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Google launched a feature that lets commuters view live highway traffic data on cell phones. ...

Symantec blames higher costs on a 52% year-to-year drop in first-quarter profit, to $95 million. But strong security product sales and its Veritas acquisition boosted revenue more than 80%, to $1.26 billion. ...

A federal judge is requesting more information about the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI acquisitions before ruling on competition concerns. ...

TiVo, which built its business around ad-killing digital video recorders, has a new division to help advertisers monitor consumers' ad-zapping behavior. ...

Broadband video and TV will make up 85% of wireless carriers' U.S. data revenue in four years, IDC projects. ...

A large trial of WiMax is being planned across Russia. Aperto Networks and Avalcom are the primary vendors behind the effort, which involves about a dozen Russian service providers. ...

Lucent, which is being acquired by Alcatel, posted a profit of $79 million for its third fiscal quarter, down 79% from last year's quarter, and a 12% drop in revenue, to $2.05 billion. The company cites weakening sales of wireless networking equipment in North America. ...

McAfee has discovered a Trojan horse that steals personal information disguised as a Firefox extension.

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