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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, to create slimmed-down mobile versions of their site specially adapted for the mobile screen. Using Google to search on your cell phone or mobile device gives you access to over 8 billion Web pages and 1.1 billion images, says Google. You enter a query into the Google search box on your cell ph... (more)

Cingular Wireless Debuts in New York City

(July 15, 2002) - Cingular Wireless, the second largest wireless carrier in the nation, has begun serving the metro New York City area. Cingular's entry into New York means the wireless carrier is now in all top 10 markets and 43 of the top 50, covering 217 million people in the U.S. Cingular has already had a presence in the region through its Mobitex service for BlackBerry. Last October, Cingular signed a network-sharing agreement with VoiceStream to allow Cingular to offer service in New York City on VoiceStream's network, in exchange for VoiceStream's use of Cingular's networ... (more)

AT&T U-verse Arrives in Greenville

Greenville residents now have a new choice for their television and communications services, powered by the most advanced technology. AT&T* today announced the launch of AT&T U-verse(SM) services in parts of Greenville and Asheville beginning Monday, August 10. AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice are delivered over AT&T's advanced Internet Protocol (IP) network, and offer a new alternative to cable and an unmatched experience for customers. AT&T U-verse brings together your TV, broadband, home phone and wireless services -- all on one bill --... (more)

MobileSightTM Mediation Platform a Boon to Mobile Operators

(August 26, 2002) - Narus has announced the latest release of its convergent mobile mediation solution - MobileSight - that acts as an engine to speed the deployment, management, and revenue capture of new segmented or personalized mobile services for voice and data networks. MobileSight is based on Narus' convergent mediation platform and provides key information about network, subscriber, and service usage via interactive software modules that seamlessly interface to mobile voice and data networks, as well as telco business applications. Mobile operators are using MobileSight t... (more)

Sprint Gives Mobile Users Grab-and-Go Music

Sprint is introducing broadcast music into the fray of mobile, multimedia services. The telecommunications company announced it has added Music Choice to its Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Services channel line up. The addition of the multiplatform music network will provide subscribers access to a variety of music genres and video streams. Music Choice will be offered by Sprint as a multimedia service that customers will be able to use to access news, music, and multimedia audio and streaming video. The idea is to make the mobile handset act a bit like a portable music player, equ... (more)