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Communications Archive

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Putting the Fun Back in Tech

    Among the technocracy – at MIT and beyond – inventing the future and having fun aren’t mutually exclusive.

  • Letters

    Your thoughts on intellectual property, maps, the military, and more

  • And More...

    Short items of interest.

  • A New Outlet for Broadband

    The emerging field of BPL – broadband Internet access over common power lines – is nearing some large-scale rollouts.

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