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CNNMoney: Want jobs? Upgrade your wireless networkupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 05:39:00

What's the difference between 3G and 4G? About 1.6 million jobs.

CNNMoney: Surprise! AT&T's network got very goodupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 12:23:00

Dropped calls and spotty service, particularly for iPhone owners, made AT&T the most hated wireless carrier in America. Here's the surprise twist: widespread, under-the-radar improvements to the company's network have quietly helped AT&T move past its infamous struggles.

CNNMoney: Google offers opt-out for Wi-Fi trackingupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 12:59:00

A year and a half after Google admitted that it had inadvertently collected unsuspecting people's personal information sent over the Internet via their wireless routers, the company has implemented a way for people to opt-out of having their routers tracked in the first place.

CNNMoney: 4G won't solve 3G's problemsupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 09:59:00

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, but it isn't a long-term solution to the nation's wireless problems.

What a Sprint-T-Mobile merger could mean for wireless usersupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 13:30:00

Once again, there are rumblings that the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers may merge to form a larger combined No. 3. But would this be enough to keep the U.S. wireless market competitive for consumers?

CNNMoney: Why Wi-Fi sucked at Mobile World Congressupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 05:13:00

There were dozens of Wi-Fi networks at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But with more than 60,000 people in attendance, the systems were so overloaded that there may as well have been one landline connection with a 56k modem.

3G or 4G, America's wireless networks still slowupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 07:59:00

If you've followed broadband discussions in Washington, DC, then you've heard that wireless is the future of communications.

Video will dominate mobile data traffic by 2015, forecast saysupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 12:17:00

According to a new Cisco forecast, in just four years two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video.

Unlimited data for the iPhone? Don't bet on it long termupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 15:03:00

Lately, Verizon and AT&T have been sending confusing signals to current and would-be iPhone users about how much data service for this trendy device will cost.

CNNMoney: 4G is a myth (and a confusing mess)updated: Thu Dec 02 2010 10:52:00

You've seen the 4G advertisements from T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, bragging about a much-better wireless network with blazing fast speeds.

Net neutrality crusaders slam Verizon, Googleupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 10:17:00

Net neutrality supporters say they're unhappy that the Verizon Communications and Google proposal for new net neutrality rules does not go far enough.

CNNMoney: LightSquared's big gamble: A brand-new wireless networkupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 17:42:00

Watch out AT&T, Sprint and Verizon: A whole host of super-fast wireless services could be coming down the pike.

Planning ahead to avoid mobile traffic jamsupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 16:47:00

More Americans are using more and smarter mobile phones, and consuming more data via those devices. But can wireless broadband service keep pace with this growing need?

Steve Jobs not immune to network crashesupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 11:38:00

Apple CEO Steve Jobs faces an unexpected technical glitch during a demo of the new iPhone 4.

Apple CEO has live technical issuesupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 11:38:00

Just after Apple CEO Steve Jobs debuted the next version of his company's iPhone to the world, the tech luminary had a bit of technical trouble.

Everything you need to know about 4Gupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 18:07:00

If your smartphone seems more like a slowphone, hang in there. The next generation of wireless technologies, known as 4G, promises blazing-fast data transmission speeds.

AT&T offers free Wi-Fi in New York Cityupdated: Tue May 25 2010 11:19:00

AT&T is offering free public Wi-Fi hot spots to help it deal with increasing congestion on its wireless network.

Verizon to fulfill 4G promise to rural Americans?updated: Thu May 13 2010 12:38:00

Verizon Wireless could make good on its promise to get 4G wireless broadband to rural America.

Can 4G wireless take on traditional broadband?updated: Tue Mar 23 2010 08:33:00

The 4G revolution in wireless won't just make Web surfing on your mobile phone faster; it could help you say good-bye to traditional cable and DSL broadband.

CNNMoney: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint 4G: Not so fastupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 12:23:00

Despite claims from mobile phone carriers, the next generation of mobile technology, or 4G, will only be slightly faster than current 3G speeds, at least initially.

3G wireless still holds promiseupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 10:24:00

There's been a lot of talk in 2009 about the next generation of wireless technology, known as 4G wireless broadband, but the current generation of 3G wireless technology is far from dead.

CNNMoney: Sprint's risky bet on WiMaxupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 16:46:00

Sprint is betting the farm on the WiMax standard. The U.S. mobile phone carrier's customers are melting away. Yet it has scrimped on cellular network capex to double down on wireless broadband. Putting another $1 billion into cash-burning partner Clearwire, while a rival technology is catching up, amounts to a binary bet for shareholders.

