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Keynote Systems has announced that it has expanded its on-demand mobile test and measurement network to include Beijing, China; Chennai, India; Mexico City, Mexico and Madrid, Spain. Keynote and its subsidiary Keynote SIGOS give its customers the ability to test mobile performance in over 700 locations on over 200 mobile networks across more than 70 countries. Keynote's global network is comprised of real and simulated devices, user-provided SIMs and wireless modems, providing an unparalleled and customizable view into the performance of mobile content, applications and services. Companies who have mobile applications, content, and services across the globe can leverage Keynote to monitor these services to provide a better customer experience to more people. For example, retailers can leverage Keynote to monitor the delivery of global coupon campaigns, enabling them... (more)

Sun Targets the Mobile Market at CTIA

At CTIA Wireless 2004 in Atlanta, GA, this week, Sun Microsystems announced relationships with RIM, AT&T, Nokia, and other wireless leaders, to address the ever-increasing demand for mobile data services and enterprise applications. Sun is working with Research In Motion (RIM) to extend mobile Java Web services technology to the more than one million customers currently using BlackBerry. Sun and RIM will enable the end-to-end secure delivery of enterprise data via BlackBerry based on Sun's Java Enterprise System, Java technology for mobile devices, and Web Services technologies. ... (more)

Katrina: Cingular Wireless Establishes "Cingular Cares" Initiative

"Our hearts have been touched by devastation left by Hurricane Katrina," said Cingular Wireless president and CEO Stan Sigman (pictured), as Cingular Wireless yesterday announced a multi-pronged approach to raising millions of dollars to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and to assist its own employees who have been affected by the disaster. Among the efforts by Cingular: Establishment of the Cingular Cares Initiative The program will provide immediate relief to victims of Hurricane Katrina and will also establish a sustainable fund for providing assistance for fu... (more)

Mobile Executive Christensen Leaves MS

(November 6, 2003) - The head of Microsoft's Mobile Devices division, Juha Christensen, is leaving the company, sparking rumors that the company's mobile initiatives may have encountered a speed bump or two. Juha Christensen, a Danish national, was a cofounder of Symbian, Microsoft's mobile market rival, but he left Symbian to join Microsoft four years ago, where he was responsible for the launch of Windows mobile software products. Christensen will leave Microsoft on December 1, to start his own San Francisco Bay-area mobile devices services company. Christensen's departure, jus... (more)

Tim Bray: "iPod? Blackberry? Texting? Not For Me, Thanks"

Related Links: XML Pioneer Tim Bray Applauds Newest Version of NeoOffice/J "Wherever I am, my laptop is with me, and if it's turned on, it's on the Net unless I'm out of WiFi range. It has an excellent screen for looking at pictures and is a fine music box." This simple truth is at the heart of XML pioneer Tim Bray's personal decision to steer clear of PDAs or the Blackberry. (The italics are ours.) "Of course," he blogged on Tuesday, "there are lots of times when the computer isn't on: when I'm walking, or in a car, or shopping. Of course, I'd still like to be connected some of th... (more)