from the original M2M company that Qualcomm acquired in 2006, and the service provided […] Read more »

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