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Utilizing unlicensed, near-infrared wireless spectrum, Idealab's Omnilux is about to make a run at the Free Space Optics (FSO) market with its mesh networking vision.
More than 6 million handsets featuring the Symbian OS shipped last year. WBT's Tim Bresien takes a look at the company's prospects for 2004, a critical year for the smartphone market. If London-based Symbian Ltd. was a traditional venture-funded startup, this would be the time that inv...
In a sea of seemingly incompatible MMS strategies, divergent mobile operator schemes, and innumerable advertising campaigns aimed at would-be U.S. camera phone users, Philippe Kahn navigates enviably.
Entrepreneurial interest in wireless was strong at this year's TiEcon conference in Santa Clara, CA. After all, there's more money under management at VC firms now than at any time in history. It's just not being handed out as freely to seed and first-round investments.
Just as northern California drew the greatest technical talent in the semiconductor industry to Silicon Valley, southern California has become a hotbed for the telecommunications industry in San Diego. This mecca for engineers, software developers, and technical managers has also becom...
Return of the Netheads. It's not the title of a big-budget horror movie. It's a recent VC trend: large investments in wireless startups led by proven winners from the world of IP (Internet Protocol) networking.
As a platform for games and entertainment, the mobile phone seems to have ascended to a position that now demands serious attention. At the E3 convention in Los Angeles this past May, it seemed that an entire generation of growth and development had occurred in less than 12 months.
Just before the clock ran out on a disastrous year for wireless Internet investments, a $15-million wager was placed on the near-term wireless future - in the name of Santa Monica, CA startup Boingo Wireless. By this time next year many of you will be Boingo subscribers, accessing the ...
WBT's VC editor Tim Bresien has been making the rounds to see which industry segments are getting the most traction. Here's his outlook on what to watch for in the wireless arena in the months ahead.
It's hard to quantify just how many developers are building new wireless applications today...but their numbers are sure to swell as new color handsets and robust operating systems hit the market. At the close of 2002, NTT DoCoMo tallied more than 3,300 menu sites on its network, repr...
Apparently for Siemens Mobile Acceleration, the time to jumpstart the U.S. market for innovative mobile solutions is now. Contrary to the regressive trends in Silicon Valley, Siemens sees an opportunity to stimulate the environment for innovative new products serving network operators,...
The slow death of Metricom threw their customers for a loop. Here was a company that provided a unique service, yet burned through a billion dollars, and is now seemingly missed by all. Denver-based Aerie Networks recently bought most of the key Ricochet assets for a mere $8.25 millio...
Anticipation is a key factor in figuring out what will happen in the wireless industry over the next couple of years. As entertainment migrates to the handset, it's predicted that revenues from games on mobile phones will reach $6 billion by 2005. How? Many questions remain, but there ...
'Empowering people through great software ­ anytime, anyplace, and on any device' is Microsoft's vision. Literally. Long accused of using its dominant position in the desktop software market to repel innovative competitors, some are wary of Microsoft's ventures in the mobile industry ­...