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Archive for January, 2008

Best of DEMO

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2008

The 70-plus demos are over at DEMO 08 (videos) and now it’s time to tally the award winners says AppScout’s Lance Ulanoff. Chris Shipley and her team chose 10 companies that, among other things “took the stage with passion and enthusiasm.” Lance compares her picks with his top ten: Chris’s Top 10 (Plus 1 People’s […]

Malaysian WiMAX: Now or Never

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2008

The Malaysian National News Agency, Bernama, reports that the four WiMAX licensed companies are facing the possibility of a fine and having their licenses revoked if their services do not commence in a year’s time, according to WiMax.com. The four companies holding Wimax licenses in the 2.3 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band are facing the possibility […]

Skyfire: Mobile Flash Browser

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2008

Skyfire, a Web browser for Windows Mobile devices being demonstrated at DEMO 08. WiFiPlanet thinks it may represent the future of mobile Web browsing. Unlike other mobile browsers, Skyfire supports dynamic Flash, advanced Ajax, and Java, something the mobile version of Safari for the iPhone does not. Skyfire displays the whole splash page and can […]

700MHz: Open Access Triggered . . . We Have a Winner!

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2008

During today’s 700 MHz auction the closely watched C-Block bidding picked up a new bid during round 17 to push the potential winning price for the block past the $4.6 billion reserve mark, thereby triggering the spectrum’s open-access provision, reports RCR Wireless News. Overall, the FCC’s 700 MHz auction picked up another $1.2 billion in […]

Golden Anniversary for Explorer 1

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2008

Fifty years ago today, the United States successfully launched its first satellite, Explorer 1. The launch on January 31, 1958 was its first (successful) response after Russia successfully launched two satellites. The three men given most credit for its success are Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director William Pickering (left), scientist James Van Allen (middle) and rocket […]

Mediterranean Submarine Cables Cut

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2008

Two separate oceanic cable systems in the far East were severed around 0800 hrs GMT on January 30 2008, greatly impacting both Internet and voice traffic to the region. A third cable was cut at 0559 hrs GMT on February 1 2008. Omar Sultan, chief executive of Dubai’s IPS DU, said the incident was “very […]