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Archive for February, 2010

Realtime Ferry Tracking

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 26th, 2010

Ferry riders on Puget Sound can now use “Vessel Watch” to access real-time location of each ferry. Washington State Ferries spokeswoman Marta Coursey said the new site, was launched Feb. 4 and upgrades a previous version that allowed users only to see approximate locations on a static map, reports the Seattle PI. “Users can zoom […]

Cebit: World’s Largest Computer Show

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 26th, 2010

The world’s largest computer exhibition, Cebit (wikipedia), runs March 2 to March 6, in Hanover Germany. It’s a big deal for computer professionals, although the number of companies appearing this year has dropped to 4,157, compared to about 4,292 last year, down 26% from 2008. Cebit is now focusing more on enterprise IT, says ComputerWorld. […]

Coming Soon: Tablet Wars

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 26th, 2010

Engadget says the new

LTE Migration White Paper

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 26th, 2010

In December 2009, TeliaSonera launched the world’s first LTE networks in Norway and Sweden and an estimated 17 operators are expected to follow in its footsteps in 2010. A reported 130 cellular operators around the world expect to move to Long Term Evolution (LTE). But how? 3G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the […]

D-Block: It’s Done; Congress Pays

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 25th, 2010

The FCC today recommended a plan for a public/private partnership public-safety network, though the partnership is different than the one the FCC pursued in the failed 700 MHz D Block auction two years ago, notes Urgent Communications. Two years ago, a segment of the 700 MHz frequency band, the “D Block”, failed to attain the […]

Sirius XM: Doing Okay

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 25th, 2010

Sirius XM Radio (wikipedia) has posted its first quarterly profit since its merger and said it expects to add 500,000 new subscribers in 2010 with the recovery in the car market boosting demand for satellite radio. The results suggest that the company, run by media industry veteran Mel Karmazin, has solidified and is set to […]