A mere 24 hours after finishing a grueling, 8-day, 640-mile bicycle journey, Jeff Jacobs, president, global development at Qualcomm, is remarkably rested and a bit exhilarated. The jet-setting executive took a break from his heavy travel schedule to join 100 other cyclists in late October and early November as they peddled the California coastline from San Francisco to San Diego.
If you've been in the mobile phone business for any length of time, it's quite possible you've received a demo or prototype device to try out. But you might have received more than you bargained for if the previous user neglected to wipe out his or her contacts and e-mail. While those in the mobile phone industry might know better, enterprise IT managers don't always know or aren't in the loop
Automobiles have been equipped with navigation systems since at least 1990 and today it seems every major auto manufacturer either has a system in at least some of its models or plans to use navigation in the future. But consumers may soon start ignoring these in-vehicle systems in favor of navigation on their cell phones.
RealNetworks is certainly no stranger to the wireless industry. The digital software and services firm has a bevy of wireless partnerships, but only a handful are with U.S. carriers – Real's Helix mobile TV platform powers Cingular TV and Real's Rhapsody streaming radio services is offered via Sprint.
The battle over music copyrights historically hasn't been an easy one – or a short one. Copyrights in the music industry have been hotly contested for almost 100 years, with many players involved. From the songwriters and distributors to the music labels, the rights to who owns what have never been well defined.
Competitive push-to talk (PTT) services from Verizon Wireless, Cingular, Amp'd Mobile, Alltel Communications and SouthernLINC Wireless so far have had little impact on Sprint Nextel's stalwart Direct Connect PTT service. But now it appears that capacity issues and churn are making Sprint's entrenched iDEN subscriber base vulnerable.
Although wireless phones continue to raise health worries among scientists, those concerns don't seem to have much impact on consumers buying phones – and have been replaced by a more prosaic set of concerns, even at some health agencies. Since late summer, at least two more studies have been added to the pile of research looking at possible health effects on wireless phone users.
Depending on how you look at it, you may view the frenzy over stock option backdating as a reprehensible practice on the part of unethical executives to pad their wallets – in some cases, to the tune of millions of dollars. Or, you may see it as a major distraction for current executives who should be minding the store rather than doling out dollars to accountants and auditors for actions
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SunCom Wireless is taking the wraps off of its latest Danger hiptop offering, the SunCom hiptop3.
The WLAN market is set to grow at an annual rate of 30 percent per year to nearly $5 billion by 2006, according to Research and Markets.
Sprint Nextel shares tumbled 15 percent as merger costs weighed on the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier's second quarter profit results. Separately, the company announced plans to accelerate its upgrade to EV-DO Revision A technology.