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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
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.
|06/26/2006 Coffee for
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
Coffee for Wireless
|06/25/2006 No Cell Phones
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
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.
|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
|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
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
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.
|06/20/2006 Nokia Retail
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
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
|06/13/2006 Read NotePage
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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
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
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
|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
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.
|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
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
|06/06/2006 Internet Access
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.
New Communication Software site brings you
the latest news and the best communication software
|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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