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Articles by Laurie Sullivan
posted in September 2006
What the industry needs is a podcast aggregator in Zune and Vista, some say, but there are no plans for one at the moment.
Listeners can leave audio and video messages on virtually any blog using their microphone and Webcam.
The batteries, which recharge by plugging into a USB port, are already for sale in the United Kingdom and will be available soon in the United States.
Users can find parts on foreign language sites without needing to type in text queries, though text can be used to refine searches.
One way Tele Atlas is expanding how it updates geographic mapping data is by asking people to provide feedback online.
Time Warner Cable subscribers in Hawaii are the first to test the service, with other states, such as New York and California, to roll out soon.
The service aggregates multiple incoming phone lines into one number that customers can access through a Web interface.
A panel at DEMOfall 2006 asks: Would consumers pay $5 for a router to create a free Internet access hotspot if they in turn got free access at other hotspots around the world?
Document scanning and photo personalization are among the new wares being pushed at this week's show.
The company allows developers to build applications on one platform for use on multiple cell phones and operating systems.
The software inserts ads into downloadable music to make content free for consumers.
Unlike other social networking sites, Wallop is invitation-only and Flash-based to make the design appealing.
Induslogic, a provider of outsourced software product development services, is merging with outsourcer Bonus Technology to build a global company. The combined firm will be called GlobalLogic, the companies said Monday. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
RealNetworks works with browsers to enable one-click subscription to stocks, weather, news feeds, and blogs, with information pushed back to the desktop.
Want to text a group of people about setting up a meeting or maybe just meeting for margaritas? 3jam's new technology will let you message up to 15 people at once.
People will purchase online property in real U.S. dollars, paying taxes to the mayor of the town, the governor of the state, and the United Nation of Weblo.
Nearly 20 of the top 50 richest billionaires this year are in technology, telecommunications, music, movies, or publishing, estimates Forbes.
The deal will allow Nokia users to access Live Search directly from their Nokia multimedia computers and other compatible Nokia S60 devices.
The inventors plan to take the video-saga experiment in social networking much further by building a Web site community around the show, which could offer an active forum, an interface allowing users to link video streams, and a wiki to create an encyclopedia to track characters.
The $3.9 billion matchup is seen as a good fit, especially in terms of integrating mobile computing and sensing technologies like RFID and wireless communications.
HP intends to invest $500 million to build three centers where customers can test SOA platforms. IBM has agreed to finance customers deploying RFID projects.
The deal allows millions of people who upload their homemade videos to YouTube to license an array of Warner Music's songs.
Ads begin running in podcast programs dubbed "This Week in Tech," "Security Now," and "Inside the Net" on Los Angeles' TWiT.tv network.
Cyriac Roeding's plan for a more interactive experience for consumers includes creating cross-media content and tying together TV and movies on cell phones and the Internet, where viewers can interact.
One thing is for sure: Microsoft is looking for new growth engines in consumer electronics, and Zune is a big part of that push. Still, catching up to Apple won't be easy.
The digital media company known for its Rhapsody music service agreed to pay $350 million to acquire a South Korean provider of ringtones and other mobile services. This was followed on Wednesday by the launch of the RealArcade Web site, which offers ringtones and mobile video games.
MapQuest Navigator provides audible turn-by-turn voice directions from the phone handset using GPS. Users download a Java application to the phone and type in the destination.
The Mobilcast service lets consumers search and listen to thousands of podcasts by either streaming or downloading the content to a mobile phone.
Surviving members of the 1960s iconic rock group are targeting today's youth with digital tools, products, and promotional material, as well as the promise of never-before-released content.
More than 15 years in development, Metrics Element, a tool to collect, analyze, and distribute game data within a Web-based user interface, will ship around the first of the year.
Growing in popularity, massive multiplayer online games have become targets of organized crime rings and hackers.
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, if passed, will require U.S. citizens to carry a passport or other accepted document that may include an RFID chip.
The text ads appear when a user searches on a mobile device using Google's search engine, and they can contain up to two lines of text.
The goal is to dust off the Tesseract optical character recognition software with the help of the open-source community and improve it to make it multilingual, among other things, the project's technical lead says in his blog.
Downloading software to cellular phones gives consumers access to 45 titles, including Spider-Man 2 and Scarface.
The acquisition will make it easier for Nokia to offer customers maps, routing, and navigation software on mobile phones.