Profile of Elena MalykhinaTechnology Journalist
Member Since: 12/17/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 974
Elena Malykhina began her career at The Wall Street Journal, and her writing has appeared in various news media outlets, including Scientific American, Newsday, and the Associated Press. For several years, she was the online editor at Brandweek and later Adweek, where she followed the world of advertising. Having earned the nickname of "gadget girl," she is excited to be writing about technology again for InformationWeek, where she worked in the past as an associate editor covering the mobile and wireless space. She now writes about the federal government and NASA’s space missions on occasion.
Articles by Elena Malykhina
posted in June 2006
BellSouth is looking to provide fixed WiMax in cities and rural areas where it doesn't offer DSL services. But this could test the feasibility of mobile WiMax equipment and standards.
Security is the biggest worry. But many also haven't had great demand from employees.
At first it sounds like a hoax, but reportedly doctors at the Northwick Park Hospital in England claim that using cell phones, iPods, and devices of that ilk during thunderstorms increases a person's chances of being struck--and even killed--by lightning. The doctors cite a real case involving a teenager who was struck by lightning while using her cell phone in one of London's parks last year.
Microsoft and Yahoo's upgraded IM apps include calling, video, and easier file sharing. It could make them even more tempting for business use.
A new consortium to develop a mobile Linux faces several challenges, including governance and sharing intellectual property rights.
By 2009, expect IPTV content from companies like GM and Wal-Mart, along with WiMax-ready laptops and mobile devices, panelists say.
AirCell wants to connect people to their cell phones on flights. Many passengers dread the thought.
Companies such as Google, MySpace, and Skype have a leg up on telecom companies when it comes to fixed-mobile content distribution, an analyst says.
Its tech companies are growing tired of having standards handed to them de facto, so they're developing alternatives
Motorola's been hired to do a national network expected to serve 1 million people