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Wireless Makes Mark in Healthcare

March 5, 2010 1:23 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

It wasn't just the keynote address by Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse that highlighted the growing role of wireless technology in healthcare at this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference.

Maine Panel Weighs Cell Phone Cancer Warning

March 3, 2010 7:04 am | by Glenn Adams, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Ignoring the health risks of heavy cell phone use invites a cancer epidemic, supporters of a bill requiring manufacturers to put labels on mobile phones and packaging said Tuesday.

Sprint CEO Highlights Wireless in Healthcare

March 1, 2010 7:16 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

As healthcare dominates the national airwaves, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse took the stage at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in Atlanta today.


Bills Would Impose 911 Fee on Prepaid Cell Phones

February 24, 2010 7:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Prepaid cell phone users should pay the same surcharge to support 911 emergency systems that regular cell phone and landline customers pay.

eHealth, Education Get Top Billing in Broadband Plan Update

February 22, 2010 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC has named healthcare and education as two of its top priorities in its upcoming National Broadband Plan.

WirelessWERX Dials Bluetooth for 911

January 20, 2010 7:02 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The technology that has become ubiquitous in today's mobile phones also can be used to pinpoint 911 callers when they're inside homes, apartment buildings or skyscrapers.

Study: No Link Between Cell Phones, Cancer

December 7, 2009 7:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The ongoing debate about whether cell phones use causes brain cancer continues to rage. The Danish Cancer Institute today released what is perhaps the most extensive research to date.

Mobile Healthcare, Venue App Win CTIA Fund Fest

October 9, 2009 11:30 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

An app designed for stadium venues and a M2M glucose monitoring system beat out three other finalists at CTIA’s Fund Fest competition.


Poll: Doctors, Patients Support Mobile Health Services

October 9, 2009 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Harris yesterday announced the results of a poll, conducted in partnership with CTIA, that gauges the attitudes of consumers and physicians toward mobile healthcare services such as smartphones...

Meeting the Telehealth Startups

October 7, 2009 11:40 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

 Vertical industries are getting a lot of play at this year’s CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment conference. One of the most promising of those industries is the multi-billion dollar healthcare industry. To that end, 12 startup wireless health companies are being featured by Mobihealthnews at its “Meet the Startups” presentations.

Bluetooth Wins Wireless in Healthcare

September 30, 2009 3:45 pm | by Michael Foley, Bluetooth SIG | Articles | Comments

Earlier this year, the upcoming Bluetooth low energy wireless technology specification was chosen by healthcare industry coalition Continua as its choice for wireless technology in the next version of its product design guidelines.

France Questions Apple About Imploding iPhones

August 28, 2009 8:25 am | by Rachel Kurowski, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

France's top trade official is meeting Friday with the financial director of Apple France to discuss several recent claims by iPhone users that their phone screens cracked or exploded.

Activists Renew Cell Phone Cancer Debate

August 26, 2009 8:40 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The results of a study on brain cancer and cell phone use are already in dispute even though a final draft of the results has yet to be released.


Chinese Worker Commits Suicide over Missing iPhone

July 22, 2009 8:30 am | by William Foreman, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

An employee at a factory that makes iPhones in China killed himself after a prototype went missing

Vodafone Full-Year Profit Down 54%

May 19, 2009 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vodafone Group PLC said Tuesday that full-year profit fell 53.5 percent as the company posted heavy impairment charges

Vodafone, Telefonica to Share Networks in 4 Nations

March 23, 2009 9:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Vodafone Group and Telefonica have agreed to share mobile phone networks in four countries

Vodafone Quarterly Revenue Up 14 Percent

February 3, 2009 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) —Vodafone Group said that its revenues rose 14 percent in the last three months of 2008 compared to the same period a year earlier.

Vodafone Offering To Buy Wayfinder

December 11, 2008 8:08 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Vodafone is offering to buy location services specialist Wayfinder Systems for around $30 million, the British carrier said this week.

Vodafone Buys ZTE Devices from China

November 5, 2008 7:02 am | by Wireless Week staff | News | Comments

Vodafone Group has committed to purchasing 10 million ZTE mobile phones as a way to increase its cooperation with China.

Vodafone, MTS Team Up in Russia

October 30, 2008 7:56 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Vodafone has teamed up with Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), the largest mobile operator in Russia to form a strategic, non-equity partnership.

Economic Crisis Spurs Vodafone Price Cut

October 8, 2008 8:26 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

October is turning into an ugly month for everyone as the economic crisis continues to play out across the world stage.

Vodafone as Book Seller?

October 6, 2008 7:57 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Want to read Andy McNab’s “Crossfire,” but don’t want to lug it everywhere you go?

FirstNews Briefs for September 11, 2008

September 11, 2008 7:37 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: Vodafone, Verizon Wireless, Thumplay

Vodafone Announces $2 Billion Share Buyback

July 23, 2008 8:06 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Vodafone announced a $2 billion buyback program a day after filing a weak financial update.

Economic Woes Come to Roost at Vodafone

July 22, 2008 7:46 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

After a remarkable run against a sagging economy that has sucker-punched many industry sectors, it appears the telecom sector is beginning to show signs of wearing down.

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