Vinton Cerf, former MCI official, current Google advisor and chairman of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), will be leaving his position at ICANN later this week when his
Google CEO Eric Schmidt this week floated the possibility that Google could make use of at least one partner to bid in the upcoming 700 MHz auction in January. Google
> Qualcomm claimed an initial victory in a patent dispute with Nokia after a judge recommended ending a US International Trade Commission investigation of a complaint filed by Nokia.
During its recent Q3 conference call, Google co-founder Larry Page commented on the upcoming 700 MHz auction, which the company lobbied the FCC about for open access rules: "I think we've been actually quite happy with the openness provisions that have been put into the 700-megahertz auction, so I disagree with your assertion there," Page said. "I think we have many,
A cursory glance at the CTIA I.T. Wireless & Entertainment 2007 keynote schedule tells you everything you need to know about the impact of mobile social networking and user-generated content services: When Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz enjoys the same headliner status awarded to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and music legend Quincy Jones, it's safe to say social networking has arrived. The projections are lofty: According to a new study released by market analysis firm Juniper Research, the number of users frequenting mobile chat and dating services is expected to grow from about 40
> Motricity acquires InfoSpace's mobile unit for $135 million.
> Online video search service blinkx is taking on Google with the launch last week of a video advertising platform to challenge Googles video units, also launched the day before.
Zayo Bandwidth, a carrier based in Louisville, Colo., has been busy buying up fiber properties lately, including the networks of PPL Telcom, Memphis Networx and most recently Indiana Fiber Works. It
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The telecom rumor mill churned out a nifty one late last week: BroadbandReports stated that retail giant Best Buy was rumored to be exploring the possible acquisition of Covad Communications,