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06/26/2006 Cell Phones Luring Lurid Downloaders

People are being conned into downloading a Trojan bot by text message according to security firm Websense Security Labs.

The company has received reports of people receiving a text message on their mobile phone, thanking them for subscribing to a fictitious dating service.

The message states that the subscription fee of $2 per day will be automatically charged to their mobile phone bill until their subscription is cancelled at the online site.

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06/26/2006 Coffee for Free Wireless

A Vancouver, Wash. coffee shop tired of seeing a 20-year-old man mooch off their free wireless Internet access called the police, who charged him with "theft of services."

Coffee for Wireless


06/25/2006 No Cell Phones During Storms

People should not use mobile phones outdoors during thunderstorms because of the risk of being struck by lightning, doctors said on Friday.

They reported the case of a 15-year-old girl who was using her phone in a park when she was hit during a storm. Although she was revived, she suffered persistent health problems and was using a wheelchair a year after the accident.


06/26/2006 VOIP Taxes

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously at its monthly meeting here to require all voice over Internet Protocol services that connect to the public-switched telephone network--as opposed to using peer-to-peer technology, like Skype--to contribute to the Universal Service Fund.


06/25/2006 Nokia and Siemens Merging Networks

Nokia and Siemens have agreed to combine the bulk of their telecom equipment businesses to create one of the biggest players in the industry, sending shares in both firms higher.

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06/23/2006 Companies Tell Employees to Silence Cell Phones

More companies are limiting the use of cellphones on the job as workplaces react to the noisy jangle of beeps and tunes emanating from incoming personal calls at work.

Carey O'Donnell, head of Carey O'Donnell PR Group based in West Palm Beach, Fla., has adopted a policy that requires employees to keep their cellphones on a vibrate setting.

"It's a big issue," O'Donnell says. "In the office, you have to have some guidelines to facilitate an environment that gets work done."

Companies Tell Workers to Silence Cell Phones


06/24/2006 Future Mobile Growth in Less Affluent Communities

Future expansion in the mobile telephone business will come from developing economies whose less than affluent consumers cannot be overlooked while overall growth slows.


06/23/2006 Cell Phones Like Credit Cards

Imagine pushing a shopping cart to the cashier at the supermarket and then paying for your groceries with a simple wave of your cellphone.

It may sound like a far-fetched idea, but Canadian cellphone companies are working to make it a reality.


06/23/2006 Sanyo and Nokia Breakup

Sanyo and Nokia said Thursday they have scrapped their planned cellphone joint venture, just four months after they announced a deal they had trumpeted as a step in growing globally in a competitive technology.


06/22/2006 Who Is Buying Cellular Data

Both federal and local level law enforcement officials have purchased cell phone records and other private information from Internet-based data collection services as an investigative short-cut, MSNBC.com has learned. At least one Web-based data seller has told Congress that the FBI is a client.

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06/20/2006 Nokia Retail Stores

Nokia, the No. 2 U.S. mobile phone maker, said on Monday that it plans to open its first U.S. retail store in Chicago on Saturday in a bid to improve brand awareness among consumers here.


06/20/2006 Cell Phone Booths

In an effort to appease patrons and etiquette police, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and libraries are carving out spaces to separate yakkers from other customers. Enter the cellphone booth. It keeps loud mobile talks from those who want a moment's peace. It's also a place to have a quiet conversation in a noisy venue.


06/19/2006 Motorola Ventures invests $25 million in Israel

The world's second-largest cell phone maker, plans to invest up to $25 million in Israeli start-ups in 2006, a senior executive said.

"We have a $150 million investment commitment from six offices for 2006," Motorola Ventures co-founder and Managing Director Matthew Growney told Reuters on Monday on the sidelines of a venture capital conference in Tel Aviv.


06/18/2006 Director Shoots Entire Movie with Cell Phone

The theme may be familiar but the technique is new: A standard cell phone camera to shoot an entire feature-length documentary on love and sex.

Italian filmmakers used a  Nokia N90, a higher-end cell phone sold around the world, to produce the 93-minute "New Love Meetings," which they say is the first feature film to be entirely shot with such a tool.


06/19/2006 Cell Phones in New York

New York may be a city of incessant cell phone talkers, but students vowed on Wednesday they would hit the "off" button during classes as they battled a ban on cell phones in schools.

Speaking at a city council hearing where lawmakers introduced a bill aimed at overriding a ban on cell phones enforced under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, high school students and their parents spoke out against the unusually stringent anti-cell phone policy.


06/18/2006 Mobile Phone Music Services Expected To Top $1 Billion

Revenues from U.S. music services for mobile phones is expected to top $1 billion in revenues in 2010, a market research firm said.

