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Archive for July, 2006

Boston Goes Non-Profit

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2006

Boston will tap a nonprofit corporation to provide their city-wide WiFi Cloud, reports The Boston Globe. Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino unveiled the plan (pdf), hatched by the Mayor’s Task Force on Wireless in Boston. Boston is proposing a wholesale network, built by the city and sold to retailers who will deliver a variety of […]

Cheap PC Roundup

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2006

Advanced Micro Device announced nationwide availability of the Telmex Internet Box Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) for citizens across Mexico. Available from AMD since October 2004, The Telmex Internet Box provides Internet hardware, software, Internet service and support. It is available for purchase in Telmex shops all over Mexico and contains the PIC, a monitor, mouse […]

AWS Auction Details

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2006

Katie Fehrenbacher at GigOm says: The FCC just released a list of 168 qualified bidders for the AWS spectrum auction coming up on August 9th, and also announced that the process will not involve the controversial blind bidding. We’ve been following the companies interested in bidding pretty closely, and there were a few surprises in […]

Ruckus Home Gateway

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2006

Ruckus Wireless today announced the commercial availability of a wireless bridge for connection to city-wide Wi-Fi networks. The Ruckus MetroFlex is an 802.11b/g wireless access gateway that uses the company’s “smart” antenna array technology. Four horizontally and two vertically polarized arrays connect through a high-power amplifier. The integrated smart-MIMO antenna technology can “beam” a signal […]

Neff Leaving Philly

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2006

Dianah Neff will leave her Philadelphia job overseeing Wireless Philadelphia, and return to a private-sector job in early fall, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer and Om Malik. News of her pending departure began circulating inside City Hall on Friday. An official announcement could come this week. Neff’s deputy, Terry Phillis, is being courted as her replacement […]

Siggraph 2006

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2006

As many as 25,000 people will gather in Boston over the next five days for the ACM’s annual SIGGRAPH conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. There will be live acts, including a performance by a robotic percussionist, a computer animation festival, and a fashion show along with Panels, Keynotes, Exhibitors and Emerging Technologies and […]