(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)
(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)
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 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, 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)