Stories for Apr. 20, 2005

(sub. req.) A story on the venture money in the mobile content and services market. Research from VentureOne found that start-ups in the m… Read more »

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Japanese mobile giant DoCoMo is planning to buy up a 33.4 per cent stake in the credit card company Sumitomo Mitsui, with a view to bolsteri… Read more »

The International Digital Media Project aims to create interoperable digital rights management (DRM), and “is expected to release the indust… Read more »

“South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled the first of two cell phones that translate speech into text, in the latest attempt to make… Read more »

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iPods have been headlining in the news for some time now, and recently the gleeful predictions of podcasts killing radio have been replaced… Read more »

If you are looking for a convertible Tablet with a big, high resolution screen then don’t forget to check out Toshiba’s new Tecra M4.  The 14.1" screen is a high res wonder producing a resolution of 1400 x 1050.  The M4 is definitely aimed at users […] Read more »

Toshiba has announced the introduction of the new Libretto U100 mini-notebook computer in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first laptop computer.  OK, they also mentioned bringing it back is due to customer demand so that’s probably the real reason.  The Toshiba Libretto series of […] Read more »

I am watching this whole scandal about NBC Today show tech editor Corey Greenberg who gets paid to say nice things about consumer gizmos on NBC affiliate shows. Apparently he got about $15,000 to talk up products from the likes of Apple, Sony, HP and Creative. […] Read more »

There is a whole new movement around “making a fortune at the bottom of the pyramid.” Which essentially is a euphemism of how to make money off people who don’t have much money. California-based Hop-On which is aiming for a whopping 2% of the global cell […] Read more »

Thumbplay, which recently launched an independant mobile content portal, is looking for “content partners” from around the world. However, “… Read more »

Death Of iPod — My Two Cents

Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated…Mark Twain

The hot news of the minute is whether Apple’s… Read more »

Stories for Apr. 19, 2005

Rojo, the latest entrant to throw its hat in the news reader ring is out of beta, and is ready for general consumption. Given that I prefer to live in the three-pane world of Net News Wire, I was pleasantly surprised that I actually liked the […] Read more »

London is a massive city – 10 million people and much more sprawling than New York or even San Francisco Bay Area. So perhaps a tiny sliver of it is now a hot zone should not be big news. Still, I think the idea of free […] Read more »

The big Enron Broadband trial started today, and as per Reuters: federal prosecutor Lisa Monaco in her opening statement said, “The mission of Enron Broadband Services (EBS) was to pump up the Enron stock price by telling investors they had a solution — a solution to […] Read more »

Lucent Technologies, thanks to wireless equipment sales has managed to somehow over come the negative trends overwhelming the telecom markets. In the fiscal 2Q 2005, the company reported sales of $2.34 billion and net income of $282 million, essentially flat sequentially and up marginally year-over-year. Of […] Read more »

Back in the day I question the validity of Treo as a mobile platform. The sales showed that Palm OS based Treo never really got the traction of rival smart phone platforms like Symbian. Russell Beattie, has come to the same conclusion and says that instead […] Read more »

Extreme Tech reports that “Wi-Lan and Fujitsu partnership will announce their own chip at a wireless conference beginning this Thursday in Las Vegas. The spokesman declined to offer details of the chip in advance of the launch, but characterized it as ‘real silicon’.” Given the bitching […] Read more »

T-Mobile (Europe) is impressed with the results of its Flarion OFDM trials. According to Unstrung, T-Mobile’s VP of RAN Engineering, Klaus Juergen Krath, claims that the trial achieved average data downlink speeds of 1.5 Mbit/s with a peak of 3.2 Mbit/s. Average uplink speeds were 500 […] Read more »

InfoSpace has teamed up with Morpheme Wireless to release another game in its “Pub Series”. “Pub Pinball challenges players to test their sk… Read more »

Online bookmaker UKBetting’s football content site Football365 has launched a stand-alone soccer channel on the 3 portal, offering free and… Read more »

LocalTechWire has a Q&A session with the CEO of Motrocity, Ryan Wuerch. It covers what the company does, key figures, market size etc… Read more »

The BUSMAN project has developed a system to search within videos for specific events, or for similar scenes. It’s interesting that although… Read more »

Sprint has signed a deal with Fox to give its customers the opportunity to watch continuous live Fox News Channel programming nationwide on… Read more »

Nick Jones, research fellow at Gartner, claims that businesses are interested in mobilizing their work force but have difficulty with the mo… Read more »

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