Archive for January, 2003

Cell Phones View Webcams

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2003

Logitech Mobile Video and Verizon Wireless have teamed to bring live webcam images from virtually anywhere to cell phones. Verizon’s Get It Now-enabled phones can view live images from personal or publicly available web cameras directly from their handsets. The application is powered by generationPIX. “Our uniquely available Get It Now service gives our customers […]

IPv6 Ambulance

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2003

Ericsson announced that an ambulance demonstration today showed vital medical data, voice and video using IPv6 and seamlessly roaming over 2G and 3G systems as well as wireless LANs. As part of the EU-project IPv6 Wireless Internet Initiative (6WINIT) it signifies an important step towards the vision of mobile users being “Always Best Connected”. Three […]

Satellite Grab Bag

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2003

Here’s a grab bag of satellite related news. Miami-based New Valley, ended an agreement to invest $55 million in Globalstar, the bankrupt satellite telephone company. Buying a $4 billion system for $55 million seemed like a good deal at the time. Globalstar was set up by Loral and Qualcomm in 1994 to offer satellite-based mobile […]

Dual Band Laptops

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2003

HP will use Atheros chips in tri-mode notebooks, the first to support “tri-mode” (802.11a/b/draft-g) operation. Toshiba’s Satellite Pro 6100 also uses the Atheros 5100x. Meanwhile IBM on Tuesday announced dual-band ThinkPad notebooks with integrated antennas. Intel is delaying use of the dual-band chipset (codenamed Calexico). That means Intel’s ‘Centrino’-based laptops will have only 802.11b support, […]

AOL/TW Loses $100B

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2003

The Washington Post reports AOL Time Warner, the world’s largest media company, posted a 2002 loss of nearly $100 billion, the largest annual loss in U.S. corporate history. They took a $45.5 billion charge in the fourth quarter to write down the value of assets. The company, which also said media mogul Ted Turner would […]

Cometa Talks

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2003

“If we knew all about where demand for wireless broadband access is going to end up,” it would be too late to start the company, said Theodore Schell, chairman and founder of Cometa Networks. Cometa is eyeing corporate use of their national Wi-Fi network which plans 20,000+ “hot spots” with roaming. Cometa will resell the […]