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March 15, 2011 6:57 am | Comments

HERZLIYA, Israel -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Genieo today announced an update to its free personalized web service that enables users to share their unique Genieo home page experience with their friends. The update is designed to look like a stylish magazine, tailored to individual’s news preference. The magazine contains articles, social posts and media items which match the daily user’s interest.

Verizon Wireless Provides Quick and Easy Way to Help Japan Relief

March 14, 2011 9:57 am | Comments

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has quickly implemented a mobile giving program for customers looking for a quick and easy way to contribute to Japan relief efforts. The company announced today that customers can use their mobile phones to make $10 donations to a host of non-profit organizations responding to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

USA TODAY Launches 'Mobile Hoopla' Contest

March 14, 2011 9:57 am | Comments

MCLEAN, Va., /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY announced today the launch of a made-for-mobile bracket contest, Mobile Hoopla, in conjunction with the annual Men's College Basketball Tournament. Participants will be allowed to sign in using their Facebook or e-mail credentials, make their bracket picks, post on their Facebook page that they are playing, and compete in a national contest for a chance to win one of five Xbox 360 consoles with Kinect.

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RRC Releases OEM Samples of Its Wireless Power Technology for Medical, Military & Industrial Markets

March 14, 2011 9:57 am | Comments

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RRC power solutions Inc. today announced availability of evaluation kits of its high-efficiency wireless power technology. RRC’s wireless technology is aimed at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) making portable products for medical, military, instrumentation and industrial markets, in addition to consumer markets.

PLX Technology Working with Texas Instruments to Deliver PCI Express-Enabled DSPs

March 14, 2011 9:57 am | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PLX Technology, Inc. announced its collaboration with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) on a solution encompassing TI’s digital signal processors (DSPs) enabled by PCI Express® (PCIe®) 2.0 standards. With PCIe’s high performance, low cost and widespread market adoption, the availability of TI DSPs and PLX® PCIe connectivity broadens the capabilities of new designs in applications such as wireless infrastructure communications, DSP farms, digital media, test and measurement, medical imaging and industrial automation.

Economic Game Changer for Service Providers Creates new Revenue Streams and Cost Savers

March 14, 2011 9:57 am | Comments

HERNDON, Va., /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect) today announced a ground-breaking addition to its IP satellite communications platform: SCPC Return Channel technology. The capability is available through iDirect's iDX 3.0 software and enables service providers to manage TDMA and SCPC networks over the same platform.

FreeWave Introduces New Line of Wireless Data Radios for Global Use

March 14, 2011 9:57 am | Comments

BOULDER, Colo., /PRNewswire/ -- FreeWave Technologies today announced the introduction of its new GX product line operating in the globally available 2.4 GHz spectrum with the release of the GXM, GXCP, and GX-C Serial radio.  The GX line of radios provides OEMs, integrators, and end-users who have adopted FreeWave's popular 900 MHz FGR and FGR2 product families with a familiar option in 2.

AT&T Offers Wireless, Wireline Billing Relief for Consumers calling and Texting Family, Friends in Japan

March 14, 2011 9:56 am | Comments

DALLAS, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T today announced it has implemented international calling and texting support efforts for U.S. residential wireless and wireline consumers trying to connect with loved ones in Japan, following last week's tragic earthquake and tsunami. Effective beginning last week, March 11, and continuing through March 31, AT&T wireless postpaid customers will not be charged for: * International long distance usage from the United States and Puerto Rico to Japan * Text messages to Japan, originated from a U.

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UNH-IOL and MIPI Drive Innovation in Production of Mobile Devices

March 11, 2011 6:53 am | Comments

DURHAM, N.H.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, recently announced that the lab, in collaboration with MIPI® Alliance is enabling the production of less expensive mobile devices that display higher quality video, while consuming less power.

NetAirus Systems LLC to Sell a Patent Portfolio Relating to Flat Screen Displays for 3D HDTVs

March 11, 2011 6:53 am | Comments

CHICAGO, /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP plc-L) and the world's premier patent auction firm, has been engaged by NetAirus Systems LLC to sell a patent portfolio in the field of flat panel display positioning of HDTVs, display monitors, PDAs and other information devices.

Low-Power Memory from Nanotubes

March 11, 2011 6:53 am | Comments

By Katherine Bourzac A new type of nonvolatile memory based on carbon nanotubes has dramatically lower power requirements than current technology. It uses the nanotubes to read and write data to small islands of phase-change materials, which store information. With further development, the new technology could extend battery life in mobile devices and also make desktop computers more efficient.

House Subcommittee Told FCC Action Poses a Threat to GPS

March 11, 2011 6:53 am | Comments

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A representative of a founding member of the Coalition to Save Our GPS told a House subcommittee today that a recent action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could cause "consequences of disruption" to the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) that will be "far reaching, likely to affect large portions of the population and the federal government.

Unprecedented Trade in Volumes Predict Millions of Original iPad Owners Ready to Upgrade

March 11, 2011 6:53 am | Comments

BOSTON, /PRNewswire/ -- With the iPad 2 shipping tomorrow, the RECOMMERCE industry has already seen its busiest week yet with tens of thousands looking to trade in to trade up. More iPads were traded in last week than any product in CE history. As a result, Gazelle, the nation's leading RECOMMERCE service predicts that not only will the iPad 2 be an excellent product for Apple, but it will also be a great upgrade with millions of original iPad owners likely to purchase the iPad 2 within weeks of it being available.

CTIA’s Statement on the Introduction of the Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011

March 11, 2011 6:53 am | Comments

WASHINGTON,/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a bipartisan group of more than 140 co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement:  "On behalf of the wireless industry, and more importantly wireless consumers, we appreciate the support of the more than 140 co-sponsors, led by Representatives Lofgren and Franks and Senators Wyden and Snowe, to put a five-year moratorium on the discriminatory taxes and fees levied on our consumers.

Bill to Ban new Wireless Taxes Rises Again

March 11, 2011 6:53 am | Comments

By Kent German For the third consecutive Congressional session, a bipartisan bill is aiming to limit new taxes on your cell phone bill. Introduced today in the House of Representatives by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and in the Senate by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Olympia Snow (R-Maine), the Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 would prohibit state and local governments from imposing discriminatory or redundant taxes on mobile services, providers, or mobile technology for a period of five years.

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