Archive for March, 2009

Hotelicopter Gets Moon Bounce Communications

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2009

The Hotelicopter Company (pdf) opened its hangar doors this week and introduced the world to the first flying hotel. With 18 luxuriously appointed cabins, guests can experience the adrenaline rush of taking off and flying in the largest helicopter ever produced, while also enjoying the convenience and amenities of a fivestar hotel. The Hotelicopter offers […]

Comcast Sues Wireless Provider

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2009

Comcast is suing a provider of wireless Internet service to condominiums for what it claims is the company’s practice of stealing its high-speed Internet service and re-selling it to others. Comcast filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore against Frank Clark and his company, OceanNet in Ocean City, Maryland. OceanNet charges users […]

CTIA Goes Soft

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2009

CTIA 2009 starts April 1st with Google, Microsoft, Nokia and RIM looking smart. Meanwhile, optimistic projections of cellphone growth just six months ago, are now looking foolish. The cellular industry now claims 4 billion people on the planet are connected wirelessly. But the trillion dollar industry cannot avoid the global economic crisis. IDC recently reported […]

American Airlines: Fleet-Fi

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2009

American Airlines announced today that it’s joining rival Delta Air Lines (DAL) in making Wi-Fi Internet connections available to most domestic passengers, and across its entire fleet of some 600 aircraft, reports USA Today. American was the first U.S. airline to launch the Gogo service last August. Since then, thousands of customers traveling on 15 […]

Android Tethering Apps Pulled

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2009

Google has pulled tethering apps from the Android Market, reports Android Community. According to at least one developer, who contributed to the WiFi Tether for Root Users app (for the Android DevPhone 1), Google are citing their distribution agreements with carriers as the prompt for removal: “Google enters into distribution agreements with device manufacturers and […]

Alvarion Wireless Security Projects

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 30th, 2009

Alvarion will be showcasing its video surveillance solutions for public safety and security at ISC West, April 1-3 in Las Vegas this week. Alvarion will connect several network cameras at the event exhibiting interoperability and end-to-end solutions with multiple partners and distributors including Winncom Technologies and Vigilant Technologies. Over the years, Alvarion’s solutions have supported […]