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|02/28/2005 Call Center
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|02/24/2005 Cabir Virus
Since someone walking by a storefront in California
noticed that the Cabir virus message was displayed
on a mobile phone in the window, hundreds of news
stories have been written about the arrival of cell-phone
viruses in the United States. But the situation simply
is a "storm in a teacup," says Graham Cluley, senior
technology consultant with security firm Sophos.
You are more likely to be hit by lightening or a meteorite
than to be hit by a mobile phone virus," he noted.
And those odds probably will hold for a long time.
|02/24/2005 Not a Good
Week for Paris
First, notorious party girl Paris Hilton had her
cell phone hacked and its numbers published online.
Now, she's being used to lure e-mail recipients into
receiving a virus
Security firm Sophos has issued a warning that two
different worms have been discovered claiming to contain
x-rated footage of Hilton.
|02/22/2005 Mobile Phone
Virus Found in United States
The world's first mobile phone virus "in the wild"
has spread to the United States from its birthplace
in the Philippines eight months ago, a security research
firm said on Friday.
The virus, called Cabir, has spread slowly into 12
countries and marks the beginning of the mobile phone
virus era, which could one day disrupt the lives of
many of the world's 1.5 billion mobile phone users.
The biggest impact of the relatively innocuous virus,
found in about 15 variations so far, is draining mobile
phone batteries, said Mikko Hypponen, director of
Finnish anti-virus research company F-Secure.
|02/21/2005 Cell Phone
Radiation Within Approved Limits, Study Finds
A study by a Finnish government agency found the
amount of radiation emitted by 16 popular cell phones
was within generally agreed-upon safety limits, the
Reuters news service reported Friday.
The Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
tested 16 cell phones from vendors such as Nokia,
Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Siemens and Samsung, according
to Reuters. The agency has performed similar studies
in the past.
The study found that the so-called specific absorption
rate for all the phones fell below the two-watts-per-kilogram
level generally agreed upon as safe, according to
Reuters. The levels in the tested phone ranged between
0.45 and 1.12 watts per kilogram, Reuters reported.
The agency warned, however, that previous studies
have indicated that cell phone radiation may have
some impact on cells but that the finders were inconclusive,
according to Reuters. It also said it will start testing
3G phones in2005.
|02/18/2005 Random House
Joins Media Rush to Mobile Phones
Following its brethren in the music, video game and
television industries, book publisher Random House
is venturing into the burgeoning market for delivering
content over mobile phones.
Random House, a division of German media conglomerate
Bertelsmann AG, said on Thursday it had bought a minority
stake in Vocel, a U.S. company that delivers educational
materials onto wireless devices.
The world's largest publisher of consumer books also
said it signed licensing deals to expand Vocel's offerings
to include foreign language study guides and video
game playing tips.
|02/17/2005 Cellular Companies
Aim to Cut Phone Porn
Wireless companies are under pressure to police the
services they carry amid mounting concern that today's
increasingly versatile cell phones can be gateways
to a lot more than football highlights and pop videos.
As governments and parent groups wake up to the problems
posed by an expected global boom in mobile pornography
and gambling, a few operators are taking action to
restrict such content to over-18s
|02/16/2005 FCC Raises $2.25
Billion in Sale of Airwaves
The U.S. government raised $2.25 billion in an auction
of wireless airwaves that ended on Tuesday, with Verizon
Wireless and a partner collectively winning 63 licenses
with almost $697.4 million in bids.
Carriers have been clamoring for more airwaves to
meet demand, improve service and offer new products
|02/15/2005 Sony Ericsson
Set to Unveil Walkman Phones
Swedish-Japanese mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson
will launch digital Walkman phones in March to better
tap into the mobile music market, seen as a top growth
area for 2005, its head said on Monday.
"We are tapping into the Walkman heritage, reviving
it," Chief Executive Miles Flint told Reuters in an
interview, adding that more than 340 million Walkman
music players have been sold since its introduction
|02/14/2005 Text spam to
Mobile phone subscribers may no longer have to worry
about their rapidly diminishing load credits due to
unwanted promotional text messages sent by their networks
as the National Telecommunications Commission is regulating
this “text spam” due to complaints.
