Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

Updated February 2, 2010

Premium Lock Charlotte-based FairPoint delays bankruptcy reorganization plan again

FairPoint For the third time since December, FairPoint Communications is pushing back the date when it will submit its bankruptcy reorganization plan.

Updated January 31, 2010

Premium Lock ‘Zero-day’ black market – Where hackers buy secrets to exploit tech flaws

The recent attack on Google brings new attention to the buying and trading of information technology vulnerabilities. Zero days refer to security vulnerabilities caused by programming errors that haven't been "patched," or fixed, by the products' developers. Often those companies don't know the weaknesses exist and have had zero days to work on closing the holes. And hackers are ready to pounce.

Hackers look for "zero-day" flaws Hackers look for "zero-day" flaws

Updated January 28, 2010

Premium Lock AT&T plans $2 billion for wireless network upgrades

AT&T Communications giant reports big surges in growth for wireless customers and iPhone sales. However, criticism of its network is triggering changes.

January 27, 2010

Premium Lock Cary startup to provide Wi-Fi at Super Bowl

Signal Share enables tailgaters to tune in to music, much more at sporting events, concerts and other attractions.

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January 27, 2010

Premium Lock China says no limits are planned on users of Google’s Android in mobile phones

Google's Nexus One phone Lenovo, which is based in Morrisville, N.C., is one of the firms planning to sell phones powered by the Android operating system. Google is delaying the launch of its own phone in China due to the ongoing censorship and hacking dispute with the Chinese government.

January 26, 2010

Premium Lock Apple’s new tablet – ‘iPhone on steroids’ could be a videogame changer

With the looming launch of a tablet-style computer with a bigger screen that might have a place in the living room, Apple could pose an even tougher challenge to established players in the video game business.

Fun coming for 'iPhone on steroids'? Fun coming for 'iPhone on steroids'?

January 26, 2010

Premium Lock ‘Significant headwinds’ drive Verizon to $3 billion quarterly loss

Verizon As landline business sags, even the wireless business ran into trouble as tough competition cut into Verizon's profit margins.

January 25, 2010

Premium Lock IPO rewards: Motricity CEO gets a $75,000 raise in new contract

Ryan Wuerch As the mobile phone services company launches an IPO bid, the venture-backed firm discloses a new deal with Ryan Wuerch. In addition to $450,000 a year salary, he also will continue to receive a 20 percent cost of living allowance plus 5 million shares of stock.

Updated January 25, 2010

Premium Lock Profits plunge 92% - Ericsson will cut another 1,500 jobs

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg Move comes a week after its joint venture with Sony – Sony Ericsson – also announced significant losses. Sony-Ericsson North American headquarters is leaving RTP for Atlanta.

Updated January 22, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo pushes ahead with plans to launch Android phone in China

Yang Yuanqing Plus, CEO predicts the company will someday sell more smart phones than PCs in that country.

Updated January 20, 2010

Premium Lock MCNC lands $28 million for N.C. network expansion

The North Carolina Research and Education Network is among four grant winners in a federal broadband growth effort. MNCN and private sector partner FRC/PalmettoNet will contribute nearly $12 million to the project. Project also will create more than 200 jobs.

A portion of MCNC's expansion plan A portion of MCNC's expansion plan

January 17, 2010

Premium Lock Mobile price war – Verizon Wireless, AT&T cut calling plan prices

Price wars in wireless services The latest moves in a long-running pricing competition between the nation's wireless carriers is not just leading to lower prices for some customers: It also shows that data use is becoming an increasingly important service for mobile carriers as they look to new sources of revenue from customers dependent on mobile access to e-mail and the Web.

Updated January 12, 2010

Premium Lock Satellite navigation firm Garmin to open R&D facility in Triangle

Kansas-based developer of the Garmin device plans to hire up to 40 engineers. Garmin recently launched its own “smart phone” and plans to focus RTP site on wireless devices.

Garmin's Nuvifone Garmin's Nuvifone

Updated January 9, 2010

Premium Lock CES 2010: MagicJack's next act: Disappearing cell phone fees

CES U.S. providers have been selling and experimenting with devices that act similarly to the wireless magicJack. They're called "femtocells." Like the magicJack, they use the carrier's licensed spectrum to connect to a phone, then route the calls over a home broadband connection. They improve coverage inside the home and offload capacity from the carrier's towers.

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