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RFID Airline Baggage Handling Ready to Soar

February 27, 2007 4:15 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has the potential to streamline and improve airline baggage handling, according to a new study from ABI Research. The research predicts that overall systems revenue for RFID airline baggage handling will ring in at $11.8 million this year – and will grow to almost $27.

Visto Pushes E-Mail in China

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Visto Corporation has no intention of letting rival Research In Motion (RIM) have all the fun in China. The company announced a partnership with Lenovo to launch an enterprise-grade mobile push e-mail solution in China.

Wherefore Wi4?

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Eric M. Zeman | News | Comments

Motorola adds to its WiMAX product portfolio and pushes the idea of personal broadband everywhere.


Motricity Raises New Funding

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Motricity secured $40 million in funding, bringing its total funds raised to date to more than $120 million. The mobile marketplace management company plans to leverage the funds to help fuel its expansion efforts in the mobile content sector.

News Briefs for April 25, 2006

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Dobson Cellular Systems, AOL, Good Technology, Intel, Zensys, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Sprint Nextel, Vivo, Palm, Annapolis Wireless, Nortel, Brightpoint, Mobility Electronics, Motorola, UbiquiSys, picoChip, Junxion, Entellium and Acta Wireless.

Dwango Becomes Dijji

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

As promised, Dwango Wireless is continuing to boost its independence from Dwango Co. The latest: The mobile media company has changed its name to Dijji Corporation.

Sprint Brings Full-Length Movies to Wireless

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

While there is debate among analysts whether full-length movies could be a hit on wireless phones, Sprint Nextel is willing to take its chances and be the first out of the gate. The carrier, along with partner MSpot, debuted a service that streams full movies to handsets.

Tapping the VADs

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

If you're going to sell to small and medium businesses, it helps to work with someone who already knows them. That's what carriers are doing through value-added distributor (VAD) programs. The VADs recruit, train, support and provide products and services from various vendors to their resellers or solution providers.


Big Brother at Work

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Protecting privacy has always been a sticking point when deploying location-based services (LBS), sometimes pinpointed as one of the main reasons it has taken so long for LBS to reach the consumer market in any significant way. But these days, some enterprise users are discovering that when the technology works on their behalf, it's not so bad having Big Brother along for the ride.

Bigger Than Black Boxes

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Switches, base stations and other network hardware may be the big-ticket items that make up the bulk of wireless equipment vendors' revenues. But today's equipment makers must be able to do much more than just help carriers build an efficient and reliable network. In fact, over the past year most infrastructure vendors have steadfastly morphed into full-service shops that not only help their cu

Customer Care Goes to Extremes

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Some providers of wireless services and phones are saying they're extremely personal. It's not a secret that as it becomes increasingly expensive to get new customers, wireless carriers and phone sellers are pushing ever-more-personalized capabilities at their customers in hopes of binding those customers closer to them.

Eliminating the Middleman

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

In the early days of mobile entertainment, aggregators played a critical role in the wireless content ecosystem. Aggregators worked with record labels, movie studios, game developers and other content shops to build a vast portfolio of mobile content. These middlemen then sold that content through the wireless carrier's deck to consumers and were reimbursed for their efforts through a revenue-

News Corp. Commits to Mobile

February 27, 2007 4:13 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Now that News Corp. has committed $188 million for a controlling interest in Verisign's Jamba subsidiary, it wants to see other entertainment firms follow suit. While that commitment doesn't necessarily need to come in the form of a pricey joint venture, News Corp. does believe that without more investment from entertainment firms, mobile content will not meet its potential.

News Briefs for Nov. 2, 2005

February 27, 2007 4:11 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Enpocket, Advantage Cellular Systems, One Voice Technologies, Sprint Nextel, Immersion Corporation, I-play, Intermec Technologies Corporation, Cisco Systems, Verizon Wireless, The Weather Channel, RoyalCom, SouthernLINC Wireless, Motorola, July Systems, Westcon Group and Kirk telecom.

Sprint Nextel Names Appraiser

February 27, 2007 4:11 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel named Lazard as its appraiser in the put right process, which was recently initiated by Nextel Partners shareholders. Nextel Partners previously named Morgan Stanley as its appraiser.


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