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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in May 2010
Citing the Times Square bombing suspect, who used a prepaid cell phone, two Senators have proposed legislation that would end anonymous use of prepaid mobile phone service.
Most of the first wave of products receiving telecom interoperability certification are location services.
One Laptop Per Child is emphasizing the educational value of its planned low-cost, low-power, Android-based XO tablet.
The findings of a survey released by the FCC indicate that 30 million Americans have experienced the shock of unexpected increases in their monthly mobile phone bill.
Customer's use of minutes supplied by Verizon’s Global Wireless VoIP increased more than 200% last year.
House and Senate leaders are looking to take up the contentious issue of whether to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service, subjecting it to more regulation.
Unified communications and collaboration solutions announced by HP and Alcatel-Lucent seek to tighten integration of IT and communications usage among the two companies' customers.
Frontier Communications has agreed to pay $8.6 billion to acquire nearly 5 million Verizon telephone lines in 14 states.
The company that connected millions to the Internet marks a milestone and turns its attention to local community news Web sites.
The European Commission says moving to a single broadband market would overcome a host of challenges and improve its citizens' access to high-speed Internet.
Up to 20 firms, mostly hedge funds, are considering trying to take over the software company.
Moto helped design the Flip Video camera; Cisco says the acquisition will further its aim to develop user-friendly products.
The Federal Communications Commission is examining ways consumers and wireless providers can avoid cell phone "bill shock" problems.
Increased satisfaction with cable TV, cell phones, and landlines pushed the American Customer Satisfaction Index up to 75.9.
Researchers said more research is needed to determine whether cell phone use causes brain cancer.
Nearly 25% of US households have only cell phones, a Center for Disease Control and Prevention report says.
The majority of customers are frustrated with customer service offered by communications and high-tech vendors, but social networking tools may enhance the customer experience.
Almost a quarter of American households have already cut the cord and use cell phones only and another 15% rarely use the landlines they do have.
FCC leaders praised Verizon's goal of bringing its Long-Term Evolution broadband into underserved areas.
Republican lawmakers say FCC chair Genachowski is pushing a government takeover of broadband.
Google retained its dominance with a 64% share of the overall search market in April.
The move will bring Comtech closer to its goal of developing a one-stop shop for radio frequency products.
A partnership between the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance paves the way for a new crop of wireless devices that will operate in the 2.4, 5 and 60 GHZ bands.
The usual suspects on both sides of the FCC's broadband plan have weighed in with praise and complaints for FCC chairman Julius Genachowski's "Third Way" proposal for net neutrality.
Max Palevsky was a mainframe computing pioneer and one of Intel's initial investors, but grew disenchanted with technology later in life.
Julius Genachowski's "Third Way" aims for moderate regulation of broadband to protect consumers while encouraging investment and innovation by Internet providers.
Michael Capellas, former CEO of First Data, MCI, and HP, has been appointed chief executive of virtual computing environment firm Acadia.
In a "say-on-pay" stockholder vote, Motorola stockholders demonstrated this week that they want the firm's top executives to earn their salaries.
The Better Business Bureau sided with Verizon in saying the other companies are misleading consumers to believe they operate all fiber optic networks.
The High-Speed 2go service will compete with Verizon's LTE data service, which is testing in the Boston area.
A 24% decline in earnings from the previous year immediately called into question the health of the WiMax market.
Stockholders are pressuring T-Mobile's parent company to justify its investment in the U.S. mobile carrier.
A lawsuit is challenging North Carolina's efforts to get its citizens' Amazon shopping records for tax collection purposes.
Julius Genachowski will make public this month his decision whether or not to favor broadband as a common carrier service.
The record earnings were led by a boom in Samsung's memory chip business and gains in mobile phone market share.
FastMail will give the Opera browser the capability of improving messaging delivery for several classes of devices ranging from mobile phones and computers to TVs and gaming consoles.