Profile of Terry SweeneyContributing Editor
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Terry Sweeney is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered technology, networking, and security for more than 20 years. He was part of the team that started Dark Reading and has been a contributor to The Washington Post, Crain's New York Business, Red Herring, Network World, InformationWeek and Mobile Sports Report.
In addition to information security, Sweeney has written extensively about cloud computing, wireless technologies, storage networking, and analytics. After watching successive waves of technological advancement, he still prefers to chronicle the actual application of these breakthroughs by businesses and public sector organizations.
Sweeney is also the founder and chief jarhead of Paragon Jams, which specializes in small-batch jams and preserves for adults.
Articles by Terry Sweeney
posted in April 2008
Finnish cell phone vendor battles Apple's iPhone and iTunes with two new XpressMusic smartphones and a recently opened music store.
The built-in GPS capabilities in the Pearl 8110 provide directions, 3-D maps, and traffic alerts.
It might be tempting to write off corporate activities on Earth Day as empty, cynical, or too little too late. But as I was driving to Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition in downtown Los Angeles this morning and saw the skyline and its brownish air backdrop, my real thought was "Now more than ever."
It doesn't have a camera, Web browser, or Bluetooth, but the basic handset has a basic price: $19.99
Rove said its Mobile Admin 4.0 has a redesigned Web interface and now supports Microsoft Exchange 2007, Windows 2008, and Windows Vista.
TapRoot trial is aimed at piquing carrier interest for Symbian, Windows Mobile-based handsets.
Support from the Linux Mobile Foundation, Google's Android initiative, and Nokia's acquisition of Trolltech are seen as fueling the prediction from analyst firm ABI.
With its XR450 platform, mono- and bi-static ports can be activated depending on requirements and local signal propagation issues, the company said.
The company's latest BizTalk RFID software aims to foster management and integration of RF-based applications across the enterprise.
The EV-DO 3G-enhanced XV6900 includes a media player, camera, and mobile versions of Microsoft apps.
Wireless Dynamics' SDiD 1212 plugs into the SD slot built into many mobiles, and is the industry's first card with embedded 512 MB SD memory.
The software integrates contact lists for packetized voice, IM communications, and other Web 2.0 sites.
Record sales, profits, and units in the mobile handset division highlight the company's quarterly results.
The beta version of its Livecontacts application tracks contacts' movement geographically on mobile handsets.
The 6212 is enabled with near field communication technology that is designed to simplify wireless data transfers.
Each of its 17 stores in New York will be equipped for RFID during the next three months; an additional 120 locations in North America will follow.
FreeMobile411 lets users browse by category, get maps, or ask for driving directions.
ABI forecasts 700 million browsers shipped in 2013, compared with 76 million in 2007.
Data gleaned from mobile handsets and GPS-enabled vehicles will flag congested areas all across the country.
The Windows Mobile-based app helps healthcare providers access only the information they need at any given moment.
The free service, which is compatible with any handset with Java-based MIPD 2.0, features video jockeys' playlists that change on the hour, a la MTV.
The company's PBX Mobile Extension software turns BlackBerry devices and other mobile handsets into extensions of the corporate voice environment.
The partnership positions the two companies to serve a mobile enterprise app market, which is growing at 30% annually.
The company's Mobile Financial software is part business news reader, part investment dealer research portal.
The company's Secure Mobile Payment software works with Windows Mobile 5.0 and RIM 4.1 devices.
The carrier is set to test a new Mobile Fragrance Communication service that pairs audio and video with programmable aromas.
Fleet management for enterprises and personal navigation will be the highest-revenue-producing apps for GPS-enabled phones, ABI predicts.
New terminal-emulation software resides on Windows Mobile-based handsets and uses VPN-level security protections.
The company's voice command software let users make calls, send texts, or record reminders.
Mobile Data Now v1.3 lets users access CRM apps via E-mail, SMS, or instant messaging sent from mobile handsets.
The cell phone client, like a mixed blogging platform, lets users post their thoughts simultaneously in the real world and the virtual world.
Citing rapid growth of replacement market in developing economies, the company prices some of its handsets below $150.
PGP Mobile encrypts Windows Mobile-based data automatically, but still allows mobile data to be shared securely with other mobile and desktop users.
New slider smartphone blends Web access, media player, GPS location services and video sharing.