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Archive for May, 2013

National Day Of Civic Hacking

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2013

National Day Of Civic Hacking is a national event, promoted by the White House, that will take place June 1-2, 2013, in cities across the nation. The events will bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs from all over the nation to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology […]

FirstNet’s Conundrum

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2013

FirstNet wants to build a dedicated nationwide LTE network for first responders. First Net is a stand alone LTE network that largely uses commercial cellular components. It supplements the push-to-talk voice network for cops and firefighters and is expected to cost taxpayers upwards of $25 Billion. AT&T and Verizon invested about $30 billion each in […]

Cloud4Wi: Cloud-Managed, Geo-enabled Hotspots

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2013

Hi Sam, how are you? I hope fine. I am contacting you in order to introduce Cloud4Wi that, enabling next generation managed Wi-Fi hotspot services. Thus, it not only offers Internet access, but provides also geo web apps and active contents, as well as creates new revenue streams. Cloud4Wi is the market place for web […]

Clearwire Ownership Vote Delayed 2 Weeks

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2013

Clearwire has canceled its Friday morning vote where shareholders were expected to vote on whether or not to accept Sprint’s $3.40 per share offer, after Dish’s latest counter bid of $4.40 per share. Dish’s deal values Clearwire at $6.3 billion, but unlike Sprint, Dish wouldn’t necessarily take complete control over the company. It is willing […]

Kickstarter for Fiber Nets?

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 30th, 2013

Craig Settles, Co-Director of Communities United for Broadband, says in a GigOm article today, that communities may want better broadband, but Google isn’t planning a nationwide roll out anytime soon. So cities are taking a page from Kickstarter to get their gigabit networks (or even community Wi-Fi). The idea for using a crowdfunding platform as […]

Broadcom: Into the Internet of Things

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 30th, 2013

Broadcom has announced two cost-effective, power-efficient wireless chips geared towards appliances, home automation and wearable devices.