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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.

Tyco Electronics is Now TE Connectivity Ltd.

March 10, 2011 6:17 am | Comments

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco Electronics Ltd. received shareholder approval at yesterday's Annual General Meeting to change the company name to TE Connectivity Ltd. The name change is subject to Swiss regulatory approval, which the company expects to receive by March 25, 2011. The NYSE ticker symbol (TEL) will remain the same.

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PC Tools™: 1 in 4 Americans Online During March College Basketball Championships

March 10, 2011 6:17 am | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Online activity spikes this Sunday as the tournament brackets are announced. College basketball fever hits as fans go crazy researching teams and players for their top pool “winning picks.” Today, PC Tools™ announced the findings of its March college basketball survey conducted by TNS Global.

AT&T to Sell iPad 2 on March 11 - Customers Get First Month Free

March 10, 2011 6:17 am | Comments

DALLAS, /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced it will sell iPad 2 in its retail and business channels beginning Friday, March 11 at 5 p.m. local time. Online sales will be available at http://www.att.com/iPad at 1 a.m. pacific time. AT&T offers several convenient billing options, none of which require a long-term contract.

Anritsu Handheld Spectrum Analyzers Earn 2011 Global New Product Innovation of the Year Award

March 10, 2011 6:17 am | Comments

MORGAN HILL, Calif.,/PRNewswire/ -- Anritsu Company announces that its MS272xC Spectrum Master™ handheld spectrum analyzers have earned a prestigious 2011 New Product Innovation of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan, a leading global market research organization. The award was presented to Anritsu during Frost & Sullivan's 2011 Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet, which recognizes best-in-class companies worldwide.

American Express and foursquare Demonstrate a Whole New Way to Redeem Merchant Offers

March 10, 2011 6:17 am | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Express and foursquare unveiled details of new functionality that delivers a whole new way of redeeming merchant offers within the foursquare app without the need for coupons, special codes or showing phones to cashiers. Debuting with a pilot program at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi), American Express’ new Smart Offer APIs enable SXSWi attendees and Austin residents to link their American Express® Card accounts to their foursquare profiles from March 11th–15th to test drive the new foursquare experience for the first time.

Yamaha Enhances Its Geomagnetic Sensor Lineup with YAS530 Triaxial Geomagnetic IC Chip

March 9, 2011 7:04 am | Comments

TOKYO, /PRNewswire/ -- Yamaha Corporation today announced that it would begin mass production and shipments of its new triaxial geomagnetic sensor IC for smartphones and tablet PCs in April 2011. The new YAS530 triaxial geomagnetic sensor IC will have a wide range of uses, from navigation apps that require GPS, AR (augmented reality) apps, games that utilize a gyro sensor and more.

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Telecom's New Dial Tone: Procurement in the Cloud

March 9, 2011 7:04 am | Comments

SAN RAMON, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- In ten years will anyone buy phone service from a phone carrier? If that sounds like a silly question, consider that the telecom market is no more immune to change and evolution than was the advertising industry through Google or the software industry through SalesForce.

30 GHz Leadless Chip Carrier Packaging Platform Designed for Telecom, Military, and Aerospace Applications

March 9, 2011 7:04 am | Comments

LOS ANGELES, /PRNewswire/ -- OFC/NFOEC -- Tektronix Component Solutions announced its new 30 GHz leadless chip carrier (LCC) packaging platform to meet the broadband performance requirements demanded by telecommunications systems and modules, military/aerospace applications, and terrestrial communications.

Ralink Captures 20 Percent of ADSL Chip Market According to New iSuppli Figures

March 9, 2011 7:04 am | Comments

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ralink Technology Corporation today announced that sales of its ADSL chipsets grew to more than 20 percent of the global xDSL home gateway market according to a recently released iSuppli report. According to iSuppli figures, global ADSL subscribers increased by 10.

MobileIron Release Delivers Local Language Support for Global 2000 Customers

March 9, 2011 7:04 am | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.,/PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron today announced version 4.1 of the MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform (VSP),which features local language support for global companies. MobileIron also announced its reseller agreement with SoftBank BB, the biggest IT distributer in Japan and one of the Group companies of SoftBankCorp, to provide SoftBank's enterprise customers with mobile device management, security and app control.

FBI Deploys Enhanced Fingerprint ID System

March 9, 2011 7:04 am | Comments

By Elizabeth Montalbano, InformationWeek Lockheed Martin built the multimillion-dollar Next Generation Identification System (NGIS) to replace over a period of time the FBI's current Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), which Lockheed has supported since it went live in 1999, the company said.

FCC Chairman Genachowski to Address International CTIA Wireless 2011® Attendees on March 22

March 9, 2011 7:04 am | Comments

Newswire WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011 recently announced that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will speak during the show's opening day keynote session, set for March 22 at 9:00 a.m. EST. International CTIA WIRELESS will take place March 22–24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Standardization Roadmap for Safe, Mass Deployment of Electric Vehicles under Development

March 9, 2011 7:04 am | Comments

NEW YORK, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A March 4th meeting convened by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has resulted in an agreement by key stakeholders from the private and public sectors to develop a standardization roadmap to enable the safe, mass deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in the United States.

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