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Bringing the Mobile Web to the Masses

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Over 20 percent of mobile users want to be able to browse the Web from their phone, according to Telephia, a San Francisco-based telecom market research firm. But it's difficult for people lacking expensive Blackberry-style devices and licensed enterprise software to easily access Web-based resources from their handsets. GoWare ...

Deutsche Telekom Plan New Network Unit for 25,000 Staff

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Deutsche Telekom wants to create a new unit to handle the company's telecommunications network and plans to transfer 25,000 existing staff to the new unit, according to a report in the German magazine,Wirtschafts Woche. The report adds that the new unit is in addition to the already-announced plan to transfer 50,000 staff into a new ...

Report: Palm Consulting With Investment Bankers on Options -- Including Sale or Purchase

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SUNNYVALE, California -- Smart phone maker Palm reportedly is consulting with investment bankers on its strategic options, ranging from a sale, an investment by private equity or a purchase of its own. Beset with growing competition in the cell phone market, Palm Inc. is discussing its future with bankers at Morgan Stanley, the ...

FCC Ruling Favors Cable VOIP

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has upheld Time Warner Cable Inc.'s right to link its VOIP customers to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) through wholesale phone lines. The FCC approved a year-old request from Time Warner seeking interconnection and traffic exchange rights with incumbent local exchange ...

Sun Updates Java Platforms

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Sun Microsystems and 13 other mobile industry companies have released the next generation of the Java platform for mobile phones, which will be supported with Mobile Service Architecture (MSA). Sun also released its newest enterprise-specific Java platform. The Java Community Process, composed of software vendors, OEMs and mobile ...

Sonae Loses PT Takeover Vote

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The $20 billion hostile bid by Sonae and its 60-percent-owned SonaeCom subsidiary to take over Portugal Telecom (PT) along with its cable and broadband subsidiary PT Multimedia (PTM) has hit a brick wall. PT shareholders, at a crucial extraordinary general meeting (EGM) Friday, voted against lifting the ban on any entity owning more than ...

Tech Roundup: Verizon Goes MediFLO

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Mobile TV finally arrives in the U.S. -- at least in the Midwest. Also, WiMax gets smaller, WiBro gets wider, and Star Trek-style communicator badges go cellular. Switched-on wireless: Verizon Wireless has launched the first mobile TV service in the U.S. with eight channels of 24-hour broadcasting in 20 markets across the country. ...

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