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VIDEO: Did you miss it? The full keynote from the third day of CTIA I.T. ’08

Steve Largent introduces a study, produced by CTIA and Harris Interactive, titled "Teenagers: A Generation Unplugged."; Harris Interactive; CTIA; Trip Hawkins, Digital Chocolate CEO, discusses his views on the media revolution.; CTIA; Digital Chocolate; Trip Hawkins; A group...

VIDEO: Did you miss it? The full keynote from the first day of CTIA I.T. ’08

The show got off to a solid start with a well-attended keynote session, anchored by a discussion among the CEOs of Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. ; CTIA; Yahoo Inc. once again took advantage of the trade-show spotlight,...

Obama elected by CTIA I.T. attendees

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama won a text message election held during the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2008 trade show held earlier this month in San Francisco.Obama received 56% of the vote to edge out his Republican opponent John McCain, according to a...

CTIA I.T. ’08: A look back

CTIA Wireless I.T 2008 is in the rear-view, and the industry is performing the typical post-show analyses. My two cents:1) Sprint's Dan Hesse is my new favorite CEO. Because anybody with a fondness for Vans can't be too far removed from this guy. Which...

Mobile payment hurdles many, varied

SAN FRANCISCO -- There is no shortage of challenges in getting m-commerce off the ground in the United States. But maybe the most important factor is time.That was the takeaway from yesterday's afternoon session on all facets of mobile commerce, from contactless payments to...

Mobile gaming still alive: Hype around iPhone bolstering market

SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Cottle is pimping his ride with eye-catching rims, fancy hood art and those cool hydraulic things that can bounce a car like a basketball at red lights. And he's doing it all with one finger.The SVP and GM of EA...

Qualcomm’s low-power act: Mirasol display tech holds promise for hungry devices

SAN FRANCISCO -- A relatively new display technology that offers vast power savings, is viewable in direct sunlight and offers longer device use between charges has hit the market with a barely detectable splash.Those first ripples could become a tsunami, if Qualcomm Inc. has...

Mobile industry needs to do more for enterprise

SAN FRANCISCO -- There are success stories in how wireless technology is helping the enterprise sector save money and improve employee productivity, but some in the industry say more can be done.When it comes to wireless services, the need of every business is different....

Teens in search of the elusive mobile utopia

SAN FRANCISCO -- Wireless industry association CTIA and Harris Interactive think they have found the answer to one of history's most elusive mysteries: what teenagers want. In a report dubbed "Teenagers: A Generation Unplugged," Harris surveyed 2,000 teens across the nation to find out...

Starting at the beginning

SAN FRANCISCO -- CTIA announced yesterday the beginnings of an effort to implement 2D bar-code scanning via camera phones. To succeed, the service will require cooperation among a wide swath of industry players, a least a few years for the technology to get distributed,...

Adobe preaches growth through collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO -- Regardless of whether it's on television, a personal computer or a mobile phone, consumers will demand the same experience when it comes to the Internet and entertainment and the different players in the wireless industry are going to have to work...

VIDEO: CTIA I.T. THURSDAY KEYNOTE WRAPUP

Welcome to the RCR Wireless Newscast for the CTIA I.T. show here in San Francisco. The second round of keynotes here were basically just PowerPoint show-and-tell presentations. But perhaps the most interesting came from BlackBerry guru Jim Balsillie;...

Leap in expansion mood: Regional carrier looking to double covered pops by 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- Leap Wireless International Inc. has its sights set on expansion. Nestled in its cozy booth at the CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment 2008 event, Leap representatives, including Greg Lund, senior manager of corporate communications; Jeff Toig, VP of product marketing; and...

Network speed tests shootout: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint modems go head-to-head: Battle of the Big 3 provides surprises

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tired of battling hundreds of convention-goers for the last bits of bandwidth on the local "free" Wi-Fi connections or forking out $10 to $20 per day for wireless Internet access at your hotel? Well then maybe it's time to take the...

Carriers wary of security issues with mobile marketing

SAN FRANCISCO -- Innovators in the mobile industry typically have not hesitated about adding whatever they possibly can to the wireless experience. However, diving head first into mobile marketing is making carriers a little timid. Amid the various meetings at CTIA Wireless I.T. and...

RIM co-CEO touts converged services: Balsillie: ‘This is ‘here and now’-type stuff’

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bullish on smartphone growth and confident of his company's surging market share, Research In Motion Ltd.'s co-CEO Jim Balsillie devoted his keynote address Thursday to ... consumer services.Mentioning - but giving short shrift to - RIM's three new devices destined for...

Virgin’s first EV-DO phone marks entrance of new handset player: Personal Communications Devices CEO hails from Audiovox

SAN FRANCISCO -- Personal Communications Devices L.L.C. chose the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2008 as its coming-out party, announcing a deal to distribute Virgin Mobile USA Inc.'s first CDMA2000 1x EV-DO capable handset, the Shuttle.Although PCD is a new company, it has strong...

Yahoo details Blueprint development platform, oneConnect

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo Inc. once again took advantage of the trade-show spotlight, using CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2008 to plug an iPhone version of its oneConnect offering and an expansion of its Blueprint development platform.OneConnect, which was introduced at the Mobile World...

‘Green’ quest focuses on networks: Burdened with 80% of wireless’ carbon footprint

SAN FRANCISCO -- The inevitable explosion in wireless data usage may well present the biggest challenge to an industry as eager as any other to go "green." Global telecom's power consumption will more than double as data takes off, according to David Lewis, marketing...

Five minutes with Jennifer Granick

Jennifer Granick leads the civil-rights division of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit law firm focused on civil rights in the digital age. Granick came to the attention of the wireless industry several years ago as a Stanford University law professor who helped gain...

Smart talk

SAN FRANCISCO -- Listening to the star-studded opening keynote session at this year's CTIA I.T. & Entertainment 2008 event shed a little more light on my dumb mind: Most of the people with a hand in starting the wireless industry or currently running the...

Off-deck moves beyond premium SMS to wireless Web

SAN FRANCISCO -- The world of off-deck content may be moving away from premium SMS and onto the wireless Web.Bango this week said it has seen its WAP transactions in the United States increase fourfold in the last three months as carriers increasingly look...

School’s in session: two wireless veterans look back

SAN FRANCISCO -- The first day's keynote ended with a trip back in time with two wireless veterans reminiscing about an industry they helped mold 25 years ago. Craig McCaw, current chairman of Clearwire Corp., and John Stanton, founder of Trilogy Partnership, have more...

Embracing an open network: But with an eye toward the challenges

SAN FRANCISCO -- CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2008 officially opened its doors Wednesday with keynotes focusing on how carriers are beginning to open their doors. The chase and challenge of creating an open wireless network glistened as a top priority among keynote...

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