Microsoft, BT and start-up Neul are working on broadband using white-space radio, which promises new wireless data without needing new frequencies. That's a tougher job to pull off than it may seem
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A group of 10 allies, including the BBC and Nokia, are setting up a test site in Cambridge for broadband based on the unused spectrum lying between TV broadcasts
Walking the show floor at CES this year it was clear that there were more people there than the last couple of years (and most of them seemed to be standing in front of the Microsoft stand watching other attendees play Kinect). The Intel, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic stands were also crowded all week, taxi and bus lines were far longer than last year, show rates at hotels sold out early in December and most restaurants had queues for tables again - which we hadn't seen since 2008.
Microsoft has made a second intellectual property (IP) licensing announcement this week. After announcing a cross-licensing deal with Amazon.com (which had lots of NDA stipulations), Microsoft announced on February 25 it had struck a deal with Panasonic for its exFAT technology.
IBM will tout a big cloud computing win. Consumer electronics giant Panasonic will migrate a total of 300,000 employees and partners off of Microsoft Exchange and other collaboration technologies to Big Blue's LotusLive platform.
Stories of the month - August 2009
Small customers will soon get access to an online marketplace for "software as a service" applications.
Small firms will soon get access to an online marketplace for 'software as a service' applications
Developers are challenged to create new applications by combining telecommunications and Web tools. Top winner will take $25,000.
Developers have been challenged to create new applications by combining telecoms and web tools
Last year's winners of the Imagine Cup for software design are getting technical and business training from BT and Microsoft
Software giant announces partnership with BT and Virgin Mobile to offer a new mobile TV service in the U.K.
A BT Trax analysis of sister site TechRepublic shows that over the last month, among the top-10 consumed resources, the most popular vendors were Microsoft, Google and Mozilla; the most popular product was Windows XP; and the most popular topic was security (VPN, DNS, patches).
Carrier is expected to trial its video-on-demand service early next year, with a commercial launch set for summer.
The pioneering 21st Century Network project will help BT to offer IP-based video-on-demand services
Gears up for deal worth millions...
Around 44% of small businesses are ready to pay for hosted services, which could produce a 167 mln British pounds market if they all sign up over the next 3 years, according to the survey of 5,000 small businesses in the UK done by Microsoft, BT andCobWeb Solutions. 52% of the companies wanted broadband-delivered communications services that mimic those used by larger companies.
British communications giant will become a reseller of Microsoft's Live Meeting service.
Bad days for Intel, BT, the CIA and Microsoft, but at least Rupert got to keep his shoes
BT and Microsoft are offering a SME business IT solution that includes broadband, security and applications
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