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(August 26, 2002) - As the worlds of wireless and Web services begin steadily to converge, Wireless Business & Technology News Desk asks IBM's Andrew Donoho, Web Theorist, for a heads-up on where we are, where we're headed, and what technical challenges still remain in connecting the two technologies. WBT News Desk: For many firms, wireless devices have already made impressive changes in how business is conducted. Would you say we're deep into the transformation, or are we still just at the start of this revolution, with a lot further to go? Donoho: We are at the beginning of the wireless transformation. We are just entering the transition to third generation cellular wireless - the first generation with any significant data capability - and are four years into unlicensed wireless (Wi-Fi - 802.11b) deployment. We are still working on deriving the true value of these d... (more)

QUALCOMM/Siemens Cross-Licensing Agreement Encourages Growth of Wireless

(August 26, 2002) - QUALCOMM has expanded a cross-licensing agreement with Germany's Siemens AG, granting Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (IC Mobile) the rights to make and sell infrastructure equipment worldwide for CDMA wireless systems. The agreement now provides Siemens with the rights to sell infrastructure equipment worldwide for all CDMA standards (IS-95, CDMA2000, 1X EV DO, WCDMA and TD-SCDMA) and subscriber units worldwide for UMTS, W-CDMA and TD-SCDMA standards. The expansion also grants QUALCOMM royalty-free rights under Siemens' patents to market an... (more)

Google Ramps Up Its Mobile Reach: Launches "Mobile Web Search"

To add to last month's new Google Local service enabling people to connect to information from their mobile phones or wireless device, Google has now launched what it's calling "search in the palm of your hand." Google Mobile, says the search giant, "makes it easy to access online information — over 8 billion pages and a billion images — on your cell phone or mobile device." You can also search more than a billion images and get the one you need on your phone with Google Image Search. The technology works only with sites that use XHTML, rather than traditional HTML, t... (more)

Tokiva Launches Open Mobile Communications Platform

Tokiva announced the public beta launch of its Mobile Communications Platform that provides open and cost effective voice, messaging, and sharing services on Mobile, Web, and Instant Messaging systems. Tokiva addresses three key communications necessities for mobile users: 1) inexpensively make calls around the world, 2) access email, and 3) share social lives with friends and family. Users register at www.tokiva.com, create a profile, download Tokiva Mobile software to the phone, and then they can call any number in the world from their mobile. Tokiva calls the user back and im... (more)

ActivIdentity To Address ID 360 Market Segments

ActivIdentity, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in identity assurance and credential management, today announced its new market focus and approach in smart identity solutions. The new strategy is addressing the key ID 360 market-driving sectors: Employer-to-Employee, Business-to-Customer, and Government-to-Citizen, which collectively represent multi-billion dollar markets and provide exponential growth opportunities for ActivIdentity. Under ActivIdentity’s new solutions strategy, the company will leverage its identity assurance platform and credential management system to appl... (more)