Rogue hotspot warningupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 13:33:00

CNN's Phil Black sees just how easy it is for hackers to dupe unwary Wi-Fi users into logging onto rogue access points.

Verizon changes tune on Wi-Fiupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 08:20:00

Verizon Communications has had a change of heart about using Wi-Fi to extend its wireless broadband offering as the company announces free access to Wi-Fi hot spots for its Fios and DSL Internet customers.

Verizon Netbook to hit stores this weekendupdated: Thu May 14 2009 11:21:00

Verizon Wireless will start selling Netbook computers from Hewlett-Packard starting May 17, the company said in a statement released Thursday.

CEOs see wireless as answer to economic crisisupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 09:25:00

Wireless industry executives at the CTIA Wireless 2009 trade show say that despite the economic meltdown, the cell phone industry remains strong.

Fortune: WiMax's last best hopeupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 09:31:00

I'm zipping through the streets of Portland, Ore., in a Lincoln Navigator while a "Knight Rider" episode streams over the Internet to a screen mounted to the car's dashboard.

China restructures mobile market ready for 3G forceupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 01:45:00

When Shi Rui Huan was led through the back entrance of a China Mobile store on the first day of April last year, he had no idea that he was about to be at the center of one of the most significant events in the history of telecommunications in China.

Fortune: The future of wireless is Down Underupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 10:58:00

Move over, Korea and Japan. Australia may soon be the envy of the world when it comes to advanced wireless networks and services.

Fortune: WiMax: Not dead yetupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 08:21:00

For the last couple years, depending on who you asked, WiMax was either bound for spectacular success or it was dead on arrival.

Fortune: Clearwire's new twistupdated: Wed May 07 2008 15:58:00

WiMax hopes were revived Wednesday morning, and once again the wireless broadband opportunity is huge - in more ways than one. The big buzz around the wealth of mobile Net potential is almost overshadowed by the massive tab that even six tech giants can't fully cover.

Time.com: Clearwire, Sprint Nextel to Form $14.55B Wireless Companyupdated: Wed May 07 2008 11:00:00

Clearwire and Sprint Nextel will combine their wireless broadband units to create a $14.55 billion communications company

Fortune: Comcast pins hopes on a mobile futureupdated: Mon May 05 2008 14:51:00

As the bloody battle over subscribers between Comcast and its phone and satellite rivals continues at a virtual draw, the cable giant is looking ahead to a new wireless broadband arena: WiMax.

Fortune: Verizon's tough callupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 14:34:00

Verizon Wireless scored a major coup recently when it agreed to pay nearly $9.4 billion for wireless spectrum to build what could be the country's largest and fastest cellphone network. In a victory lap of sorts, Verizon executives on Friday hosted a conference call during which they predicted the network would blanket the nation in two years and boasted of the huge revenue opportunity for years to come.

Radio gives you wireless Internet streams away from computerupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 14:34:00

Internet radios are kind of like the Jerry Lewis of consumer electronics--apparently they're really big in Europe, but you don't hear much about them in the states.

AirPort gives 'Express' route to Internet, audio streamingupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 14:09:00

Apple's AirPort Express Base Station has always been remarkable in that it is networking hardware that people actually seem to get excited about.

Fortune: A ray of hope for WiMaxupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 16:53:00

WiMax may not be dead after all.

Fortune: Intel seeks salvation in WiMaxupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 12:19:00

Intel's got a big problem. With component prices falling amid weakening computer spending, the giant chipmaker is betting heavily that WiMax is the future of wireless broadband. That's an expensive gamble.

Fortune: The curse of WiMaxupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 09:26:00

A few weeks ago, Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, an upstart wireless company backed by cellular pioneer Craig McCaw, severed plans to jointly build wireless broadband services, a venture that was supposed to accelerate the nationwide rollout of a technology called WiMax.

Fortune: Lord of the roofupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 18:01:00

It has always been easy to spot Ryan Jarvis. He's the one consistently in front of the wireless broadband scrum. In 2000 he started Megabeam, a pioneering Wi-Fi hotspot operator. Three years later he joined BT, spearheading its Wi-Fi operations. Today you can find the 36-year-old entrepreneur on a rooftop.

Fortune: Google comes callingupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 08:24:00

A few weeks ago, we wrote about plans by Google and other Silicon Valley companies to make the next generation of wireless networks more Internet-like: Customers would be able to use any mobile device on any network, and access all online content on their cell phones.

