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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in March 2009
Incidents of passenger medical crises have been increasing as populations age and as more huge airliners come into service.
The company's integration product is likely to be welcomed by Verizon Wireless, which plans to move aggressively from 3G to 4G wireless technology starting this year.
Service is scheduled for 150 domestic MD-80s this year to be followed by the rollout of the Wi-Fi service on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Sol Trujillo says additional investments in Asia can bolster his controlling interest in China M, which provides mobile phone content in China.
The company, which has been moving to expand its European business, says it will delay new store openings there.
AmeriCorps members and even firefighters are being asked to help with the June migration from analog to digital television.
Many mobile phone users had been looking for Skype's partnership with iSkoot to provide the link.
Microsoft software pioneer Charles Simonyi's second flight to the International Space Station is the latest trend for executives with deep pockets.
Cisco's new management approach will enable the company to tackle 28 key objectives this year instead of the one or two it could handle in the past, John Chambers says.
Subscribers will be able to access movies through Blockbuster's On Demand service and store them on their TiVo DVRs.
The network is based on UMTS/HSDPA technology and will cover 230 U.S. cities by the end of the year.
The Apple co-founder will offer advice on technology trends and user experience to the search engine company.
A split seemed imminent after Sony Ericsson reported that demand for its phones plunged and that the drop in demand would cause a substantial first-quarter loss of between $465 million and $533 million.
Using its HubBub CDMA femtocell technology, Airvana said that its test rates exceeded 2 Mbps in homes on a statistically reliable basis.
John Kerry and Olympia Snowe say they want a comprehensive assessment of how best to use the public spectrum.
Vigorous competition from Apple's iPhone and various BlackBerry models has stolen much of Sony Ericsson's thunder in recent months.
Young drivers, and drivers in stressful situations are the most likely to turn to voice-recognition systems, a new study finds.
The company also unveiled its Tocco Ultra Edition media-enabled cell phone in Europe to coincide with the service.
Pure Digital's CEO will become general manager of Cisco's consumer business group in the deal.
Former Microsoft programmer is scheduled to return to the International Space Station as a civilian; will conduct scientific and medical experiments.
The partnership isn't exclusive, however, as Cisco said its UCS hardware will be able to run Citrix Systems or Microsoft hypervisors as well.
Some 140 million mobile TV users predicted as carriers become more proficient at spreading the service, one analyst firm asserts.
The company is hoping that iPhone users will eventually generate enough revenue from data use to help avert its own financial crisis.
With some 130,000 worldwide employees, the mobile handset maker is working to mitigate the job cuts by offering temporary layoffs, including short-term leaves without pay and sabbaticals.
TV stations will have to implement additional educational services to help viewers understand what they need to do to maintain TV reception after June 12.
Broadcom, which had argued that customers were hesitating to purchase its wireless chips because of fear of litigation by Qualcomm, had instituted legal action against its longtime rival.
The Philadelphia shop, which opens Tuesday, will showcase Sony electronics and Comcast services. Shoppers will be able to see products still under development from both companies.
Mobile devices are driving growth, but so are increased network access, faster broadband speeds, and next-generation gaming consoles.
The business in the three northern New England states accounts for more than 60% of FairPoint's business.
Cable companies hope to make an end-around the two dominant 4G wireless networks with faster service and wider adoption.
The company will add more oomph behind its core auction business as well as its mobile PayPal and Skype apps, executives said.
The CDC study says the exclusion of wireless-only households can skew the results of health surveys, political polls, and other phone-based research.
The second woman ever to win the "Nobel Prize of computing" is turning her focus toward the security of online storage.
And by the way, Cisco won't be buying EMC's booming VMware unit either, Joe Tucci proclaims.
Co-founder Benjamin Wolff will continue with Clearwire as co-chairman, sharing that position with Craig McCaw.
In recent months, enterprises in particular have been switching to draft 2.0 802.11n technology, led by higher-education and health care applications.
An acquisition of camera maker Pure Digital would fit neatly into Cisco's drive to expand its networking strengths into advanced videoconferencing.
According to a new survey, long-distance charges have increased on average to 55 cents a minute, and just 8% of landline customers pay less than 10 cents a minute.
Both companies have been victims of the faltering economy and intense online competition.
Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, is determined to repeal a controversial three-year ban on online gambling.
Atlanta, Chicago, and Las Vegas are among eight cities slated to get the 4G broadband service this year.
Nacchio was ordered by a judge to begin serving a six-year prison sentence this month following his convinction on charges of insider stock trading.
Steve Ballmer reiterated plans to deliver more entertainment and consumer-oriented features when Microsoft releases Windows Mobile 7 next year.
Former Baby Bell chief Joe Nacchio is to begin serving a six-year sentence this month at a minimum-security facility in Pennsylvania.
Fourth-quarter financial report is also good news for Sprint, which provides much of Virgin Mobile's infrastructure -- and competes with it for prepaid plan business.
Julius Genachowski has held key posts in government and business, and he's known President Obama since their college days.
A new jobs survey finds network administration specialists -- typically of WANs and LANs -- are in high demand, followed closely by Windows administration experts.
The chief restructuring officer, appointed Monday, said Nortel expects to deliver a plan to creditors by April.
Nacchio now faces six years in prison and must pay back a still-to-be-determined amount of money that he was accused of obtaining through illegal insider trading.
While Motorola may be de-emphasizing its mobile enterprise operation, executive comments indicate the company is likely to remain focused on consumer handsets.