LBS Adds Heavyweight Functionality To Mobile Phones

Given the growing popularity of device convergence, it's no surprise that a number of manufacturers and carriers are busily searching for the best way to combine numerous capabilities without detracting from the overall functionality of a device.

Researchers: E-Passports Pose Security Risk

At a pair of security conferences here, researchers demonstrated that passports equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags can be cloned with a laptop equipped with a $200 RFID reader and a similarly inexpensive smart card writer.

IBM to Sell New Computers to Businesses

IBM, the world's largest technology services company, on Tuesday is announcing new server computers giving businesses access to computing power typically used by universities and large corporations.

Nonprofit May Run Boston Wi-Fi Network

The city is considering an unusual approach to creating a citywide, low-cost wireless Internet network: putting a nonprofit organization, rather than a private service provider, in charge of building and running the system.

SNCF Launches Europe's First Mobile Rail Ticketing Service

MobileAware, the world's leading provider of Mobile Service Infrastructure, today announced that French national railway company, SNCF, has extended its use of MobileAware technology to launch a new mobile ticketing service, known as Tikefone.

Sprint Nextel Leaning Toward Mobile WiMAX

Signals Research said in a research note that its investigations suggest Sprint Nextel is leaning toward making an announcement that it will deploy mobile WiMAX in the 2.5GHz band.

The UMA Two-for-One

Nokia is using the city of Oulu, Finland, as its first testing ground for UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) fixed/mobile convergence--a burgeoning experimental technology that lets users switch automatically between standard cellular networks (GSM, in this case) and local area networks (LAN).

VoIP Startups Go Mobile

The rules of engagement in Internet voice are shifting again as five startups take the bull's eye off fixed-line phone companies and place it squarely on the backs of mobile operators.

Big-Picture Perspective

Differences in culture on both sides of the Atlantic are sometimes dramatically evident.
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