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07/31/2006 Videocast Directory Open

The Videocasting Station is open, many newer cell phones now have the ability to view videos. Locate feature specific videocasts, or videos based on specific keywords.


07/31/2006 Customer Service Increases in the Wake of Features

The increasing complexity of mobile phones is causing more customers to dial up their phone companies. In turn, the increase in calls is putting pressure on the carriers' service reps.


07/31/2006 Text Message About Typhoons

With Typhoon Kaemi roaring toward China's crowded southeast, Dr. Yang was sealing his apartment windows against the pounding rain when his cell phone buzzed to life.

"Typhoon forecast to make land this evening," said the message sent to millions of mobile phones in the coastal city of Jinjiang and surrounding Fujian province. "Please attend to preparations."

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07/30/2006 Pay Phones Suffering

A stroll along Ninth Avenue in Manhattan reveals an ugly picture of the state of the pay phone these days. The phones are sticky, beat up and scarred, and some don't work at all.

Pay Phones Suffering


07/30/2006 New Cellular Wi-Fi

Users in Finland are testing technology that lets users switch between cell and wireless networks without interruption.


07/29/2006 FCC Opens Spectrum to 166

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday issued a list of 168 bidders that have qualified to participate in an upcoming auction of wireless licenses that is expected to raise billions of dollars for the government while ushering in more next-generation services.


07/28/2006 Razr Phones

Motorola's new line of Razr handsets is slimmer than ever, and the company hopes the they will expand the customer base of its already popular line of cell phones.

The 42-millimeter-wide Krzr shaves more than a centimeter off the original Razr, of which Motorola sold more than 50 million units.


07/23/2006 Lebanese Telecom Infrastructure Destroyed

Israeli bombardment leaves telecom infrastructure in tatters.

Lebanon's mobile networks and satellite antennas are being targeted by Israeli warplanes, causing at least $10 to $15 million in material damage and a drop in the revenues of the telecom sector, Telecommunications Minister Marwan Hamade said on Sunday.


07/24/2006 Coming Soon To Your Cell Phone: Text Emergency Alerts

The Homeland Security Department has begun updating the Cold War-era Emergency Alert System following an executive order issued last month by the White House. One of the new requirements of the system is the capability to deliver messages based on an individual's geographic location.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted a series of tests earlier this month with 24 public television stations across the country that showed how they could use digital television broadcasts to disseminate public alerts to traditional broadcast outlets as well as wireless devices, cable TV channels and satellite radio.

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07/21/2006 Lookout Google, Yahoo is Going Wireless

Yahoo Inc., the world's largest Internet media company, and Motorola Inc., the second-biggest maker of mobile phones, said late on Wednesday that Motorola will embed Yahoo services on tens of millions of phones.


07/20/2006 Cingular Wireless Growth

Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. mobile service provider, said on Thursday second-quarter net income and revenue rose as it added new subscribers at a rate that was better than expected.


07/20/2006 Text Messaging on the Rise with Younger Generation

E-mail is so last millennium. Young people see it as a good way to reach an elder — a parent, teacher or a boss — or to receive an attached file. But increasingly, the former darling of high-tech communication is losing favor to instant and text messaging, and to the chatter generated on blogs and social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.


07/19/2006 TV for Cellular Phones

Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. cellphone service, said on Wednesday that cable channel HBO has produced a special mobile mini-series based on the popular show "Entourage" that extends the story beyond what is shown on television.


07/19/2006 Recycling Cell Phones

Only about 10 percent of computers, cell phones and other electronic gadgets are recycled, industry analysts say, with the vast majority either collecting dust or leaching toxins into landfills.

While it's a growing environmental problem, Newmarket IT sees a huge business opportunity.

The private company said Tuesday it has won $50 million in funding from the private equity firm Catterton Partners to help it expand in the computer-recycling market.


07/12/2006 Telecom Review In Order

In a stunning rebuke of the Justice Department, a federal judge on Friday ordered a review of the agency's handling of the Verizon-MCI and SBC-AT&T mergers. While the ruling could not undo either merger, the judge would have the power to add new restrictions, possibly requiring the companies to shed some of their assets.


07/12/2006 Obscene Cellular Material

An Internet advisory body has proposed measures allowing parents to monitor what their children are viewing online through their mobile phones amid concerns they could be accessing obscene material.

Advisory Board for Obscene Cell Material


07/11/2006 Disposing of Phone Books

Verizon Communications Inc. on Friday said it planned to dispose of its phone directories business by the end of the year, reflecting its increasing focus on Internet and wireless communications.

Verizon Phone Books


07/11/2006 Cingular Disputes Lawsuit

Cingular Wireless, one of the largest U.S. mobile phone carriers, on Friday refuted claims in a lawsuit that it misled and overcharged some customers, and said it is considering coutersuing.

Cingular Disputes Lawsuit


07/11/2006 Cell Phones Tracking Students

For Ron Chicken and other freshmen at Montclair State University, the new freedoms that presumably came with college age included a mandatory cell phone with which the school could pinpoint their whereabouts on or off campus.

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07/10/2006 Selling Spectrum

As U.S. telephone carriers move into the television business, media conglomerates are eyeing ways to grab valuable wireless airwaves as another way to deliver profitable high-speed Internet and other services.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on August 9 is scheduled to begin auctioning off hundreds of licenses for advanced wireless services in a sale that analysts have said could raise between $8 billion to $15 billion.


07/09/2006 Cell Phone Signals Excite Brain, Study Finds

Cell phone emissions excite the part of the brain cortex nearest to the phone, but it is not clear if these effects are harmful, Italian researchers reported Monday.

Their study, published in the Annals of Neurology, adds to a growing body of research about mobile phones, their possible effects on the brain, and whether there is any link to cancer.

Cell Phones Excite!


07/08/2006 Cellular Users Dial Up Directions

American cellphone owners who pay to use their devices as personal navigation tools are driving revenue for wireless carriers and downloadable-software companies, according to telecom research company Telephia. Mapquest Mobile, which is run by Time Warner's America Online, accounts for 22% of all revenue generated by downloadable mobile applications. The service costs about $4 per month.

In addition to getting driving directions, consumers also
seem eager to check the weather and stream music on their phones.


07/07/2006 Cell Phone Use Up in Sweeden

Cell phone usage in general seems to be up in Sweden, by several measures:

Multimedia exchanges on mobile phones increased by 44 percent (to 39 million messages)

Sweden’s nine million citizens, on average, used their phones for 18.5 hours during 2005, up five hours from 2004

Internet-based telephony subscriptions reached 210,000 in 2005, an increase of 160 percent from 2004


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