Stories for Nov. 17, 2003

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Microsoft’s MSN Internet division posted its first-ever quarterly operating profit of $58 million since it was launched eight years ago, acc… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 13, 2003

I mentioned KuduClub two days ago: it is a portal aimed at South African expatriates (The site is powered by Entriq)…was going through the… Read more »

Getting 802.11b and cellular networks to play nice together is not a trivial problem, discovers eWEEK.com Wireless Center Editor Jim Louderback. Intel’s System Technology Lab is working the problem, though, as part of its Universal Communicator project. Jim pointed that out earlier today after I linked […] Read more »

Why isn’t the Qwest case moving fast enough? Light Reading makes a strong argument about this in a recent piece which addmitedly is as skimpy on details as the Business Week article, but still it quite a nice precis of the whole thing. Perhaps time to […] Read more »

TV on mobile is red hot (which, of course, doesn’t mean anything when it comes to business models): Sprint network in U.S, is adding a TV se… Read more »

Yet another Number portability story, this time in The New York Times’ Circuits section. (link via Gizmodo) Read more »

Conference, Cudlow & Kramer, Marketwatch, TheStreet.com, New York Times and a sharp increase in the VoIP stocks, hell it seems like we are in a bubble. Redialing the Internet Frenzy in today’s Wall Street Journal sums up the madness nicely. Amongst the stocks that have rocketed […] Read more »

Some pics on a cold, cold day in Tampere (horrible camera, so pardon the quality!)
I am in Nokia country, literally! The small town of Tampe… Read more »

We will have multiple guest bloggers from three major conference happening today and tomorow:
— David Eckoff, senior director of RealOne Sp… Read more »

Sharman Networks, makers of the popular Kazaa peer-to-peer (p2p) software, will sell a feature-length Bollywood movie through its service…… Read more »

Jim Louderback, a columnist at eWeek, pipes in with his take on why the phone companies are dead. He makes his argument by pointing to the emergence of communication chips that combine GSM, and Wi-Fi functions. bq. Hardly. A mostly overlooked announcement on the outskirts of […] Read more »

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