CNNMoney: Ericsson sees continued growthupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 23:35:00

LM Ericsson, the world's largest maker of wireless networks, reaffirmed its expectation that the GSM and WCDMA mobile handset market will continue to show mid-single digit growth in 2007.

Time.com: Officials: No WiFi for Chicagoupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 15:00:00

An ambitious plan to blanket Chicago with wireless broadband Internet will be shelved because it is too costly and too few residents would use it

Chicago scraps city Wi-Fi planupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 00:12:00

An ambitious plan to blanket the city with wireless broadband Internet will be shelved because it is too costly and too few residents would use it, Chicago officials said Tuesday.

Review: Make an iMac your next desktopupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 01:56:00

As reader "dechah" wrote in response to our blog covering the announcement of Apple's new iMacs, Apple's is not the first all-in-one desktop with a glossy screen, an ultrathin keyboard, and a trim profile.

CNNMoney: Google, Sprint team up for wireless serviceupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 07:29:00

Google Inc. has made its biggest move yet on the U.S. mobile Web market by signing a deal with Sprint Nextel Corp. that positions the Internet company to build services to run on Sprint's planned WiMAX high-speed wireless network.

Review: Apple TV best for iTunes addictsupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 13:42:00

Apple's answer to the digital media adapter is finally here.

Fortune: Can Clearwire take on the big telcos?updated: Thu Mar 08 2007 17:09:00

In its debut as a public company Thursday Craig McCaw's Clearwire proved it was no Vonage: unlike its fellow telco provider, whose shares sank the day of its initial public offering - and kept sinking - Clearwire, which raised $600 million, saw its stock end the day pretty much where it started.

Fortune: Looking beyond the iPhoneupdated: Fri Jan 12 2007 10:48:00

I tried to resist the giddiness with which the world greeted Apple's latest bauble this week.

Fortune: It's a family affair at Qualcommupdated: Wed Oct 18 2006 11:04:00

Paul Jacobs, CEO of Qualcomm since July 2005, is talking up the tech company's latest big bet: live television on your cell phone. Jacobs is spending $800 million on the gambit, which includes a st...

Business 2.0: Goodbye Wi-Fi: wireless signals get maximizedupdated: Fri Sep 15 2006 16:19:00

The Disruptor: Clearwire

Business 2.0: Sprint WiMaxes outupdated: Wed Aug 23 2006 15:01:00

Sprint Nextel saved WiMax. Now it's up to WiMax to return the favor.

Fortune: A new wireless winnerupdated: Wed Aug 09 2006 10:01:00

Craig McCaw, it appears, has done it again.

CNNMoney: Think all Wi-Fi networks are secure?updated: Thu Jul 06 2006 16:49:00

Think your computer is secure when you log onto a Wi-Fi network at a major hotel?

Business 2.0: Closing in on the holy grail of citywide Wi-Fiupdated: Tue Jun 27 2006 16:32:00

Municipal wireless is still in its infancy, but new technology from Israel could give budding citywide networks the growth spurt they've been waiting for.

Business 2.0: Your Wireless Futureupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 15:17:00

Want to get a sense of where wireless technology is headed? Think back to where the Internet stood at a similar point in its development - say, sometime around 1998. Back then the computer had alre...

Fortune: Fast wireless, without worryupdated: Thu May 11 2006 14:37:00

The next generation of wireless networking devices is now arriving in stores, promising faster data transfers and longer-range service, but those new routers and adapters are based on a proposed st...

Business 2.0: Why EarthLink needs Wi-Fi to workupdated: Thu Apr 20 2006 14:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - The first-quarter earnings that EarthLink announced today illustrate its plight. While the Internet service provider is still profitable, dial-up revenues dropped 18 percent from the same period last year, broadband revenues increased a mere 6 percent, and earnings-per-share dropped nearly 50 percent to 12 cents per share.

CNNMoney: Peek-a-boo, Google sees youupdated: Thu Apr 06 2006 14:05:00

Internet search leader Google Inc. and service provider EarthLink were selected to provide a basic free wi-fi Internet service covering the entire city of San Francisco.

Fortune: If it's good enough for Gates...updated: Fri Jan 20 2006 00:09:00

Rivals Palm and Microsoft have finally converged. The Palm Treo 700w Smartphone, introduced by Bill Gates in early January, is the first Palm device based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system software instead of Palm's own Palm OS.

Fortune: Windows Shoppingupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 10:09:00

Rivals Palm and Microsoft have finally converged. The Palm Treo 700w Smartphone, introduced by Bill Gates in early January, is the first Palm device based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating sy...