Last Thursday, NTC held the first public hearing on
the rules and regulations on broadcast messaging service
after receiving numerous complaints from subscribers
of different networks. Mobile phone users are complaining
of the regular promotional messages sent even without
their subscribing to these promos. Each message sent
charges the subscriber a certain amount which is taken
from his load credit.
|02/11/2005 FCC: Competition,
Not Regulation Will Encourage Wireless Broadband
An FCC task force Thursday issued a series of recommendations
to encourage development of wireless broadband services,
saying the FCC should rely on competition and not
The task force called for "a pro-competitive, innovative
national framework for wireless broadband services
-- one that imposes the fewest regulatory barriers
at both the federal and state level." To do that,
the FCC would have to declare wireless broadband to
be an "information service," which would entail less
|02/10/2005 FCC Fights
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (news
- web sites) took a major step this week toward fighting
unwanted e-mail messages sent to wireless phones and
pagers by publishing a list of wireless mail domain
The FCC (news - web sites), which published the list
late Monday, has ruled that starting in early March,
it will be illegal to send most commercial messages
to users of wireless phones with addresses that include
any of the published domain names. Wireless spam,
still limited in the U.S., has generated significant
customer complaints in other countries including Japan
See the List
|02/09/2005 Nextel Resolves
Cell Phone Snarl
Nextel Communications Inc. yesterday gave final approval
to a deal that gives it control over valuable new
airwaves, ending a years-long lobbying battle among
interest groups over how to reduce cell phone interference
with police and fire radio systems.
Nextel will gain access to new airwaves valued at
about $4.8 billion. In what is intended to be an even
exchange, the company will give up some of its old
airwaves and pay up to $2.8 billion to retune public
safety radios across the country for new frequencies.
|02/06/2005 New Cellphone
Networks Seen as Risky Bets
U.S. wireless companies are investing billions of
dollars in networks that deliver video and music to
cellphones, but some investors worry whether the new
services will turn a profit.
Sprint and Verizon Wireless, a venture of Verizon
Communications and Vodafone, are spending billions
on so-called third generation (3G) networks. These
networks allow for wireless data speeds similar to
wired high speed Web access offered by phone companies
|02/05/2005 Give a Dog
a Cell Phone
It's one of the biggest sources of guilt for a dog
owner -- not spending enough time with their four-legged
Now, a U.S. company has developed a device in a bid
to reduce those feelings of despair, by inventing
a cell phone so that dogs and their owners can communicate
when they are away from each other.
|02/03/2005 Don't dial
it, jiggle it
Tired of pushing all those buttons on your cell phone?
Some Japanese handsets slated to hit stores next month
are designed to solve that problem: They respond to
shakes, tilts and jiggles.
|02/03/2005 Mauritius Island
to Go Wireless
Mauritius, a remote, mountainous island in the South
West Indian Ocean, is slated to get a 100-square-mile
broadband wireless network from Navini Networks.
The decision to install the non-line-of-sight, wide-area
infrastructure was made by Mauritius telecommunications
provider ADB Networks after ADB decided the rugged
terrain of the island ruled out DSL or cable broadband.
|02/02/2005 Verizon Wireless
to Sell Music Video Downloads
Verizon Wireless said on Monday it will offer music
video downloads from Warner Music Group, opening up
a new potential source of revenue for the No. 2 U.S.
Verizon Wireless, a venture of Verizon Communications
and Vodafone Group Plc, will provide the videos as
part of V Cast, a high-speed video news, entertainment
and games service it will introduce on Tuesday.
|02/01/2005 Yahoo Links
Desktop Search To Mobile Text Messaging
Yahoo Inc. is providing mobile text messaging with
local search from the desktop, reflecting the trend
among search engines to target the growing popularity
of cellular-phone messaging, particularly among teenagers
and young adults.
With the Yahoo service, a person can look up a restaurant
or other business on the web portal's local search
area and click on a "send to phone" button that will
send a text message containing the name, address,
phone number and cross street of the business, Yahoo
officials said Friday. Depending on the carrier, the
person may be able to dial the number by simply clicking
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