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posted in July 2008
Search engine expert Stephen Arnold believes the surge of interest in Cuil shows there's a huge pent-up demand for an alternative to Google.
The company said the loss of positions will result in annual savings of about $300 million when combined with other reductions carried out earlier in the year.
The Verizon service replaces the Sprint service that has been offered by Qwest since it sold its earlier Qwest Wireless service a few years ago.
Chief executive Patricia Russo and chairman Serge Tchuruk said they would leave the company as Alcatel-Lucent reported another quarterly loss.
The nation's largest telecom company and the Rural Cellular Association have asked the FCC to scrutinize the proposal to deploy a nationwide broadband network.
The handset and networking vendor said it will split its Home & Networks Mobility group into three separate businesses.
The deal gives T-Mobile, MetroPCS, ACS Wireless, and Atlantic Wireless portions of this coveted spectrum.
Citing the worldwide economic slowdown and increased competition, Samsung said it anticipated tough business months ahead.
More than 230 million touch-screen handsets are expected to ship in 2012, according to a report from IMS Research.
Most of the new spectrum was gobbled up by traditional providers Rogers Communications, Bell Canada, and Telus.
In particular, Dr. Ronald B. Herberman's advisory urged children to limit their use of cell phones.
Nokia has been paying hefty royalties to Qualcomm for various patents and the Finnish company wants the rate reduced.
Evermore's productivity suite combines all of the standard office programs into a single application and costs significantly less than Microsoft's suite.
The company said iPhone 3G unit sales in its first 12 days of availability doubled over the like sales period for last year's iPhone.
Verizon's pending merger with Alltel is expected to add another 13.2 million customers, which will likely bring Verizon's total subscriber base to 80 million.
Opposition to the use of the spectrum has been led by many broadcasters and some device manufacturers, claiming it would create havoc for wireless microphones.
Mellanox Technologies adds 40-Gbps interconnects to the university's 29-Tflop computer systems research cluster.
The case stems from a 1992 licensing agreement in which Nokia obtained certain rights to Qualcomm patents.
The Korean company said its second-quarter net profit was $695 million -- up 84% from the same quarter in the previous year.
A MoneyTree Report reveals venture capitalists invested $7.4 billion in 900 total deals in the second quarter.
Google executives reportedly said the company was making its own branded mobile phone to compete with Apple's iPhone.
The FiOS service, a bundle of TV, broadband, and telephone service, will place Verizon in competition with Time Warner and Cablevision.
Backed by former AOL executives, SnagFilms currently has 250 films available on its site and is in the process of adding another 200.
The undersea fiber optic cable being built from Venezuela to Cuba represents a departure from prior Cuban policy impeding Internet access.
Excluding special items, Nokia said its profits climbed 8% in the second quarter to $2.18 billion.
Symbian's CEO says he would be "happy" to work more closely with Google on applications and even on mobile operating systems.
Intervoice's speech automation, Web self-care, and mobile applications will be combined with Convergys' existing relationship management business.
The EU will present a plan to cut the cost of mobile phone text messages in the fall, with implementation to take place in the summer of 2009.
The inventor of Logo, the children's programming language, has been gradually improving, although his speech is sometimes garbled and he often needs a wheelchair and a walker.
Samsung wins one round before the U.S. International Trade Commission, but the main event -- a showdown between Qualcomm and Nokia -- is scheduled to get under way later this month.
The Police Officers Union in Framingham is seeking a $476-plus annual computer use payment for officers.
The co-founder of semiconductor test equipment maker Teradyne died this week in Boston at age 80.
The wireless carrier's decision follows requests by consumers and the FCC to ease up on its EFT policies.
The Justice Department report also indirectly exonerates a blue ribbon Apple committee that had cleared Jobs of any wrongdoing back in 2006.
The wish list includes longer battery life, larger screen size, more memory, and improved data input, a Nielsen survey found.
Some consumers are already camping out at Apple stores, while AT&T is planning to open many of its U.S. stores at 8 a.m. Friday to get a jump on the launch.
The sale to a group led by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan will be financed by Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Currently in its fourth iteration, the LandShark is built largely from off-the-shelf components, making it relatively inexpensive to manufacture and easy to repair.
Some 4.2 million high-speed Internet users received fiber in the first quarter of 2008 versus 2.5 million who received cable, Point Topic analysts said.
New rules in California and Washington make the market ripe for improved speech-enabled cell phone applications, a Nuance study suggests.
The addition of Navteq's location services creates an online maps powerhouse that will compete with Tom Tom and potentially the Google Android set.
Both companies have been facing increasing competition from online marketers in their respective markets in recent years.
The deal could place Google and its Android Open Handset Alliance in competition with Nokia and its Navteq navigation technology.
Both states require drivers to use a headset or other hands-free approach if they want to chat on a cell phone while driving.