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Communications Archive

  • Letters

    Your thoughts about the memory of the state, genetic obesity, and more

  • Prototypes

    Virtual post-it notes from mobile handhelds…a touchscreen that ‘feels’ like a keyboard…a new power-saving technology for devices…and more emerging technology prototypes.

  • Google's Move into IM

    The search giant’s new IM product, Talk, is newsworthy – but probably won’t overturn the telecommunications industry. In fact, the recent move by Skype may be more ground-breaking.

  • Talking It Up

    Kodiak Networks makes a suite of add-on voice-related features that wireless carriers can offer their customers.

  • Wireless Wiretapping

    The U.S. government wants the ability to listen in on wireless conversations. Critics claim the move could actually make Internet-based communications more vulnerable to attacks.

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  • Wi-Fi for the Masses

    More cities and towns across the U.S. are signing up to build their own citywide wireless networks. But local telecommunications providers aren’t giving in without a fight.

  • An Open-Source Resource

    Funambol, a startup with Italian roots, manages services for open-source mobile applications.

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