[ via Fierce Wireless ] One research firm says that the market in pay-for-ringtones and logos will be dead by 2005. However, that market would had served the purpose of demonstrating people are willing to pay for content, but do we really need phones playing “My Heart will Go On”?
Tag Archives: wireless
Mac Needed for Internet Lounge the internet lounge has an ancient Performa 6XXX, and no ethernet drivers. If you have a Mac of a more recent vintage, and you’re in the area, can you loan it to OryCon for the duration? I’m at OryCon in Portland through Sunday. They have a T1 courtesy of the [...]
Well everyone else has done it… Readers may recall former Qualcomm engineer Stephen den Beste’s critique of GSM services and how CDMA will eventually 0wnZ0r Europe. Well in today’s Unstrung, we learn that a CDMA operator bought a French operator, and the period for comments to the French regulators closed today without incident. Interesting. Please [...]
[ via CamWorld ] Stephen Den Beste talks about how CDMA won, and why Europeans may end up leaving their GSM phones. Aside I mentioned a couple of weeks back that I bought the Danger Sidekick handset from T-Mobile. I took it back and canceled the contract. T-Mobile, I should note, was professional, and honored [...]
So I say, “throw caution to the wind and change wireless providers, and lets get a Danger Research Hiptop while we’re at it.” Join the early adopters at the Hiptop Communal Blog. Update: I ended up returning it in the two week grace period.
[ via RRE ] I love this entry in the Viridan Global Civil Society laptop computer design contest. This system’s crying out for Rendezvous, and WiFi or Bluetooth.
Doc experiences a revolutionary moment with serendipity and Wi-Fi in London.
[ via Hack the Planet ] Vocera’s in the building next to my office. I’ve met a couple of their people who have been very cagey about their product: “it’s voice, it’s wireless”. Now they’ve decloaked, and they have something interesting, a ‘comm badge’ that runs over 802.11 networks. They are marketing it to retail [...]
Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow got a mention in this week’s Economist. His popular WiFi access point by Highway 101 plays example in an article on making Wireless pay. You’ll need to subscribe to the Economist to read the article, but, you already do that right? Cory has some comments on the article on Boing [...]
Several friends have pointed out a snippet about my previous company from PC Magazine’s 20th Anniversary issue: April 24, 2001 2Roam’s wireless development tool is chosen as our Editors’ Choice. Within a few months, the company went out of business. It’s at the bottom of the article.
Well, well, Air2Web bought the assets of 2Roam.
Harelink on wirless and privacy. So when is Bruce Scheiner going to do a cameo on Kevin and Kell?
I got an email yesterday afternoon from Aeire Networks, the company that bought the assets of Ricochet. They are starting technical trials of the revived wireless modem network in Denver. I still have my Ricochet modem.
Several trials of alternate polling systems in the UK this spring: voters in Liverpool and Sheffield will be able to vote by sending an SMS message from thier mobiles. In Swindon, voters can use their touch tone phones. Tyneside, Stevenage and Chorley will have a postal-only ballot.