Stories for Mar. 17, 2005

Lora points out that the Fujitisu LifeBook T4000 Tablet PC is now available with a SXGA (1400×1050) screen for only $50 extra.  This is good news for those who feel that 1024×768 doesn’t provide enough screen real estate and now have an alternative to the Toshiba […] Read more »

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Nightline ran a great story last night that was right on time for St. Patrick’s Day today.  Certainly that was no coincidence.  The show was a great one that chronicled how Ireland has gone from a country in great turmoil 30 years ago to the Ireland […] Read more »

So you have this expensive iPod and you want, no you need to get the best sound quality possible from your little white jewel.  What to do?  Wouldn’t it be cool if there was an amp with tubes, the way amps are supposed to be?  Well, […] Read more »

Samsung recently announced a line of LCD monitors that will be released in the first half of the year that is aimed at users who are color blind.  The monitors, called Magic Vision, allow users with dyschromatopsia to adjust the red, green and blue settings individually […] Read more »

The Virtual Keyboard has been in the news many times over the last year but the company had so many problems bringing it to market it seemed it would never ship.  It is shipping now and CNET has reviewed the laser keyboard with several PDAs and […] Read more »

Eric Mack needed a new computer unexpectedly and unlike many knew exactly what he wanted- a tricked out Toshiba M200 Tablet PC.  Seems he had been sold on the device by several famous Tablet advocates so he phoned up Toshiba directly to order his computer.  Since […] Read more »

Jeff van West uses his Tablet PC as his primary computer as many Tablet owners do which provides a good basis for leveraging your Tablet during trips.  Jeff has written an article that covers his strategy for road use from backups to WiFi hotspots and it’s […] Read more »

Looks like Apple might finally have some serious competition in the MP3 player business: Samsung. The South Korean giant wants to take over the leadership in the business from Apple by 2007. If the MP3 players they plan to ship are anything like current Yepp models, […] Read more »

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Daniel Taylor believes that spotty coverage in the wireless networks, not just in US but even in more mature markets like Europe is the main reason why mobile connectivity is not guaranteed and that is the main reason why no carrier is ready to commit to […] Read more »

When it comes to innovation – there is a lot of hustling going on in the search business. No I don’t mean Vertical Search, but the aggressive competition going on for developing new technologies between MSN, Google and Yahoo. You can check out MSN Sandbox, Google […] Read more »

Metalink of Israel says it has started selling 100 VDSL chips that can send sen symmetric 100 Mbps for more than 200 meters. These products are targeted at two markets which are on the cutting edge of copper-based broadband: South Korea and Japan. The chips also […] Read more »

The Register pointed to a press release from SanDisk about an announcement at CTIA on DRM enabled Flash Cards. “This will allow mobile netwo… Read more »

CinemaNow has announced agreements with Warner Music Group, Epitaph Records and TVT Records to sell music videos on a download-to-own basis.… Read more »

Stories for Mar. 16, 2005

Dumb devices like this never fail to amaze me. Some dope heads have come up with a MP3 player that allows customers to make VoIP calls if and only if the device is connected to a PC using a USB cable. Like we cannot do the […] Read more »

Okay before you start laughing, read this thoughtful piece over on Democracy in Media. Alex explains that there was a big power struggle inside TiVo with outgoing CEO Mike Ramsay in one camp pushing for more independent, Internet centric strategy that depended on monthly fees and […] Read more »

It is time for Qwest to cut it losses and run, and let Verizon deal with the mess. Today another new accounting snafu at MCI, which tells me the innards of that company are rotting, and Michael Capellas and his crew want to hand over the […] Read more »

JP Morgan Chase, which sold billions of dollars worth of worthless WorldCom bonds a year before the company filed for bankruptcy has reached a settlement with Alan Hevesi, comptroller of New York and trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund and will pay about […] Read more »

Responsible for the day-to-day business management and content strategy of dotcom properties:, and greatoutd… Read more »

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the largest online movie rental service, providing nearly three million subscribers access to over 35,000 DVD titl… Read more »

CNET Networks is looking for a Partnership Manager within the Network Strategic Partnerships team. The Partnership Manager suggests, develop… Read more »

CinemaNow just announced a new site called, where folks can see music videos from music labels such as Warner Music Group and TVT Records for between $1.99 and $2.99 for a permanent copy of each music video. The site will launch with 75 music videos […] Read more »

Gamespot announced the winners for The Second Annual Wireless Gaming Awards, also known as The Mobies, at the CTIA WIRELESS 2005 conference… Read more »

Before he became part of the Broadbandits gang, Clark McLeod was viewed by many as a maverick and a telecom entreprenuer who found gold where others saw lead. During the bubble years of telecom he lost some of his bearings – his McLeod USA filed for […] Read more »

Reuters people told us about a correction in our earlier piece on Reuters’ mobile efforts. The news and info company will be working with op… Read more »

–Wireless Content Hype Hides Dark Clouds: “The loudest buzz at this year’s CTIA Wireless show is, as the organizing trade organization puts… Read more »

Kevin Martin has been named the new head of FCC by President Bush. “I am deeply honored to have been designated as the next Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and I thank President Bush for this distinct privilege,” he said in a statement. “I thank […] Read more »

Yet another mobile TV deal, this one between Alcatel and video over internet protocols provider Path 1. The agreement will enable “the deliv… Read more »

Well, it’s actually eight-ish as I grab breakfast before heading to the airport but I was up at three am as a crackling thunderstorm rolled… Read more »

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