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Archive for August, 2006

Yahoo Go for Mobile

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 31st, 2006

Yahoo has made its Yahoo Go for Mobile service available on devices that run Windows Mobile software, including the Motorola Q and Microsoft’s PocketPC. Through the deal, Yahoo expects to extend the mobile service it launched earlier this year to several million more potential Windows Mobile users. Previously, it was available only to users of […]

Calif Bans WiFi Leaching

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2006

The California state Assembly on Tuesday approved new WiFi rules that will require wireless manufacturers, such as laptop makers, to instruct consumers on how to step up security measures and stop would-be piggybackers from accessing their personal networks. Assembly Bill 2415, which the governor is expected to sign, would take effect in January. Dark Reading […]

AT&T’s Illinois Cloud

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2006

Mayor Tim Davlin today announced he is seeking to make Springfield, Illinois, a wireless community. The City will likely partner with communication giant AT&T to build the city-wide wireless system, although the state capital is still free to choose a partner other than AT&T. The Springfield network would cover between 25 and 30 square miles, […]

Sprint Testing Mobile TV

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2006

Selected Sprint subscribers have been invited to join trials of a mobile TV service from Sprint called VUE. Sprint has not announced this service yet, so it possible that this is just one of the carrier’s many trials of mobile TV technology. Although Sprint has not confirmed a launch, the trials site shows both the […]

Remote Ocean Viewer

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2006

Oregon Health & Science University has received a $19 million National Science Foundation grant to form a new ocean research center for studying coastal margins with a high-tech center in Portland. The NSF Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction, or CMOP, is one of four chosen for funding this year. The […]

FCC Speeds Auction

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2006

The FCC on Tuesday accelerated the bidding in its Advanced Wireless Services auction, which has already raised almost $13.6 billion after 14 days. The agency added two rounds of bidding per day to bring the daily total to six rounds and cut the time of each round in half to 30 minutes, an effort to […]