Fortune: Satisfy your need for higher WiFi speedupdated: Tue Jan 03 2006 17:34:00

WiFi is one area where you probably don't have to wait for faster and better technology.

CNNMoney: 2006 promises hi-speed wireless boomupdated: Thu Dec 22 2005 11:11:00

For those in the technology industry, the real holiday season starts on January 5, when the annual Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas.

Fortune: The new, improved notebookupdated: Mon Oct 31 2005 00:01:00

THE WORLD MAY BE FLAT, ACCORDING to a popular Western business book about the flow of jobs to China and other Asian nations, but it certainly isn't square. That's the lesson from Lenovo's new Z60t ...

Is 'Wi-Fi on steroids' really the next big thing?updated: Mon Oct 17 2005 10:12:00

Computer users in many urban and university areas have come to expect connectivity 24/7. There's a cable modem or DSL at home, a high-speed connection in the office and Wi-Fi for the places in between, from the commute to the coffeehouse.

FSB: The Scoop on Wi-Fiupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 00:01:00

Brian Stolar was watching a presentation on Asian real estate development in a downtown Tokyo conference room when he received an urgent e-mail over his wireless tablet PC. A potential customer in ...

Mobile home phone launched in UKupdated: Wed Jun 15 2005 08:56:00

The world's first cell phone that can switch between fixed and mobile networks has been launched in the UK.

CNNMoney: Mad Maxupdated: Thu Apr 28 2005 12:23:00

WiMax is finally ready for prime time.

Museum exhibits a high-tech futureupdated: Mon Apr 04 2005 09:48:00

High up on the Wiltshire Downs in south-west England, Wroughton Airfield is home to one of the world's largest collections of scientific relics.

CNNMoney: Intel, Clearwire create wireless techupdated: Mon Oct 25 2004 14:51:00

Intel will team up with telecommunications pioneer Craig McCaw to jointly develop and deploy portable wireless broadband technology, Intel said a statement Monday.

Glossary: Decoding the jargonupdated: Mon Oct 25 2004 11:25:00

Is your Wi-Fi's WEP turned on? What's the difference between bluejacking and bluesnarfing? Do you know your SSID? Get a handle on the details behind the acronyms and jargon that is wireless technology with this Wi-Fi glossary.

The Internet's next big stepupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 11:26:00

The Internet is about to take its next big leap. Imagine being instantly connected anytime you opened the lid of your laptop, anywhere.

Cities find Wi-Fi futureupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 11:25:00

It's not Silicon Valley, but Chaska, Minnesota, may be moving to the leading edge of Wi-Fi technology as it begins offering the service for all city residents.

Out of the box and into the etherupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 11:25:00

Chris Hurley is a man with a mission. He wants you to know how to steer clear of people like him. People with his equipment, anyway.

Fortune: WIRELESS SCRAMBLES TO BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES updated: Mon Oct 18 2004 00:01:00

CHRIS ROULAND, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER of Internet Security Systems, recently visited a big telecom company that bans employees from putting up their own antennas for wireless Internet access, or ...

CNNMoney: Chips help techs inch higherupdated: Mon Aug 23 2004 15:52:00

News on a new chip from Intel helped balance out an acquisition by ARM that sent its stock reeling, leaving most technology indexes slightly higher Monday.

Fortune: 6 Wi-Fi Where You Want It The sky's no longer the limit for accessing the Net.updated: Mon Feb 23 2004 00:01:00

The proliferation of wireless broadband has made life easier in the past couple of years. But it's also been a nuisance. Just when you come to rely on it, there's no wireless signal anywhere around...

CNNMoney: Verizon's $1B upgradeupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 16:58:00

When Verizon Wireless announced on Jan. 8 that it would invest $1 billion to build out its wireless broadband networks, tech mavens like me gave a shout.

Business 2.0: The Next Big Thing Forget Wi-Fi. The real wireless revolution is being driven by the cell phone--and is already updated: Tue Jul 01 2003 00:01:00

In a home recording studio near San Francisco, Del The Funky Homosapien's chart-busting rap tune "Phoney Phranchise" comes pumping out of a silver Kyocera 3225 cell phone lying on a cramped desk. T...

Money Magazine: How To Wi-Fi Your Home It's a lot easier to get unwired than you might thinkupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

It's an ordinary Saturday afternoon: You're in the bedroom sending e-mails from your laptop when your wife, who's in the kitchen, picks up her Pocket PC and swoops into your hard drive to copy the ...

