China Approves 3G Licenses
The rollout could lead to big business for the likes of Alcatel-Lucent and Motorola, but questions remain about which companies will get 3G contracts.
Sprint, Clearwire Sued Over WiMax Patents
A wireless software and service provider claims the companies are infringing on six patents, and a lawsuit could eventually halt the nationwide WiMax network rollout.
RIAA Taps ISPs To Fight Illegal Downloads
In return for ISP cooperation, the RIAA would no longer file lawsuits to force the service providers to turn over identifying information of suspected illegal file sharers.
Free Wireless Broadband Still Available?
Two congressmen have found a technicality in the morass of FCC rules and regulations that pertain to the auctioning of the AWS-3 spectrum, which resides in the 2,155- to 2,180-MHz band.
Q&A: Amazon CTO Werner Vogels
InformationWeek's 2008 Chief of the Year discusses Web services architecture, cloud computing, and his changing role as CTO.
U.S. Scrambles To Avoid TV Converter Box Fiasco
In addition to coupons, DTV Assistance Centers are opening in seven cities with low numbers of digital convertor-box coupon redemptions and high numbers of over-the-air television viewers.
Visa Releases Banking Android App
The application lets G1 users get account alerts and discount offers, and it has integration with Google Maps to find nearby stores and ATMs.
Delta Adds Wi-Fi To U.S. Flights
Wi-Fi service has been introduced in fits and starts in recent years, and most U.S. domestic airlines are now launching the service.
FCC Reform Expected On Obama's Agenda
Key industry players and public interest groups will discuss proposed FCC reforms in managing spectrum, net neutrality, and media ownership at a January conference.
Palm Intros App Store Of Its Own
Not wanting to be left behind by Apple, Google, and RIM, Palm has launched a centralized store where customers can find more than 5,000 apps.
Workday Updates SaaS Offerings
The updated human resources software as a service includes features for helping managers track the total cost of employees.
Top 10 Microsoft Stories Of 2008
Having bid farewell to Bill Gates, Microsoft tempered its appetite for Yahoo, tweaked Vista, leapt into cloud computing, allowed a peek at Windows 7, and warmed up to open source.
PayCycle Smoothes Path To Online Payroll
Processing payroll is a task that touches every business regardless of size -- you've got to pay your people. But making the leap from cutting checks manually to an online payroll services is significant barrier to entry for many small business according to PayCycle's market research.
MySpace Brings Video To Cell Phones
The social network will give users of certain cell phones on-the-go access to videos from TMZ, National Geographic, The Onion, and other content providers.
Alltel Readying Mobile Wallets
The wireless carrier has teamed with mFoundry to let customers potentially use their handsets for mobile banking, mobile payments, and other financial services.