September 12, 2008

Premium Lock Video game coup – Big Fish games lands $83M in venture capital

Big Fish Games Even in a slowing company, Seattle-based developer of downloadable games shows appeal of interactive entertainment to investors.

Updated September 2, 2008

Premium Lock Alltel rolling out faster broadband network in Charlotte

Alltel Wireless The telecommunications company announced this week that it will expand its wireless broadband network with the launch of EVDO (evolution data optimized) Revision A technology in Charlotte and surrounding communities.

Tags: Broadband
Updated August 26, 2008

Premium Lock Secret sauce at Inc 500 star It’s a matter of faith

A package of offerings at Henry Kaestner and David Morken, the co-founders of, offer an unexpected, succinct but powerful answer – especially when it comes to life’s bottom line, not just dollars and cents. “We’ve been very blessed by God,” Kaestner says.

August 20, 2008

Premium Lock  Report: Mobile Data Cards not just for business travelers anymore

Mobile Data Card Though often thought to be the power tool of the business road warrior, wireless data cards are fast becoming a popular means of home Internet access.

Tags: Broadband
Updated August 11, 2008

Premium Lock Nitronex lands tech transfer grant for aerospace chip technology

Nitronex Semiconductor to work with Missile Defense Agency on microvwave chips.

Updated July 31, 2008

Premium Lock London Olympics coup is latest positive sign for Nortel on technology front

Nortel's 'key areas' Analysis: Nortel’s recent decision to embrace long-term evolution tech rather than Wi-Max could open more doors for growth.

Updated July 23, 2008

Premium Lock Brainstorming: iContact’s chairman learns how to Segway

Aaron Houghton, left, and Ryan Allis Aaron Houghton, blogging from Fortune Brainstorm Technology conference, likes having another commute option. Plus: Some big ideas and the impressive One Laptop Per Child machine.

Updated July 15, 2008

Premium Lock Lenovo unleashes new lineup of ThinkPad, IdeaPad laptops

Changes coming at Lenovo, magazine says Equipped with latest Intel Centrino 2 technology, laptops reflect PC maker’s strategy to win more global consumer, small-business users.

Updated July 7, 2008

Premium Lock Unimpressed with iPhone 3G speeds? Wait a few months

AT&T AT&T’s 3G network promises faster downloads – up to 1.7 megabits per second.

July 7, 2008

Premium Lock Comcast invests in WiMax company Cartiza

venture capital Comcast was part of a group of industry giants, including Google, Time Warner, Intel, and Bright House Networks, that invested $3.2 billion in WiMax company Clearwire.

Updated June 25, 2008

Premium Lock Want to cut your carbon footprint? Want to give shaft to OPEC? Telecommute!

 Just imagine how much smaller everyone’s carbon “footprint” would be if we could all telecommute to our jobs rather than burn gas and waste time in parking lots mislabeled as expressways or interstates.

Updated June 24, 2008

Premium Lock Triangle, Atlanta keep adding high-tech workers, new report says

AeA In ‘Cybercities’ overview, trade association AeA reports most metropolitan areas included in study expanded job base in 2006.

June 9, 2008

Premium Lock Could death of early termination fees be near? Yes, but at what cost?

FCC FCC, lawmakers target long-term service plans for variety of products, offerings.

Tags: Broadband
May 26, 2008

Premium Lock Blocking the future? The possible selling out of online advertising

 New York lawmakers are now considering a bill that would spell doom for the advertising models that could fuel the Internet's future.

Updated May 1, 2008

Premium Lock In an ever-increasing 'e-world' business climate, is U.S. falling behind? Statistics sound a warning

New surveys show Americans don't rank in top 15 when it comes to hours spent online and global e-commerce divide is closing. Do these indicators mean "e-innovation" will shift more overseas? Food for thought.

Updated April 15, 2008

Premium Lock Understand This: Broadband Is a Necessity, not Luxury, for All Communities, Rural Areas

Jane Smith Patterson Analysis: Would you thrive in a community with less than 75 percent access to electricity? Would you relocate your family and business to a county where less than 75 percent of the roads were paved? Of course you wouldn’t. Broadband connectivity has quickly become as important and vital as any other form of basic service to our citizens and businesses.

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