CRN Networking News


  • Review: Web Creation Made Easy
    Microsoft is breathing new life into Web authoring and content creation with Expression Studio, its new Web development suite that takes on design software stalwart Adobe.
  • RuBee Seen As Alternative Protocol To RFID
    You have got used to ZigBee and are pondering the benefits of WiBree, so start getting used to yet another wireless networking protocol: RuBee, also known as IEEE 1902.1. The emerging standard is expected to give retailers and manufacturers an alternative to RFID for many applications.
  • Skype Unveils New Features For Business
    One day after eBay CEO Meg Whitman admitted the financial performance of the company's Skype operation was disappointing, the VoIP unit has updated its Skype for Business offerings.
  • Palm OS Clings To Life
    Mobile vendor Palm faces a challenge because it uses an operating system with an uncertain future, and it has a limited ability to change the perception that the "Palm OS is dead."
  • Intel Upgrades Centrino With 802.11n
    Intel is upgrading the wireless component inside its Centrino Duo mobile technology to make it easier for wireless computer users to download and play music, videos and movies.
  • Smartphone Platform Buyer's Guide
    Smartphones get attention for their sleek designs and multimedia pizzazz, but it's their operating systems that give them their genius. Hre's a business tech buyer's guide for the BlackBerry, Linux, Mac OS X, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms.
  • Apple Confirms 802.11n Download Fee
    Apple confirmed Friday that it will charge Mac users a small fee to switch on faster and longer-range wireless technology already tucked into their machines.
  • Report: Apple Gets 50 Percent Margin On iPhone
    Each iPhone sold will generate nearly a 50 percent gross margin for Apple and its carrier partner Cingular Wireless, according to a preliminary functional Bill of Materials estimate by iSuppli.
  • Report: Apple Will Charge For 802.11n Access
    Apple will charge Mac users $4.99 to turn on faster, longer-range wireless technology included with machines equipped with Intel's Core 2 Duo or Xeon processors, a pair of Mac enthusiast Web sites reports.
  • Verizon Spins Off Northern New England Operations In $2.72B Deal
    Continuing its strategy of spinning off older operations to concentrate on growing wireless and broadband cable services, Verizon Communications announced Tuesday that it will move key Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont local exchange and related business operations into a separate entity with FairPoint Communications of North Carolina.

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