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Communications Archive

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    Alumni Connection

  • Can You See Me Now?

    Thanks to voice-over-IP, videoconferencing–the eternal technology of tomorrow–once again appears to be on the verge of success.

  • Digital TV Finds It Hard to be Free

    Broadcasters have spent billions on the technology–but is free over-the-air digital TV a viable alternative to cable and satellite?

  • Making Peace with the Phone Bill

    Sure, long distance costs are way down, but the typical household now spends vastly more on communications than before. MIT management professor Thomas Malone explains why that’s actually a good thing.

  • Kill Voice Spam Before It Grows

    Spammers have come close to ruining e-mail–and threaten to do the same to Internet telephony. The time to stop them is now.

  • Peer-to-Peer Comes Clean

    They’re not just for file-sharing anymore: P2P networks are transmitting phone calls, blocking spam, backing up hard drives, and spreading scholarship.

  • Where Are They Now?

    The young innovators selected for the TR100 in years past have are making an impact.

  • Great Expectations

    Successful innovators don’t believe hypebut they don’t ignore it, either.

  • Four-in-One Radio

    Sirific Wireless has built a single chip that lets cell phones jump between different types of networks.

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