Fortune: This Is Not A Cellphone It's a gadget that sends voice over Wi-Fi. And this hot new technology may soon change the way your compupdated: Mon May 26 2003 00:01:00

High-speed wireless Internet access, better known as Wi-Fi, keeps cropping up in the most unexpected places. At Group Dekko, a private 1,600-employee manufacturing conglomerate in Kendallville, Ind...

Fortune: Wooed by Wi-Fi The fastest, newest wireless gear is awfully tempting. But beware: Not all Wi-Fi equipment works updated: Mon Apr 14 2003 00:01:00

Setting up a wireless network at home allows everyone in the family--and maybe even your neighbors too!--to share your high-speed Internet connection. No longer tied to a desk, teenagers can use l...

Fortune: Intel Outside Forget "Intel Inside." The company is hoping to seriously expand its horizons with a bold play in wireless.updated: Mon Mar 03 2003 00:01:00

Actually, "Centrino Inside" is the catch phrase that you'll hear ad nauseam starting later this month. What the heck is a Centrino? It's a major departure from earlier mobile microprocessor designs...

Fortune: Heads We Win, Tails We Win As cellphones continue their takeover of the world, one company is certain to succeed: Here's how Quaupdated: Mon Mar 03 2003 00:01:00

If you're lucky enough to find yourself in the 18th-floor ballroom of the Beijing Hotel when the weather is clear and sunny, as it was one crisp day this past December, you'll be treated to an ama...

FSB: Wireless Woes? What a Shock! Today's hottest technology has a bevy of problems.updated: Sat Mar 01 2003 00:01:00

Wireless is the best thing ever to happen to Internet access, say the experts. Sure, and the Corvair revolutionized the sporty compact car. Spinning out of control was a mere side effect to be endu...

Fortune: And What About the Hardware?updated: Mon Feb 03 2003 00:01:00

Apple's latest software is impressive, but CEO Steve Jobs says that the new 17-inch widescreen G4 PowerBook "is the best thing we've ever done." Hyperbole aside, the notebook is indeed a showcase f...

Money Magazine: What's Hot for 2003 As usual, the tech life is getting better, faster, cheaper--and more confusing.updated: Wed Jan 01 2003 00:01:00

When I look into my tech crystal ball to Year Four of what Bill Gates has dubbed the "digital decade," I see a dance floor so crowded that everyone steps on everyone else's toes. Telephone companie...

Fortune: Wi-Fi U.S.A. High-speed wireless Internet access isn't just for the latte sippers at Starbucks anymore. Big business has discoveupdated: Mon Nov 25 2002 00:01:00

In spring 2000, as the Nasdaq plunged 2,000 points, two vastly different companies quietly embarked on programs to offer their employees a whiz-bang new technology called 802.11b, or Wi-Fi--wireles...

FSB: Product Central Fall preview: what to look for in computers, handhelds, and peripherals.updated: Thu Nov 01 2001 00:01:00

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Fortune: Awake From A Wireless Dream WiFi deserves every bit of hype it has won. But this technology is not ready for updated: Mon Oct 15 2001 00:01:00

Wireless rocks! Wireless stinks!

Fortune: 802.11updated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

Don't spit out your Joe:

FSB: Wireless Networking: Are You Ready?updated: Sun Apr 01 2001 00:01:00

When I wanted to set up a network for my home office, my wife thrilled to the prospect of my drilling holes in the wall and dragging wires through them. We're still, um, talking about it. Wired net...

Fortune: Why Wi-Fi Is The Next Big Thing MIT, Dell, and even Starbucks are backing the wireless technology. You will too.updated: Mon Mar 05 2001 00:01:00

Turn the clock to zero, boss The river's wide, we'll swim across We're starting up a brand new day --Sting, "Brand New Day"

Fortune: The $1,000,000,000,000 Bet Someone's going to get rich delivering broadband. Someone's going home in tears.updated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

There's an old saying at the poker table that if you don't know who the sucker is, it's you. Well, there are more than a few suckers out there betting on broadband, you can be sure. The world is ju...

Fortune: Going Mobile High-speed, wireless connections to the Internet are popping up everywhere. Here's our up-to-the-minute guide to boupdated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

The poor slob is sitting cross-legged on the floor of the airport waiting lounge, still sweating from his dash through the triple-digit Texas heat. He's balancing his laptop on one knee, and a phon...

Fortune: Qualcomm Hits The Big Time Pushing a little-known digital cellular technology from surf's-up San Diego, this updated: Mon May 15 2000 00:01:00

Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Joan, blended right in. Nary a head turned as we made our way to our table at Donovan's Steak & Chop House in La Jolla. Here was the boss of arguably the most successful ...

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