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A blogger calling himself "Fake Steve Jobs," whose parody of the Apple chief executive amused and enthralled Silicon Valley, revealed himself on Sunday as an editor of Forbes business magazine. Dan Lyons is also known with his "Who is Pamela Jones?" Forbes cover story. This Adweek blog says "Daniel Lyons has no love for bloggers." Dan Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes, admitted to writing as Fake Steve after a New York Times reporter found resemblances between the blog and Lyons' published work and asked him whether he was behind the long-running satire. Lyons told the Times he had started the fake blog last year to poke fun at the lack of candidness he saw in the growing number of CEO blogs that were attracting media attention. Forbes.com confirmed the Times' account and posted an audio interview with Lyons, who lives near Boston and who had managed to evade media sle... (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)

mPower Version 2.5 Delivers Comprehensive Provisioning Solution to Wireless Carriers

(October 31, 2002) - Mobilitec Inc. has just released version 2.5 of its carrier-grade solution, mPower. mPower is an open standard based system featuring content management and delivery, and flexible subscription capabilities. The newly released version has advanced delivery channels, marketing tools, and implementation of various business models that enable carriers to further promote new download services and customize them for specific subscriber groups based on consumption patterns and preferences. Introducing a service management approach, mPower enables carriers to provis... (more)

MIPI Alliance to Define Open Standards for Mobile Application Processors

(July 30, 2003) - The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance is a new industry initiative that will define and promote open standards for interfaces to mobile application processors. Founded by ARM, Nokia, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments Incorporated, the MIPI Alliance is a response to interest in the OMAPI (SM) standard launched in December 2002. OMAPI was formed by TI and ST to standardize interfaces for mobile application processors. The response to this initiative was very strong and indicated the need for a more representative formal industry organizatio... (more)

What a Week for Sony Ericsson!

(March 8, 2002) - After five months in which it has been keeping its powder dry, the Sony Ericsson joint venture has exploded into action this week, as if in defiant answer to those who had noticed its conspicuous absence from February's GSM World Congress. The Sony Ericsson strategic aim is to become the No.1 mobile supplier in the world by 2006, and releasing ten press releases in a single week is certainly one way of advancing things! Sweden's wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson and Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony Corp. teamed up in last October. Their intention was ... (more)