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Archive for June, 2004

Apple’s Dashboard versus Konfabulator

On Monday, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, CEO Steve Jobs previewed the next version of the Mac OS, code named Tiger. He showed off a nice array of eye candy and some actually useful bits, like multiuser video and audio conferencing, that are scheduled to be in the release about a year from now. The […]

Ricochet Sold for Second Time in Seven Months

Washington-based WiFi developer and distributor YDI Wireless has agreed to acquire the assets of Ricochet in a cash and stock deal worth slightly over US$5M. Ricochet’s WMAN architecture was developed by Metricom, which subsequently filed for bankruptcy. The network and technology was acquired in 2001 by Aerie Networks, which sold Ricochet late last year to […]

RIM Posts Strong Quarterly Numbers

Research in Motion said its FQ12005 revenue climbed 28% from the previous quarter to nearly US$270 and its net income rose 32% to $55M after taking a $16M provision for its patent litigation with NTP. The company said its BlackBerry subscriber base grew 25% during the quarter to 1.34M users. But despite the striking growth […]

Moody’s Joins Hutchison Naysayers

Moody’s Investor Service has hitched a ride on the Hutchison-Won’t-Succeed-With-3G bandwagon, climbing aboard with Nomura Securities. Moody’s said it doubts that Hutch will be able to maintain its net add rate and will eventually be forced to curtain spending. “Severe competition for market share could negatively impact [Hutchison] from achieving targeted subscriber numbers and improving […]

Sweden’s UMTS Licensees Lobby (Again) To Change The Terms

The four licensees of UMTS spectrum in Sweden have petitioned government regulators to relax the terms of their licenses. The companies filed a common application with the PTS to allow them to build out their networks more slowly and offer reduced coverage than they agreed to when they acquired the licenses in a beauty contest […]

Booz Allen Wrapup

( golf )

Wow, what a week. Thursday’s first round was a long day, too. The first group arrived at 17 tee at 8:45AM, and the last group left the green at 6:40PM. Charles Howell shot 61 to set the course record and take the lead. Thursday night brought a bit of a crisis that I won’t go […]

Pro Am Day II

( golf )

The schedule for marshals has a note next to Wednesday; the complete text is “(Long day)”. No kidding. The first group got to 17 at the same time I did, 8:30AM. The last group left 17 tee at 7:35PM. Ray Pate took Low Columbia Member honors with a nice birdie, having stuck his tee shot […]

Cingular and Sprint Lay Out Next Gen Cellular Plans

Sprint acknowledged the rumors in the US market and said it plans to spend US$1B, mostly next year, to deploy 1X EV-DO. Few details were announced, but the company said it will launch service in a few markets this year with the broader launch in 2005. Meanwhile, Cingular said it has issued an RFP for […]

And Now, Class, We’ll Learn To Use the Spiel Chucker Spell Checker

One of the pleasures of having a rising senior in high school is the volumes of mail which arrives touting SAT tutors. Just today, for example, we received a letter from Summit Educational Group advertising their services. The letter is signed by Charles O’Hearn, Founder and CEO. Mr. O’Hearn’s letter says his company has “helped […]

Welcome to the Booze Alien Classick

( golf )

Sign as you approach the entrance to the TPC at Avenel this week: Other tidbits from today: The skybox at #17 tee is now fully enclosed and air conditioned. That should help cut down on the noise quite a bit. The bleacher seats on the hill next to the pavillion tent now have plastic backs […]