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Olympics Web 2.0? Not So Fast!

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rebecca Fannin

The Beijing Games were billed as the world's first web 2.0 Olympics -- the time when the Internet and video streaming would shine as they reflected China's glory of hosting theevent. But I found it not so.

Green Cell Phone Evolution

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Predictions of "revolution" in the mobile tech world come at a dizzying pace these days. Google CEO Eric Schmidt said at the World Economic Forum in D...

Cell Phones and Young Voter Registration

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Heather Smith

Earlier than most voter registration organizations, Rock the Vote realized that the best way to reach young people was by cell -- the Millennial Generation aren't tied to landlines.

Women Tapping Technology

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

My focus at "Rebooting the System" was to learn how technology was impacting women's issues, the dissemination of information, and the role that women were playing in this arena.

U.S. Will Never Become a Mobile-Centric Culture

Nina Spezzaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Spezzaferro

Americans traveling to the Olympics in Beijing and Hong Kong have been struck by the sophistication of Asia's mobile devices. While the Asian mobile m...

Mobile Advertising Growth Stunted by Mobile Carriers

Nina Spezzaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nina Spezzaferro

Successfully targeted and privacy-centric mobile advertising, while inevitable, could very well be another 18 to 24 months away.

Congress Upholds Cell Phone Ban For Airplanes

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Cell phone calls on airplanes in flight are not only unsafe, they're obnoxious and they should be permanently banned, according to ...

California Cell Phone Driving Laws Changing July 1

AP | MALIA WOLLAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — To Celeste Tyler and her teenage friends, text-messaging is as effortless as tying their shoes. The high school senior can...

The Question Concerning Digital Technology

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hugh McGuire

I'm not interested in technology per se, I am interested in the ways we might use it to make our lives richer and more meaningful.

Disaster Reponse in a Web 2.0 World

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Fannin

Being in China one week after a massive earthquake reminds me of how advanced China is becoming -- and how the country's swift response has lessons for the U.S. and its poor handling of Katrina.

Bill Would Ban In-Flight Cell Phone Use

PC Magazine | Chloe Albanesius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For many of us, the opportunity to power down the cell phone or disconnect from the Internet during an airplane ride is a welcome respite from being c...

Valley Workers Go "Topless" At Meetings

Los Angeles Times | Jessica Guynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the capital of information technology, Silicon Valley may have more gadgets per capita than any other place on the planet. Yet, even here, "always ...

Cancer Expert: Cell Phones More Dangerous Than Smoking Or Asbestos

The Independent | Geoffrey Lean | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people should avoi...

China to Launch Trial of 3G Phones

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING — China's main mobile phone company said Friday it will launch trial service of the homegrown Chinese next-generation standard next week...

Motorola to Split Handsets Into Own Co.

AP | ASHLEY M. HEHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — Motorola Inc. announced plans to separate its struggling handset business from other operations Wednesday, forming two separate, publi...

Comcast, Sprint, Google May Fund WiMax

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PHILADELPHIA — Major cable, telecom and Internet companies are in preliminary, but serious, talks to create a national wireless network that wou...

See The World's Lightest Cell Phone

Crave | Kent German | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From CNet's Crave Blog: The Guinness World Records named the Modu phone as the lightest cell phone in the world. At just 1.5 ounces and 2.8 by 1.4 by...

Toshiba's Newest Luxe Phone Has Diamond Accents

Crave | Mike Yamamoto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toshiba may not be the best-known manufacturer of mobile phones, but it certainly keeps things interesting. When it's not making Transformer wannabes,...

Verizon Cancels Returning Marines' Cellphones, Fines Them $500

Consumerist | Bob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two Marines, a husband and wife, found Verizon had an unpleasant welcome-home gift waiting for them when they got back from serving in Iraq: canceled ...

3 Cell Carriers in Price Battle

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless introduced an unlimited calling plan $99.99 a month on Tuesday, a move that was quickly matched by AT&T Mobility and...

Sprint Won't Kill Its Dying Nextel Unit

Silicon Alley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As new Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse looks to revive the struggling wireless carrier, the company says one thing is off the table: They're not getting r...

Canadian Surprised By $85,000 Cell Phone Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Piotr Staniaszek normally pays $147 a month for his cell phone. So he was more than a little surprised to learn his November bill had ballooned to $59...

IPhones Not In China's Immediate Future

Reuters | Vinicy Chan, Edwin Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhone is unlikely to hit Chinese shelves soon because of technical and fee issues, industry executives said on Wednesday, a day ...

Google Aims To Crush The iPhone

Forbes | Brian Caulfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Take one look at the smart-phone market, and it's easy to see a murderer's row. Apple sold one million iPhones in less than three months this summer. ...

Want to Reach Hispanics? Go Mobile

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 08.14.2014 | Technology
Cesar M. Melgoza

Reaching the Hispanic market has always been a moving target. Our country's Latin American community is dynamic; comprised of a changing mix of people from dozens of Hispanic countries, with a wide variety of cultures, acculturation levels, media habits and spending behaviors.