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Taking It to the Banks

February 14, 2008 10:59 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

The past year has been nothing short of spectacular for some companies in the mobile banking space. Firethorn Holdings sealed deals to provide its mobile banking solution to AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, the two biggest U.S. carriers.

Chasing Eyeballs

February 14, 2008 10:54 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

If you think of mobile advertising as being in its teen-age years, then you probably expect it to feel a lot of growing pains, in addition to the euphoria that comes at that time of life. Maybe there are growth spurts, mixed with bouts of anxiety.

A Roller-Coaster Year Ahead?

February 14, 2008 10:42 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

If the first few weeks of the new year are any indication, 2008 promises to be a tumultuous financial period for wireless telecom stocks. With the notable exception of Sprint Nextel

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Sprint Returns Corporate HQ to Kansas

February 14, 2008 6:55 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel is relocating its executive staff back to Overland Park, Kan. Originally based in Overland Park, Kan.

Microsoft, Yahoo! Deal Unlikely to Impact Mobile Biz

February 14, 2008 6:53 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Yahoo! could affect the wireless content segment, but probably not enough to cause any alarm.

AT & T Taps Alcatel-Lucent for Upgrade

February 14, 2008 6:51 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

AT&T signed an expansion agreement with Alcatel-Lucent, in which the equipment supplier will provide technology.

China Unicom to Reduce Roaming Tariffs

February 14, 2008 6:47 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

China Unicom Ltd., the country's second largest wireless operator, said planned reductions of tariff caps for domestic mobile roaming services may impact its revenue.

Qwest Profits Rise

February 14, 2008 6:44 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Qwest posted an 89% profit in the fourth quarter of 2007 and for the year despite shrinking residential telephone business and declines in Qwest's wholesale capacity sales.

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Microsoft's Mobile Phone Boss Jumps to Vodafone

February 14, 2008 6:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Vodafone Group PLC announced that long-time Microsoft veteran Pieter Knook will join the company as director of Internet services.

Alcatel-Lucent, NEC Form JV

February 13, 2008 8:07 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

A lot of infrastructure vendors seem to be combining their efforts these days, so why not Alcatel-Lucent and NEC on LTE?

Cooper: Don´t Call It a Handset

February 13, 2008 8:04 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Robert Redford drew a crowd at the Mobile World Congress on Wednesday, but several halls away, a wireless industry star was busy talking about the future of the mobile space.

Music ID Services Take Off

February 13, 2008 8:01 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Here´s something you don´t hear every day. North America is actually leading in a mobile service – ahead of Europe.

GestureTek Shakes Down Top GSMA Innovation Prize

February 13, 2008 7:57 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

In reviewing its 2008 Mobile Innovation Global Award entries at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the GSMA named Gesturetek the overall winner for its handset interface.

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Analyst: 2008 is Make-or-Break for WiMAX

February 13, 2008 7:54 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

It’s already the Year of the Rat and year of the election – now an industry analyst says 2008 will be the year of WiMAX.

Yahoo! Announces Mobile OneConnect

February 13, 2008 7:39 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Yahoo! announced a new tool that allows users to stay connected to various social networking sites from one mobile portal.

Sprint, Motorola Unveil iDen Interop

February 13, 2008 7:26 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint and Motorola have announced a new network interoperability solution, that would allows Nextel Direct Connect users to connect directly to first responders using a Project 25 land mobile radio (LMR).

Activist Investor Takes Seat on Sprint's Board

February 12, 2008 8:15 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Activist investor Ralph Whitworth has been added to Sprint Nextel's board. Whitworth owns roughly a 2% stake in the carrier through his investment company Relational Investors.

Microsoft Nabs Danger

February 12, 2008 8:10 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Microsoft has announced plans to purchase Danger, maker of the platform behind T-Mobile's Sidekick handset line.

AOL Announces Open Mobile Platform

February 12, 2008 8:04 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

AOL has entered the open mobile platform fray, announcing plans to release an open platform for developers to create mobile applications for any handset by the middle of the year.

MWC Vendors in Post-iPhone World

February 12, 2008 7:59 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The Apple iPhone may be last year's big news, but its effects can be seen and heard at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) as veteran handset makers display their latest wares.

Agilent Technology Expands Wireless Testbeds

February 12, 2008 7:45 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced a variety of new testing products for wireless networks this week at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.

MWC Unveils More Biz, Product Developments

February 12, 2008 7:33 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Global companies continued to unveil business relationships and provide demonstrations of their technical capabilities at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here are a few from Day 2 of the event.

Nokia, Google Partner for Mobile Search

February 12, 2008 7:28 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Mobile search competition continues as Google and Nokia announced a partnership that will incorporate Google's search engine into Nokia's search application.

Motorola, Nortel Talking Joint Infrastructure Venture

February 11, 2008 8:04 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Motorola and Nortel Networks are reportedly discussing combining their wireless-infrastructure units to form a joint venture, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Nokia Announces New Handsets, Applications

February 11, 2008 8:02 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Nokia introduced four new multimedia-savvy phones, as well as a Beta version of its Nokia Maps 2.0 application. Handsets include a N95 successor the N96, which includes 16 GB of internal memory.

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