Stories for Sep. 23, 2008

No doubt we like our Skype around here. It’s a daily-use app for us to chat about mobile technology bits and to record videos of those conversations. I often overlook the many plug-ins and Lifehacker mentions a useful one that’s apparently been around since the beginning […] Read more »

A venture-backed startup’s attempts to offer free broadband in the AWS-3 spectrum have moved closer to reality today. The company released FCC-observed tests results today that show that devices operating in the band of spectrum eyed by M2Z Networks won’t interfere with devices operating in nearby […] Read more »

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When it comes to truly professional “social” networks, there are far less than general interest and entertainment-oriented networks. Ryze is virtually dead. Xing is more global. The old standby is LinkedIn although it still struggles with its Web 2.0 features. Facebook is still trying to overcome […] Read more »

Before the day’s T-Mobile & Google Android news kicks off in full gear, I thought I’d get one iPhone observation out there. I happened to be nosing around to see if the first-generation handset is still holding its resale value. I used to only do this […] Read more »

Ooma, a Palo Alto, Calif,-based company that has created a VoIP phone hardware and services platform has raised another $16 million in third round of funding from it’s existing and new investors. Ooma had previously raised $27 million in two rounds of funding, bringing the total […] Read more »

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I get to go to the first TechCrunch Meetup in Paris today! I’ll be wearing two hats there (hopefully neither of them a lampshade, but there will be an open bar, so we’ll see…). One is my entrepreneur hat; of course I’m hoping somebody who hasn’t […] Read more »

A spinout of Flextronics — Aricent, which is comprised of several communications software assets including Hughes Software and noted design firm Frog Design — has scored $60 million in capital to expand its operations. Proceeds from the funding, which involved Bahrain-based investment fund The Family Office […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 22, 2008

Adap.tv, a online video advertising company that changed strategies earlier this year after dipping a toe in the market, has seen enough luck with its second try to merit a big $13 million funding round from new investor Spark Capital and returning investors Redpoint Ventures and […] Read more »

Green Mobile Power!: The telecom trade group GSMA is calling for renewable power sources, like solar, wind and sustainable biofuels to power 118,000 off-grid base stations in developing countries by 2012 — release. The Campaigns Debate Climate Change Plans: Well, not the candidates themselves, but their […] Read more »

With vastly better performance, desktop-grade web browsing, and high-resolution displays, a new category of mobile devices is emerging: the “superphones” and their impact on the wireless business is difficult to overstate. Read more »

In the race to get to market, WiMax is clearly ahead, but the LTE camp seems to be working fast to catch up. Rumors emerged today that Sprin… Read more »

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