Stories for Nov. 18, 2003

Payment technology provider iPIN is merging with Irish mobile payments company Network365 to create a new company, called Valista, aimed at… Read more »

Movielink, the online movie service, is getting the expansion itch…from just being about movies, it is now positioning itself as @the broa… Read more »

America Online division is considering creating a desktop application that lets people access popular services such as search, news and maps… Read more »

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Stories for Nov. 17, 2003

Building a Web Media Empire on a Daily Dose of Fresh Links (by Damian Roskill, guest blogger) A little puff piece on Nick Denton and his web… Read more »

Anyone seen that movie, Wag the Dog? It was a classic tale of life imitating art or something like that. Anyway I was observing an interesting trend today. For past couple of years the blogsphere used to take a cue from the institutional media and bloggers […] Read more »

(By Staci D. Kramer, back from Evanston and guest blogging from the comforts of her own wireless network.) If I had a dime for every time s… Read more »

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It is Cable Vs Baby Bells and it is going to get ugly. It might be great for us because I think the broadband prices are going to decline. And hopefully so will the prices for video component of the cable business. Since Baby Bells have […] Read more »

After a long gloomy couple of fiber optic years, the folks at Ciena and Advanced Fiber Communications are cracking open the bottles of bubbly. * Ciena got a big order for its edge multiservice access platform from SingTel, the Singaporean telecom company. * AFC is the […] Read more »

* New Delhi police deploy wireless network for polling stations * Waiting for Hybrid Mobile Phones * Irrational Exuberance hits the VoIP Marketplace * Can Grid Computing Save Telecom? * Sprint PCS launches coast-to-coast PTT * TV Comes to Cell Phones (PC World) Read more »

Like Mark Twain said, the death of fiber to the home is greatly exaggerated. I think finally this much maligned technology is coming to market. As a first step, Verizon announced that it has selected four vendors for its fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) project.ð The four vendors are […] Read more »

British Telecom says 100% of the UK can have high-speed net by 2005, if public and private sectors work to stimulate demand, reports BBC News. Read more »

Stories for Nov. 16, 2003

It is an insanely beautiful day here in Monterey, CA…arrived here last night at the opulent Monterey Plaza Hotel… (check out some pics h… Read more »

The New York Times has finally picked on what has been happening all around us – the quest for broadband. In a well reported piece the Times talks about ventures such as Utah Broadband. bq. Nationally, there are around 1,800 wireless Internet access providers, said Robert […] Read more »

If you think fixed wireless is dead, think again. Even though the first three fixed wireless companies Ò WinStar, Teligent and Advanced Radio Technologies -cost investors almost $10 billion in losses, the fixed wireless industry is getting a second wind. Using a blend of open-spectrum frequencies, […] Read more »

If you think fixed wireless is dead, think again. Even though the first three fixed wireless companies Ò WinStar, Teligent and Advanced Radio Technologies -cost investors almost $10 billion in losses, the fixed wireless industry is getting a second wind. Using a blend of open-spectrum frequencies, […] Read more »

Running with the bulls in telecom land By Om Malik Investors stocking up on telecom and networking stocks deserve to loose their shirts on their investments. Ignoring the telecom market fundamentals, over past six months, these so called professionals have plowed billions into this ÏleperÓ stocks, […] Read more »

(by Staci Kramer, guest blogging the ONA conference from Evanston, Ill): Five years ago nearly two dozen journalists gathered at the O’Hare… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 15, 2003

I am sitting at LAX airport, having missed my connecting flight to Monterey…somebody should devise a more intelligent system of making sur… Read more »

Wi-Fi is old news, and social networks are fully funded. So what’s next for Silicon Valley venture capitalists? How about Blogsphere? Expect a spate of announcements in coming months, and of course I have some juicy scoops here. Read on…. Silicon Valley venture capitalists believe in […] Read more »

* For VCs, Blogging is the Next New Thing * The Number Portability Tips for Consumers * Shattered Glass is Ghetto “Fabulist” * The Dawn of the MicroPubs * Networks according to AT&T CTO Hossein Eslambolchi * Four questions for Mario Mazzola, Cisco Systems Read more »

With November 24, 2003, around the corner, it is time for all of to get to know more about the highly anticipated Wireless Local Number Portability (WLNP). WLNP will allow wireless subscribers to change service providers within a given location while retaining the same phone number. […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 14, 2003

This extract is from Outsell Inc’s excellent weekly newsletter (sub. req.) on the B2B info industry..I am taking the liberty of posting an i… Read more »

Sony and 14 major publishing, printing and newspaper companies in Japan are planning a new eBook business that will focus on rental service… Read more »

CNET Networks, which has also announced the acquisition of MP3.com, has entered the game downloading sector..its popular game info. site Gam… Read more »

With November 24, 2003, around the corner, it is time for all of to get to know more about the highly anticipated Wireless Local Number Portability (WLNP).ððWLNP will allow wireless subscribers to change service providers within a given location while retaining the same phone number.ððAs such, […] Read more »

As it happens in any market where there is too much competition, the industry folks start sniping at each other. The Wi-Fi chipset business is no different. Today Glen Fleishman and Nancy Gohring filed a very interesting piece for the PC World. According to the report, […] Read more »

It might not seem so but apparently the prices of Broadband, especially DSL are swooning world wide, according to data collected by Point Topic, a research firm. This should be good news, because the number of DSL subscribers is going to rise sharply, up to about […] Read more »

Anyone remember StarBand, the much vaunted two-way high speed satellite based Internet service? Well it is coming out of bankruptcy, according to TelecomWeb. StarBand had filed for bankruptcy in May 2002 and if all goes well the company could be out of bankruptcy protection by end […] Read more »

According to the Chinese Ministry of Information, world # 1 and #2 wireless handset makers are not doing that well in China. From January to September 2003, Chinese makers produced 129 million handsets. Ningbo held the top spot at 15%. Motorola slips to #2 at 14%, […] Read more »

According to unconfimed reports on MacMinute, CNET Networks may have acquired MP3.com. CNET plans to introduce a new MP3 music service in th… Read more »

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