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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in April 2008
Though impacted negatively by weakness in the dollar versus the euro, the company said it will continue to pursue 3G, 4G, and WiMax.
Despite the expanded services and rollouts, paying for Wi-Fi at some of the larger chains has created an opportunity for smaller restaurateurs.
Apple's exclusive deal with Rogers Communications is likely to put an end to unlocked models in the country.
Former Fast CEO John Markus Lervik will lead the enterprise search effort, which will include bolstering Microsoft's Office SharePoint Server.
An agency report says fears of payments defaulting if negotiations failed as well as the costs of building out and operating the D block kept companies away.
Verizon Wireless unit recorded 1.5 million net customer additions, and Verizon's FiOS TV service signed up 263,000 net new customers.
Mobile phone suppliers shipped a total of 291.5 million units during the first quarter, up 14.3% from a year ago.
The project goes dark May 18 after the Internet service provider said it was unable to find a buyer.
"D-Day for 3G" is expected at Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote, where analysts also expect announcements about a refresh of Apple's laptop line by August and a new iPod line by September.
The NextWave spectrum consists of 154 Advanced Wireless Service licenses, 30 Wireless Communication Service licenses, and additional Educational Broadband Service and Broadband Radio Service licenses.
The nation's major cable TV companies have pulled out of Sprint's Pivot wireless offering but may work with Sprint and Clearwire on a nationwide WiMax network.
The earnings report, which also included a gloomy prediction for second quarter sales, was issued just days before the company's annual stockholders meeting.
A new In-Stat report points to DVB-H and MediaFLO as colliding technologies that seek to prevail in major markets.
Round-the-clock shopping from home, free shipping, and lower prices were other reasons cited for buying things online.
Consumers between 18 and 34 tended to use their mobile phones for banking, Opinion Research found, especially if there were no extra fees involved.
Other companies working on Taiwan's WiMax program include Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Nokia, Sprint Nextel, and Starent Networks.
Internet companies saw a 7% decline in venture capital investment dollars from the fourth quarter of 2007, according to the MoneyTree Report.
The latest addition to the hodgepodge of restaurants, coffee shops, and libraries offering free Wi-Fi is FreeFi Networks' hotspot at Roxbury Community College.
Rob Shaddock, a senior VP who had directed the unit's features phones, including its hit RAZR, was named head of consumer products.
Net profit hit $1.95 billion in the quarter, up about 25% over the year-earlier period, while revenue was about $20 billion.
Blogger Alan Weinkrantz, the first to use the service, reported that it worked perfectly.
Qualcomm had the high bid of $472 million for the spectrum, but was dismissed because it was so far from the reserve price.
Some lawmakers suggest that the nationwide public-safety block be reauctioned and the proceeds be used to build out a public-safety network.
Raul Castro has is loosened the reins in the Caribbean country giving citizens the right to purchase and use DVDs and cell phones, but at what price?
The agreement, signed by seven of the industry's powerhouses, calls for keeping patent royalties under 10% of handset and laptop sales prices.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he would assist in backing Blockbuster in its quest to pick up the electronics and computer retailer.
In contrast to similar projects beset by cancellations or cutbacks, the city's massive 57-square-mile metro Wi-Fi network has surpassed expectations.
Separate U.S. and U.K. surveys released this week found that search engines are failing workers.
Dave Dorman replaces Ed Zander, who was eased out as CEO last year.
Google, for instance, has proposed the use of geolocation measures that it believes will protect broadcast TV signals from interference.
Motorola agreed to seat two of Carl Icahn's nominees to its board to prevent the billionaire investor from staging a hostile overthrow of the dividing company.
The domain owner worked with Sedo, an online auctioneer of domain names, to broker the deal.
Qualcomm says it will use its wide swaths of the 700-MHz spectrum to expand its MediaFLO TV service.
AT&T's wireless operation plans to move its infrastructure to Long Term Evolution, a high-speed standard that many service providers are expected to adopt.
Verizon Wireless says the wireless world is consolidating around the Long Term Evolution standard and that it plans to launch its LTE service beginning in 2010.
Airbus unit OnAir developed the system for use with phones utilizing the European-developed GSM mobile phone standard.
Market researchers question whether the handset can entice non-Apple users to step up and acquire an iPhone.
The telecom company's first North American WiMax network will be built for Craig Wireless in Palm Springs, Calif.
The state of Georgia has contributed about $600,000 and the city another $281,000 to the project, which is planned to cover a four-square-mile city core center.
Cisco, which supplies the infrastructure to Xanadoo, reported Tuesday that the WiMax provider has signed up more than 14,000 subscribers.