Stories for Mar. 24, 2005

We all know that they really did not want to sell DSL to the consumers, hoping somehow to protect their ISDN and T-1 Businesses, but looks like DSL and Wireless are two technologies that are keeping the profit-engine chugging for the Baby Bells. According to Fitch, […] Read more »

Samsung is eager to show it can do GSM as well as it does CDMA. The South Korean manufacturer, which is already dominating the young 3G market in the United States, just launched the first Korean-made, EDGE-capable phone—the Samsung P777—and made it available exclusively for Cingular […] Read more »

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Stories for Mar. 23, 2005

If you’re a developer, or maybe more specifically, an aspiring developer, you have got to check out MAMP. Some of you may be familiar with LAMP, which was the Linux Apache MySQL PHP installer package. Well the incredibly cool folks at webEdition have blessed the mac […] Read more »

Mike Masnick at his most brutal best. He says why is everyone over hyping technologies that don’t exist. The object of his un-affection, Wireless VoIP. The list of what wireless VoIP is suddenly expected to kill keeps getting longer. First, it’s going to destroy 3G offerings. […] Read more »

Mobile social networking company Saw-You has announced it has completed a new round of investment, securing multi-million dollar backing fro… Read more »

Many thought it was not possible, but looks like HDTV over plain vanilla copper, and not fiber is finally beginning to happen. British broadband provider, NTL says it is experimenting with HDTV services over copper lines using the ADSL2+ technologies. The trials of ADSL2+ started in […] Read more »

Only last week we were predicting that VoIP ATAs would do a Houdini and vanish right in front of our eyes. Well set-top box maker Digeo has just added VoIP functions right into its box and will be selling it to customers like Charter Communications. Their […] Read more »

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Business 2.0 wireless writer Matt Maier writes, that “While music labels, handset vendors, and wireless carriers are experimenting in their quest to figure out if and how consumers will use their phones as music devices, they’ve left the door open for aggregators like Melodeo and Musiwave […] Read more »

I recently got the opportunity to play with Rogue Amoeba‘s latest offering, Airfoil. For those of you unfamiliar with Rogue Amoeba, they specialize in audio-based applications for OS X. (I’ve been a long-time user of Audio Hijack Pro and LineIn) Definitely check them out if you’re an audiophile of any sort.

Airfoil takes the idea of Apple’s AirTunes to the next level by allowing you to stream audio from any source (program) on your Apple Computer to remote speakers using an AirPort Express. You’re no longer bound to iTunes when it comes to utilizing your home stereo for audio from your Mac. Read more »

Partner Communications, an Israel mobile company, has revealed that “3G subscribers had already downloaded 100,000 music items to their devi… Read more »

Amazon is offering a US$35 mail-in rebate on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, the next major version of Apple’s powerful operating system. Amazon is selling 10.4 for $129.99, so the price will be $94.99 after the rebate. This offer qualifies for Amazon’s Super Saver free shipping […] Read more »

ZKid, a company that offers parents child-safe Internet browsing (for their kids, obviously, not themselves) has announced plans to offer a… Read more »

There are some compelling arguments why businesses should be getting ready to put their content onto the mobile network, if they haven’t alr… Read more »

Looks like media and consumer lover affair with Vonage might be on the rocks. Today there is a lot of buzz about Vonage being sued by Texas, the state, because the company “failed to clearly inform customers they cannot automatically dial 911 when they sign up.” […] Read more »

Eleven states are currently considering anti-muni broadband legislations of various types. These include Texas, Florida, Oregon, Ohio and Virginia. (Technorati Cosmos)The states are being close minded at a time, when even the Senate has realized the importance of broadband to the US economy. And typically these […] Read more »

Guest Post by Robert Young: What happens when you have 100 megabits per second connections on the edge of the network? In your homes, or in your pockets, or in your cars – an always-on 100 megabit per second pipe that wirelessly networks your life. No, […] Read more »

In the most recent issue of Business 2.0, my colleague Paul Sloan has done a fantastic story on what next could come out of Apple’s dream (gizmo) factory. Here is a link to the photo gallery which showcases stuff that might be on cards from Apple. […] Read more »

IBM has decided to take an interesting tactic in the fight against spam and this week unveiled a new anti-spam service called FairUCE.  IBM’s new service uses a giant database to identify computers that are sending spam and uses that information to fight back.  Emails that […] Read more »

I mentioned a few weeks back that VoIP providers like Vonage are not providing typical 911 service for customers who go with this service in the home.  Emergency 911 enhanced service, which is the service that provides the operator with the location of the caller, is […] Read more »

Windows XP embedded supports a feature that is extremely user for mobile computers that use this mobile version of Windows called appropriately Hibernate once/ resume many (HORM).  Every mobile user knows that hibernation on Windows XP based computers is extremely important for helping maximize battery life […] Read more »

Dennis Kennedy is a lawyer who writes about technology issues and he recently decided to try a Tablet PC for an upcoming article on TechnoLawyer.com.   His blog tells us he’s loving it, especially the combination of the Tablet PC and OneNote. I’ve changed a lot of […] Read more »

I have written many times about early mobile devices and my experiences with them.  The evolution of mobile gadgets and notebook computers is an amazing one considering where they started when you look at what we have available today.  Marc Orchant pointed me to a new […] Read more »

James Kendrick and Marc Orchant sit down for a solid hour and discuss a wide range of Tablet PC related topics in The Tablet PC Show #3. Join us as we cover everything from an Apple iTablet to the Tablet PC goes to the rodeo. We […] Read more »

Stories for Mar. 22, 2005

It is like you are watch telecom version of Grumpy Old Men – Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau fighting over Ann Margret. Qwest and VZ are sniping at each other, as they tussle over MCI. Never mind, that anyone who ends up with MCI is going […] Read more »

If all was fair and good in the world, then Global Crossing should not even be here, making an announcement that it is selling off its small business to Dallas-based Matrix Telecom, a company owned by Platinum Equity for $40.3 million. “Since our primary focus is […] Read more »

Nearly three dozen of WordPress fans braved the elements, and dubious choice of a venue to celebrate the 100,000 downloads of WordPress, a fast growing open source weblogging software. The event was at the far end of Mission Street in a bar called Odeon. Cold rain […] Read more »

Susan Mernit reports that Topix.net has been acquired by a consortium that includes Knight Ridder, Tribune Media Company and Gannett, as they try and stay relevant in the fast changing world of content. This has been an interesting month for self-funded/angel funded companies. Flickr got taken […] Read more »

3 will launch multiplayer games on its mobile network in April. Initial real-time games will include No Refuge, a tank battle war game from… Read more »

Don’t expect an answer from this BBC article, although it does raise a series of interesting problems facing the industry. For example: “Ser… Read more »

PlayerX and CNN Mobile will release CNN Business Translator phrase guides for mobile phones this week on Orange in the UK. The CNN Business… Read more »

Research and Markets has released a report — Global Mobile Data and Content Markets – What Is the Future? — covering mobile data and mobil… Read more »

The record labels are claiming global music sales fell again in 2004 by ignoring sales from digital downloads or for music ringtones. Which… Read more »

Textually.org has linked to a story about a mobile poker game that allows people to play other people over the mobile phone network, for eit… Read more »

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