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Podcasting Goes Mobile

February 27, 2007 8:52 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

At barely a year old, the Internet audio publishing phenomenon podcasting already has millions of users listening to thousands of podcasts. For the uninitiated, podcasting is a word derived from the popularity of Apple's iPod and its ability – as well as that of all MP3 players – to play any kind of digital audio, not just music.

Disney Fine-Tunes Wireless Scheme

February 27, 2007 8:52 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES–In a nondescript office building in North Hollywood, members of the Disney Mobile team are busy ramping up for the launch of a youth-oriented wireless service sometime early next year. Banking on the connection families have to the Disney name, not to mention its vast portfolio of content, the entertainment company believes it has a powerful proposition for families that are c

Will Net Neutrality Affect Innovation?

February 27, 2007 8:52 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

The heated debate over net neutrality will be with us for some time, so I might as well dip my toe in now. I have hesitated from writing an opinion because the issue is so multifaceted and confusing. But from where I sit, the argument seems to boil down to a question of innovation encouraged or stifled.

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MediaFLO Makes Overseas Move

February 27, 2007 8:52 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

This business model may sound familiar – build a proprietary technology, work with a major U.S. operator to commercialize it, then take that model overseas. Qualcomm Internet Services followed that path with its BREW end-to-end content platform and now it's taking a similar route with its MediaFLO media distribution system.

Sprint to Launch Mobile Media Sharing

February 27, 2007 8:52 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Picture sharing is getting easier for Sprint Nextel customers.

24-Hour Build-A-Game Showdown

February 27, 2007 8:52 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

For New York-area college students, it's time to get your mobile game on.

News Briefs for Feb. 24, 2006

February 27, 2007 8:52 pm | News | Comments

BTS Group, Cingular Wireless, Eloqui Wireless, VeriSign, Kyocera, PCTEL, Brightpoint, Cloud Network, Alaska Communications Group and Switchboard.com.

Movida Turns to the Web, Expands Retail Reach

February 27, 2007 8:49 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Pay-as-you-go wireless MVNO Movida Communications aims for ubiquity by now offering its customers the ability to top-up option cards on the Web. The company also is aggressively pursuing new retailer agreements that go beyond its partnership with Wal-Mart Stores.

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Verizon Wireless Brings More 3G to N.Y.

February 27, 2007 8:49 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is bringing its CDMA 1X EV-DO high-speed wireless network to a greater portion of New York. The latest: the wireless carrier is rolling out broadband access and services in New York's Capital Region.

News Briefs for Aug. 23, 2006

February 27, 2007 8:49 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Volantis, Bytemobile, SkyPilot Networks, CenturyTel, Pine Belt Telephone & Wireless, Performance Technologies, InfoSpace, Redknee, Inlet Technologies and Fortress Technologies.

Lucent Posts Net Loss

February 27, 2007 8:49 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Things are not looking too good at Lucent Technologies these days. The company reported a first-quarter net loss of $104 million, or 2 cents per share. That compares to net income of $174 million, or 4 cents per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

Verizon Wireless Adds 1.7M Subs

February 27, 2007 8:49 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless ended the first quarter with 53 million customers, more than The Street was anticipating.

BlackBerry Surpasses 3M Mark

February 27, 2007 8:49 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

In six months time, the subscriber base for Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry wireless device has increased by 1 million, with the company's client roster recently surpassing 3 million.

PalmOne Jumps into Mobile Management

February 27, 2007 8:49 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The mobile manager category delivers a new mobile-computing product that "will let customers fuse their own mix of personal and business content in ways never before possible," said Page Murray, palmOne's vice president of marketing.

Qualcomm CEO: Wireless Broadband Faces Threats

February 27, 2007 8:48 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-The bright promise of a wireless broadband network tailored to individual users is in danger from a number of threats, said Qualcomm's top executive today in remarks before fellow manufacturing companies and Washington lobbyists.

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