(December 19, 2001) - One of the world's leading wireless associations, the
Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), is this week forging an
important new strategic alliance aimed at bringing further value to their
members, who include a broad base of interdependent players in what the
association calls "m-convergence."
With roots in the wireless communications industry, the PCIA is dedicated to
advancing seamless global communications through their technical, regulatory,
and marketing programs. So it's a logical extension for the association to
team up now with LogicNode, a Washington, DC-based company that provides
research on demand and business advisory services focused on the wireless and
telecommunications industry; and to offer with them a new market research and
business advisory service direct to PCIA members.
Between them, the PCIA and LogicNod... (more)
Bringing features such as location-based services to non-Java GPS phones is a
significant untapped market. Not any more, though, thanks to the announcement
by Nextel that it is introducing the Nextel Wireless GPS Platform, an
application development environment that extends location-based services
(LBS) to a broader base of users.
"With the launch of the Nextel Wireless GPS Platform, we are able to bring
these exciting services to non-Java GPS phones," said Danny Bowman, vice
president, Wireless Data Services at Nextel.
The Nextel Wireless GPS Platform provides large corporate an... (more)
"The FCC has agreed that uniting these two great companies is in the public's
interest," commented Tim Donahue, president and CEO of Nextel, as Sprint and
Nextel Communications Inc. yesterday announced that they have received
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval for the companies' pending
merger transaction. This completes all required regulatory approvals for the
merger, and the companies expect to close the merger shortly.
"When we complete the merger, Sprint Nextel will have unmatched wireless
capabilities and a global IP network to provide consumers with high-value,... (more)
"By combining ACCESS' robust NetFront browser platform and its proven
business relationships with PalmSource's advanced operating system,
application portfolio, user interface and developer communities, we will be
able to produce a comprehensive yet flexible solution for the mobile market,"
said Toru Arakawa (pictured), CEO of Tokyo-based ACCESS Co., Ltd., as ACCESS
and PalmSource, Inc. yesterday announced they have signed a definitive
agreement for ACCESS to acquire PalmSource in an all-cash transaction valued
at $18.50 per share of PalmSource common stock , or approximately USD... (more)
The National Football League and Verizon Communications have agreed to
deliver live NFL Network sports and entertainment programming via Verizon's
consumer broadband services, beginning Dec. 7 with the matchup between the
Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. Verizon already offers the NFL
Network television channel to subscribers of its FiOS TV Service and is the
only Internet service provider to deliver selected NFL Network programming
The deal includes live, online broadcasts of NFL Network's Thursday and
Saturday regular season games, certain college f... (more)