The forecast from International Data Corp. also predicted that the number of users would exceed 50 million in four years. The projected growth is impressive, given that over-the-air music services first appeared in late 2005.


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06/13/2006 Mobile Watches

Data-flashing mobile telephones may have lessened the need to wear watches, but a Japanese firm is hitting back, creating a wristwatch for the technophile on the move.

Citizen Watch said Monday it will market two watches from July that will signal incoming calls and arriving text messages even if the telephone is stuffed in the person's bag.


06/13/2006 Renewed Cellular Fight

Wireless technology firm Qualcomm Inc. said on Monday it had filed a complaint against mobile maker Nokia.

Qualcomm's stock fell almost 3 percent after the news. Qualcomm accused Nokia, the world's biggest maker of handsets, of infringing six patents related to GSM, the most popular mobile phone system around the world.


06/12/2006 Wireless Booms

Wireless communications are becoming a fertile development ground in the PC world, as new devices tap a growing number of networks to take mobile chatter and on-the-move entertainment to new levels.


06/12/2006 Checking on Kids Using Cell Phone

Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. cellphone service provider, plans on Monday to launch a wireless service that lets parents check their children's whereabouts and alerts them when they venture out of bounds.

Parents can use the service to set up geographic limits and receive text alerts if their children, who also carry phones, go too far from home. The service also lets parents check where their offspring are via a map on their cellphone or computer.

Checking on Kids


06/12/2006 Cell Phone Crusader

Almost a year after becoming chief executive of Qualcomm , Paul Jacobs is finding himself playing the unwanted role of crusader, fighting for the cellphone standard his father and predecessor spread around the world.

Cell Phone Crusader


06/08/2006 Cellular Automation

Just when it seemed like every imaginable function had already been added into cell phones – from cameras, to televisions to Internet browsers to MP3 players – companies have started looking at incorporating yet something else – automation remote control.

Among the devices Freescale is targeting for future Zigbee products is the consumer cell phone market, with an eye to providing home owners with the ability to control various home automation functions as easily as they would call in a pizza order.

Cellular Automation


06/07/2006 Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are? That call to parental oversight, made famous by TV stations and copied or parodied the world over, has a new twist in the early 21st Century. With the upcoming U.S. release of phones that can help track children and teens, the dutiful parent's answer now can be: "Yes, to the exact coordinates."

Parents who want to know with absolute certainty where their child is will soon be able tap into the Global Positioning System (GPS) and locate the child via a cell phone enabled with the technology. If a child doesn't call home, or answer the phone, or tell the truth about where he or she is, no worries. Parents can still find the kid, as long as the phone hasn't been ditched or turned off.

Do you know where your children are?


06/06/2006 Euro Telecom Carriers Cut Roaming Fees

Several European cell phone operators, including Germany's T-Mobile and Britain's Orange, said Thursday that they have agreed to halve the price of making and receiving calls from abroad.

The group of companies, which also includes Italy's Wind SpA and Telecom Italia SpA, Norway's Telenor SA and Sweden's TeliaSonera Corp., said they will cap the average wholesale rates they offer each other for providing roaming services at 45 euro cents a minute from October 2006.

The charges will drop to 36 euro cents a minute in October 2007 around half the current levels.


06/06/2006 Wireless Firms Prepare for Hurricane Coverage

Bay St. Louis Police Chief Frank McNeil faced the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina with no communications. And all along Mississippi's tattered coast, residents scrambled to find ways to tell loved ones they had survived.

It is a scene that major wireless companies hope to prevent this hurricane season by investing millions to beef up towers, educate customers and build mobile command centers.


06/06/2006 Internet Access on Planes

The prospect of fast Internet connections aboard U.S. commercial airline flights moved ahead on Friday when JetBlue Airways Corp. and another company won licenses for airborne communications services.


06/05/2006 Communication Software Site

New Communication Software site brings you the latest news and the best communication software solutions.


06/05/2006 Nokia Web Phones

Nokia has ported the Apache webserver to Symbian, in order to enable mobile phones to serve content on the World Wide Web. Many mobile phones today have more processing power than early Internet servers, suggesting that "there really is no reason anymore why webservers could not reside on mobile phones," according to the company. The technique could also be used on  Linux mobile phones.


06/02/2006 TIME Magazine Mentions NotePage, Inc.

TIME Magazine mentions NotePage. Hollywood is buzzing with the revolutionary idea that real opportunity--and profit --lies well beyond blockbusters.

"Most online entrepreneurs, particularly the smaller players, are living the long-tail way of life. "Savvy Web marketers already know the value and the power of the long tail," says Sharon Housley at NotePage, a Massachusetts-based firm that makes wireless-messaging software for hospitals, banks and the military. By using less popular, more focused search terms, for example, NotePage is targeting small businesses as well as FORTUNE 500 companies."



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