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Archive for April, 2004

Street Games

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2004

Roland Piquepaille’s Technology Trends points out NetAttack “a new type of indoor/outdoor Augmented Reality game that makes the actual physical environment an inherent part of the game itself.” Developed by students and researchers from Fraunhofer FIT, the initial experiments use volunteers on their campus. In the game, two teams are fighting to destroy the central […]

First WiMax Chips?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2004

Fujitsu Microelectronics America and Wi-LAN, a provider of broadband wireless gear, today announced their joint goal to produce the world’s first WiMAX Certified* System-on-Chip (SoC). Engineering samples are planned for the fall of 2004, and the complete system is expected to be available for WiMAX Forum* conformance and interoperability testing in the first half of […]

Google’s IPO

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2004

Google filed for a prospective $2.7 billion sale, valuing the company in the $20-25 billion range. There will be two classes of stock, one with supervoting rights (ten times those of regular shareholders), which keeps power squarely in the founders’ hands. Google will auction all of its shares. John Battelle says, “Having seen how the […]

Big Brother Cloud

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 29th, 2004

London will become one of the world’s leading wireless cities, the Westminster Council said today as it cut the ribbon on a project to turn the West End into a Wi-Fi zone for equipped with cameras for city workers. Unstrung Reports WiMax will be a big part of it. Intel shared its plans at today’s […]

Wireless Top Priority with CIOs

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 29th, 2004

Wireless tops the list of CIO priorities, according to an article in Wireless NewsFactor. “I would wager that you cannot find an executive within our company who doesn t have a Blackberry and isn’t connected 24×7,” says Northrop Grumman CIO Thomas Shelman. “If I was to e-mail our CEO right now, he would answer within […]

Navini + Alcatel?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 29th, 2004

Will Alcatel buy Navini? Unstrung speculates that could be a possibility given Alcatel SA‘s OEM deal with Navini . Last week Alcatel announced it is to rebadge Navini s Riptide fixed wireless infrastructure kit for those customers unable to wait for industry ratified WiMax equipment (see Alcatel’s Not Waiting for WiMax and Alcatel Signs Navini […]