The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For April 12, 2006
Vodafone Prepares for World Cup Mobile TV Broadcasts
Vodafone Netherlands has announced plans to broadcast 64 matches
in the 2006 soccer World Cup in Germany straight onto mobile
phones. In a press release yesterday, the operator said that
customers would need to make a one-off payment of 5 euro
(US$6.10) to gain access to exclusive pictures of goals,
highlights, match round-ups, a daily...
KPN Loses Protection against Hostile Takeover
In a clash of opposing groups, shareholders in Dutch telecoms
group KPN have blocked attempts by the company to institute a
mechanism to prevent a hostile takeover, according to Reuters. At
the company's annual general meeting (AGM), U.S. shareholders
fought off opposition from shareholders representing several
Dutch pension funds to...
Getting Small: Gateway's Ultraportable Notebooks
For many people, particularly business travelers, ultraportable
notebook computers mark the perfect balance between mobility and
computing power. With Wi-Fi hotspots proliferating worldwide, the
easy-to-tote systems are widely appreciated for their ability to
connect users to the home and office via both voice and data
Cuban Won't Stream HDNet
ATLANTA -- NCTA National Show -- HDNet founder Mark Cuban pledged
to the cable industry here Tuesday that he would not use the open
Internet to distribute his company's high-definition video
content. "You're never going to see a streaming HDNet," Cuban
said. One of the cable executives sitting next to Cuban asked him
to "promise." And...
eBay Buys Skype A Present
eBay is buying Sonorit Holding AS of Luxembourg and its
U.S. subsidiary Camino Networks Inc. in order to get its hands on
the startup's voice technology team, which will become a part of
eBay subsidiary Skype. The deal is being presented as Skype
buying all Sonorit/Camino assets -- believed to consist almost
entirely of intellectual...
Wireless Location Services for Businesses Could Top 1 Million
Subscribers by 2010 http://www.telecomdirectnews.com/do.php/100/17476?11228
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz -- Depending largely on the cellular operators'
actions, the US Location-Based Services (LBS) business market is
forecast to grow to from 582,000 to 1.1 million subscribed
devices by the end of 2010, reports In-Stat. Location-enabled
enterprise applications constitute a small but important segment
of the market for...
Virgin Mobile USA Preloads AIM
Virgin Mobile USA introduced a new Kyocera Wireless handset
designed to keep text-happy teens satisfied. The Switch-Back
handset comes preloaded with AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). The
black handset flips from its clamshell-style form to a widescreen
with a large QWERTY keypad, which is designed specifically for
easy e-mailing, texting,...
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