IT investor confidence in technology is gaining strength. This week, vendors as diverse as Google, Business Objects, and VMware led the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index to break the 2,800 mark for the first time since January 2001, the second week in a row the market has hit a six-year milestone.
If you’ve been waiting for the new iPAQ 211 VGA Enterprise handheld, your wait may soon be over. According to the HP Web Store, the iPAQ 211 will begin shipping on October 17, 2007, and the unit is now available for pre-order.
Engadget has posted several documents purporting to show details of the Verizon Wireless PDA Phone & Smartphone lineup for the remainder of 2007. One of the documents concerns the Verizon XV6800, a Windows Mobile 6 Pro Sprint Mogul/T-Mobile Wing competitor. We don’t have all of the details on the device yet, but according to Engadget,[…]
Tom Evslin has a very interesting post looking back at the predictions he made keynoting Jeff Pulver’s VON conference ten years ago, and noticing that of his three stages of the VoIP adoption path, the third never happened. Evslin predicted that the first area of VoIP adoption would be the straight arbitrage play of offering[…]
Just a few days after a class action lawsuit was filed in California against Apple for locking down the iPhone, the California Supreme Court ruled on a different case that may have an impact on the Apple case. It’s given the go ahead on a separate lawsuit against T-Mobile for locking its phones and requiring[…]
Just as the FCC is pushing back the start of the highly anticipated 700 MHz spectrum auction, comes the news that AT&T couldn’t wait for that spectrum to come on the market and decided to buy up a different chunk of 700 MHz spectrum licenses from Aloha Partners for a mere $2.5 billion. There’s plenty[…]
As per the rumors circulating for just a few days, activist investors, and disgruntled shareholders have ousted Sprint CEO Gary Forsee. There are three main reasons for the ouster — and not all of them make sense. Sprint has a relatively high churn rate among the majors, and is acquiring new customers much more slowly[…]
Three years ago, we discussed the possibility that Wal-Mart could eventually enter the broadband business. At the time, the discussion was around Wal-Mart using its massive network of stores to act as WiMax access points, coating much of the nation with wireless internet access. The idea didn’t seem likely for a variety of reasons, and[…]
GM continues to expand the features of its popular OnStar system with a new service that’s been talked about for years, that would allow the company to automatically stop a stolen car remotely. The last time we spoke about such a concept, it was four years ago — and there were a lot of people[…]
While the last class action lawsuit over the iPhone was pretty ridiculous — claiming that the rapid price drop was illegal — this latest one may have a bit more substance behind it. One of the victims of the infamous iPhone iBricking update has now filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the[…]