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Could Muni Fiber KO Muni Wi-Fi?

8/9/2006
Berkeley city council in California has become the latest city to examine municipal ownership of "the last mile", a move which could deal the latest blow to the stalling Municipal Wi-Fi movement.

LBS Adds Heavyweight Functionality To Mobile Phones

8/9/2006
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.

FCC Pushes For Broadband Over Power Lines

8/9/2006
If broadband over power lines, or BPL, takes off, then more Americans, particularly in rural and underserved areas, will be able to plug into high-speed Internet access, and markets dominated by cable and DSL (digital subscriber line) should be forced to lower consumers' bills, members of the Federal Communications Commission said at their monthly meeting here.

Researchers: E-Passports Pose Security Risk

8/9/2006
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

8/2/2006
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

8/2/2006
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

8/2/2006
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

8/2/2006
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.
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