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This phrase or similar keeps getting trotted out like a mantra every time anyone mentions Telstra's new 850MHz 3G network, and its inseparable companion is that "the network will cover 98 percent of population".

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Venture Development Corporation sees RIM's BlackBerry as retaining status as the de facto standard for push email for the foreseeable future, but seriously challenged in its bid to enter the wider enterprise mobility market.

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Sunday, 01 October 2006 20:00

Apple's talks with Nordic regulators positive

Nordic consumer protection regulators held a meeting with Apple this week to discuss changes to its iTunes music service and said they had made important progress.

Published in Market
Sunday, 01 October 2006 19:52

Congress approves Internet gambling ban bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most forms of Internet gambling would be banned under a bill that received final U.S. congressional approval early Saturday.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it would retain oversight for three more years of the company that manages Internet domain names, renewing an agreement that was scheduled to expire this weekend.

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Sunday, 01 October 2006 02:28

Norwood's Bluetooth blues

The meteoric rise of WiFi in the eight years of Bluetooth's existence has done much to diminish the latter's aspirations. That has been particularly unfortunate for one Australian company which has invested over $23 million in R&D exploiting Bluetooth to the max, but which now finds itself perilously short of cash.

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Saturday, 30 September 2006 08:32

Get ready for another disruption

ABI research is tipping huge growth in the sales of dual mode cellular/wifi handsets as fixed mobile convergence gathers momentum, but another potentially disruptive technology could help the mobile operators keep traffic on their networks and ownership of their customers.

Published in Cornered!
Friday, 29 September 2006 18:37

BenQ quits Europe after unsustainable losses

Having bought Siemens' handset business just last year, BenQ is now closing its European operations.
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Friday, 29 September 2006 18:33

Only a "moron" would buy YouTube: Mark Cuban

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor and dot-com veteran Mark Cuban had harsh words on Thursday for YouTube, the online site that lets people share video clips, saying only a "moron" would purchase the wildly popular start-up.

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Friday, 29 September 2006 18:15

U.S. judge rules against Morpheus file-sharing

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a victory for the entertainment industry, a federal judge has ruled that the Morpheus file-sharing software encourages millions of users to share music, movies and other works without authorization.

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Friday, 29 September 2006 18:06

Yahoo in deal to feature services on HP computers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. has agreed to a deal with Hewlett-Packard Co. to have Yahoo search and other services appear on HP personal computers sold in the United States and Europe, the company said on Thursday.

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Friday, 29 September 2006 17:56

Guess what? Spectrum is finite

Telstra and its CEO Sol Trujillo have been copping stick big time in the media of late but latest assault: a report claiming imminent capacity problems on the new 3G network is way off the mark.

Published in Cornered!
Friday, 29 September 2006 17:56

Options review over-shadows RIM sunny Q2

Research In Motion today placed a 'preliminary' tag beside its Q2s, warning that the results could restated, subject to an audit of option grants, also announced today.

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The enterprise market for converged mobile devices still ha tremendous growth potential but dominant player BlackBerry will have great difficulty sustaining its dominance in the face of competition from others, especially Microsoft and Nokia says IDC.

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Thursday, 28 September 2006 19:12

Microsoft sets price for Zune, songs

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday its new Zune music player will be sold at a price matching Apple Computer Inc.'s market-leading iPod and, as a result, lose money this holiday season.

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Thursday, 28 September 2006 19:01

Yahoo acquires video-editing site Jumpcut

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Internet media giant Yahoo Inc. said on Wednesday it had acquired Jumpcut, a site that provides simple-to-use online video-editing tools, its latest bid to enhance its Web video services offerings.

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Thursday, 28 September 2006 18:42

Europe says leads in mobile TV, but lacks frequency

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Europe is slightly ahead of other continents in developing mobile television, but lack of joint radio spectrum for the service means it may lose its leadership, regulators and industry leaders said on Thursday.

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Thursday, 28 September 2006 18:38

Nokia says to provide HSDPA modules for Intel

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Mobile technology firm Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Thursday it had developed an HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) module for notebook computers which Intel Corp. (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research) will provide to manufacturers.

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Thursday, 28 September 2006 18:34

Vodafone NZ's converged service set to go

A decision by the regulator will enable Vodafone New Zealand to proceed with its plan to launch a converged phone service whereby customers on its cellular network have a local number and can make calls from their mobiles at lower rates when at home or close by.

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Thursday, 28 September 2006 18:04

Technical hurdles delay mobile Skype: CEO

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Most mobile phone users will still have to wait some time for Internet telephony company Skype's mobile service because of technical hurdles and a lack of suitable handsets, Skype's chief executive was quoted as saying in a Finnish newspaper on Thursday.

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