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Archive for October, 2004

Cingular Interactive Acquisition Completed

Cingular’s deal to sell its Mobitex network to Cerberus Capital has closed, and the newly independent company is now called Velocita Wireless. In an accompanying press release the company said it will focus on providing wireless data services to four key vertical markets (EFT-POS, telemetry, AVL and telematics, and field force automation), offering messaging and […]

Government Approves to Cingular-ATTWS Merger

Both the Justice Department and FCC have given their approval to the Cingular-AT&T Wireless merger. The FCC gave its preliminary approval last week, Justice’s anti-trust division filed its approval yesterday, and this morning the FCC gave its formal nod. The approvals contain certain conditions, mostly relating to the merged company divesting itself of certain assets […]

So This Is Why They Built Wireless Data Overlays

From Reuters: Mobile phone users around the world will spend $1 billion a year on pornography sent to their handsets by 2008, which may boost the wireless services sector much as it fueled growth in the fixed-line Internet, a market research firm said. In the United States, consumers will be dishing out some $90 million […]

So This Is Why They Built Wireless Data Overlays

From Reuters: Mobile phone users around the world will spend $1 billion a year on pornography sent to their handsets by 2008, which may boost the wireless services sector much as it fueled growth in the fixed-line Internet, a market research firm said. In the United States, consumers will be dishing out some $90 million […]

Election Lawyers II

In September I wrote: Am I the only one who thinks there are two armies of lawyers on call for the morning after the election? I imagine that both campaigns and parties are ready to challenge any local, county or state result that is the least bit close, or any result from an area whose […]

I’m Sure This Is A Relief To The President

Reuters: Court Says Whales, Dolphins Cannot Sue Bush Wed Oct 20, 2004 03:24 PM ET LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The world’s whales, porpoises and dolphins have no standing to sue President Bush over the U.S. Navy’s use of sonar equipment that harms marine mammals, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the […]

On Strangers Inspecting One’s Home

It really is an odd feeling, putting one’s house on the market. You have to keep the house perfect at all times, as agents want to show prospective buyers houses when it’s most convenient for the buyer. Fine, I have no real issue with it, but when one’s office is at home it can be […]

Jackhammering

I’m sure this will help my concentration. The swim club next door has begun demolition of their 40-year old pool to make way for the New and Improved Model. After the preliminaries such as taking out the underwater lights, removing the deck lighting and diving boards and delivery of the all-important portapotties they’ve now begun […]

RIM Testing Enterprise Campus BlackBerry

RIM announced on Monday that it has developed a new BlackBerry handheld which uses 802.11b networks instead of wide area wireless data such as GPRS or Mobitex. The company said the new 7270 will support standard BlackBerry features including voice; the device will deliver voice over the WLAN link and integrate with the enterprise’s PBX. […]

In Absentia

No entries in 9 days? Yikes. I guess I’ve been busier than I thought.