Profile of Elena MalykhinaTechnology Journalist
Member Since: 12/17/2013
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Elena Malykhina began her career at The Wall Street Journal, and her writing has appeared in various news media outlets, including Scientific American, Newsday, and the Associated Press. For several years, she was the online editor at Brandweek and later Adweek, where she followed the world of advertising. Having earned the nickname of "gadget girl," she is excited to be writing about technology again for InformationWeek, where she worked in the past as an associate editor covering the mobile and wireless space. She now writes about the federal government and NASA’s space missions on occasion.
Articles by Elena Malykhina
posted in January 2006
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of the case, it appears the BlackBerry patent battle will be resolved in the U.S. District Court system. In the case of an injunction, Research In Motion says it's found a way to let customers keep using their BlackBerrys.
Research In Motion Ltd. filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court claiming the case raises significant national and international issues. RIM questioned whether U.S. patent laws apply to its products since it's based in Canada.
Philadelphia and Anaheim, Calif., are first on the project list for Wi-Fi, and three more U.S. cities are expected.
Security is top-of-mind for businesses managing wireless networks, especially as they start adding new applications, such as voice over IP. Meru Networks' new offering scrambles malicious code at the radio-frequency signal level.
Best Buy this week launched a mail-in recycling program that lets people donate used or unwanted cell phones. Many wireless carriers have similar programs, with proceeds from resales going to charities.
Everyone saw a Windows Mobile-based Treo coming, and it arrived pretty much on time-just like Microsoft promised back in October. It doesn't come as a surprise to most that it will operate on Verizon Wireless' EV-DO network either. What really makes the news of the Treo intriguing is the fact that it arrives in the midst of RIM's second round of patent re-examinations.
Research In Motion says it's developed fixes for the vulnerability and can recommend temporary precautions until customers are able to update their software.