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|07/31/2006 Videocast Directory
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
|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
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
"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."
|07/30/2006 Pay Phones
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
Users in Finland are testing technology that lets
users switch between cell and wireless networks without
|07/29/2006 FCC Opens Spectrum
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 they will expand
the customer base of its already popular line of cell
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
Israeli bombardment leaves telecom infrastructure
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
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.
|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
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
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
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
|07/12/2006 Telecom Review
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
|07/12/2006 Obscene Cellular
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
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
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
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.
|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
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
In addition to getting driving directions, consumers
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
Internet-based telephony subscriptions reached 210,000
in 2005, an increase of 160 percent from 2004
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