Profile of W. David Gardner
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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in July 2005
Firms are bundling telecom services, including local, long distance and cell phones, Internet, and TV. Will customers go for it?
Boorish cell phone behavior is getting so problematic that cell phone providers are offering advice on how to behave.
Legislation to renew the Telecommunications Act of 1996 draws praise from telcos--but Consumers Union warns, "Hold onto your wallets."
The contracts are lucrative but hazardous: Employees at the three existing Iraq cell phone operations have been kidnapped, and U.S. military forces have had to jam service to prevent insurgent cell phones from detonating bombs.
WiMax is shaping up as Motorola's lead dog into the world of 4G mobile wireless communications, even as cell phone service providers struggle to implement 3G networks.
Nextel is rolling out location-based applications for contractors and others, putting it in the vanguard of mobile phone providers finding applications for GPS technology.
RaySat Inc., a Virginia company using satellite technology to supply broadband to moving vehicles, has landed $27 million in venture capital.
Rather than sorcery, it is the integration of many disparate IT technologies and services via IBM's WebSphere that will be key to the delivery of millions of copies of the new Harry Potter book on Saturday.
The Department of Homeland Security and E-government are among the drivers that will boost federal telecom spending, according to the government market-research firm Input, which released a study Wednesday.
New York State's Public Service Commission has expressed concern that Verizon Communications' proposed takeover of MCI could produce "significant" consolidation in large- and medium-business markets.
Under the umbrella of the Streamlined Sales Tax Project, 18 states are preparing to nudge online retailers toward uniform collection of sales taxes for items purchased over the Web.
In rejecting legislation on computer and software patents Wednesday, the European Parliament closes the door on patent reform -- and, opponents say, on the threat of a stifling software patent "gold rush" among large, wealthy corporations.
A Wednesday session of the European Parliament will vote on 60 amendments, beginning a long and drawn out process to determine the status of software patents
T-Mobile is facing the daunting task of moving to 3G technology, a process that some observers say could cost as much as $10 billion.
The Canadian health minister has proposed cracking down on abuses in shipments of drugs to the United States. But for now, Canadian suppliers say they're still open for business.