Stories for Nov. 12, 2003

Nokia will release its first Push To Talk handset in second quarter of 2004. The Nokia 5140 will offer other features beyond PTT including a camera, compass, and flashlight. Quick Takeaway: * Every one wants a piece of the Nextel action, hoping to slice some of […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 11, 2003

A Singapore firm E-Book Systems has signed a distribution agreement with Japanese broadband giant Softbank, which will publish titles in Jap… Read more »

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UK broadband provider NTL will be launching a premium content offering for its subscribers.
After a three month free trial, the service, whi… Read more »

Looks like this is new..Reed Business Information is combining its publisher/academic focused sites (Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal and… Read more »

(via Buzzmachine): A very nice graphic by Anil de Mello, depicting the role of mobile phones as the main feature of the networked individual… Read more »

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ISPs are preparing a series of measures to control the amount of bandwidth people can use as networks are besieged by rampant use of P2P ser… Read more »

…Goes to AOL, for the AOL Food story, and its emerging “life management” effort….and the dutiful, clueless journalists lapped it up…
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The growing popularity of IPOD, which has lead to a new social phenom I prefer to call IPoddery has proved to be a boon for Toshiba which is the king of tiny hard drives. Toshiba has sold three million 1.8-inch HDDs. Right now the top capacity […] Read more »

Attorney Doug Isenberg on Amazon’s new book text-search feature: “For now…the author in me says the final chapter has not been written on… Read more »

Okay I lied a little bit. I mean Vonage is everywhere in the media, and that is not bad for a company with less than CFO on Kudlow & Cramer, and this morning it is top of the news on TheStreet.com. Which is not surprising that […] Read more »

The iBIZ Entertainment Technology Corp, a Taipei-based online music distributor, will begin an online music download service next month…Af… Read more »

“In the delivery of digital music, how does a marketplace with new entrants each day create any opportunity for anyone to raise prices? Real… Read more »

Lycos Europe will be laying off about 100 employees, bringing the employee count to 825. It will be focusing on sectors such as communicatio… Read more »

Sure selling video-over-DSL is cool, but not profitable. It seems Softbank’s Broadband business is still struggling to make money. The Tokyo-based company lost $707 million in the six months ended Sept. 30, but Sales grew 18 percent to $2 billion. Read more »

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a group of investors including the the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary are asking Cisco Systems to rethink how much it pays top executives, and will bring up the issue at Cisco’s annual shareholder meeting this […] Read more »

Comcast has teamed up with Staples to sell Broadband Internet access at Staples 400 stores. Of course you can buy the service at RadioShack as well. Now if only I could get in Pacific Heights in San Francisco, this marketing spiel would make sense. Read more »

* Mimix Broadband, a fabless semiconductor firm developing monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for microwave and millimeter-wave wireless communications applications, raised another $1.3 million to bring it second round funding to a total of $8 million. * Topspin Communications, data center management software company raised $20 […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 10, 2003

What are Verizon, SBC and BellSouth executives thinking right now? I can guess… Oh Shit!! bq. The agency issues an order that requires all landline phone companies to allow customers to transfer their numbers to cell phones when signing up for new services. [CNET News.com] Read more »

Business publisher Pike & Fischer has acquired broadband media analysis and publishing company Broadband Intelligence, Inc. BI’s flagship p… Read more »

Since I am going to be on the road for the next two months, the frequency of posts may be affected a bit. I am figuring out if I should add… Read more »

So maybe I was a bit harsh on Fred in my rather bombastic post last week…he’s a guy who knows how to be clued in, which is a great asset i… Read more »

Guardian has more details on PlayLouder, a UK based ISP which claims to be the first music royalty paying ISP. “If it is to succeed, though,… Read more »

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