Editor's note: Russell Shaw passed away on March 14. For more information, see Between the Lines.
Russell Shaw's blog describes the emerging world of converged content, plus the Internet and mobile carriers, devices and services that sell and distribute this content to enterprises and consumers.
Gizmodo's Brian Lam (no, not the C-SPAN guy, that'd be Brian Lamb) notes a snippet from Apple's SDK-coming-out-part press conference in which one Mr. Jobs noted that any third-party iPhone developer cooks up a VoIP program for iPhone, the utility will be allowed to work via any Wi-Fi hotspots that might be in range.
SI model Jessica Gomes, if you must know.Our own Maggie Reardon expands on a Denver Post story that notes the Denver International Airport has chosen to block Wi-Fi access to such sites as boingboing.
Just a few minutes ago, I had a most enlightening email conversation with someone who knows as much about the new iPhone SDK, and its effects/potential, as anyone who doesn't work at Apple. And probably know more than most who do.
In remarks to analysts yesterday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs clarified why the iPhone does not support Flash.Jobs said a key reason is that Adobe's Flash Player is optimally built for laptops.
Today, Wi-Fi centered mobile Internet service provider Truphone announced a pretty significant per-minute calling cost reduction on calls from the U.S.
The meme that this FCC is highly partial to the interests of large broadband service providers and telcos has often been hammered home on these screens.While I am certainly not ready to contradict those overarching feelings, I nevertheless feel enthusiastic and obligated to tell you about those FCC decisions in which the consumer wins.
Got a guided tour the other day of business phone system solutions provider Fonality's new PBXtra 4.0 phone system.
Last night's inaugural, Skype co-sponsored webcast of Oprah Winfrey's Oprah.com New Earth Event scored 500,000 simultaneous log-ins.
A reader and information technology professional in the New York area sent me an email this morning that raises the possibility that his high-speed Internet service provider Time Warner Cable may be blocking his AT&T CallVantage VoIP service.Not only does the reader wish to describe his issue, but he would like to hear from others who may be undergoing similar experiences.
In Sydney, Australia for a keynote speech at the Broadband and Beyond Conference this morning, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak appeared to lament the fact that the iPhone doesn't have 3G support in the U.SDuring a press conference immediately after his keynote, the Sydney Morning Herald's Asher Moses noted "Woz said he still used the iPhone and praised its internet capabilities but he also carried a Motorola Razr for taking calls and browsing the web.
Seems as though when Consumerist reader Arjela and her husband entered an Apple store in Bellevue, Wash. to shop for a MacBook Air last week, she felt as though the Apple Store "genius" concentrated all of his sales efforts on the hubby and not on both.
Colleague George Ou, who is not a proponent of most net neutrality regulations, stated his opinions before a Congressional staffer-panel on Network Management sponsored by iGrowthGlobal.That outfit, whose board is full of board members who have served in a similar capacity on the Pox on consumer rights that is the Progress & Freedom Foundation, a group that declares as part of its goal that:governments resist the temptation to regulate, tax and control.
Jeremy Horvitz from iLounge has been listening to some developers with apparent knowledge of the iPhone SDK due next week.He's gleaned that Apple plans to require that all mobile applications be distributed through its iTunes Store.
Yesterday I blogged about the case of reader dmuniz, who wrote to tell me that his Packet8 phone number was mistakenly assigned to Vonage- even though he is not, and never has been a Vonage customer.Just a few mins.
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