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Archive for September, 2007

Singapore Unwires Port

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2007

MuniWireless says Singapore aims to be the world’s most connected seaport. Singapore, one of the world’s busiest seaports, aims to become one of the most connected with WISEPORT (WIreless-broadband-access for SEaPORT). The initiative between the Port Authority of Singapore and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore will provide all ships within 15 kilometers of Singapore’s […]

Motorola Mobile TV Phone

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2007

Motorola introduced its first handset to support Vcast Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless. The Motorola Z6tv is a GPS-enabled slider phone with a 2.0 megapixel camera and video capture and playback. The handset features a 240- by 320-pixel screen with a Bluetooth headset for Vcast Music. Verizon Wireless will begin offering the phone next Friday […]

Google: We Got Trouble. . . In 700 Mhz

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2007

Building a nation-wide, 700mhz wireless network could cost as much as $12 billion and take as long as three years to build, said Google’s Washington telecom and media counsel on Sept. 25. That would be on top of a minimum of $4.6 billion to buy the spectrum. Google’s Rick Whitt told students at George Washington […]

Virtual City Guide Learns from You

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2007

The Palo Alto Research Center is developing a new mobile application, code-named “Magitti,” reports C/Net. It suggests local venues for shopping and other activities based on location, time of day, preferences and past behavior. This shot shows two views of the main page. The image on the left shows the list of merchants nearby, and […]

Disney Kills It’s Cell Service

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 27th, 2007

The Walt Disney Co. is shutting down its remaining mobile virtual network operator, Disney Mobile, as of Dec. 31,2007, reports RCR News. The company announced this morning that it would dismantle Disney Mobile (wikipedia) and would explore “a new business model for its content and services that might include offering its popular Family Center product […]

National Broadband Policy?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 27th, 2007

Today the Committee will explore the pivotally important topic of high speed internet access for small business. In particular, we will discuss the extent to which small businesses have access to broadband technology, whether the prices are affordable, whether the speeds are adequate and how we can make improvements. — Senator John Kerry, Sept 26, […]